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Toronto FC

Canadian Championship Rewind: Fury upset TFC; Whitecaps triumph at home

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The first legs of the Canadian Championship semi-finals provided one big upset. Ottawa Fury FC's pair of second half goals gave them a 2-1 advantage over Toronto FC in the first ever match between the two clubs. Toronto's wasted possession combined with Fury FC'sshocking efficiency provided the first leg upset at TD Place in the Canadian capital.

Altidore shines as TFC topples 10-man Whitecaps

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With World Cup qualifiers looming, Jozy Altidore stepped up in a big way to lead Toronto FC to a win over a Canadian rival.

The U.S. Men's National Team striker fired a goal and provided an assist, leading TFC to a 2-0 win over the 10-man Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.

Cascadia Cup

Mark Geiger will be head referee for Sounders vs Timbers match

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The last time he called a Cascadia Cup match it did not go ... well.

Mark Geiger. That's a name that we all know too well and we will get to see front and center this weekend when he will be the referee in the upcoming Cascadia Cup clash between the Sounders and Portland Timbers.

After apparently hitting his peak in 2014 and being awarded the honor of officiating several FIFA World Cup games, Geiger's hasn't seemed to be the same as his officiating has been inconsistent to say the least.

Soccer Made in Portland: 2017 Episode 15

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Jamie and Chris return to recap the Portland Timbers' Cascadia Cup victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps, to opine on the Timbers' Providence Park expansion plans, and to discuss whether the Portland Thorns can and should make a serious run at Mallory Pugh.

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Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: How to Watch, Preview, Match Chat [1:00]

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The Portland Timbers are at the top of the league, but with the pack breathing down their necks getting three points from today's Cascadia Cup clash against the Vancouver Whitecaps will be vital. Missing Fanendo Adi and recovering from a rough match against Sporting Kansas City last weekend, the Timbers will need a comprehensive performance against this surging Whitecaps side if they want to get back on track.

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers were knocked for a loop by the physical defense of Sporting Kansas City last weekend, but now the side have a big opportunity to bounce back in their first Cascadia Cup match of the year when the Vancouver Whitecaps come to town tomorrow.

While the Timbers remain at the top of the West on points earned, the Whitecaps are working their way up the table after a slow start to the season that saw the side bounced from the CONCACAF Champions League and landing below the red line in MLS.

Sounders at Vancouver Whitecaps, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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Cascadia Cup round one starts at 7 PM Friday night on Q13 FOX.

The Vancouver Whitecaps are now able to focus on MLS play alone. But their CCL run cost them talented players, points on the table and their first week in purely league play is against their oldest rivals - the Seattle Sounders.

Houston Dynamo

Previewing Houston Dynamo vs. the Philadelphia Union with the Brotherly Game

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We spoke with Eugene Rupinski at the Brotherly Game to discuss the upcoming match between the Dynamo and the Philadelphia Union

Following the Houston Dynamo's 2-1 win against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Dynamo will hope to take their winning ways with them when they travel to City of Brotherly Love when they take on the Philadelphia Union.

Houston Dynamo 2, Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1: Rate the Players and Quick Thoughts

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Tell us how you thought the Dynamo players performed in their 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps

At the beginning of the year I introduced a new way for the Dynamo Theory community to be a part of Player Ratings. After matches everyone will get a chance to submit how each player did on a scale of 1 to 10 which will be averaged out in a later article.

Dynamo continue to roll with home win over Whitecaps

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It got a bit dicey at the end, but the Houston Dynamo did just enough to keep their hot home start rolling.

Goals from Alberth Elis and Erick 'Cubo' Torres paved the way for the Dyanmo in a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at BBVAA Compass Stadium.

Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps Final Score: Dynamo narrowly squeak by Vancouver 2-1

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They survived a late onslaught and managed another three points at home.

This victory wasn't as high-flying or entertaining as previous Houston Dynamo home games, but it got the job done, as the Dynamo snuck by Vancouver 2-1 on Friday night to pick up their sixth home win and, for the moment, take first place in the Western Conference.

Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps: How to watch, lineups and more

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Want to find the Dynamo on TV tonight? Here's where to find them.

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Houston Dynamo vs Vancouver Whitecaps

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Houston had a dominating 4-0 win over Orlando last weekend. Friday night, the Dynamo are hoping to put together another dominating performance this time against the Whitecaps.

Houston Dynamo hope to carry momentum against surging Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Houston Dynamo will hope to continue their unbeaten home run against the Vancouver Whitecaps

The Houston Dynamo will hope to ride the momentum of last week's 4-0 win over Orlando City SC, a top team in the Eastern Conference, against 6th in the West Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The ‘Caps started their year a little rocky as they picked up their first win in week 4 against the LA Galaxy.

Major League Soccer

MLS Ticker: Dzemaili joins Impact, Revs bring back Koffie and more

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The final day of the transfer window produced a light amount of news, but there was one significant signing announced, one that came from the Montreal Impact.

The Impact officially announced the loan of Swiss international Blerim Dzemaili from Bologna. The 31-year-old will take up a Designated Player spot on the Impactroster.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 10

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Week 10 of MLS action provide a few surprises, including one team earning their first win, and the league's hottest team dropping two on the road.

Sporting Kansas City opened the action in midweek play with a 2-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls thanks to Dom Dwyer.

Shea's late winner hands Whitecaps road win over Rapids

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There was nothing beautiful about the beautiful game on Friday night at Dick's Sporting Goods Park, where the Vancouver Whitecaps stole three points from the Colorado Rapids with a late winner from Brek Shea to win 1-0.

Shea knocked home the game-winner in the 84th minute on a counter that caught most of the Colorado defense up forward chasing a goal.

How to Watch MLS in Week 10, TV and Streaming Listings

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Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. The Colorado Rapids open MLS weekend with a Cinco de Mayo Friday night home game hosting the Vancouver Whitecaps (7:00 PM, MLS Live). After finishing only two points below the Supporters' Shield winner in 2016 the Rapids have struggled to start 2017 with only four points from seven played.

Whitecaps snap away losing streak with victory over Impact

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After three straight losses on their travels, the Vancouver Whitecaps finally got themselves a point on the road in the form of a 2-1 comeback win against the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo.

The first brick fell on Montreal's heads early in the game, as Matteo Mancosu was tackled in midfield and was unable to continue.

Portland Timbers at FC Dallas Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are sitting on top of the Western Conference, but if they want to prove themselves to truly be the top dogs in the West — and hence in all of Major League Soccer — they will need to get a result this weekend against the only remaining undefeated team in the league: FC Dallas.

Mattocks, Nagbe lift Timbers over visiting Whitecaps

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Following a 1-0 home loss a week ago against Sporting Kansas City, the Portland Timbers bounced back in a huge way on Saturday afternoon.

Caleb Porter's side used a pair of first-half goals to defeat the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Providence Park.

SBI MLS Best XI: Week 7

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Week seven of the MLS season is wrapped up and it held good news for the Chicago Fire up front and Sporting Kansas City in the back.

The Fire's Nemanja Nikolic and Bastian Schweinsteiger make the cutfor this week's SBI MLS Best XI, as Nikolic's brace and Schweinsteiger's goal led to a 3-0 victory over the New England Revolution.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 7

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With week seven of the MLS season in the books, some surprising results headlined the action around the league.

New York City FC took down the struggling Philadelphia Union, 2-0, capped by a stunning 50-yard David Villa chip over Andre Blake.

Montero's brace propels Whitecaps over Sounders

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From 2009 to 2012, Fredy Montero was leading the Seattle Sounders line netting 47 goals with the club in that span. On Friday evening, it was Montero'stwo goals that helped put away his old club in a Western Conference showdown.

The Vancouver Whitecaps earned their second victory of the Major League Soccer season, holding off Seattle 2-1 at BC Place.

SBI MLS Power Rankings (Week 6)

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Week six of the MLS regular season is in the books, and it brought some shakeups to this week's power rankings.

Several teams at the top struggled, as just three of the top ten managed to earn victories this weekend, while the likes of New York City FC, the New York Red Bulls, the Houston Dynamo, and the Columbus Crew all lost to lower-ranked opposition.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 6

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Another week of MLS is in the books as several teams got their attacks on track in statement victories.

The Sporting KC attack overwhelmed the Colorado Rapids en route to a 3-1 win. (READ)

Orlando City locked up another shutout in a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

Major Link Soccer - US Women Secure New contract

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Also, MLS crashes out of the CCL and a round-up of midweek expansion news.

Seattle

Ryan Krasnoo over at Soundersfc.com has a gameplan for Saturday. His tactical preview (with lots of helpful images) suggests the Sounders should play direct this weekend.

CCL

MLS is once again eliminated from the CONCACAF Champions League.

Laba's brace edges Whitecaps over Galaxy for first season victory

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For all the attacking options at the Vancouver Whitecaps' disposal on Saturday night, it was an unlikely sourcethat producedthe game-clinching goals.

Matias Laba had only scored two goals in more than four years in Major League Soccer, but he scored two goals 20 minutes apart tolead a second-half surge as the Whitecaps rallied from a 2-1 halftime deficit to post a 4-2 victory over the LA Galaxy at BC Place.

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 3

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With week three all wrapped up, several teams continued to establish themselves as the real deal, while others have fans bracing for the long season ahead in unfulfilling fashion.

New York City FC missed several key opportunities as the Montreal Impact battled from behind at Yankee Stadium en route to a 1-1 draw.

Portland Timbers

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 1

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Points are great. And the Portland Timbers took all three points from their Cascadia showdown with the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday afternoon.

As a result, the Timbers still sit atop the MLS standings and it's hard to complain too much from the top.

Yet the Timbers' performance on Saturday against a Whitecaps team that's been in the midst of a serious road slump left a fair amount to be desired, as Portland's shorthanded attack struggled to keep control of a game that they led 2-0 at halftime.

Patchwork Portland Timbers Beat Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1

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The Portland Timbers were short handed due to injuries and suspension coming into today's match against the Vancouver Whitecaps, but they overwhelmed the visitors early before grinding out a 2-1 win.

The Timbers held the ball for much of the match, keeping the Whitecaps pinned back in their own end and working the ball from flank to flank.

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New-look Whitecaps not to be underestimated

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This includes Fredy Montero, who Brian Schmetzer calls a friend—except for 90 minutes on Friday

With just a few days to prepare for the next match, the first Cascadia matchup of the season away to Vancouver, Seattle Sounders head coach Brian Schmetzer downplayed any notions that their opponent would be an easy one.

Stunning strike from Gignac eliminates Whitecaps from CCL

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Every ounce of hard work put in by the Vancouver Whitecaps was undone by a masterful strike on Wednesday night.

The Whitecaps fell 2-1 on Wednesday night and 4-1 on aggregate to Tigres in the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League semifinal, with Andre-Pierre Gignac'sbeautiful strike in the 63rd minute being the dagger in the continental hopes of the club and Major League Soccer.

St. Louis MLS stadium deal fails, Dallas falls in CCL semis, & more: Freedom Kicks for April 5, 2017

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MLS teams has seen better days.

Welcome to Wednesday, folks, where tonight the Vancouver Whitecaps hope to earn what FC Dallas could not last night: a trip to the CONCACAF Champions League final. It was a heartbreaking evening for MLS last night, so let's just get right into it:

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The Rest

D.C. United’s scoreless streak continues, and can they break it against Vancouver Whitecaps: Filibuster podcast

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The guys don't have any good things to say

We like doing a podcast more than we dislike reliving D.C. United's poor performance this week, so we are here for you. We open the show talking about the meetup that we are having on June 3rd, and you should definitely come to it. It's gonna be fun!

Whitecaps stifle Sporting KC attack in shutout win

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The Vancouver Whitecaps captured their fourth win in six games on Saturday as they look to climb into the Western Conference race.

Facing off with a fellow contender, the Whitecaps stepped up in a big way,defeating Sporting Kansas City, 2-0, at BC Place on Saturday.

Jacobson delivers slap-worthy performance in Whitecaps win

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MONTREAL — Vancouver Whitecaps captain Kendall Waston has a rather unique way of celebrating: Slapping teammates in the face.

"It's part of the excitement of the game," Waston said. "It's part of the chemistry that we have in the locker room and obviously sometimes in the games I get very excited and I do it.

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Highlights, stats and quotes

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"We've got to figure out ways to not let teams off the hook when we dominate them in some of the other stats that don't mean as much as the scoreline" -Brian Schmetzer

MATCH SUMMARY

Seattle Sounders FC 1 - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2

Friday, April 14, 2017

Venue: Xbox Pitch at CenturyLink Field

Referee: Kevin Stott

Assistants: Jeff Hosking, Kevin Stott

Fourth Official: David Gantar

Attendance: 22,120

Weather: 50 degrees and mostly cloudy (indoors)

SCORING SUMMARY

VAN - Fredy Montero (Cristian Techera) 65'

VAN - Fredy Montero (Kendall Waston) 80'

SEA - Will Bruin (Nicolás Lodeiro) 89'

MISCONDUCT SUMMARY

VAN - Sheanon Williams (caution) 26'

SEA - Nico Lodeiro (caution) 37'

SEA - Harry Shipp (caution) 44'

VAN - Fredy Montero (caution) 53'

VAN - Tim Parker (caution) 90'+2'

LINEUPS & STATS

Seattle Sounders FC - Stefan Frei; Oniel Fisher (Henry Wingo 78'), Gustav Svensson, Chad Marshall, Joevin Jones; Osvaldo Alonso - captain, Cristian Roldan, Nicolás Lodeiro, Clint Dempsey, Harry Shipp (Will Bruin 65'); Jordan Morris

Substitutes not used: Bryan Meredith, Alvaro Fernandez, Seyi Adekoya, Tony Alfaro, Jordy Delem

Total shots: 15 (Dempsey, 7)

Shots on goal: 6 (Dempsey, 2)

Fouls: 10 (Alonso, 5)

Offside: 1 (Jones, 1)

Corner-kicks: 9 (Lodeiro, 9)

Saves: 1 (Frei, 1)

HEAD COACH BRIAN SCHMETZER

On what he said to Montero after the match:

"Good.

Stefan Frei wants the Sounders to dominate Vancouver’s will

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The keeper intends to help lead tempo from the back.

According to Stefan Frei, when the Vancouver Whitecaps "smell blood, they go after it." He wants Seattle Sounders to possess and control the tempo. There is a recognition that Vancouver is a young, energetic team that can swing from enthusiastic to broken within a game.

Rusnak helps propel RSL to shutout win in Petke's debut

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Mike Petke's Real Salt Lake debut couldn't have gone much better.

In the team's first match under the former New York Red Bulls head coach, Real Salt Lake cruised to a 3-0 thrashing of the Vancouver Whitecaps at Rio Tinto Stadium. The win, played through tremendously snowy conditions, was RSL's first of the season and first since Aug.

Vancouver loses CONCACAF Champions League semifinal opener

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The 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League semifinal didn't go Vancouver's way. The Whitecaps lost 2-0 at Tigres to open the series. Tigres benefited from a 66th-minute own goal. Eduardo Vargas doubled the lead in the 87th. Tigres goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman didn't have to make a save to keep the clean sheet.