Vancouver Whitecaps


DeMerit announces retirement in open letter to Whitecaps fans

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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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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.

Major League Soccer

MLS Week 19: A Look Ahead

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Whitecaps defeat Timbers in seven-goal slugfest

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PORTLAND, Ore. Since the Whitecaps and Timbers joined MLS in 2011, Vancouver has searched for its first victory over its Cascadia Cup rival for more than three seasons. Sunday in Portland, the Whitecaps finally got over the hump defeating the Timbers by the score of 4-3.

MLS Week 13: A Look Ahead

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A busy weekend of international friendlies and MLS action wraps up with an always anticipated Cascadia Cup match-up between the host Portland Timbers and visiting Vancouver Whitecaps.

The Timbers are playing on short-rest but are coming off an easy 2-0 victory at Chivas USA, where a number of starters were rested as head coach Caleb Porter kept his eye on this Sunday's match.

MLS Disciplinary Committee warns Sounders, Whitecaps; fines three more

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The MLS Disciplinary Committee has punished the Seattle Sounders, Vancouver Whitecaps and two players for a confrontation that occurred in their May 24 matchup.

Both the Sounders and Whitecaps were warned by the league violating the league's mass confrontation policy.

SBI MLS Spotlight: Kekuta Manneh

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Major League Soccer's next budding young star needs only three strides to get to full speed, gliding past defenders as though they were stationary traffic cones, before approaching the opposing goal at light speed.

The Matchup


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An evening with Carl... TORONTO VS. VANCOUVER

"The Great Canadian Bagel"

- Despite being third in the Eastern Conference, TFC have an alarming 35 games in hand over 2nd place Sporting Kansas City.

THE MATCHUP: We've got legs... Will we know how to use them?

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"BC Place? Yeah just up on the right..." VANCOUVER VS. TORONTO

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?

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.

Carl Robinson

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.

Opposite View: Three Questions With Eighty Six Forever

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This week we've reached out to Mark Dailey of Eighty Six Forever, SBN's Vancouver Whitecaps blog, for a look at what to expect from the 'Caps.

tBG) The Vancouver Whitecaps are currently 4th in the Western Conference and are an impressive 5-5-2. What can we expect to see from your team?

Player News and Rumors

Portland Timbers player evaluations vs. Vancouver Whitecaps (first match)

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We have complete player evaluations from June 1's Cascadia Cup battle between the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps, including a few new categories. We still have marks for each player plus coaches and team, but a few new ratings that will pop up on a regular basis.

Furious finish by Portland Timbers can’t overcome penalties in wild 4 to 3 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to continue their unbeaten streak going into a home match with the Vancouver Whitecaps, a team they had not lost to in the MLS era. However, Portland couldn't overcome two penalty kick calls against them in the first half nor could they find a way to consistently stop Caps forward Erik Hurtado.

What I’m watching for in Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver first meeting

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The Portland Timbers finish a busy stretch of matches when they battle their Cascadian rivals from Canada, the Vancouver Whitecaps. With both teams coming into the battle with long unbeaten streaks, there likely won't be much that could separate a team from extending their streak from being disappointed with a loss.

World Cup 2014

MLS Ticker: Impact trade for Danso; Beitashour makes Iran roster; and more

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The Montreal Impact bolstered their back-line Monday by acquiring centerback Mamadou 'Futty' Danso from the Portland Timbers.

Danso, who has started nine games this season for the Timbers, will make the move to Montreal in exchange for a second round pick in the 2015 draft.

Beitashour included in Iran’s pre-World Cup roster

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Steve Beitashour said earlier this month that he hopes to be playing in the World Cup this summer, and he has just moved one step closer to accomplishing that.

Beitashour was included in the 30-man pre-World Cup roster that Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz released on Tuesday.

The Rest

RSL ovecome controversial penalty to tie Whitecaps

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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.

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.

Must-See Goal: Erik Hurtado

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AFTER 90: Long legged... but no beauty

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Wash the stink off...
1' - BC Place roof is open this evening. Perfect for a localized tornado strike if Vancouver grabs a lead.