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The 2012 Vancouver Whitecaps thread

Whitecaps FC acquire MLS discovery rights to striker Etienne Barbara
Vancouver make deal with Montreal



Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that the club has acquired the Major League Soccer discovery rights to Maltese international striker Etienne Barbara from Canadian rivals Montreal Impact in exchange for Mexican defender Gienir Garcia, who was selected second overall in the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft by Whitecaps FC.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq5vh...layer_embedded

“Etienne is a fast, powerful player that can create goals,” said Whitecaps FC head coach Martin Rennie. “He understands soccer in North America and has had a good career in Europe. If we are able to sign him, he will bring versatility to our line-up as a wide midfielder or a striker.”


http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2012...tienne-barbara
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Whitecaps FC solidify MLS coaching staff
Robinson and DeClute to assist Rennie



Carl Robinson – Whitecaps FC assistant coach
- Over a decade of playing experience in England’s top two divisions
- Five years of playing experience in Major League Soccer
- Former Welsh international with 52 caps
- Currently working on a UEFA Coaching Licence

Jake DeClute – Whitecaps FC assistant coach and scouting coordinator
- Captained his college team to a national championship
- Over a decade of college coaching experience in the United States
- Professional coaching experience in North America’s second, third, and fourth tier
- Holds a UEFA ‘B’ Coaching Licence and currently working towards a UEFA ‘A’ Coaching Licence


http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2012...coaching-staff
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Le Toux glad for fresh start with Whitecaps,
feels wanted



CASA GRANDE, Ariz. – Maybe Sébastien Le Toux was happy to see a few familiar faces. Or maybe that grin was there because he knows he can start anew in Vancouver with the Whitecaps.

“I’m always happy,” he told reporters on Monday with a laugh after Vancouver drew with Seattle 1-1 in a preseason scrimmage. Indeed, he has reason to feel that way.

Philadelphia – and all of the well-documented reasons and reactions that came out of his trade from the Union to the Whitecaps – is a thing of the past. Le Toux, a forward who had two outstanding seasons with the Union after his first MLS campaign with the Seattle Sounders in their inaugural season, sounds excited to have returned to the West Coast.

“It’s always great to be a part of a new team,” Le Toux said. “So far, it’s been great. My new teammates welcomed me very well and I feel comfortable to play here and the new coaching staff is great, too.”

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Canadian rivalry revisited between Montreal and Vancouver

Impact and Whitecaps go way back


Under the big lights at B.C. Place, the Montreal Impact will play its first ever game in Major League Soccer against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday (6 pm ET; TSN/RDS in Canada, MLS Live in US), a game that will be filled with pressure and excitement.

These two teams share a rich Canadian rivalry in North American soccer, having played some big games over that time. We take a look back at some of the recent matchups between the teams from La Belle Province and Beautiful British Columbia.

http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/new...-and-vancouver
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ACC:
'Caps set to begin busy May with Edmonton trip



BURNABY, B.C. – The Canadian Championship looms.

For the Vancouver Whitecaps, that means a busy schedule, with up to eight matches in the month of May. It all starts with Wednesday’s match against NASL side FC Edmonton at Commonwealth Stadium (10 pm ET; Sportsnet West and Sportsnet Pacific in Canada).

“With the number of games we’ve got, it’s an exciting time for the club,” midfielder John Thorrington told MLSsoccer.com at Burnaby Lake field on Monday. “Now we’ve got this Canadian [Championship], which is a big goal of ours and a big objective of ours this season.

“Everybody’s excited because everybody’s going to get a chance to play and stake a claim in getting more and more minutes in and showing the coaches what we can do.”

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/articl...-edmonton-trip
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Recap:
Hassli, 'Caps topple Quakes 2-1 in stoppage time



VANCOUVER, BC - In what was a highly-entertaining Major League Soccer clash, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (5W-2L-2D) earned a dramatic 2-1 victory over Western Conference leaders San Jose Earthquakes (7W-2L-1D) on Bell Pitch at BC Place on Saturday afternoon

http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2012...se-earthquakes
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Whitecaps FC host Toronto FC to open Amway Canadian Championship final series

'Caps host TFC in Amway Canadian Championship final, 1st leg


Continuing their pursuit of a first-ever Voyageurs Cup title, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2W-0L-0D in ACC) host Major League Soccer rivals Toronto FC (1W-0L-1D in ACC) in the first leg of this year’s Amway Canadian Championship (ACC) final on Wednesday evening.

The Blue and White will be a determined side in this two-leg final series, as Whitecaps FC have come close to winning the ACC title on a couple of occasions. They advanced to this year’s final after getting past North American Soccer League side FC Edmonton in the semifinals. The ‘Caps host a TFC squad that are looking to put a woeful start in MLS aside by claiming a fourth-straight Voyageurs Cup title. Though they have played in Vancouver before, the first leg will be TFC’s first-ever match on Bell Pitch at BC Place.

http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2012...p-final-series
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Recap:
'Caps, Sounders tie 2-2 tie in wild Cascadia opener



VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Cascadia Cup rivalry matches in 2012 promise to offer plenty of drama if the opening match is any indication.

Seattle's Fredy Montero scored a 90th minute equalizer as the Seattle Sounders came back twice to tie the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-2 at BC Place on Saturday in a wild first match of the 2012 Cascadia rivalry series.

Vancouver looked set for the win after Camilo scored with a free kick that found a way through a crowded penalty area and surprised Seattle netminder Bryan Meredith for the late 2-1 lead in the 82nd minute.

Whitecaps left back Alain Rochat opened the scoring with a marauding run down the left in the 12th minute. Despite creating numerous scoring opportunities, Vancouver saw their lead disappear on Eddie Johnson's equalizing header early in the second half.



http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/articl...ascadia-opener
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Whitecaps FC head to Toronto for Amway Canadian Championship decider

'Caps and Toronto FC level at 1-1 on aggregate


Looking to win their first-ever Voyageurs Cup title, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (2W-0L-1D in ACC) visit three-time defending champions and Major League Soccer rivals Toronto FC (1W-0L-2D in ACC) in the decisive second leg of the 2012 Amway Canadian Championship (ACC) final on Wednesday evening.

Just like last year’s Canadian Championship finale, Whitecaps FC travel to Toronto’s BMO Field looking for a positive result after a 1-1 first-leg draw on Bell Pitch at BC Place last week. With The Reds holding a slight advantage after scoring an ‘Away Goal’ in Vancouver, the ‘Caps will look for their first win at BMO Field since Canada Day (July 1) 2008. They meet a TFC side who will be keen to win a fourth-straight Voyageurs Cup title after a challenging start to their 2012 MLS campaign.

http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2012...onship-decider
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Whitecaps FC to Launch Third Kit

Watch the unveiling live on Thursday, starting at 11 a.m. PT


Vancouver Whitecaps FC are launching their first Major League Soccer (MLS) third kit this coming Thursday, June 14 – just in time for Father’s Day! Watch the unveiling live on Thursday, starting at 11 a.m. PT on whitecapsfc.com.

“We’re very excited to add a third uniform this season,” said John Furlong, Whitecaps FC executive chair. “This is a great milestone for the club. We’re very pleased with the new design and we hope that everyone else likes them as much as we do.”

http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2012...unch-third-kit
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Third Jersey
Inspired by BC's landscape



Amidst all these changes, one thing has remained constant. That’s where the club has come from, and where it is situated – the Pacific Northwest. With the new third kit, the ‘Caps have embraced their roots as the lone Canadian MLS club in the region.

As such, the kit’s primary colour is a unique arbutus brown, drawing from British Columbia’s various forests. This is meant to complement the team’s traditional colours reflected in the main crest — the blues of the ocean and sky; the white of white caps, cresting waves, snow, and glaciers; and the silver of the light that bounces between them.

By adding brown to the mix, Whitecaps FC feel they’ve accurately depicted the different aspects of their identity.


http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2012...enting-new-kit


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Whitecaps FC held at home by New York Red Bulls

Red Bulls cancel out Bonjour's 2nd-half strike at BC Place


VANCOUVER, BC - In the final game of a three-match home stand, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (7W-3L-5D) were held to a 1-1 draw by Eastern Conference club New York Red Bulls (8W-4L-3D) on Wednesday evening.

http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2012...tecaps-fc-held
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Whitecaps FC trade Long Tan to D.C. United and waive Floyd Franks

Rennie makes more roster moves


VANCOUVER, BC - Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that the club have acquired D.C. United’s third-round selection in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft - should the 2015 MLS SuperDraft become two rounds, this pick will become a first-round selection in the 2015 MLS Supplemental Draft - in exchange for striker Long Tan. Whitecaps FC also waived midfielder Floyd Franks earlier today.

“We are thankful for Long and Floyd’s contributions since joining the club,” said Whitecaps FC head coach Martin Rennie. “We wish both players all the best for the future.”

http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2012...t-waive-franks
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Whitecaps FC earn important away win over Colorado Rapids

Mattocks goal earns 'Caps big win in Colorado


COMMERCE CITY, CO - Playing their first match in the month of July, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8W-4L-5D) earned an important 1-0 away victory over Western Conference rivals Colorado Rapids (7W-9L-1D) in Major League Soccer on Wednesday evening.

http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2012...-defeat-rapids
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Whitecaps FC earn away draw at Chivas USA

Blue and White earn ninth clean sheet


CARSON, CA — It may not have been as memorable as their first meeting with Chivas USA (5W-7L-5D) this season, but Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8W-4L-6D) picked up another valuable point in a scoreless draw with the Goats Saturday night at The Home Depot Center.

Earlier this season, The Home Depot Center provided the backdrop for Vancouver’s first road win in Major League Soccer and captain Jay DeMerit’s first goal as a member of the club.

History did not repeat itself on Saturday, but the ‘Caps have now claimed at least a point in seven of their last eight MLS matches as they continue to make their mark in the Western Conference standings.


http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2012/07/wfc-draw-chivas
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Whitecaps sign Scotland captain Kenny Miller as third DP


Vancouver Whitecaps, welcome to the club.

On Monday, the Canadian side announced Scotland national team captain Kenny Miller as their newest Designated Player, becoming the fourth MLS team this year to sign three DPs, the maximum allowed by the league.

Miller joins fellow Scot Barry Robson and Frenchman Eric Hassli as Whitecaps DPs and he will look to boost Vancouver's scoring fortunes this season. Despite featuring the likes of Hassli and rookie sensation Darren Mattocks, the club has only scored 21 goals in 20 matches, good for 15th-best in MLS.

“He has been a proven goalscorer with big clubs in Scotland and played in the England Premier League," Whitecaps manager Martin Rennie said in a club statement. "His speed, energy, and work rate will be a valuable asset to our club, as we look to have a strong second half of the season in MLS.”


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New Whitecaps FC DP Miller finds familiar faces in Vancouver

Scottish mafia


Scottish mafia in Vancouver has a new member, and new Designated Player Kenny Miller already feels like he’s among family.

Whitecaps FC unveiled the Scottish international on Monday at BC Place. He joins fellow Scots Barry Robson, head coach Martin Rennie, and assistant coach Paul Ritchie. And although assistant coach Carl Robinson is Welsh, he’s an old teammate of Miller’s from their time at Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in the early 2000's.

“There’s a few friendly faces out here already,” Miller said. “I’ve played with both Carl Robinson and Paul Ritchie at some stage in my career. And obviously Barry Robson making the step a few months before me was always going to make it easier to settle.”

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Whitecaps FC and LA Galaxy draw thrilling encounter at BC Place

Despite Koffie and Robson goals, Galaxy earn 2-2 draw with 'Caps


VANCOUVER, BC - In what was a thrilling Major League Soccer encounter, Vancouver Whitecaps FC (8W-6L-7D) were held to a disappointing 2-2 home draw by defending MLS Cup champions LA Galaxy (8W-10L-3D) on Wednesday evening.

http://www.whitecapsfc.com/news/2012/07/wfc-la-draw
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'Caps get the job done with 2-1 win over first-place Earthquakes



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Whitecaps sign veteran Andy O'Brien from Leeds United



The Vancouver Whitecaps have acquired centre back Andy O'Brien from Leeds United of the English League Championship.

The team didn't release details of the contract but says it's pending receipt of O'Brien's International Transfer Certificate and visa.

O'Brien played in more than 300 English Premier League games and made nearly 500 appearances in professional soccer in England.

The 33-year-old comes to the Whitecaps after spending a decade-and-a-half playing in England.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/soccer/stor...ds-united.html

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