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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Whitecaps defeat Timbers in seven-goal slugfest

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.


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.


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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.


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

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The Rest

Highlights: Seattle Sounders FC 2 vs Whitecaps FC 2

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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

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.