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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.

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.

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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.


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


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.

Tuesday CCL Preview: Whitecaps against the odds vs. Tigres in semis

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The CONCACAF Champions League semifinals begin on Tuesday with the first leg between Liga MX Apertura champion Tigres and the Vancouver Whitecaps at Estadio Universitario.

The Whitecaps knocked off the New York Red Bulls, 2-1, on aggregate in the quarterfinals to reach their first-ever semifinal in the competition.

Jones, Union ready for tough Toronto task

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The first 90 minutes of Derrick Jones' Philadelphia Union career couldn't have gone any better. The 20-year-old defensive midfielder churned out an impressive performance in the club's 0-0 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps in Week 1.

Week 2 presents a different challenge for the homegrown player as Toronto FC comes to Talen Energy Stadium for the Union home opener on Saturday.

MLS Ticker: Goossens out for months, Glad doubtful for Saturday

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The mess in the Chicago Fire midfield got worse on Wednesday, as the club announced central midfielder John Goossens will undergo surgery on Friday for a defect of a deltoid ligament sprain in his right ankle. He is expected to miss five to six months because of the surgery.

"John's injury is cruel, particularly given the effort he was making on the play in added time,"said Fire general manager Nelson Rodríguez.

Post-match analysis: Whitecaps 0-0 Union

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The Union put in a strong performance that indicates they can find success on the road, but their lack of big chances leaves questions about the attack unanswered. Adam Cann dives in with about as thorough an analysis as you're ever going to read.

Union, Whitecaps play to goalless stalemate

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One of the speediest attacks in MLS was held scoreless at home by a team with questions in defense on Sunday night to conclude Week 1. The fast core of the Vancouver Whitecaps could not get past the stout back line of the Philadelphia Union, which led to a 0-0 draw at BC Place.

The Whitecaps were the brighter of the two sides in the opening 45 minutes, as they used a few strategies to work around the Union back line.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-0 Vancouver Whitecaps

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Philadelphia Union earned a point on the road as they played out a tight 0-0 draw against Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.

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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.

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:


Second-half goals set Whitecaps back in CCL semifinal

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Tell me if you've heard this one before.

A Major League soccer club went down to Mexico for a knockout-round clash in the CONCACAF Champions League, played strong for 75-80 minutes and then gave up a dagger late in the contest.

The Vancouver Whitecaps followed that formula toperfection on Tuesday night in their 2-0 loss to Tigres in the first leg of their CCL semifinal at the Estadio Universitario.

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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


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)


VAN - Fredy Montero (Cristian Techera) 65'

VAN - Fredy Montero (Kendall Waston) 80'

SEA - Will Bruin (Nicolás Lodeiro) 89'


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'


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)


On what he said to Montero after the match:


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.


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.

Vancouver tries again for MLS in the CONCACAF Champions League

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It's the Vancouver Whitecaps' turn to see if they can get past a Liga MX team in the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals. Two weeks into the MLS season, Vancouver will once again switch focus to the regional tournament, at Tigres tonight (10pm ET - Facebook Live). Not losing in Mexico is another old and not exactly flattering story for MLS.

MLS vs Liga MX in the Champions League semifinals

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It's MLS playing Liga MX in both CONCACAF Champions League semifinals and plenty of MLS season previews in the soccer news.

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Tactical Analysis: Philadelphia Union continue to gel into cohesive unit

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The Philadelphia Union offense shows signs growth

On a day with arctic winds, the Philadelphia Union offense displayed their potential with a solid performance against a talented Toronto FC side.

Building on a scoreless draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Union put together a quality attack in addition to solid defense.

Player of the week: Derrick Jones

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There was a lot placed on the shoulders of a homegrown player making his professional debut. No one could have expected a performance like this. Derrick Jones is PSP's player of the week.

Player ratings: Whitecaps 0-0 Union

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Who impressed? Who didn't? PSP hands out player ratings for the Union's opener.

Union postgame: Union 0-0 Vancouver

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From BC Place, PSP has postgame video from Derrick Jones, Alejandro Bedoya and Fafa Picault. Also, a transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame remarks.

Mr. Jones and me look into the future: Vancouver Whitecaps 0-0 Philadelphia Union

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Derrick Jones debuts for the Union in a scoreless draw in British Columbia.

It wasn't the prettiest of matches, and it certainly did not produce any breathtaking highlights to be gawked at years to come, but the Philadelphia Union played a brand of effective soccer that netted them a nice 0-0 draw on the road against the Vancouver Whitecaps, a result many Union fans will gladly take.

Vancouver Whitecaps 0, Philadelphia Union 0: Recap and player ratings

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The Union come away with a point from the Pacific Northwest

The Philadelphia Union opened up the 2017 season with a 0-0 draw with the Vancouver Whitecaps. Fans got a good look at many of the Union's offseason additions with Jay Simpson, Oguchi Onyewu, Haris Medunjanin, and Derrick Jones making the starting XI, with Fafa Picault being substituted into the game in the 71st minute for Chris Pontius.

Game Thread: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Philadelphia Union

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Game Info

  • Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
  • Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • Place: BC Place, Vancouver, BC
  • Television: The Comcast Network
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • All-Time Record: Philadelphia Union are 2-3-2 (W-L-D) against the Vancouver Whitecaps
  • Know Thy Enemy: Eighty Six Forever

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Oguchi Onyewu, Keegan Rosenberry; Derrick Jones, Haris Medunjanin; Chris Pontius, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Jay Simpson
  • Vancouver Whitecaps: David Ousted; Jordan Harvey, Christian Dean, Tim Parker, Sheanon Williams; Alphonso Davies, Andrew Jacobson, Matias Laba, Cristian Techera; Erik Hurtado, Kekuta Manneh


  • Philadelphia Union: John McCarthy, Ken Tribbett, Ray Gaddis, Warren Creavalle, Roland Alberg, Fafa Picault, C.

The Rest

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.

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.

Americans Abroad Midweek Preview: Pulisic, Johnson, Gonzalez and more

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World Cup qualifiers are just around the corner as several Americans take the field for midweek action.

In Germany, Christian Pulisic and Fabian Johnson take the field as they look to advance their side in non-league competitions. Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund face DFB-Pokal action on Tuesday against Sportfreunde Lotte while Thursday brings Johnson's Europa League clash with Schalke.

Earthquakes rally from two-goal deficit to overwhelm 10-man Whitecaps

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An imperfect start doesn't always mean an imperfect finish. The San Jose Earthquakes proved that at Avaya Stadium Saturday night.

The Earthquakes clawed back from an early two-goal deficit, taking full advantage of a David Ousted red card to score three unanswered goals on the way to a 3-2 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps, with their comeback capped off by a long-range winner from Anibal Godoy.