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Whitecaps Playoff Bound

The Vancouver Whitecaps jumped the final hurdle on Saturday night as they defeated the Colorado Rapids 1-0 and were rewarded with a spot in the 2014 MLS Playoffs. The night started off with a video montage celebrating the career of Jay DeMerit which got the packed stadium emotionally charged. This was followed by a moment of silence for Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer...
Via Total MLS
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rapids-Whitecaps FC Preview

The Vancouver Whitecaps don't need to win their season finale to make the playoffs, but coach Carl Robinson would prefer to see his team take care of business against the visiting Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. Vancouver (11-8-14) enters with 47 points, one ahead of Portland for the Western Conference's fifth and final playoff berth. The Whitecaps can lock up that spot with a...
Via AP on Fox
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Timbers Visit Whitecaps In Battle For Fifth Place

Tonight’s 7:30PM PT Cascadia Cup match is all about the playoff race. Both clubs are in need of the full three points in their battle for the fifth and final playoff spot. A win for the Timbers would put them above their Canadian rivals by a single point. Even more than points and the playoffs, Caleb Porter’s group needs confidence. A solid win on rival soil would go a long way...
Via Total MLS
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Vancouver targets consistency after impressive victory over Sporting KC

VANCOUVER, B.C. Instructions flew around the training field at the University of British Columbia as Vancouver coach Carl Robinson took his players through their final walkthrough on Saturday. Robinson wanted his players to keep their shape diligently and watch certain key points as the match with Sporting Kansas City unfolded. He knew his team needed to maintain its organization...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Whitecaps Drop More Points

After settling for a draw on the road against Toronto and Real Salt Lake, the Whitecaps returned home to face FC Dallas who is enjoying a run of strong performances. Vancouver has been a solid team all season and I believe they are still one of the many teams still capable of earning a playoff spot. However, time is running out and as we head rapidly towards the final third of the...
Via Total MLS
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay DeMerit ends an 11 year career

Jay DeMerit ends an 11 year career - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Jay DeMerit says goodbye to the sport of soccer. Photo by MLSSoccer.com Eleven year veteran announces his retirement after suffering from two years in a row of injury riddled seasons.  Former U.S. international, Watford FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC center back Jay DeMerit retired from professional soccer...
Via Soccerlens
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Whitecaps Captain DeMerit Announces Retirement

On Thursday morning Vancouver Whitecap captain Jay DeMerit announced his retirement in an open letter to fans. This confirmation comes after multiple members of Vancouver’s media reported the news last night. After working his way up the English soccer pyramid he had a successful career with Watford FC and earned his first cap for USMNT in 2007 and played in all four of their...
Via Total MLS
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver Whitecaps: Jay DeMerit hangs up his boots

Jay Demerit, 6. Vancouver Whitecaps captain and first-ever MLS signing Jay DeMerit announced his retirement from professional soccer on Thursday. The 34-year-old hasn’t been heavily involved in the last two seasons because of multiple injuries and he finally decided that it was time for him to walk away from the game. In his letter to Vancouver fans, DeMerit wrote, “Six weeks...
Via isportsweb.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Whitecaps Host High Flying Chivas

The Whitecaps have had a busy week. After a brief pause to enjoy the victory over their Cascadia rivals the Seattle Sounders, the Whitecaps were back preparing to battle the visiting goats this weekend at BC Place. Their opponents this week are Chivas USA who defeated the Montreal Impact 1-0 last week thanks to a brilliant goal by Erick Torres during injury time to steal all 3 points...
Via Total MLS
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS: Week 17′s top performers

The 17th week of the 2014 MLS season had it all. They was great goalkeeping, fantastic defending, breath-taking goals and even better celebrations. The return of USMNT stars coupled with the Fourth of July celebrations raised the league’s profile and thousands of fans came out to watch their home teams play. There were so many great individual performances, but here are the 10...
Via isportsweb.com
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Whitecaps Earn Cascadia Victory

On Saturday night the Whitecaps hosted the Seattle Sounders for the second time this year. The Whitecaps were desperate to show both their coach and their fans that the poor performances against Montreal and Colorado were just a speed bump. Thanks to a stunning long range goal from Sebastian Fernandez the home team held on for a 1-0 victory over a depleted Sounders roster. Seattle...
Via Total MLS
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Whitecaps Host Montreal in a Canadian Derby Clash

Whitecaps will play their first home game in almost a month tonight versus a depleted Montreal Impact. This will be the third regular MLS season game between these two Canadian teams since joining MLS. Pre-MLS era these two teams have meet many times and developed an intense rivalry as they even squared off in the 2009 USL-1 cup final as they fought for the title. On that day the...
Via Total MLS
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

DC United: Fabián Espíndola expected to miss six weeks

Fabian Espindola A strained medical collateral ligament will keep Fabián Espíndola out of action for the next six weeks. The DC United forward suffered the injury in the opening seconds of United’s 4-2 win against Montreal Impact on a rash challenge by Felipe Martins. Espíndola would soldier on for 45 minutes, creating three goals. [Jay Demerit out for six weeks] Espíndola...
Via isportsweb.com
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver Whitecaps: Jay Demerit out for six weeks

Jay Demerit No. 6 Vancouver Whitecaps defensive woes continues. Captain Jay Demerit will be sidelined for at least six weeks. He suffered a torn tendon in his left ankle during the first half of a 3-3 draw at Philadelphia Union on June 7. Since his return to the MLS in 2011, the 34-year-old World Cup veteran has consistently battled injuries. Last season, he only played eight games...
Via isportsweb.com
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Whitecaps Hope To Finish Strong Before World Cup Break

By all accounts the mood in the Whitecaps dressing room is the best it has ever been. A water fight broke out between Gershon Koffie and Nigel Reo-Coker after practice earlier this week which is just one example of the camaraderie in this team since Carl Robinson has taken over as head coach. Undefeated in 6 MLS matches and coming off a huge road victory against Cascadia rivals Portland...
Via Total MLS
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ghanaian midfielder Gershon Koffie enjoys new Whitecap environment

Gershon KouffieSeated on a golf cart in a hallway outside the Vancouver Whitecaps’ lockerroom at UBC, Gershon Koffie tugs constantly at his T-shirt, pulling at the neck, sometimes lifting it up over his mouth.It’s like a nervous tick, an indication that the soft-spoken Ghanian still doesn’t feel totally at ease talking to the media.Yet Koffie, still just 22 despite being in...
Via Ghanasoccernet
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Howard Thinks USMNT Youth Will Be A Huge Factor in World Cup Success

Even before Jürgen Klinsmann made the shocking decision to leave Landon Donovan out of the final 23 players that will play in Brazil, this U.S. Men’s National Team was heading to Brazil as one of the least experienced US teams in a very long time. This is USMNT’s first World Cup since 1990 where a single center-back has zero World Cup experience. However, despite all that,...
Via World Soccer Talk
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Comeback Kids

For a second week in a row the Whitecaps managed to comeback and earn a point from their opponents. The ‘Caps were a step behind Real Salt Lake for the entire first half of Saturdays game. Just 2 minutes in and a turnover by Russell Teibert and a mistake by Johnny Leveron lead directly to a Joao Plata goal as he slotted the ball across David Ousted’s goal and into the far corner...
Via Total MLS
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS Cup 2014 – No-hopers

The final part of our look ahead to the 2014 MLS season is the place no one wants to see their team – the no-hopers. First up is the Columbus Crew, who recently won the pre-season tournament Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando, Florida, beating current MLS Champions Sporting Kansas City in the final. The Crew finished eight points off the wildcard spots in the Eastern...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Vancouver Whitecaps 2014 Season Preview

Days after failing to make the 2013 playoffs head coach Martin Rennie was sacked. His sacking was a controversial topic amongst Vancouver fans, with many fans calling for him to be given another chance while others (myself included) were pleased to see him go. Rennie is a good coach, but too often during the 2013 campaign Rennie refused to change his tactics which cost Vancouver...
Via Total MLS
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Camilo Exit Opens Door for Vancouver Forwards

Vancouver Whitecaps captain, Jay DeMerit, has admitted that while the unexpected loss of star striker, Camilo Sanvezzo, has been a blow to the club, the Brazilian’s departure has opened the door for someone else to step up and take the goal-scoring responsibility. On the back of a sensational 2013 season in which he finished as the league’s top scorer with 22 goals to win the...
Via 90Soccer
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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