Tim Parker

Vancouver Whitecaps

SBI Spotlight: Whitecaps defender Tim Parker thriving in 'second home' of Vancouver

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In his third season as a professional, Vancouver Whitecaps center back Tim Parker has established himself as a starter, but he wouldn't be in that position if it wasn't for the advice he received as a rookie.

Parker made one of the tougher transitions in North American soccer going from his native New York to Vancouver after being selected by the Whitecaps with the 13th overall pick in the 2015 MLS Draft out of St.

Game Thread: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • Place: BC Place, Vancouver, BC
  • Television: The Comcast Network
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union are 2-3-2 (W-L-D) against the Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Know Thy Enemy: Eighty Six Forever

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Oguchi Onyewu, Keegan Rosenberry; Derrick Jones, Haris Medunjanin; Chris Pontius, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Jay Simpson
  • Vancouver Whitecaps: David Ousted; Jordan Harvey, Christian Dean, Tim Parker, Sheanon Williams; Alphonso Davies, Andrew Jacobson, Matias Laba, Cristian Techera; Erik Hurtado, Kekuta Manneh

Bench

  • Philadelphia Union: John McCarthy, Ken Tribbett, Ray Gaddis, Warren Creavalle, Roland Alberg, Fafa Picault, C.

Parker wants to leave lasting impression with Klinsmann, USMNT

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Tim Parker'sMLS path was lined with more questions than answers leading up to the 2015 MLS Draft. After starting four years at Big East school St. John's, the defender began his pathof pursuing a future in professional soccer and tested his skills at last year's MLS Combine.

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USA vs. Colombia, Olympics qualifying recap: U23s fail hard

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In the 180 minutes of the Americans put a total of one shot on goal. They will not be in Rio after they lost 3-2 on aggregate.

Now without the high-heat, and instead playing on an early spring evening in Texas, the United States U23s looked no better than they did in Colombia. Despite the talents scattered on pro sides around North America and Europe, this U23 team could not do what previous teams stocked full of college kids could do.

SBI U.S. U-23 Man of the Match: Tim Parker

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The U.S. Under-23 Men's National Team faced wave after wave of Colombia attacks on Friday, and one American defnder proved to be the difference-maker time and time again.

Tim Parker filled in on the U.S. back line for the injured Cameron Carter-Vickers and thwarted numerous chances in the first leg of the pair's Olympic qualifying playoff series at the Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla, Colombia.

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Young MLSers dominate January camp roster for USMNT

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11 players eligible for the US Under-23 team were selected for the USMNT's January training camp. 20 of the 23 picked play in MLS, and there could be more coming.

US men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann selected his team for the January training camp, and it is clear he picked it with an eye on the future.

Some Soccer News for Jan 6, 2016

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Talk about bold statements: "Our goal is to bring as many players as possible to Europe."
-USA assistant coach Andy Herzog said that to German newspaper Kreiszeitung.
-He was commenting on Jordan Morris training with Werder Bremen.
-Absolutely fascinating seeing an assistant coach giving interviews to German press about American players.

Nguyen, Jones Called Up To United States January Camp

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Jurgen Klinsmann's first 2016 camp features international veterans, MLS standouts and U23 Olympic hopefuls gearing up for a playoff series against Colombia.

Jurgen Klinsmann and US Soccer have released the roster for the January camp for the United States Men's National Team.

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Revolution in favor of Video Review in MLS

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Heaps: The reality is I'm a fan of it if they get it right.

On Saturday, the New England Revolution got their first glimpses at Video Review when referee Ismail Elfath inspected two plays. Although it's still new, the Revs like what they've seen so far.

"The reality is I'm a fan of it if they get it right," head coach Jay Heaps explained.

Few gems in mid-teens of recent MLS Drafts

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The last four MLS Drafts haven't seen too much talent around where the Sounders pick (15).

The MLS SuperDraft kicks off tomorrow, and our preview coverage continues with a look at recent SuperDraft picks in the 13-17 range since the Seattle Sounders are set to make their first pick at 15. This is, of course, if the Sounders front office doesn't trade up or down like they did last season.