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#1 Tenacious

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 02:15 PM

Let's try to keep all Whitecaps talk that doesn't belong in the GDT in here, please. If it's necessary I can update the first post with any notable news that may come up.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 03:55 PM

Something I've been trying to get straight about all these extra tournaments and such:

The way I understand it, qualifying for the CONCACAF Champions League through MLS is available only for US teams, while the Canadian teams qualify through a seperate Canadian Championship tournament, and only the winner gets in. There's also a few more teams that can qualify for Superliga, but they can't play in both the Champions and Superliga in the same year.

So, hypothetical situation from the far-flung future:

Whitecaps win the MLS Cup against the Montreal Impact. TFC is the worst team in MLS, except earlier in the season, TFC got some good luck and good play and manage to win the Nutrilite.

So, in this situation:

1) Neither Whitecaps nor Montreal qualify for the Champions League even though they were the playoff winner and runner up.
2) TFC is in the Champions League with a far inferior team
3) Both Whitecaps and Montreal qualify for Superliga.
4) Two or more Canadian teams can't qualify for the Champions League but they can qualify for Superliga.

Under the current system in that situation, would all this be correct?
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 04:21 PM

Do we have a WhitecapsHD guy or something? I donno... a soccer version of CanucksHD. It'd be pretty cool. (And plus the Whitecaps only play once a week- it'd be a little easier for the person)
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 06:33 PM

I didn't realize the MLS had a reserve roster league. I am assuming that the Caps reserve team will host a game in Vancouver at some point. Does anyone know where they would play? Swanguard perhaps?
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:10 PM

Do we have a WhitecapsHD guy or something? I donno... a soccer version of CanucksHD. It'd be pretty cool. (And plus the Whitecaps only play once a week- it'd be a little easier for the person)

I'm sure everything will be on Youtube and eventually someone like CanucksHD will emerge (maybe even him)?


In other news, hassli and Chiumiento were named to the Team of the Week. Definitely well deserved. Chiumiento only played one half too.

http://www.mlssoccer...ts-mlssoccercom
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 07:29 PM

I'll be creating a GDT on Thursday, guys.
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 10:58 PM

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:23 AM

go whitecaps
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:18 AM

I wonder if they have plans to make apps for the Whitecaps (sorta like the Canucks app).
That would be so cool.


I wish they had a jersey with a large Whitecap logo on the front instead of BELL.
Then I'd buy it.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:47 AM

who's jersey shoud i get! wait for omar salgado?


I have my eyes on a Chiumiento if he can continue his strong play from the first game
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:52 AM

I wonder if they have plans to make apps for the Whitecaps (sorta like the Canucks app).
That would be so cool.


I wish they had a jersey with a large Whitecap logo on the front instead of BELL.
Then I'd buy it.


That would be nice, but it wouldn't be "official". I want to get a jersey too, just not sure if I want a white one to take part in the white out or not. I much prefer the look of the blue one.

I find it odd that the scarves have the addidas logo on them and Bell is no where to be found. I'd figure Bell would want their logo on everything Whitecaps.

I use these 2 apps to keep up on the 'caps.

http://itunes.apple....d397303467?mt=8

http://itunes.apple....d294056623?mt=8

There's also this one that I haven't downloaded yet, apparently it doesn't cover MLS (yet)

http://itunes.apple....d395478916?mt=8
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:08 PM

Anyone here go to the last game? I'm going next week and was wondering what the beer prices are. Is it closer to BC Place prices or GM Place? :P
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:22 PM

Anyone here go to the last game? I'm going next week and was wondering what the beer prices are. Is it closer to BC Place prices or GM Place? :P


Given those options, I'd have to say BC Place ;) It's likely the same prices that they charged for the Lions last season which I believe was $8.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:43 PM

Given those options, I'd have to say BC Place ;) It's likely the same prices that they charged for the Lions last season which I believe was $8.



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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:04 PM

I saw people with flasks all over Empire, but yet I had to throw away my bottled water.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:55 PM

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:04 PM

I just went to champs today and the whitecaps jersey without a name is $110 bucks :huh:
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 09:24 PM

I just went to champs today and the whitecaps jersey without a name is $110 bucks :huh:

I thought they'd be cheaper too, but it looks like they're the same price around the whole league. The non-authentic version is apparently $70.

I'm going to the next home game, and I can't decide what I should buy... a scarf and a shirt or just the jersey. DECISIONS!
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:09 PM

I just went to champs today and the whitecaps jersey without a name is $110 bucks :huh:


how much for one with name and numbers?
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:25 PM

I wonder if there will be any Martin Nash jerseys for sale. I'd still like to get his, seeing as he's been with the organization so long.

But yes I wish Bell's name wasn't on the front either. I took a look at a few in Lougheed and it made me feel like a billboard. However I'm sure they wouldn't be willing to sponsor our team if their logo wasn't plastered in plain view <_<
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:45 PM

how much for one with name and numbers?

I'm not 100$, but I think adding a name and number is $20 more while doing it after you buy a blank jersey is $30.

I will probably end up buying a blank jersey and then putting a name on it later on just to make sure I don't put on a name of a player that will be gone next year or turns out to be a bust.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:56 PM

I have a question about the "reserve team"... Is this name for a farm team in the MLS? If so why was our goalie playing in the Caps reserve team? :blink:
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:05 PM

I have a question about the "reserve team"... Is this name for a farm team in the MLS? If so why was our goalie playing in the Caps reserve team? :blink:

It's mostly for players that don't play in the first team, so they can get some playing time and stay fit. It's also for younger players who aren't ready for the MLS and players from the first team who are coming back from injuries and need to get match fit, like Joe Cannon.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:19 PM

Nutrilite Leg One is on Sportsnet (WOO) and Leg Two is on Sportnets One. (BAH) this year, according to the offical website. Both Legs of the final are on Sportsnet One.

Whitecaps are going to be getting a lot of radio play this year...

Edited by knucklepuckin, 23 March 2011 - 11:22 PM.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:19 PM

It's mostly for players that don't play in the first team, so they can get some playing time and stay fit. It's also for younger players who aren't ready for the MLS and players from the first team who are coming back from injuries and need to get match fit, like Joe Cannon.


Oh I see, so it is a farm team.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:21 PM

Oh I see, so it is a farm team.

Yea, pretty much.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 11:32 PM

Oh I see, so it is a farm team.

The soccer, ahem, football community doesn't like it when you use North American terminology for the "beautiful" sport. You know, like zero is nil and you never call a goalkeeper a goaltender.
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:01 AM

I'm not 100$, but I think adding a name and number is $20 more while doing it after you buy a blank jersey is $30.

I will probably end up buying a blank jersey and then putting a name on it later on just to make sure I don't put on a name of a player that will be gone next year or turns out to be a bust.


Bandwagonism.

If you like a player, why do you care about the performance of that player?
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 12:01 AM

The soccer, ahem, football community doesn't like it when you use North American terminology for the "beautiful" sport. You know, like zero is nil and you never call a goalkeeper a goaltender.


But "goalie" is still accepted, yes? :D
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Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:38 AM

Bandwagonism.

If you like a player, why do you care about the performance of that player?


I suppose it's the same reason we don't see any Matthieu Schneider jerseys around Vancouver, and to some extent Pavol Demitra uniforms. People want to have the names of the long-term or star players on their jerseys. Furthermore, most fans aren't familiar with the players, so it's a wait-and-see approach for the majority. It's tough to relate to any of the players at such any early point in this team's existence.

To answer your question, it's tough to begin liking a player without first learning a bit about him. The very first thing that comes to mind is how well that player can play and/or represent the team. It'll take a few years to learn about each player's individual personality, so that might not be a factor for most fans until next season. Unless you've followed soccer previously, the players are still a complete mystery. Putting a random name on your jersey without any prior knowledge and then realizing that player is the worst player on the team is not something you can sleep easy knowing.

I hope nobody rushed out to buy one of these:

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If you put "Messier" on your jersey after his first year... different story.

Edited by Quaker Oats, 24 March 2011 - 02:54 AM.

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