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Russell Berrisford

Russell Berrisford

Russell’s support of Derby County eventually led him to leave the country. He has lived in Canada since 2007 and currently writes about soccer for The Vancouver Sun.


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Whitecaps Show Their Strengths And Weaknesses

Written by on March 11, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Posted in MLS, Vancouver Whitecaps

A two goal victory against a bitter Canadian rival on opening day can only lead to a glorious season for the Vancouver Whitecaps right?

Well, okay maybe not necessarily, but there was enough in the 2-0 defeat of the Montreal Impact on Saturday to offer optimism going forward (along with a few concerns).

In defence goalkeeper Joe Cannon was rarely tested and full-backs YP Lee and Alain Rochat…..

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One response to “Whitecaps Show Their Strengths And Weaknesses”

  1. John Bladen says:

    A win in the home opener is always welcome… but enthusiasm must, as you suggest, be tempered here. Montreal have quite a number of ‘recognizable’ MLS names in their roster (unlike Toronto or Vancouver in their first seasons), but the club is short on quality and ‘familiarity’.

    I’m expecting a better year performance-wise from both Van & Tor, but neither looks like a lock for a playoff spot at this point – even with the expanded playoff tournament for this year.

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