Vancouver Whitecaps FC Make it to the 2012 MLS Playoffs

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After a disappointing 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers at BC Place this afternoon, the Whitecaps‘ saving grace came from an unlikely place — our Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders FC. We needed the 3-point finish at home but the second best result was for Seattle to defeat FC Dallas who we’ve been battling in the standings for the last few weeks. Seattle pulled through with a convincing 3-1 win which means the Whitecaps are going to the MLS playoffs.

The Whitecaps are the first Canadian team to ever make it to Major League Soccer‘s post-season (with Toronto FC and Montreal Impact missing the cut). While the news is great, the team feels they still need to step it up, especially when they face the LA Galaxy in their first playoff game November 1st.

The club still has a regular season game left in Salt Lake on Saturday, October 27th then it’s onto the playoffs. We start on the road so we need to cross our fingers that we get back to BC Place for a game in November as that will be a 1-shot playoff match. If we win in LA then we advance to a home-and-away aggregate-goal format semifinal.

This is great news for soccer — Major League Soccer — in Vancouver. With incredible fan atmosphere at games, affordable tickets, family nights and promotions, and community involvement, hopefully we’ll get even more locals out to support our team this fall and again in the spring.

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Follow @WhitecapsFC on Twitter along with @WhitecapsMatch during the game for updates. I also have a Whitecaps list on Twitter with players, media, and organization members that you can follow.

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  1. JTKTuesday, October 23rd, 2012 — 4:04pm PDT

    Will try to make this short and to the point.Born in Great Britian and having played soccer at a very high level, it is easy to see that the whitecaps have major issues in number one lack of coaching in playing a system example 4 2 4 etc the midfield is non existant, there is no team leader on the feild especially in midfeild regarding ball distribution and attack and leadership,on defence the goatender has to communicate with the players in front of him letting them know if they are covering and picking up the other teams strikers and sometimes overlaping fullbacks moving into the play.Now for the players themselves again on Sunday i hate to say it about fellow countrymen but Robson has to stop complaining and crying wolf evey time there is an infraction agaist him and getting in the refere’s face,when he makes or misses a call nothing you say to him will change anything so give it up and play the game because you know better and can play better if you keep your mind on the game.Sorry Mr.Miller but your play on the feild lately has been terrible especially regarding your resume, the team needs to work on their ball skills and the coach has to take control and get them playing together as a unit in a basic on feid workable system a mentioned earlier. Other than that good luck guys.

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