NWSB Insider and Vancouver Canucks blogger Q found this awesome video about Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider featured during the Canucks / Predators matchup Thursday on TSN in Canada. What a rivalry these two have started in the nets in Van City. They both say the media has blown the ultra competitive rivalry between the pipes over the top. The two netminders have some fun for the camera, caught on You Tube.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp weighs in with his last post game recap from Thursday. For the last time until March, we present to you, things to love and things to hate. The Whitecaps counter attack wasn’t an attack at all. It was a dump and chase game that made Alistair think he was watching hockey. Good thing Brad Knighton was in. He has been nothing short of solid in these two months following his takeover from Joe Cannon.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp weighs in with his post game recap from Saturday. With the 0-0 draw and the Montreal Impact lose earlier in the day, the Whitecaps earn top spot in the Canadian Championship, and thus avoid a first round fight with TFC in next year’s Canadian Championship. For the first time since early July, neither Kenny Miller nor Barry Robson was in Martin Rennie’s starting Xl.
NWSB Insider and Oregon Ducks blogger Bryant Knox brings us a piece about University of Oregon Ducks recruit and Aloha High School running back Thomas Tyner shattering the Oregon high school football single-game rushing record, finishing with 644 yards and 10 touchdowns last week. Oregon has nine commits in their 2013 recruiting class and Tyner is ranked second on their list behind Dontre Wilson out of DeSoto, Texas.
NWSB Insider and rookie Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp gives us his love ‘em hate ‘em from the Dallas FC vs. Whitecaps FC matchup. The ‘Caps offense struggled mightily Wednesday night. Martin Bonjour picked up his fifth yellow card of the season last night. It’s Sounders week on Saturday. If Jay DeMerit isn’t back by then, look for Alain Rochat to slide inside next to Andy O’Brien and Jordan Harvey to take his spot on the left.
NWSB Insider and rookie Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp gives us his love ‘em hate ‘em from the Real Salt Lake vs. Whitecaps FC matchup. Despite the victory by the Whitecaps, they still must feel frustrated and the obvious missed penalty by a Salt Lake defender in the 10th minute. Joe Cannon got a straight red card in Vancouver’s last match, handling the ball outside the box (saving a goal albeit).
NWSB Insider and rookie Vancouver Whitecaps blogger Alistair Corp gives us his love ‘em hate ‘em from the Whitecaps FC vs. Real Salt Lake matchup. With the departures of Eric Hassli and Le Toux, and with Jay DeMerit not 100% rested from the mid-week All-Star match, the Whitecaps came out a little flat tonight at Rio Tinto. With a little more time together, Dane Richards and Darren Mattocks can be a lethal combination for the ‘Caps.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his special edition Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday nights friendly against the one and only, champions of Europe, Chelsea. After going down quickly, the Sounders managed a way to creep back into the game with not one, but two goals from Freddy Montero. We couldn’t hold the draw though, going back down by two before halftime.
NWSB Insider and BC Lions blogger Phil “The Bartender” Slater brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Friday nights match up with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Shawn Gore. You score two majors in a game, it’s hard not to put you at the top of the Love Em category. It’s quick to point out that Tim Brown took the ball back to house for his first score of the year, many kudos for that, but that’s his job. Run fast and elude tacklers.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Saturday nights match up with the Colorado Rapids. Finally we are winners again in MLS Play! The return of Steve Zakuani against Brian Mullan has finally happened, and Alvaro Fernandez scored his first goal of the year. Sigi Schmid has to be happy with this result. Maybe the new lineup sans Fredy Montero is a sign of things to come.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Sounders writer Clinton Bell brings us his Love Em & Hate Em recap from Wednesday nights match up with Real Salt Lake. Not a win, but we did earn a point in the 0-0 draw. This game got chippy early, and stayed that way for the entire match. A total of five yellow cards were handed out. Not a whole lot of great scoring chances, but Cordell Cato and Zach Scott both had excellent chances. The defense, led by Jhon Kennedy Hurtado kept the Sounders in this game and forced the draw.