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Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Vancouver Whitecaps second match

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We have complete player evaluations from the Portland Timbers' 3 to 0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps back on August 30. There are ratings for every Timbers player that appeared plus composite ratings for the coaches, team, opponent and officials.

Second half rally produces three goals as Timbers jump into playoffs with win over Whitecaps

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to vault into the playoff picture, but they would have to beat their Canadian rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps, up in Canada in order to do it. After an evenly played first half, the Timbers exploded for three goals while their defense held up very well after being reorganized by the coaches.

What I am watching for in Portland Timbers versus Vancouver Whitecaps second match

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A key battle will occur this weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia as the Portland Timbers visit the Vancouver Whitecaps. The Caps currently sit in fifth place in the West, just points ahead of the Timbers, so a Portland win could push them over the red line. Vancouver won't be an easy out, though, as they have designs to avoid a late season swoon while trying to keep the Cascadia Cup in Canada for the 2015 season.

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy Striker Robbie Keane Provides Best/Worst Assist in History Of Football (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

Robbie Keane is certainly enjoying himself in MLS and judging by this 'assist' even the Irishman's mistakes end up reaping rewards.

Here, an appalling airshot ends up setting up Keane's LA Galaxy team-mateMarcelo Sarvas who fired home. Either this was the cleverest assist in the history of football (it wasn't) or a very amusing bit of luck.

Galaxy roll over Whitecaps with Donovan game-winner

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By MARK EDWARD HORNISH

CARSON, Calif. The LA Galaxy didn't wait for their opponents tonight. After surrendering the first goal in five of their last six matches,the Galaxy returned to fearsome form with a earlysurge Wednesday night to manhandle the Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-0.

MLS Week 24: A Look Ahead

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By RYAN TOLMICH

For the third and final time of 2014 MLS regular season, the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers are set to do battlein a Cascadia Cup showdown.

One of the league's fiercest rivalries continues Sunday, when theSounders and Timbers collide at Providence Park.

Whitecaps acquire Rosales from Chivas USA in exchange for Reo-Coker

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By RYAN TOLMICH

With aims of making a playoff push, the Vancouver Whitecaps have made a move to acquire one of the league's top playmakers.

The Whitecaps, who currently maintain the fifth and final playoff position in the crowded Western Conference, have acquired midfielder Mauro Rosales from Chivas USA in exchange for fellow midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker.

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

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.

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.

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.

Sporting Kansas City

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.

The Rest

Filibuster podcast episode 96: D.C. United versus New York Red Bulls and Vancouver Whitecaps

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On tap tonight: Bee's Knees, Flying Dog Dogtoberfest, Jynnan Tonnyx

We have the Atlantic Cup, and the Filibuster crew is not giving it up. Adam, Jason, and Ben are back to talk about all things D.C. United 2-0 New York Red Bulls, including talking about Bill Hamid and how he has improved even more this season, even in the things at which he was already good.

Timbers trounce Whitecaps to move into playoff position

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When the Portland Timbers began the year on an eight-match winless streak, there were very real doubts about whether they would be able to climb out of that early-season hole and still be a factor in the playoff race in the tough MLS Western Conference.

On Saturday, the Timbers completed their climb from the West basement into a playoff position after posting a 3-0 drubbing of the Vancouver Whitecaps on the road at BC Place.

Liga MX Round 6: A Look Ahead

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By DAN KARELL

It's fair to say that Cruz Azul aren't living up to expectations.

Coming off an impressive Clausura campaign where they finished on top of the table, Cruz Azul have decisively taken a step back in the Liga MX Apertura. The club brought in Mexican National Team defender Francisco "Maza" Rodriguez as well as former Montreal Impact midfielder Hernan Bernardello, but the new signings coupled with established starters such as Marco Fabian and Mauro Formica hasn't translated into success.

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.

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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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.