The race for Major League Soccer teams to own a USL Pro franchise is heating up - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Seattle Sounders FC future USL Pro club could potentially discover them their future Clint Dempsey (Left) and Obafemi Martins (Right), with the young players in the Seattle region getting some playing time to develop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Kenny Miller era in Vancouver is officially over.
After nearly three years with the Vancouver Whitecaps, the club and Miller mutually agreed to terminate his contract on Sunday, which was set to expire on June 30. The 34-year-old was signed by the Whitecaps in July 2012 as the club's fourth Designated Player.
The Vancouver Whitecaps may have some defensive issues, but there's no doubting their offensive capability.
With members of the original Whitecaps in attendance, the current Whitecaps squad channeled the former team's spirit with three first half goals on their way to a 3-2 victory against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday at BC Place.
Just one week after scoring a game-winner against the Vancouver Whitecaps, it looked like Robbie Keane could repeat the feat once again but alas, his Los Angeles Galaxy had to settle for a 2-2 draw Saturday in Vancouver.
With the score tied at one, Keane gave the Galaxy the lead in the 77th minute, giving Whitecaps supporters feelings of deja vu from last week's matchup.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. â€” The New England Revolution's scoreless streak to start their 2014 season continues after a draw Saturday against the Vancouver Whitecaps in the only regular season meeting between the two clubs.
"In the end, I was really happy how we played defensively," Revolution head coach Jay Heaps said after the game.
Omar Salgado's search for playing time will take him to Charleston.
The Vancouver Whitecaps announced on Friday thatthey've sent the former No. 1 overall pick on-loan to the Charleston Batteryof USL Pro. Salgado's loan move is subject to the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC).
Ok, so the 2014 Major League Soccer season is underway! That would be the only good thing about Saturday's events, if you're a NY Red Bulls fan. Our beloved Bulls traveled to Vancouver, to face a rejuvenated Whitecaps team (now managed by former RBNY midfielder Carl Robinson), just totally started off the season on the wrong foot.
The Vancouver Whitecaps had a relatively quiet off-season in terms of additions this winter, but the past week has seen the club make some serious moves that have increased the reason for optimism for the club which was forced into selling a Golden Boot winner.
The Vancouver Whitecaps have dipped back into the South American market to find a replacement for last year's MLS Golden Boot winner Camilo.
On Wednesday, the Whitecaps signed a pair of Uruguayan forwards for the upcoming season, Sebastian Fernandez and Nicolas Mezquida, pending their international transfer certificates (ITC), Canadian work permits, and visas.
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.
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.
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.
2014 Season - Episode 12 covers Union 3 - 3 Whitecaps and the departure of John Hackworth.
We thought that the original recording was lost forever to a corrupt file but after a lot of work it has arisen like a phoenix from the flames. You will have to take a trip in a TARDIS and go back in time to the land that time forgot, also known as 'before the World Cup', and consider the Vancouver game from June 7th and the 'breaking news' that Hackworth had been fired.
Rapids + Whitecaps = Wet So far this season Colorado has 3 wins in 3 games against Canadian teams. Tomorrow they try to make it 4 in 4 as the league restarts after the World Cup break. Vancouver is in town as focus returns to domestic soccer. No word if Iranian World Cup squad member Steven Beitashour has re-joined Vancouver yet or not, otherwise neither team has players missing for the World Cup.
This pic was from the week before. Defoe did not play in Vancouver.
I did not expect this result. Toronto winning in Vancouver after taking the game to penalty kicks? I felt that if Toronto was unable to pile up an early lead, the Whitecaps would have the home advantage as the game wore on.
Your weekly power rankings are back once again, and are back in my grubby hands. The last week's rankings are the rankings that you, the readers, chose. I apparently disapprove of your favorability towards the Whitecaps, as I am pretty harsh towards them.
Major League Soccer's regular season opening day may go on without its referees if a labor deal isn't reached by the weekend.
Commissioner Don Garber said Tuesday that the league has a plan in place to play games if the referee's union, the Professional Soccer Referee Association, fails to reach a deal with the Professional Referee Organization, the body created by the U.