Vancouver Whitecaps

New York Red Bulls

CCL Preview: Red Bulls take on Whitecaps, Tigres meet Pumas in quarterfinals

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The MLS season has yet to kick off, but two teams are set to get an early start to their competitive season Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.

The New York Red Bulls welcome the Vancouver Whitecaps to Harrison, NJ as the American and Canadian teams face off in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals.

Some Soccer News for Oct 11, 2016

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It's Day 285 of 2016.


It took Belgium 8.1 seconds from kickoff to score against Gibraltar in UEFA World Cup qualifying. Christian Benteke got the goal. Belgium won 0-6.
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USA Mens National Team friendly:
-Tue Oct 11
USA v New Zealand - RFK Stadium, Washington DC - 7:00pm CT on on ESPN + UniMas

Here is the Roster for the Cuba game:
  • G: David Bingham - San Jose Earthquakes, Bill Hamid - DC United, William Yarbrough - Leon
  • D: Kellyn Acosta - Dallas, Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City, Steve Birnbaum - DC United, Omar Gonzalez - Pachuca, Michael Orozco - Tijuana, Tim Parker - Vancouver Whitecaps, DeAndre Yedlin - Newcastle
  • M: Paul Arriola - Tijuana, Michael Bradley - Toronto, Lynden Gooch - Sunderland, Perry Kitchen - Heart Of Midlothian, Sacha Kljestan - New York Red Bulls, Danny Williams - Reading
  • F: Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution, Jozy Altidore - Toronto, Terrence Boyd - RB Leipzig, Julian Green - Bayern Munich, Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders

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A preview of tonight's game.

fredy montero

Fredy Montero won’t celebrate if he scores against Sounders

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Montero also defends himself against Brad Evans' tweet.

Opinions have been pretty well split over Fredy Montero's signing with the Vancouver Whitecaps.

On one side, there's people — frankly, like myself — who think Montero has a right to return to MLS and be close to his family. Plus, the Whitecaps are not the Portland Timbers, or even the LA Galaxy, in terms of the intensity of the rivalry.

We deciphered Fredy Montero’s first interview as a Whitecap

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His mouth may have been saying one thing, but his heart was saying another.

Fredy Montero loves Seattle, there's no question about that. He married a local woman, moved his family here and even continues to own a home in Bellevue. In the past, he's indicated that he'd like to play for the Seattle Sounders again, someday.

Bayern thrashes Arsenal, Vancouver signs Fredy Montero: Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/16/17

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If you're ready for some links, gimmie a HELL YEAH!

Philadelphia Union News

Union scrimmage Orlando City SC as second Clearwater camp opens
The Union arrived in Clearwater, Florida to open their second Sunshine State preseason camp yesterday, February 14. Following an evening training session, the team got back on the field Wednesday afternoon in a closed-door scrimmage against Orlando City SC.

Major League Soccer

Back in MLS, Fredy Montero ready for pressure of being Whitecaps' go-to scorer

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Fredy Monteroscored his last MLS goal with the Seattle Sounders on Oct. 7, 2012. Fittingly, that match was against the Portland Timbers in a 3-0 win.

The loss eventually led to theTimbers missing out on the MLS playoffs, with the Sounders qualifying as third-place finishers in the Western Conference.

SBI MLS Season Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps

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One of the more drastic declines in 2016 occurred in Vancouver when the Whitecaps went from second place in the Western Conference in 2015 to eighth place the next season. Thanks to a couple of astute acquisitions, the Whitecaps are hoping to rekindle their form from two years ago.

MLS Ticker: Kljestan named Red Bulls captain, Davis to retire with Dynamo, and more

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The New York Red Bulls needed a replacement for Dax McCarty in the captain position, and it has been filled by one of his former midfield running mates.Sacha Kljestan was given the armband for the 2017 season on Wednesday.

Kljestan helped guide the Red Bulls to the Eastern Conference finals for the second consecutive season in 2016.

Vancouver signs Fredy Montero on season-long loan

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One of the most efficient scorers in Major League Soccer over the last decade is returning to the league, with a rival of the club that gave him his big break. The Vancouver Whitecaps announced on Wednesday that they signed Fredy Montero on a season-long loan from Tianjin Teda in the Chinese Super League.

Vancouver Whitecaps 2017 adidas Home “Rain” Jersey

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC have launched their 2017 home kit from MLS outfitter adidas. The team is calling the shirt "The 2017 Rain Jersey". Available soon at theWorld Soccer Shop, Kitbag and UK Soccer ShopMajor League Soccer Stores, the kit is in the Whitecaps traditional primary white with blue detailing.

MLS Ticker: Dos Santos called up to Mexico squad, NYCFC makes signing and more

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The American players based in Major League Soccer aren't the only ones getting called up for friendlies during the preseason. Giovani dos Santos was named to the Mexico squad for El Tri's February 8 friendly against Iceland.

Dos Santos is the only player outside of Liga MX to be called into Juan Carlos Osorio's 23-man squad for the friendly at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

MLS Ticker: Orlando acquires Saunders, Quakes add Urena, and more

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It didn't take long for Josh Saunders to find a new team after being left off the NYCFC preseason roster earlier this week. The much-maligned goalkeeper was shipped off to Orlando City on Friday in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 MLS Draft.

"Josh is a veteran MLS goalkeeper that will add championship experience, leadership and depth to our side with 125 appearances in 11 years in the league," Lions general manager Niki Budalic said.

MLS Ticker: Quakes end Quintero pursuit, Diskerud off NYCFC preseason roster, and more

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It looks like the San Jose Earthquakes won't be signing Darwin Quintero.

According to ESPN, the Earthquakes have ended their pursuit of Quintero from Club America. IfSan Jose was serious about acquiring the Colombian forward, the Quakeswould have spent around $5 million for a transfer fee and annual wages of $2.

Major Link Soccer: Minnesota United FC hits its Target

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Biomechnical injury issues at Real Madrid and a shiny new jersey sponsor for the Minnesota expansion side.

MLS

Minnesota United has not looked as promising with their roster as Atlanta United, but the Western expansion side set high targets as a franchise grabbing a massive local sponsor (hint its logo is a red target).

Vancouver likes what they have

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The CONCACAF Champions League counts for Vancouver, with the MLS club sticking with their coach after missing the playoffs in the soccer news.

Sounders win again, eliminate Whitecaps from playoff contention

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The Seattle Sounders boosted their playoff hopes whilst eliminating the Vancouver Whitecaps from contention.

The Sounderscame from behind in Vancouver thanks to goals from Osvaldo Alonso and Brad Evans to win 2-1 at BC Place on Sunday in a game that saw both sides reduced to 10 men.

Portland Timbers

Timber Cruise: Portland Timbers 2, Vancouver Whitecaps 1

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Caleb Porter tried on Wednesday night. He tried hard.

For eight-and-a-half minutes of his ten-minute press conference Porter qualified every bit of praise. He found every nit that there was to pick. He insisted that he still wanted more out of his team — more fitness, more goalscoring, more sharpness on the ball, more defensive discipline.

Portland Timbers Close Out Invitational with 2-1 Win Over Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Portland Timbers finished out their preseason invitational with a win, beating the Vancouver Whitecaps comfortably despite the close 2-1 scoreline.

The Timbers took it to the visiting Whitecaps for early on in the match, dominating possession and creating a series of chances with their sharp passing and interplay.

Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Preseason Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers wrap up their slate of home preseason games on Wednesday with a match against their Cascadian rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps. Both sides come into this match having draw their previous two games, so a decisive victory could put either side at the top of the Rose City Invitational's non-existent table, so long as they outscore the possible winner of the day's earlier match, Real Salt Lake vs.

Some Soccer News for Feb 10, 2017

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It's Day 41 of 2017.


MINNESOTA UNITED PRESEASON

The third 1-1 tie of the preseason, last night in Portland against the Whitecaps.

Matches:
Portland Invitational
-Thu Feb 9
MNUFC 1-1 Vancouver Whitecaps - 7:00pm CT - MU goal by VW Own Goal.

Portland Timbers vs. Real Salt Lake: Preseason Match Preview

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The Portland Timbers are back on their home turf today as they face off against Real Salt Lake on the opening day of this year's preseason invitational. Coming hot on the heels of Minnesota United vs. the Vancouver Whitecaps, the match will be the Timbers' chance at earning their first preseason win of the year after drawing in last week's match against the Seattle Sounders.

Some Soccer News for Feb 7, 2017

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It's Day 38 of 2017.


MINNESOTA UNITED PRESEASON

Several players have been released from the training camp roster by Minnesota United. (And a couple others newsworthy items here too.) By Megan Ryan of the Star Tribune.

Released:
  • Sammy Ndjock
  • Lance Laing
  • Duke LaCroix
  • Andrew Tinari
  • Marco Carducci
  • Charlie Lyon
  • David Goldsmith

The only unsigned players left with the team are:
  • Tiago Calvano
  • Eugene Starikov
  • Raul Gonzalez

Matches:
Portland Invitational
-Thu Feb 9
MNUFC v Vancouver Whitecaps - 7:00pm CT
-Sun Feb 12
MNUFC v Portland Timbers - 7:00pm CT - Watch online at timbers.

Portland Timbers Announce Preseason Dates

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The Portland Timbers announced their key preseason date this morning, giving us our first glimpse at the 2017 season. Dates for the Desert Friendlies and the returning Simple Invitational were both announced today.

The Timbers will start their preseason in Tucson, AZ on January 25th, taking part in the Desert Friendlies until February 5th, when they will return to Portland.

Best of MLS Week 34: Barnes, Harrison and more

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The Vancouver Whitecaps dominated the Best of MLS for the last week of the regular season, while several rookies stepped up to lead their team to victory.

Here's a look at this weekend's Best of MLS

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

His time with the Vancouver Whitecaps hasn't always been easy, but Giles Barnes stepped up in a big way on Sunday.

MLS Cup champs Portland miss playoffs

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New York (AFP) Reigning MLS Cup champions the Portland Timbers missed out on a playoff berth as the regular season concluded Sunday with a welter of matches that included a big win for New York City FC.

Portland needed a win against the Vancouver Whitecaps to reach the post-season, but fell 4-1 to their Cascadia Cup rivals at BC Place.

Sounders vs. Real Salt Lake, recap: PLAYOFFS!

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Sounders will host Sporting Kansas City in first round after beating RSL.

A season that saw the Seattle Sounders 10 points out of playoff position at one point will end with their eighth straight season and at least one home game. Alvaro Fernandez and Cristian Roldan each scored first-half goals as the Sounders topped Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Sunday.

It’s All Over; Portland Timbers Lose 4-1 to Vancouver Whitecaps to Finish Season

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No playoffs. No Cascadia Cup. No nothing.

The Portland Timbers came to Canada with their sights set on making the MLS Cup Playoffs and bringing back the Cascadia Cup; after their 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Timbers come home with nothing.

Things started going south early for the Timbers as the ‘Caps got on the board early, opening the scoring in only the 14th minute.

CCL Rewind: Timbers eliminated, Sporting KC closes with win

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The Portland Timbers came up short in their quest to qualify for the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League on Wednesday night.

The MLS Cup champions were held to a 1-1 draw with Costa Rican side Saprissa at Providence Park. TheTimbers needed a win in order to winGroup B, which would have booked their spot in the quarters.

Coming Down the Stretch: Keys for the Portland Timbers

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As the Portland Timbers' season draws to a close, the club is in dire need of three wins to keep their MLS Playoff and CONCACAF Champions League hopes alive. Facing games against the Colorado Rapids and Saprissa at home and Cascadia Cup rival Vancouver Whitecaps on the road, the Timbers need to piece together three of their best performances of the year in a row if they are going to have a chance to move on in the respective competitions.

Seattle Sounders

Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps: Player ratings

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Watch out MLS! The Seattle Sounders have won four in a row to charge up the standings and present a solid argument for top team in the league. After a hard-fought 2-1 win in Vancouver it is apparent we are a resilient club. Missing Dempsey, Lodeiro, Ivanschitz, and losing Fernandez early were only speed bumps as once again Seattle overcame a deficit and persevered to grind out a positive result.

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

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"I've been pretty consistent with the story of, I've given them ownership of the team. That is something that they believe in. I've gotten traction with that." -Brian Schmetzer

This Seattle Sounders team has managed as dramatic and crazy a turnaround as fans could have hoped since July. And this win — on the road, without Clint Dempsey, without Nicolas Lodeiro, on short rest, after giving up the first goal — has really put an exclamation point on an amazing run.

The Rest

Manneh finalizes U.S. citizenship

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Kekuta Manneh is currently with the U.S. Men's National Team for January camp and the Vancouver Whitecaps forward has taken a major step towards actually representing the U.S. on the international stage.

U.S. Soccer confirmed on Wednesday that Manneh has officially received his U.

Re-drafting the Union: Part Two

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This is the second and final installment of a series imagining what the Union would look like had previous SuperDrafts gone differently. Here's part one.

2013 - Round 2, Pick 7 (26th Overall) Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Devon Sandoval, Forward, New Mexico

Original Pick: Don Anding, Forward, Northeastern

Perhaps more disappointing than any pick the Union had made up to this point was the decision to trade the No.

Union to open new season on the road again

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The Union open the new season on the road for the fifth time, this time against Vancouver on Sunday March 5. Home opener against Toronto on March 11.

Union Academy goalkeeper, El Salvador U17s look to qualify for continental championship

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Tomas Romero is in Costa Rica with the El Salvador for Central America qualifying tournament

Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Tomas Romero and the El Salvador U17 team begin their quest today for a spot in the continental championship.

El Salvador takes on Honduras today in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Whitecaps sign Carl Robinson, assistants to contact extensions

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The Vancouver Whitecaps' season did not meet expectations, but the club gave a major sign of confidence to their current regime on Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday, the Whitecaps announced that head coach Carl Robinson has signed a contract extension that sees his deal run through 2020.

Houston Dynamo vs Colorado Rapids Preview: Dynamo end disappointing season on the road against Rapids

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The Houston Dynamo end their 2016 season on the road against Colorado

Sunday might be Decision Day in MLS but the Dynamo's 2016 fate has already been decided - their season ends Sunday. It has been an up and down (okay mostly down) season for the Houston Dynamo. The team has pretty much spent the 2016 MLS regular season sitting in last place in the Western Conference.

Confidence high as D.C. United prepare for Orlando City trip

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United must win in Florida to guarantee themselves an MLS playoff game at home

For almost a year and a half, D.C. United went without scoring multiple goals in a road game during MLS regular season play. After a 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps in April 2015, United began a stretch of 27 games on the road in which they failed to score more than one goal.

Sounders vs. Whitecaps 2016, Recap: Seattle win defined by penalties and cards

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Sounders eliminated Vancouver from the MLS Cup Playoffs with 2-1 win. Seattle now in 5th.

Brian Schmetzer's Rave Green Army is on quite a roll. The Seattle Sounders won their third straight and for the seventh time in their past 10, topping the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Sunday. The run of form has allowed the Sounders to move up from ninth to fifth, and just one point behind fourth-place Real Salt Lake.