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Whitecaps hand TFC First BMO Loss of 2008

Martin Nash (the brother of Steve Nash) calmly sank a penalty to give the Vancouver Whitecaps a critical 1-0 win in the round robin Canadian Cup over Toronto FC last night. Between the Canadian and US Open Cups Major League Soccer won five of the nine matchups with the North American second division yesterday. (which included three matches where the MLS team found itself a man up for over 45 minutes) That’s certainly not an overwhelming number and while I have already seen some nice spin from MLS apologists, later today we’ll objectively compare the MLS and USL and explain why every year many MLS teams struggle in the US Open Cup.

About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC. View all posts by Kartik Krishnaiyer →
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One Response to Whitecaps hand TFC First BMO Loss of 2008

  1. I was at the Sounders/Chivas game last night, and except for Rasov, the Goats played full strength.

    From what I could tell, Chivas looked back on its heals from the attitude Sounders were taking towards the game. At one point, Kljestan was trying to direct traffic outside of the penalty box and couldn’t find a through ball to anyone. He ended up passing back in frustration, and that pass (if I remember) was picked off.

    Flores, especially when he was playing on my side in the second half, looked winded and troubled by the aggressive defense. Chivas tried to win this one, but couldn’t.

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