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Old 07-16-2011, 04:03 PM   #176
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nations cup is by far the best amateur soccer tournament of the summer. i suggest people who live in richmond go check it out! the beer garden is top notch as well
There were some good games today. Were you out there?
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:35 AM   #177
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:41 AM   #179
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:58 AM   #181
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I only had the chance to see the friday night games but i heard it was another unreal weekend. I usually play for the China open team but i blew my MCL in november.. slowly getting back into things now.

As for the whitecaps, they totally dominated the first 65 minutes of that game. It seemed like they stopped playing after they hit the post though. They are really missing Demerit on the back line
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:33 PM   #182
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It's really too bad that the Whitecaps season has gone down the tubes. There are some very good pieces on the team, but no system in place to take advantage of their talents. I look at a guy like Chiumiento and I wonder why he isn't playing Division 2 in Europe? Heck, even Camilo could crack a second or third tier league in Europe.

It's really too bad that they fired Teitur Thordarson too. His tactics might not have been appropriate for MLS, but he seemed like a really likable guy and he probably had the respect of the players. He only had a 1-year deal anyway, so they should have just hired a new coach in the summer if they wanted a change in systems.

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Old 07-31-2011, 08:06 PM   #184
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What would the MLS playing level be equivalent to in places like Europe or SA?
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:36 PM   #185
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What would the MLS playing level be equivalent to in places like Europe or SA?
I don't claim to be a world football expert or anything, but I imagine that MLS is equivalent to Tier 3 in Europe.

Since I've started watching the 'Caps, I've watched some EPL highlights and a few Champions League games. The passing and skill in those leagues is head and shoulders above MLS. Some of the EPL teams have been playing their pre-season games against teams in the MLS and the results speak for themselves. For example, the MLS all-stars got owned 4-0 against Man U and the Sounders got trounced 7-0 by the same club. And of course, Man U isn't even the best team in Europe and many argue that the Premier League is a step below the other European leagues.

Of course, we get to see the odd flashes of brilliance in MLS like Hassli's goal against Seattle.
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Man U was runner up in champs league this Yr. So they're not the best in Europe but u make it sound like theyre not even close to being up there.
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I don't claim to be a world football expert or anything, but I imagine that MLS is equivalent to Tier 3 in Europe.

Since I've started watching the 'Caps, I've watched some EPL highlights and a few Champions League games. The passing and skill in those leagues is head and shoulders above MLS. Some of the EPL teams have been playing their pre-season games against teams in the MLS and the results speak for themselves. For example, the MLS all-stars got owned 4-0 against Man U and the Sounders got trounced 7-0 by the same club. And of course, Man U isn't even the best team in Europe and many argue that the Premier League is a step below the other European leagues.

Of course, we get to see the odd flashes of brilliance in MLS like Hassli's goal against Seattle.
so MLS is pretty much equivalent to division 1 football in the UK?

Seems like other countries in the world take MLS soccer as serious as we do British hockey
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went to my first whitecaps game FINALLY.

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^ We love you Long Tan!

Chiumiento was left off the roster today. Unless he's under contract next year, I'm guessing he won't be back next year.

It's a pleasant surprise that the addition of Mitchell has changed the look of the team. Rochat is playing his proper position and Harvey actually looks decent as an attacking winger. DeMerit hasn't made a mistake in 2 games. It's too bad that the season is ending as things are finally looking up for the 'Caps.
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I'm looking forward to next season...my dad has season tix and I usually score half of the games, but I think I might pick up my own 2 seats next year
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I have watched games at both stadiums and while BC Place is nice, a bit of atmosphere has been lost with the move. I've heard rumours that the Southsiders have been a bit polarizing and if that's true it's a shame because the crowd needs to be louder in the stadium.
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Whitecaps unveil South Korean defender Young-Pyo Lee

WHITECAPS UNVEIL SOUTH KOREAN DEFENDER YOUNG-PYO LEE

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The former World Cup star from South Korea said Wednesday he chose lifestyle over money when he decided to sign with the Major League Soccer club.

"The most important decision is my life and the future," said Lee when discussing his move to the MLS during an introductory news conference at B.C. Place Stadium.

Reports indicate the 34-year-old rejected richer offers to sign with the Whitecaps, who are looking to improve on a last-place finish in its inaugural campaign in North America's top league.

Lee joins Vancouver after two seasons with a club in Saudi Arabia.

"The club that he was on in Saudi wanted him to stay there," Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi said. "I can tell you that it was at a very significant amount of money. He's made a life decision at this point to move here."

Lee has represented his homeland in three World Cups (2002, 2006 and 2010) and his 127 international caps also include appearances in three Asian Cup tournaments.

Lee also starred with famed Dutch club PSV Eindhoven, England's Tottenham Hotspur, Germany's Borussia Dortmund and FC Seoul, which he guided to K-League and Korean Super Cup championships. In the past two seasons, he helped Al-Hilal capture two consecutive Saudi Professional League and Saudi Crown Prince titles and also made two appearances for the Riyadh-based squad in the Asian Football Confederation Champions League.

Lee said he fell in love with Vancouver's ocean and mountains and wanted to experience a new city and culture while helping his two daughters learn English. Vancouver's large Asian population was not a determining factor in his decision but the community appealed to him.

"He had plenty of options and we're fortunate that we live in Vancouver, and Vancouver is one of the most livable cities in the world," Lenarduzzi said. "We're probably benefiting a lot from things that don't necessarily relate to football. But he's aware of the club. He's aware that we're in MLS. Those things combined have resulted in what we think is going to be the perfect marriage."

Wednesday's news conference attracted a large contingent of reporters from Asian media outlets, including China's national Xin Hua news agency. Lenarduzzi said the strong Asian interest is an added bonus, but was not a determining factor in the team's decision to sign Lee.

Although Lee has stopped competing internationally for South Korea, Vancouver's management group is convinced that he can still play at a high level.

"He's offered the playing side, the leadership side, the mentoring side and there's no doubt in my mind that he has considerable time in him in terms of what he can offer on the field," Lenarduzzi said.

Vancouver coach Martin Rennie added that Lee is an important addition to a defence that ranked among the worst in the league last season.

Lee's decision to sign with the Whitecaps for less money than elsewhere also proved that he wants to play on the West Coast for the "right reasons," Rennie added.

"It also sends a message to the other players that he's a guy who's done everything in the game and he's here because he wants to learn -- because he wants to succeed," Rennie said. "He's not here for a pay day. He's here for other reasons. That has to inspire players to do the best they can as well."

The Whitecaps are looking to Lee to fill a hole at the right fullback spot. Wes Knight, Jeb Brovsky and Jonathan Leathers shared most of the playing time there last season, but all are gone from the Whitecaps. With Alain Rochat well established at left fullback, Lee will switch from his usual left side to shore up the right side.

Rennie said he still wants the club to get better everywhere on the pitch but it is unlikely to make moves at forward after Brazilian striker Camilo and French counterpart Eric Hassli ranked among the league's scoring leaders. MLS veteran Atiba Harris is also slated to return now that he has recovered from a knee injury that kept him out most of the season.

"We're not looking to lose players," Rennie said. "We're looking to add more good players."

Notes: Whitecaps CEO Paul Barber, a former Tottenham executive, knew Lee from his days with the Spurs.
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^^ been a 'hot issue' amongst vancouver koreans lately.
expect whitecaps games to be invaded by koreans wearing whitecaps jerseys lol
he already held a fan-autograph session.
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Darren Mattocks was the whitecaps 2nd overall pick, who was suppose to go 1st overall in the draft. Any info on this guy who he is?

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