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Mark Geiger

Sounders lose to Whitecaps: Postgame Observations

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It's a tough loss, and so much of it rests on the choices Mark Geiger made Saturday night. Rather than focus on that, these observations focus on what Sigi Schmid and his players control. Seattle Sounders fell, again. But they found a new path to loss, and still have yet to find a run of play goal from a forward.

Sounders vs. Whitecaps, recap: Two questionable penalties sink Sounders

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Mark Geiger points to the spot twice and was badly fooled both times.

Blaming the referee for a loss is a pretty weak excuse. Barring gross incompetence, a good team can often overcome a handful of questionable calls. And while the Seattle Sounders have plenty of areas where they can say "we should have done better" in their 2-1 loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps, Mark Geiger's performance deserves a long look from PRO's review board.

Replay confirms Whitecaps got very lucky on penalty

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The Seattle Sounders have found themselves in an early hole despite a strong start. After doing little else other than absorbing pressure for the first nine minutes of the match, the Vancouver Whitecaps were effectively gifted a penalty when Joevin Jones and Christian Bolanos got their feet tangled.

Veljko Paunovic

Fire top Whitecaps 3-2

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Preseason results will mean very little when March 6 rolls around but for a team that needs to build confidence, the Fire will take victories any time they can. After wins against the University of South Florida and the Philadelphia Union, one of the better teams in the Western Conference would certainly provide a better measuring stick for where the revamped side is right now.

Fire v Whitecaps - preseason match preview

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If this were a regular season contest, the odds would be stacked against the Fire. As it is, anything can happen in preseason when clubs are trying to regain fitness and work on different elements of the side. Martin Tomszak is back with a look at the Fire's opponent on Sunday. (4:30 CT at Chicago-fire.

US Soccer

Major Link Soccer - US Soccer Files Suit

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The Sounders open their preseason, the Whitecaps bring on Blas Perez, and the US Women are sued by US Soccer.

Seattle

The Sounders had their first preseason match yesterday which was unfortunately only broadcast via Periscope. If you missed it or couldn't stand to watch the video quality, we have a recap up.

Highlights: Seattle Sounders FC 2 vs Whitecaps FC 2

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Vancouver Whitecaps

Waston signs multi-year extension with Whitecaps

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Kendall Waston has emerged as one of the league's top defenders, prompting the Vancouver Whitecaps to reward the hulking centerback with a new deal.

The Whitecaps announced on Thursday that Waston has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with the club.

Whitecaps sign Laba to contract extension

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Matias Laba has quickly become regarded as one of the league's top midfielders, and now the Vancouver Whitecaps have taken the step to lock him down for the next several seasons.

The Whitecaps announced Thursday that the club has signed the 23-year-old Argentinian Designated Player to a multi-year extension.

Match Day 17: Back to Action

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After a week off, Sporting KC is back on the field tomorrow night in Vancouver against the Whitecaps. It'll be the first game back at BC Place since the World Cup final last weekend between the US and Japan. KC will return to Vancouver after last year's 2-0 loss there that many point to as the point that the wheels really started to come off in last year's campaign for KC.

Morales sparks comeback victory for the Whitecaps over RSL

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By TYLER GRAY

The Vancouver Whitecaps kept their playoff hopes alive with a come-from-behind victory over visiting Real Salt Lake.

Pedro Morales provided the brace that propelled the Caps to a 2-1 victory over RSL after the visitors had gone ahead on Nat Borchers' second-half header.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Blas Perez

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By RYAN TOLMICH

In need of a victory to give his side some breathing room in the battle for playoff positioning, Blas Perez produced in spectacular fashion.

Perezscored a a pair of goals Saturday as FC Dallas knocked off the Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, to put eight points between the two teamsfor fourth place in the Western Conference.

Perez winner leads FC Dallas to victory over Whitecaps

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By RYAN TOLMICH

After stumbling to back-to-back losses in recent weeks, Blas Perez and FC Dallas areback to their winning ways.

Perez's pair of goals proved to be the difference Saturday as FC Dallas topped fellow playoff contenders Vancouver Whitecaps, 2-1, at Toyota Stadium.

Whitecaps end scoring drought, blank Earthquakes

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By FRANCO PANIZO

So long, scoring drought.

The Vancouver Whitecaps on Tuesday ended a 449-minute scoreless run thatstretched over nine halves, scoring on each side of halftime to hand the San Jose Earthquakes a 2-0 loss at BC Place.

Whitecaps settle for draw with Chivas USA

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Needing every valuable point to keep pace inthe crowded Western Conference playoff picture, the Vancouver Whitecaps emerged from StubHub Center slightly disappointed.

The Whitecaps, who entered the weekend fifth in the Western Conference, settled for a scoreless draw with Chivas USA Saturday night in what was the Whitecaps' sixth straight game without a loss.

Sporting Fall (Hard) to Vancouver

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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.

Mattocks scores in third straight in Whitecaps draw with FC Dallas

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Vancouver Whitecaps Daren Mattocks netted his third in as many games, but it wasn't enough for the Whitecaps to get more than their tenth draw of the season.

The Whitecaps and FC Dallas played to a 2-2 draw Sunday at BC Place behind goals from Mattocks, Blas Perez, Michel and Pedro Morales.

DeMerit announces retirement in open letter to Whitecaps fans

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By FRANCO PANIZO

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.

Defoe scores 11th of the season in draw with Whitecaps

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By RYAN TOLMICH

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.

On-fire Torres extends Chivas USA streak in win vs. Whitecaps

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By DAN KARELL

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.

Whitecaps grab early lead, top shorthanded Sounders

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By JASON MITCHELL

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.

Rapids snap Whitecaps unbeaten streak, bounce back from Open Cup loss

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

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.

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.

Major League Soccer

Five Things We Learned: #NEvVAN

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On Saturday, about 400 miles to the west of Foxborough, the Revolution's USL affiliate in Rochester gathered a healthy collection of ex-Rhinos players for an exhibition match dubbed "The Legends Game." Naturally, it was a hit for everyone involved.

The race for Major League Soccer teams to own a USL Pro franchise is heating up

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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.

Jay DeMerit ends an 11 year career

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Jay DeMerit says goodbye to the sport of soccer. Photo by MLSSoccer.com

Eleven year veteran announces hisretirementafter suffering from two years in a row of injury riddled seasons.

Former U.

Feature

PHOTOS: #NEvVAN

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NESoccerToday photographers Chris Aduama (aduamaphotography.com), Kari Heistad (capturedimages.biz) and Jeff Bernstein (JB Photography) bring you the scenes from Saturday's Revolution-Whitecaps clash at Gillette Stadium.

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Revs Lose, Home Unbeaten Run Snapped

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Gillette Stadium sure didn't look like a fortress for the Revolution on Saturday.

After going unbeaten in their last 17 home matches in league play, the Revolution suffered a 2-1 defeat to the Vancouver Whitecaps.

The guests opened the scoring in the 18th minute on a goal from Cristian Techera, who was later fouled by Andrew Farrell inside the box leading to Octavio Rivero's 29th minute strike from the spot.

Vancouver

Game 1 - TFC controls Whitecaps and parade route planning begins VW 1 TFC 3

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Welcome season 2015! Fire up the television set and adjust the antenna, we are about to watch the TFC Bradleys play game 1 on the road in Vancouver.

Now this blogger has been keeping an intensely low profile. Oh yes, I watched those pre-season games from Brandenton Florida. But what was the point of blogging about mist and rain and strange camera angles, I ask you?

The DoopCast Lost Episode - Vancouver / Hack is Sacked

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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 Attempt To Extend Their Canadian Streak

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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.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Pedro Morales

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By TATE STEINLAGE

Pedro Morales gave Whitecaps fans a star-powered effort on a busy afternoon in Vancouver's 4-3 victory over the Portland Timbers Sunday.

The 29-year-old midfielder converted on two penalty kicks in the first 26 minutes and added two second-half assists in a match that saw both a Whitecaps surge and snuff out the Timbers's near-revival.

The Rest

Previewing the Dynamo vs. the Whitecaps with 86 Forever

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We spoke with Bartosz Wysocki at Eighty Six Forever to talk about the Dynamo's first trip to Canada of the year.

The Houston Dynamo are looking to put minds at ease following their first road game of the year against the New York Red Bulls. The team was able to hold a lead twice in the game, but still eventually fell to the home team in a bizarre defenseless 4-3 loss.

The Mattocks Deal: A Measured Bet

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It's official: After three years of smoke there is finally fire to the Portland Timbers acquiring Darren Mattocks from the Vancouver Whitecaps, as on Monday the Timbers and ‘Caps completed the deal for the Jamaican forward in exchange for targeted allocation money in 2016, general allocation money in 2017, and a 2017 international roster spot.

Sounders preseason recap: Seattle falls to Whitecaps, beat FC Tucson

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- The Seattle Sounders started the 2016 preseason with a chippy contested affair with the Vancouver Whitecaps that (as it always does) came down to quality in front of goal. While both sides' starters were held scoreless in the first half, the Whitecaps scored two to Darwin Jones' one in the second half.

Major Link Soccer: The birth of MLS Free Agency

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Justin Mapp made a reported $199,225 in 2015, making him eligible for up to a 20% increase in salary ($239,070) in 2016.

MLS

Justin Mapp made MLS history on Monday, signing with Sporting KC and becoming the first player to go through the free agency mechanism agreed to in the newest CBA negotiated last offseason.

Where are they now? The 2010 Philadelphia Union defenders

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In this series we take a look back at the 2010 Philadelphia Union team to see what everyone is doing now. Today we look at the guys on the back line - the defenders.

Jordan Harvey: Harvey was picked up by the Colorado Rapids in the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft, where he spent the better part of three seasons (he did a loan stint with the Seattle Sounders, then in the USL).

Whitecaps 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

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This is certainly not the start that Frank Yallop was looking for and definitely not one that the Fire can afford. The inability to take advantage of anything at home coupled with late defensive lapses was of major concern last season and this home opener did nothing to assure anyone that those struggles have been left behind.

FC Dallas wants to clinch playoff spot now … and can with win vs. Whitecaps

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STEVE HUNT / Special Contributor

FC Dallas has one sure-fire way to clinch a playoff spot this weekend-win at Vancouver. And if FCD coach Oscar Pareja has his way, that's exactly what his club will do this weekend, beat the Whitecaps at BC Place to clinch FCD's first playoff spot outright since 2011.

Fire v Whitecaps match day

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Starting line ups Fire GK Johnson D Palmer, Larentowicz, Ianni, Segares M Ward, Ritter, Watson, Alex F Magee, Amarikwa bench: Reynish, Hurtado, Soumare, Cocis, Pause, Shipp, Fondy Whitecaps GK Ousted D Beitashour, Harvey, Leveron, Mitchell M Laba, Koffie, Fernandez, Morales F Hurtado, Mattocks bench: Tornaghi, O'Brien, Ballouchy, Mezquida, Manneh, Salgado, Teibert