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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Whitecaps defeat Timbers in seven-goal slugfest

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By MIKE DONOVAN

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.

Salgado’s return marks end of nearly two-year absence

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By DAN KARELL

There was hardly any fanfare when he came on the field, but Omar Salgado's 16-minute substitute appearance on Saturday night at the Columbus Crew was more than just a late-game cameo.

It was his first appearance in one and a half years.

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Whitecaps, Miller agree to part ways

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By DAN KARELL

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.

Early goals lead Whitecaps to victory vs. Earthquakes

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By DAN KARELL

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.

Late Manneh goal gives Whitecaps 2-2 draw with Galaxy

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By RYAN TOLMICH

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.

Mari nets two golazos in Rapids’ win over the Whitecaps

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By TYLER GRAY

The Colorado Rapids hadn't scored from the run of play in three games this season but midfielder Jose Mari decided to change all that, and in spectacular fashion.

The match was going well for the Vancouver Whitecaps they were up a goal via Darren Mattocks and playing well when things went sideways in the 77th minute.

Whitecaps remain unbeaten with win vs. Dynamo

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By DAN KARELL

Darren Mattocks and Pedro Morales' recent performances are quickly making Vancouver Whitecaps fans forget about losing Camilo this offseason.

Though he didn't score, Mattocks was a workhorse during his 65 minutes on the field as the Whitecaps outlasted the Dynamo, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at BC Place.

Revs held to scoreless draw in home opener by Whitecaps

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By KEVIN KOCZWARA

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — 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.

MLS Ticker: Salgado loaned to Battery; Sounders break away from Seahawks; and more

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

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).

RBNY First Kick: Getting It All Wrong @Vancouver

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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.

MLS Week One: A Look Back

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By IVES GALARCEP

There were goals galore, and a slew of impressive debuts from new faces in an opening week that gave plenty of fans reason to be optimistic about the 2014 MLS season.

Opening wins by Vancouver, Columbus and Chivas USA helped all three teams start the year in impressive fashion as all three embark on a new campaign with reconstructed rosters and new head coaches.

MLS Ticker: Whitecaps to sign DP playmaker, Zavaleta joins Chivas USA on loan, and more

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By IVES GALARCEP

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.

Report: TFC sends Matias Laba on loan to Whitecaps

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By IVES GALARCEP

Toronto FC needed to find somewhere to send Argentine midfielder Matias Laba, and they finally found a taker in a fellow Canadian MLS club.

TFC are sending Laba to the Vancouver Whitecaps via an intraleague loan, Vancouver newspaper The Province reported on Tuesday evening.

Whitecaps sign Uruguayan forwards Fernandez, Mezquida

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By DAN KARELL

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.

Goncalves is Ready to Go

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From the Soccer Yanks Editorial Desk:

Add José Gonçalves to the list of players likely to leave Major League Soccer in the summer transfer window.

Only two months ago, the New England Revolution exercised their purchase option on the loan from the Swiss Super League club FC Sion to bring Gonçalves permanently into MLS.

Goncalves is Ready to Go

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From the Soccer Yanks Editorial Desk:

Add José Gonçalves to the list of players likely to leave Major League Soccer in the summer transfer window.

Only two months ago, the New England Revolution exercised their purchase option on the loan from the Swiss Super League club FC Sion to bring Gonçalves permanently into MLS.

Goncalves is Ready to Go

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From the Soccer Yanks Editorial Desk:

Add José Gonçalves to the list of players likely to leave Major League Soccer in the summer transfer window.

Only two months ago, the New England Revolution exercised their purchase option on the loan from the Swiss Super League club FC Sion to bring Gonçalves permanently into MLS.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

USL Pro/NASL Ticker: Rusin joins Orlando City; Jacksonville to unveil name and logo; and more

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By DAN ITEL

Orlando City SC significantly improved their back line just as they begin to prepare for their final USL Pro season.

The future Major League Soccer expansion franchise announced that they've signed former Vancouver Whitecaps defender Brad Rusin to a one-year contract.

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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.

WhiteCaps 2 TFC 1 - tied on aggregate - TFC wins on penalties

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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.

TFC 2 Whitecaps 1 - Much missing from the TFC mix in May

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Cool and gloomy, it should have been Toronto scoring weather.





Coach Carl Robinson of the Vancouver Whitecaps must be smiling today. He threw together his youth and his bench players for their game in TO last night.

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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

MLS Power Rankings, Week 5: Dallas reigns supreme

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The other team in Texas takes the top spot.

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.

MLS Ticker: Season to start without referees, Whitecaps sign Morales, and more

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By DAN ITEL

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.