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New England Revolution

Kelyn Rowe Starts for USA against Koffie, Ghana

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The Revs midfielder gets his first international cap while Juan Agudelo and Gershon Koffie are on the bench for their respective teams.

This afternoon, I might finally prove that Connecticut is once and for all, a part of New England.

New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe will be handed his full debut for the United States today as head coach Bruce Arena has named him to the starting lineup for a friendly against Ghana.

Revolution v. Impact: Injury Reports

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Gershon Koffie and Je-Vaughn Watson are out.

Early news on Gershon Koffie and Je-Vaughn Watson is not good for the New England Revolution.

Both players exited early from Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup Final against FC Dallas, a game that the Revs would ultimately lose 4-2. Koffie, who registered an assist in the 6th minute, departed in the 42nd while Watson left during first half stoppage time.

Koffie's injury a "tough one" for the Revolution

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The Revs talk about Gershon Koffie's injury.

Since being traded from the Vancouver Whitecaps on February 11, Gershon Koffie has become a key cog for the New England Revolution. The midfielder is more than numbers on the score sheet—though he has those too with three assists on the year—as he's constantly breaking up plays and making smart passes.

Koffie has a "near perfect night" against Toronto FC

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The New England Revolution welcomed back Gershon Koffie on Saturday night and the midfielder certainly impressed.

Despite only playing five games for the New England Revolution, Gershon Koffie has already established himself as one of the most important players on the team.

Positioned next to Scott Caldwell in the midfield, Koffie was given the difficult task of tracking Toronto FC's all-star attack, a lineup that includes Sebastian Giovinco, Jozy Altidore, and Michael Bradley.

MLS 2012, Week 9: Power Rankings

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A lot of moving this week in the Power Rankings. The four tiers are starting to fill out a little differently than in the previous weeks.

The top tier gained a team while the second tier lost two sides (though they did gain a couple newbies as well). The bottom tier is still a total mess. Teams 13-18 are just a toss up and I totally understand any argument for anyone being higher/lower than they currently are.

Vancouver Whitecaps

Sambinha, Koffie join the Revs, get numbers

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Both Sambinha and Gershon Koffie have joined the Revs in Tucson, AZ.

Newcomers Sambinha and Gershon Koffie are officially with the New England Revolution as the team prepares for the Desert Diamond Cup.

Both players were outfitted with Revolution gear ahead of Monday's practice in Tucson, AZ.

Cascadia Cup Preview: Grumpy Old Canadians

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The average age of the Vancouver Whitecaps' probable starting lineup on Saturday is 30.3. That's as compared to the Portland Timbers' likely starters' average age of 26.9. In fact, the Timbers have just two players on the entire roster -- Jack Jewsbury and Donovan Ricketts -- who are older than Vancouver's starters' average age.

Gershon Koffie Suspended for One Game

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Vancouver Whitecaps Midfielder Gershon Koffie was suspended by the MLS Disciplinary Committee for one game and fined an undisclosed amount in the wake of his actions on Saturday afternoon at Century Link Field. The suspension was handed down for the dangerous play where he kicked Andy Rose in the chest.

Koffie, Camara, Bernardez suspended by MLS Disciplinary Committee

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The MLS Disciplinary Committee had plenty of incidents to sift through from this past week, and three more players have received bans for harsh fouls.

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Gershon Koffie, Montreal Impact defender Hassoun Camara and San Jose Earthquakes defender Victor Bernardez were all suspended for a game and fined an undisclosed amount for their actions.

Whitecaps MF Barry Robson Suspended For Game Vs. Sounders

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The already short-handed Vancouver Whitecaps will be a little more so after learning that Designated Player Barry Robson was suspended for Saturday's game against the Seattle Sounders. The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced the punishment for "aggravated dissent against an assistant referee" on Saturday morning, just hours before the scheduled kickoff time.

Villarreal stunner completes Galaxy comeback in draw at Vancouver

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The Vancouver Whitecaps jumped all over the LA Galaxy early on in their Western Conference showdown at BC Place, but a David Beckham-led comeback helped the Galaxy escape Canada with a precious road point.

Beckham notched a goal and assist, including helping set up a dramatic equalizer from rookie Jose Villarreal, in a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night.

Vancouver Gains Valuable League Points

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by Pedro Gomes @MLSSuperSub
Vancouver Whitecaps 3, Houston Dynamo 1

The Vancouver Whitecaps hosted the Houston Dynamo at BC Place where 18,811 supporters were on hand to cheer the only MLS match-up of the weekend. It didn't take long for the fans to have something to cheer about as Rookie sensation, Darren Mattocks, put away an early goal in just the 4th minute of the match.

Mattocks shines as Whitecaps topple Dynamo

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Rookie Vancouver Whitecaps striker Darren Mattocks came into the league with high-expectations as a speed goal-scoring threat and on Sunday he showed just what all the hype was about.

The No. 2 pick in January's MLS Draft torched the Dynamo defense to the tune of two goals as the Whitecaps posted a 3-1 victory at BC Place.

Breaking Down the Opposition: Kicking the Whitecaps While They're Down

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There may not be a better time to play the Vancouver Whitecaps than this Saturday. Fresh from their devastating Canadian Championship defeat to the worst team in the world, and after weeks of overlap between the Championship and continued MLS play, the Whitecaps are going to be drained, emotionally and physically.

Still Perfect

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Seven is heaven. Last night in Vancouver, Sporting Kansas City was able to extend their lead a top not only the Eastern conference but all of MLS, with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps. A crowd of Cauldron/Sporting KC fans traveled to Vancouver for the game, with close to 70 traveling for the game, a number that would have been considered a good home attendance Cauldron only about 7 years ago, as the section has grown in leaps and bounds in the last few years.

Hassli scores twice as Whitecaps douse Fire

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By JOSE M. ROMERO

 Almost five months ago on a sunny day at Empire Field in Vancouver, B.C., the home team Whitecaps made quite a first impression in their debut MLS match, with striker Eric Hassli scoring twice in a 4-2 win.

Wins have been hard to come by since then.

New England Revolution vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Joseph Penalty Earns Valuable Win

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FOXBOROUGH, MA - It was a tale of two halves for the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium this evening as they picked up three valuable points with a victory over the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps. A lackluster first half was followed by a dominant performance in the second that could have seen them possbily win by two or three.

Fire v WhiteCaps Match Preview

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The month of May includes several matches which should be considered as "must win" challenges for the Fire. A home game against a struggling expansion side coming off of a Wednesday night match is the first of those scenarios. The Vancouver Whitecaps played to a 1-1 draw against the NASL's Montreal Impact on Wednesday in a match that went into 30 minutes of extra time.

Dynamo and Vancouver Whitecaps face roster issues and each other Sunday

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The expansion Vancouver Whitecaps are coming to Houston for the first time and will get one chance to enjoy the "unique accommodations" of Robertson Stadium. It's the first match back at Robertson for the Dynamo since their season opening loss to the Union on March 19th.

The Dynamo are coming off a 1-0 extra time loss to Sporting Kansas City in the U.

Behind Enemy Lines: Philadelphia Union Vs Vancouver Whitecaps

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Benjamin Massey of 86 Forever, SB Nation's Vancouver Whitecaps blog, was nice enough to answer a few questions I had about the Whitecaps. The Whitecaps defeated MLS old boys Toronto FC in a 4-2 thrashing in the new Canadian derby. Read and know thy enemy:

SK: Were the Whitecaps that good or was Toronto that bad in last week's game between the Whitecaps and Toronto FC?

Koffie and Khalfan international signings Whitecaps

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VANCOUVER, BC Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced Nizar Khalfan and Gershon Koffie as their first two international player signings on Wednesday. The duo became the sixth and seventh signings from last season's USSF D-2 Pro League squad and the latest in an ever-growing pool of African MLS players. Eschewing big name signings like David Beckham [.

Whitecaps

Captain My Captain

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Everyone has their opinion on who the next Whitecaps captain should be after Jay DeMerit retires in the next couple of season. As the only captain in the Whitecaps MLS history, the next one will have a legacy that DeMerit ... Continue reading →

Late Goal Doesn't Taper Defensive Cracks in Portland

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After returning from my lengthy vacation, it took me some time to get back into my usual rhythm regarding the Whitecaps. The game against Portland is the first game I've seen for about six solid weeks, and I can't say I saw any improvements in my Whitecaps.

Like usual I got home late and turned on the TV with the game already started.

Toronto FC v Vancouver (1-0) - Toronto Get Much Needed Win in Lackluster Canadian Derby

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Toronto's Strategy
Under fire manager Aron Winter set out his Toronto team in a 4-3-3. Martina was used as a central striker, a position he is not accustomed to. Joao Plata and Nick Soolsma were the left and right wingers respectively. Plata was supported well on the left by left back Danleigh Borman and was the most dangerous Toronto player on the pitch.

Fire v Whitecaps Match Day

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Starting Line Ups

Fire

GK Conway

D Anibaba, Mikulic, Cuesta, Segares

M Paladini, Bone, Pappa, Oduro, Puerari

F Chaves

Bench: Dufty, Pantazopoulos, Robinson, Husidic, Paul, Ristic, Barouch

Whitecaps

GK Nolly

D Leathers, Janicki, Akloul, Rochat

M Chiumiento, Dunfield, Koffie, Wagner

F Hassli, Camilo

Bench: Cannon, Boxall, Brovsky, Khalfan, Salinas, Teibert, Salgado

Patrick Nyarko is out due to illness and Sean Johnson has a quad injury so he is not dressed.

Vancouver 1 - New England 1

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You can't blame Vancouver for thinking they'd overcome a scenario of their own making at Empire Field on Wednesday night. Vancouver's Gershon Koffie was shown a red card in the 44th minute only for the Whitecaps to open the scoring from the penalty spot in the 55th. Eric Hassli celebrated his short-handed goal by taking off his shirt, earning him a second yellow card and an early exit.

Tactics - Philadelphia v. Vancouver 3/26/11

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[Editor's Note: Another great tactics post by Earl. Front page'd]

Just because you play an offensive tactic doesn't mean that offense ensues.

That was the theme Saturday, as Philadelphia struggled through the first half against a physical bunch from Vancouver. Fortunately for the Union, the Whitecaps couldn't maintain their composure, and their loss of manpower on the pitch contributed to a 1-0 Union victory and an early Eastern Conference lead.

Eric Hassli

Vancouver 4 - Chicago 2

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Eric Hassli gave Vancouver a quick start at Empire Field on Sunday night, scoring two minutes in against Chicago. The Fire equalized through Dominic Oduro in the 23rd minute, but Gershon Koffie had Vancouver back in front a minute later. Camilo made it 3-1 Vancouver in the 48th, with Hassli scoring his second goal in the 72nd minute.

Dynamo get some good news as Hassli to be no hassle

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I know it's thoroughly distressing, though tempered somewhat by how much easier it makes things in a way, to lose to the Sporks last night in Aggieland in the US Open Cup qualifier, but at least this Sunday the Houston Dynamo will get to face an opponent that's at least a little shorthanded.

The Rest

Revolution roster thins as Koffie, Watson earn international call-ups

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Koffie gets his first call for Ghana, while Watson prepares for his 65th appearance for Jamaica.

Now at the midway point of the MLS season, the Revolution occupy the eighth spot on the Eastern Conference table. But that less-than-ideal standing hasn't stopped international managers from adding Revolution players to their rosters.

Revolution Report Card vs. NYCFC: Koffie's Red Card Spoils Strong Road Performance

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After losing Gershon Koffie to a second-half red card, the Revolution battled NYCFC to a 1-1 draw. How did the visitors fare with 10 men? Check out our complete team grades below.

After battling back from an early 1-0 deficit, the Revolution appeared in good position to steal three points from host NYCFC.

Corner: Successful Passes

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By Tony Edwards - San Jose, CA (June 12, 2012) US Soccer Players -- In Tuesday's column, Tony looks at an underrated factor in Vancouver's recent success, follows the return of one of San Jose's most effective attackers, and finds an unlikely coach-of-the-year candidate. While Gershon Koffie of Vancouver is rightfully being praised for his performance Sunday night against Houston, which Whitecap actually had the most "successful passes" in their victory over Houston?