Entries in Koffie (5)


Post-game Pint: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo, 6/10/12

After what felt like such a long break, the boys in white were back at it against the Houston Dynamo. Luckily, the start of the Euros was enough of a fix, but it sure was nice to get back inside the comfy confines of BC Place and see a match live. Especially since the 'Caps have a healthy 4-1-2 record at home. Sunday's game was no disappointment as not only did Vancouver win the game, they did so in considerable style. This was a fun game to reflect back on. And we did so while drinking Lighthouse's Race Rocks.

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Know Thy Enemy - New England Revolution

The Whitecaps have touched down in Massachusetts looking to extend their impressive form of late against New England Revolution. Disastrous was the only adjective that came to mind to describe the first hour of play at BC Place Wednesday evening as we almost slipped on the old banana peel. Good thing for us we have substitutes like Sebastien Le Toux, Etienne Barbara and Darren Mattocks to come off the bench and rescue a result for us.

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Post Game Pint: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 05/05/12

Do we ever go for the dramatic, it feels like Empire Field all over again. And what a way to do it. Eric Hassli with the game winning goal with virtually the last kick of the game sent the stadium into raptures, especially his teammates who mobbed the Frenchman.

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Post-game Pint: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. FC Dallas, 4/21/12

After the San Jose loss on Wednesday, we wondered aloud if the positive performance against the Quakes (despite the loss) was a harbinger of things to come. Turns out we were only half right. Although the result was great, the quality did of play did not exceed that of last week. Offensive chances were fewer, passes were not connecting, and three points were collected. Actually, the game was pretty much the opposite of the the San Jose game as the 'Caps were tight defensively and won, instead of creating lots of chances and losing.

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Preseason Primer - Midfielders

For part three of our Preseason Primer Series we will be turning our attention to the midfielders. Keep in mind that there are some players who fall into that grey area where they may be used as midfielders or strikers depending on how they perform and what formation Coach Rennie uses. The breakdown for these positions in this post reflects where they are expected to play at the start of the season, assuming Rennie continues to use his preferred 4-3-3 (or 4-2-3-1 depending on how you visualize it).

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