12/03/2013 § 1 Comment
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and arguably can take its place as, and be branded, a global phenomenon. Yet as so often is seen, it is only the men’s professional side that is given intense coverage. In Canada, that theme is no different, despite a Women’s World Cup in Canada on the horizon as soon as 2015.
01/11/2012 § Leave a comment
This Thursday will mark the Whitecaps’ first ever venture into the MLS playoffs and with it, representation as the first ever Canadian team to make this stage, following the continuing demise of Toronto FC back east. It’s a proud moment for honest head coach Martin Rennie in his inaugural season in Vancouver. The Scot has rejuvenated the team and brought about a defensive stability that has made the ‘Caps hard to beat and united the squad and fans as one.
For most, this would be the ideal scenario heading into their playoffs debut. But the Whitecaps could hardly have asked for a tougher draw. The Los Angeles Galaxy are the most high profile MLS club in the world and have really found their form in the latter stages of the season heading into this winner-takes-all match up at the Home Depot Center.