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
3 days ago  |  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...
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7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  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...
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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

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

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

Future is bright for USA Soccer on the Road to Rio World Cup

The site was Rustenburg , South Africa in the round of 16 of the World Cup against Ghana. USA soccer ‘s starting 11 included ex Manchester United goal keeper Tim Howard, a center back pairing of Jay Demerit and Carlos Bocanegra .  Steve Cherundolo and Jonathan Bornstein as wing backs. With a midfield four of Dempsey, Bradley, Clark, and Donovan. The forwards were Jozy Altidore...
Via The Sports Bank
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Whitecaps FC-Impact Preview

A point from an occasional draw isn't going to do anything to improve the Vancouver Whitecaps' playoff chances. That's the best they've managed in their last five matches, and it won't get any easier in Saturday's road game against the Montreal Impact. The good news is they'll likely have captain Jay DeMerit back in the starting 11. The bad is he isn...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Earthquakes, Whitecaps play to scoreless draw

The San Jose Earthquakes and Vancouver Whitecaps played to a 0-0 draw Saturday night, damaging both teams' hopes of getting back into the Western Conference playoff picture. The clubs remain tied for seventh place in the West with 38 points each, five behind fifth-place Portland, which currently holds the conference's final postseason berth. San Jose extended its home unbeaten...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Vancouver Whitecaps: Mentoring Mattocks

  Just 4 weeks after undergoing successful surgery, Darren Mattocks is back in the swing of things at practice this week for the White Caps and is anticipated to make his return to the pitch in the next few games.  With this recent surgery and his season, thus far, it is fair to say that Mattocks could be looking for guidance on how to rebound quickly and efficiently to his rookie...
Via Football and Futbol
August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Vancouver White Caps: Learning How to Finish

Heading into this weekend’s matchup with New England you have to wonder what the fans expectations are for the result.  The lack of the team’s ability to close out their games has to be getting frustrating for White Cap fans. Year 1, they had the excuse of an expansion team, Year 2 they were over achievers and now in Year 3 many are calling for Martin Rennie’s job as the team...
Via Football and Futbol
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Whitecaps Make First Visit to BBVA Compass Stadium

After a two week break, the Whitecaps will be heading down to the big state of Texas to take on the boys in orange, the Houston Dynamo.  The Whitecaps are going into this match undefeated and will looking to extended their win streak to three. The match in Houston will be the Caps' first away match of the new 2013 MLS season, they will be looking to prove themselves away from...
Via Total MLS
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Catching up With the Whitecaps

Only two weeks into this brand new MLS season and it has already been an eventful one for the Vancouver Whitecaps. They began the season with a two game homestand against Canadian rivals Toronto FC and then against the Columbus Crew in the following week. So far, we have seen many different things occur, including a serious injury to Jay DeMerit, two beautiful goals, many players...
Via Total MLS
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Watching the Wave: Rennie has a Whitecaps team of his own

Caps News March 13th, 2013 The Vancouver Whitecaps have truly become the domain of Coach Martin Rennie in 2013. He is now firmly at the helm of his second season running this team and the Scot has thoroughly remade the west coast crew, with the blessing of team president Bob Lenarduzzi, in the manner he sees fit. While reviews were mixed on his first campaign, largely due to a very...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Crew-Whitecaps FC Preview

The Vancouver Whitecaps started 2013 with a victory, but they lost Jay DeMerit to a ruptured Achilles tendon. The Columbus Crew are looking to build on a dazzling season opener by capitalizing on the absence of one of the league's best defenders. The Whitecaps are hoping newcomer Brad Rusin is up to the task of replacing DeMerit on Saturday when they try to contain Federico...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Whitecaps' Jay DeMerit out with torn Achilles

Vancouver Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit has ruptured his Achilles tendon and will be out indefinitely. The center back played the first seven minutes of Vancouver's season-opening 1-0 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday before leaving with the injury. The team initially said he had a strained left calf. Coach Martin Rennie confirmed the more serious injury after practice. ...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto FC-Whitecaps FC Preview

It took two seasons for the Vancouver Whitecaps to become the first Canadian team to reach the MLS playoffs. Toronto FC, meanwhile, is hoping an unusual choice for the franchise's eighth coach pays dividends as it tries to reach its first postseason in its seventh season. Ryan Nelsen will make his coaching debut for Toronto FC in Saturday's matchup at Vancouver in the MLS...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

For Want Of A Few Goals: The Portland Timbers’ Forward Problem

Scoring goals in soccer is imperative to winning. Goals are an absolute must. Defense wins championships? Not without any goals, it doesn't. The Portland Timbers know this well. They know how important a great forward is, and they know they haven't had one. Great strikers keep teams in games, keep teams in playoff races, and keep teams competitive … things the Timbers...
Via Oregon Sports News
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Vancouver Whitecaps end of season awards

Envelope, Please… With captain Jay DeMerit being nominated for Defender of the Year, YP Lee nominated for that, and Newcomer of the Year and Darren Mattocks getting a nomination for Rookie of the Year, I figured I should doll out my own awards, for Whitecaps named after Whitecaps! Consider that the red carpet entrance and the awards begin now! Jeff Clarke Award – Leadership...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Chivas USA-Whitecaps FC Preview

An injury to their leading goal scorer might not make it easy for the offensively challenged Vancouver Whitecaps to remain in playoff position. The Whitecaps are likely to be without rookie of the year candidate Darren Mattocks as they try to snap a seven-match winless stretch Wednesday night at home against a Chivas USA squad looking to avoid losing a franchise-record seven in...
Via AP on Fox
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Sounders draw with Whitecaps, clinch playoff spot

Michael Gspurning made three saves for his sixth shutout of the season as the Seattle Sounders played to a scoreless draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night, clinching a Western Conference playoff berth. The Sounders (13-7-10) are assured of finishing no worse than fourth in West. Vancouver (10-12-9) extended its winless streak to seven games (0-5-2), but gained a valuable...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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