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Whitecaps settle for draw with Chivas USA

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Needing every valuable point to keep pace inthe crowded Western Conference playoff picture, the Vancouver Whitecaps emerged from StubHub Center slightly disappointed.

The Whitecaps, who entered the weekend fifth in the Western Conference, settled for a scoreless draw with Chivas USA Saturday night in what was the Whitecaps' sixth straight game without a loss.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Vancouver Whitecaps

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Knowing that Sporting KC hadwon five straightroad contests, theVancouver Whitecaps recognized thatit would take a special effort to avoid becoming the latest team to fall to the reigning MLS Cup champions in front of their home supporters.

Morales, Whitecaps end Sporting KC’s road win streak

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Throughout their run of five straight road victories, Sporting KC have taken full advantage of a dominating midfield and the hot formof forward Dom Dwyer to overrun the opposition.

The reigning MLS Cup champions had neither of those characteristics on Sunday night at BC Place, as Dwyer and Sporting KC were held scoreless in a 2-0 loss tothe Vancouver Whitecaps.

MLS Ticker: D.C. United partners with Sunderland; Arena blames hits out at league; and more

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Count D.C. United as the latest MLS sideto find a European counterpart.

D.C. United announced Friday that they have partnered with Premier League side Sunderland in an effort to expand the two side's global fan base. Sunderland, who features U.S. Men's National Team striker Jozy Altidore, finished 14th in the Premier League last season.

Who is this year’s biggest MLS All-Star Game snub?

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By FRANCO PANIZO

It happens every year: A deserving candidate for the MLS All-Star Game is left off the squad due toroster limitations.

This season is no different. In fact, there might be more playersin 2014than there has been in recent years that have legitimate cases for inclusion.

Fire, Whitecaps settle for scoreless draw

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The Vancouver Whitecaps and Chicago Fire have been all too familiar with tying this season, and they both did so againon Wednesday.

The Whitecaps and Fire settled for a scoreless draw at Toyota Park on Wednesday night in a game that saw very few scoring chances.

SBI MLS Best XI (Week 20)

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By IVES GALARCEP

After dominating the best team in the Western Conference on the way to a 3-0 romp, the Los Angeles Galaxy dominated the latest SBI MLS Best XI.

A total of four Galaxy players filled out the squad, led by the midfield tandem of Landon Donovan and Marcelo Sarvas, who both had a hand in all three goals scored in the victory against the Sounders.

Mattocks scores in third straight in Whitecaps draw with FC Dallas

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Vancouver Whitecaps Daren Mattocks netted his third in as many games, but it wasn't enough for the Whitecaps to get more than their tenth draw of the season.

The Whitecaps and FC Dallas played to a 2-2 draw Sunday at BC Place behind goals from Mattocks, Blas Perez, Michel and Pedro Morales.

MLS Ticker: Bengtson loaned to Belgrano; MLS fine Whitecaps; and more

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By DAN KARELL

Jerry Bengtson's star crossed time in Boston is over.

The New England Revolution announced on Friday morning that they've sent the Honduras international forward on loan to Argentine club Belgrano through June 30, 2015.

MLS Week 19: A Look Ahead

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By RYAN TOLMICH

A matchup of American stars including Landon Donovan, Graham Zusi and Matt Besler takes centerstage this weekend when the winners of the past three MLS Cups clash Saturday night.

Reigning Champions Sporting KC will play host to the winner of the two titles that preceded their own, the LA Galaxy.

MLS Ticker: Pfeffer to replace Yedlin in Homegrown Game; Red Bulls vs. Arsenal to be nationally televised; and more

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Zach Pfeffer is heading to Portland for this year's All-Star festivities thanks to DeAndre Yedlin and Major League Soccer fans.

MLS announcedon Wednesday the Fan Starting XI for the Aug. 6 match against Bayern Munich and it includes Yedlin. As a result, the Seattle Sounders and U.

Defoe scores 11th of the season in draw with Whitecaps

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Despite a Jermain Defoe penalty finish, Toronto FC was forced to settle for the team's third draw in five games.

TFC and the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps played to a 1-1 draw Wednesday night, as Defoe's 64th minute equalizer canceled Darren Mattocks' early second half finish, earning the two Canadian sides a share of the points.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Major League Soccer is in full swing again following the World Cup and will take center stage Wednesday with four matches involving teams needing results.

The action kicks off with the New York Red Bulls and Philadelphia Union at PPL Park. The Red Bulls haven't lost a league fixture in five matches and will be looking to extend that statistic to six against a laboring Union squad led by interim head managerJim Curtin.

On-fire Torres extends Chivas USA streak in win vs. Whitecaps

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By DAN KARELL

Chivas USA haven't lost this year when Erick "Cubo" Torres has scored.

With Chivas USA up a man late in the match, Torres arrived like a thief in the night at the back post and calmly headed home the game-winning-goal, before Chivas USA finished off the Vancouver Whitecaps, 3-1, to stun the crowd at BC Place on Saturday evening.

Rapids snap Whitecaps unbeaten streak, bounce back from Open Cup loss

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

The Vancouver Whitecaps went to Colorado on Saturday tied with the Rapids for the fourth spot on the Major League Soccer Western Conference table. They leave bumped down in the playoff race after a performance unbecoming of a postseason hopeful.

The Rapids laid siege to the Whitecaps, out-shooting them by a whopping 19-to-5 with Dillon Powers and Vicente Sanchez breaking through for a 2-0 win and snapping an eight-game unbeaten streak for Vancouver.

MLS Ticker: League denies Beckham report; Feilhaber won’t need surgery; and more

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By DAN KARELL

It's no secret that Major League Soccer is looking for a new ownership group for Chivas USA, but the league is adamant that David Beckham has never been a part of those plans.

In response to Miami Mayor Tomás Regaladonixing Beckham's second stadium proposal, a report in Yahoo Sports stated that Beckham had been contacted by a group of Asian investors to see if he'd be interested in joining their group to purchase Chivas USA.

Revs Notes: Kobayashi an unsung hero; U.S. Open Cup approaching; and more

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By CARL SETTERLUND

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Plenty of New England Revolution players have received recognition for the team's early success in 2014, but their unheralded early hero might be 31-year-old Daigo Kobayashi, a technical maestro and one of only four Revolution players to appear in all 14 games so far.

Jay DeMerit | Episode 416

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC and ESPN analyst(!) Jay DeMerit joins the show to discuss the World Cup.

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Whitecaps’ Morales spoils Union’s comeback in draw

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By RYAN TOLMICH

When the Philadelphia Union scored their third goal in eight minutes to take a 3-2 lead, it looked as if a spirited Union come back would end with a season-defining win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

However, the Whitecaps' Pedro Morales had something to say about the result before all was said and done.

Match Preview: Union vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

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After a 3-0 shutout on the road against a depleted Chivas USA side, the Philadelphia Union return home to play one of the hottest clubs in MLS - the dangerous Vancouver Whitecaps, led by midfield maestro Pedro Morales.

Philadelphia Union vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

PPL Park - Chester, PA

June 7th, 2014

7PM EST - The Comcast Network, TSN, MLS Live

Last Saturday the Union played a Chivas USA side that was content with a bunker and counterattack gameplan (minus the counterattack).

MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Camara, Fernandez, Juliao

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By RYAN TOLMICH

The MLS Disciplinary Committee once again sent the message on Thursday that diving and embellishing are not things the league is planning on tolerating.

Montreal Impact defender Hassoun Camara and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Sebastian Fernandez were fined by the league Thursday for simulation and embellishment, respectively.

Chivas USA

Chivas USA bolster attack with loan move for former Ecuadorian international Borja

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Chivas USA have relied quite a bit on the scoring prowess of Erick Torres this season, but they look to have gotten him some help.

Chivas USA announced on Thursday that they have acquired forward Felix Borja on loan from LDU Quito. The move for Borja was completed before the transfer window closed last week,andtheformer Ecuadorian international will be available for the Goats' match against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday.

The Whole Story: Matchday 16 The Vancouver Whitecaps Visit Before The Break

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Philadelphia heads back to PPL Park to face the red-hot Vancouver Whitecaps before going on hiatus for the World Cup. Can the Union build on the momentum of a 3-1 thrashing of Chivas USA, or will this be the final nail in the Union's playoff aspirations? Get The Whole Story from match preview to post match analysis all in one place.

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Fall (Hard) to Vancouver

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It wasn't a pretty game, it was probably one of the worst games KC has played in a while, and there have been some bad ones (Toronto on the road a few weeks ago, Philadelphia at home the first time this year, and last year). KC looked out of sorts from the start of the game and the Whitecaps would eventually make them pay as they would end Kansas City's eight game unbeaten run and five game road winning streak, losing 2-0.

Match Day 23 - Back on the Road

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Sporting KC are back on the road as they continue through the second half of the season. They'll look to continue their club record five game road winning streak tomorrow when they take on the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. This will be only the fifth meeting between the two clubs, and the third in Vancouver since the Whitecaps entered the league in 2011.

Sporting KC Sign Midfielder Michael Kafari

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Sporting KC fans have been waiting for reinforcements to be announced this summer to assist Sporting down the stretch this season. Today Sporting KC announced their first addition, Michael Kafari. Kafari is a 22 year old midfielder originally from Ghana. He graduated from the University of New Mexico and was taken by the Vancouver Whitecaps in the third round of the Superdraft.

Whitecaps

DeMerit announces retirement in open letter to Whitecaps fans

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By FRANCO PANIZO

One of U.S. Soccer's most perseverant players has played his last game.

Jay DeMerit has announced his retirement in an open letter to Vancouver Whitecaps fans. DeMerit's decision comes after two injury-plagued seasons in Vancouver in which the centerback suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the season opener in 2013 and another torn tendon in his left ankle this past June.

Whitecaps grab early lead, top shorthanded Sounders

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By JASON MITCHELL

Speedy, young, and relentlessly attacking, the Vancouver Whitecaps had to be licking their chops ahead of Saturday's match against the Seattle Sounders.

No Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins, or DeAndre Yedlin to keep the Whitecaps honest. No Gonzalo Pineda or Osvaldo Alonso clogging the center of the pitch.

Philadelphia Union

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 3 - Whitecaps 3

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Poetry Corner Kicks ignores the bad and stays positive.

A tie with the Vancouver Whitecaps ain't bad. Unfortunately, the Philadelphia Union are still only gaining 0.94 points per game, which at this point in the season, is only better than Montreal and Chivas. On the plus side, Conor Casey.

In Pictures: Union 3-3 Whitecaps

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Saturday night for a rollercoaster of a game that ended in a draw between Philadelphia Union and the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Monday Morning Game Changers Is Unleashing Beast Mode

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Every week we "Monday Morning Manage" every game with our fellow Union faithful. What could have been done better? What were the missed opportunities? Did that sub really need to happen? We bring all the talking points to you each week right here.

Having been ably deputized by the fantastic RohnJossi last week, I'm returning for this week's discussion of the game-changing moments from the Philadelphia Union's 3-3 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Conor Casey Commands Curtailed Comeback: Philadelphia Union 3-3 Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Union fell behind 2-0 but this time mounted a furious rally only to see it all fall to pieces on an 80th minute penalty.

After sending out another different starting XI, John Hackworth's Philadelphia Union found themselves in a similar situation. Poor play, missed opportunities, and opposition goals all led everyone to believe the Union would enter the World Cup break with another feckless loss.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 3-3 Vancouver Whitecaps

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In their final match before the World Cup break, the Union came from behind with an exhilarating comeback, but were forced to settle for a 3-3 draw.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

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Is it World Cup time yet?

UNION GAME #16
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
June 7, 2014
7:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Eighty Six Forever
Starting XI
Is the World Cup here yet?

Union vs Whitecaps quick reference

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The Union have played Vancouver four times since the Whitecaps joined MLS in 2011. We've got match stats, highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, and more.

The Rest

Ladies and gentleman, start your Olympic cycles.

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It is quite a cozy camp for now, but of course there are several European-based players and some others with Mexican clubs that will later swell these ranks.G - Cody Cropper (Southampton), Zack Steffen (University of Maryland)D - A.J. Cochran (Houston Dynamo), Christian Dean (Vancouver Whitecaps), Ramon Martin del Campo (San Jose Earthquakes), Bryan Gallego (Arizona United), Juan Pablo Ocegueda (

Dispatch: Chicago Fire (0) vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (0)

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OTF's Brian Howe Battle runs out of bad things to say about the Chicago Fire's impressionof a soccer team

While Kansas City made a bold move earlier this week to become "Soccertown USA," the Vancouver Whitecaps and Chicago Fire continue to fightfor the title"King of the Draw.

RSL ovecome controversial penalty to tie Whitecaps

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by TYLER GRAY

SANDY, Utah -Darren Mattocks ignited a wildfire at Rio Tinto Stadium when he drew a penalty and converted for the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps.

Real Salt Lake rallied from the one-goal deficit via a second-half Joao Plata strike, cancelling out Mattocks' 73rd minute penalty kick.

THE SOUTH STAND REPORT - Toronto v Vancouver... Or thanks for the 8pm kick off schedule dicks

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Well the later than usual kickoff on a very nice summer night blended with the incredible Wednesday night game gave us the hope of three points tonight, but that was not the case.
Vancouver scored early in the second half, scoring on a counter in the 50th minute, Teibert puts a wonderful ball through four red shirts, and Mattocks buries it from 6 yds out.

THE MATCHUP: Night Caps

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An evening with Carl... TORONTO VS. VANCOUVER
BMO FIELD - WEDNESDAY 8PM ET
TV: TSN

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MATCH FACTS* & STATS**
TORONTO FC
- Despite being third in the Eastern Conference, TFC have an alarming 35 games in hand over 2nd place Sporting Kansas City.