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Whitecaps FC defeated Houston Dynamo today 3-0 at BC Place and finish 2nd in the West. They have a first round bye and will host the 2nd leg of the Conference Semis on Sunday Nov 8th (creating a tight turnaround for conversion after BC plays CGY the day before.)
Who they will play is very much up in the air.
http://www.whitecapsfc.com/post/2015/10 ... semifinals

Noteworthy was that the roof was open for today's match, which started at 4pm. I guess Wally wasn't able to convince anyone that they would risk catching their death of cold :rotf:


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Well done, Whitecaps! :beauty:
With the Lions struggling to make it into the playoffs while the Canucks are going through a slow start without having a home win yet, it's good to see that at least the Whitecaps finished strong in the end to win their regular season finale to get a bye in the playoffs.

Looking through the highlights from the regular season finale, it's obviously that soccer fans are very different than football fans with regards to what they display. Specifically, waving flags is much more common in soccer games.
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The fans often wave a blue and white checker flag as well as the flag of Vancouver:
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I've never seen them wave that at Lions games.
And of course, they wave the Canadian flag as well :canada: although I'm not sure if that's very appropriate as it implies that the Whitecaps are representing all of Canada even though the Montreal Impact and the Toronto FC are in the playoffs too. I suppose since the Houston Dynamo are based in the USA, then showing the Canadian flag clearly means that you are supporting the Whitecaps although I've also stated countless times that in the NHL and now in the MLS, it's city vs. city and not country vs. country. If it's Whitecaps FC vs. Toronto FC/Montreal Impact in the MLS Cup game, then obviously flying the Canadian flag is inappropriate as then...which team is that fan rooting for?

In any case, good luck Whitecaps! :cheer:


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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The Whitecaps FC had to wait a long time, but they now know they will face Portland Timbers on Sunday in Portland for the first leg of the Western Semis. After the outcome of the elimination playoff between Portland-Sporting KC, I'd say they should be concerned. After a see-saw match that saw the Timbers blow a lead in regulation, then comeback in extra time to tie it, the match was settled in the 11th round of penalty kicks by the 2 goalies facing each other.

After that thrilling end, Portland will be on a high at home. By the time the 2nd leg is played at BC Place on the Nov 8th, the Caps could be facing an uphill battle. If the Timbers had lost, the Caps would have faced Seattle, who instead will play Conference leader FC Dallas.

In the East, Montreal Impact made it look easy ousting Toronto FC 3-0, putting an end to TFC's first ever playoff appearance. The Impact move on to host the first leg of their Eastern Semis vs Columbus Crew this Sunday.


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BC 1988 wrote:After that thrilling end, Portland will be on a high at home. By the time the 2nd leg is played at BC Place on the Nov 8th, the Caps could be facing an uphill battle. If the Timbers had lost, the Caps would have faced Seattle, who instead will play Conference leader FC Dallas.
The Whitecaps better score as many goals as possible in game 1 in Portland as the away goals rule will take in effect.
The Whitecaps have a 1-0-2 record this season against the Timbers with the two ties played in Portland.


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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That shootout was crazy. Wonder what happens if the goalie missed. Do they go back to the beginning all over again ?


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TheLionKing wrote:That shootout was crazy. Wonder what happens if the goalie missed. Do they go back to the beginning all over again ?
Once every player on the field (including the goalie) has taken his turn, the kickers that follow don't have to be in the same order as in the original 11 rounds. MLS now follows International Football Association Board procedures, but they had experimented with other formats in the past. Interesting article about the subject:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penalty_s ... ootball%29

It's pretty rare that it gets as far as goalie vs. goalie. Yes, that was crazy (and very entertaining).


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BC 1988 wrote:
TheLionKing wrote:That shootout was crazy. Wonder what happens if the goalie missed. Do they go back to the beginning all over again ?
Once every player on the field (including the goalie) has taken his turn, the kickers that follow don't have to be in the same order as in the original 11 rounds. MLS now follows International Football Association Board procedures, but they had experimented with other formats in the past. Interesting article about the subject:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penalty_s ... ootball%29

It's pretty rare that it gets as far as goalie vs. goalie. Yes, that was crazy (and very entertaining).
One of the most memorable World Cup games that was settled in a shootout was the 1982 World Cup semi-final between France and West Germany. And one thing that hasn't been seen in a long, long time is adult men literally cry in games. But that is exactly what happened on either side when both a French and West Germen player missed the shootout. They feel that they've so dishonoured their team and their country that they literally bawl in tears in shame and disgrace. First West German's Uli Stielike did when he missed his shootout, and then Italy's Didier Six missed as well. Then Italy's Maxime Bossis missed too and although emotional seemed to control his tears. He may have did so afterwards as his miss directly gave the path for West Germany winning.
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BC 1988 wrote:Seattle, who instead will play Conference leader FC Dallas.
It is a rare moment when two cities that have two or more professional teams happen to play each other on the exact same day - i.e. Lions vs. Stampeders and Canucks vs. Flames on the same day. But this will happen on Sunday, Nov. 1 as it will be (Seattle vs. Dallas) * 2 with first the Seahawks vs. Cowboys followed by Sounders vs. FC Dallas.

For those of you who really hate Toronto and all their sports teams, then I'm sure you're glad that Toronto FC have been eliminated by the Montreal Impact.


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Scoreless tie in Portland. :hmm:

So in the second leg, Whitecaps must win in regulation notwithstanding extra time after a 0-0 tie as a non-scoreless tie will give the win the Timbers. :cr:


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Robbie wrote:It is a rare moment when two cities that have two or more professional teams happen to play each other on the exact same day - i.e. Lions vs. Stampeders and Canucks vs. Flames on the same day. But this will happen on Sunday, Nov. 1 as it will be (Seattle vs. Dallas) * 2 with first the Seahawks vs. Cowboys followed by Sounders vs. FC Dallas.
Both SEA teams ended up winning, with the Sounders taking their first leg 2-1 at home, and the Seahawks getting to 4-4 on the season with a last minute 13-12 win on the road.


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Montreal is eliminated by Columbus in extra time so it will be NY Red Bulls vs. Columbus Crew in the Eastern Conference finals. It's up to the Whitecaps to represent Canada.

It's been a bad weekend for Vancouver sports with the Lions losing yesterday and the Canucks losing a pair of games on the road this weekend. Let's see if the Whitecaps can redeem Vancouver from a completely terrible weekend. :pray:


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Whitecaps trailing and need two goals without conceding any more to advance. More likely it's going to be a terrible weekend in Vancouver. :puke:


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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I was at the game, and the Caps certainly did not endear themselves to any on-the-fencers


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An overall bad season for Whitecaps FC year missing the playoffs. But if there's any consolation, the Whitecaps managed to beat convincingly the team that eliminated them last year, the Portland Timbers, with a score of 4-1 to win the goal differential and capturing the Cascadia Cup.
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祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Going back to the issue of Canadian-based teams, although the Whitecaps didn't make it to the playoffs this season, the 2016 MLS Cup will have a Canadian-based :canada: team in the final as the East Conference final will be between Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact. Will you be rooting for whichever team makes it to the final?


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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MLS is a very secondary sport for me (I don't consider it as entertaining as EPL--there is still too much simulation of injuries as a strategy, something that is not tolerated in EPL). I am more interested in what a workout BMO Field will be getting. They host the Grey Cup on Nov 27th, then the second leg of the TOR-MTL East Final on Nov 30th. (the first leg is hosted by the Impact at Olympic Stadium). If TFC advances to the League Championship on Dec 10th they would host if their opponent is Seattle. Otherwise, Colorado as the number 1 seed would be the host.

So you've got some potential winter conditions on Nov 27, 30th and Dec 10th (and on Jan 1 the Leafs and Red Wings play the Scotiabank NHL Centennial Classic there). With TFC's first 9 years of futility that hasn't been an issue--funny it happens in a GC year.


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