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Rob R. Scott

  • joined Mar 18, 2012
  • last login Aug 28, 2014
  • posts 168
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Part-time freelance translator, writer, and editor. Full-time soccer dad, chauffeur, dog walker, and "Things to do" list completer. Born and raised in Vancouver, with a brief timeout in Japan, and a 15-year spell in Switzerland.

A Fan Of...

  • EPL Newcastle United FC
  • MLS Whitecaps
  • General FCZ (Zurich)
  • Soccer Richmond FC
  • FIFA Switzerland
  • Serie A Juventus
  • Bundesliga Dortmund
User Blog

Caps Just a Passing Fancy?

26

After a sleek unveiling, it's starting to look like it's out with the new and in with the old in Vancouver.

A Whole Lot of Rosie?

7

Will we see Mauro Rosales playing as a Whitecap just 48 hours after the team obtained him in a trade for Nigel Reo-Coker?

The Gradings Against the Goats

8

Vancouver Whitecaps report card: Caps vs Goats.

A New Playoff Structure for MLS?

22

It's not always the case that the top ten teams qualify for the MLS post-season. What should be done about it?

It Wasn't a Draw!

26

The Vancouver Whitecaps dug deep, while visiting Sporting Kansas City looked uninspired. The result? 2-0 Caps, and a jump start into the run for the playoffs.

All-Star Game: Much Ado about Nothing

18

It's long on spectacle, but short of any real meaning - it's the MLS all-star game.

Road Record: A Differential Diagnosis

1

The Vancouver Whitecaps have improved their road performance steadily since entering MLS in 2011. Three years on, the trend continues at the halfway point in the season. Will it be the deciding...

Real Fit to Be Tied as Caps Steal a Point

17

It wasn't very pretty, but the Vancouver Whitecaps will take a draw and a point out of Sandy, Utah to end a hellish week.

Caps Have More Questions Than Answers

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As the Vancouver Whitecaps prepare for their mid-week clash with Toronto FC to begin the second half of the 2014 season, there are more questions than answers from a Vancouver perspective.

Grading the Caps: An Exercise in Frustration

9

Though it wasn't as bad as a 3-1 might seem, there's no denying that the Vancouver Whitecaps have a problem rising to the occasion against weaker opposition.

No Place Like Dome: Caps Edge Sounders

8

The Vancouver Whitecaps snapped out of their two-week funk Saturday night, downing the Seattle Sounders 1-0 in a match they largely controlled from the start.

Will Cap Attack Come Back?

1

After what could charitably be called a listless performance earlier in the week versus Montreal, can the Vancouver Whitecaps once again return to form to down the Colorado Rapids on the road?

Caps' 2nd Half Collapse Yields Split Decision

21

It took the Vancouver Whitecaps 45 minutes to build up a two-nil lead on Saturday evening in Philadelphia - and only eight minutes to concede three, as they almost blew any chance of points...

Caps Hoping to Cut Timbers Down to Size

22

The Vancouver Whitecaps are primed to do battle in Portland this weekend - looking to take their first victory out of the Rose City.

World Cup Dark Horse Series: Part 2

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In Part 2 of our World Cup Dark Horse Series, 86 Forever puts some money down on relative long-shot Ivory Coast to finally live up to the expectations of their countrymen - and themselves.

National Team: Goalless Drought Finally Over!

1

Canada scored their first goal since birch-bark canoes went out of fashion, as Canada and Bulgaria played to a 1-1 draw.

World Cup Dark Horse Series: Part 1

38

In the first of the three-part series, Eighty Six Forever looks at three World Cup contenders very much on the periphery, yet not as far from the knockout round as you might think.

God Not a Caps Fan (Yet)

51

It's too cruel to be just bad luck. The Vancouver Whitecaps failed yet again in their quest for the Voyageurs Cup - while playing the best football Caps fans have ever seen.

Forecast: Rain with a Chance of Victory over Crew

6

Vancouver looks to make it two MLS wins in a row, while Columbus is just hoping to end the winless streak.

Late Manneh Marker Keeps Caps' ACC Hopes Alive

15

The Vancouver Whitecaps lost their opening leg of the 2014 ACC 2-1this evening, but super-sub Kekutah Manneh may well have salvaged their hopes of making a comeback on home soil.

Report Card: Caps - Earthquakes

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The final grades are now in. Find out who earned top marks following the Whitecaps' dispatching of the Earthquakes 3-2 at BC Place.

"Keep off the Grass," Says Disciplinary Committee

18

Vancouver Whitecaps 'keeper Paolo Tornaghi has just found out he'll be fined and handed a one-match suspension for celebration.

On the Tides of Change in Vancouver

From the start, coach Carl Robinson has said his youngest charges would get every opportunity to show their stuff. The youth movement within the ranks of the Vancouver Whitecaps is starting to take...

Caps Hope to End Dry Spell at Salt Lake

With only a single point out of the last nine possible, it's time for the Vancouver Whitecaps to get back on the winning track. They'll have to beat Real Salt Lake on their own turf to do it.

Caps Battle Back to Earn Draw

14

The youth movement continues in Vancouver as the Whitecaps fought back twice to play the LA Galaxy to a draw on Saturday.

Report Card: Galaxy vs Caps

8

The final gradings for the Caps after Vancouver's 1-0 loss to the LA Galaxy on Match Day 7.

Laba Blows Fuse, Caps Blow Match

36

A momentary lapse of reason saw the Vancouver Whitecaps reduced to 10 men late in the match. In just three minutes, the Colorado Rapids overcame a 1-0 deficit to down the Whitecaps 2-1.

So How Do Whitecaps V4.0 Stack Up?

19

86 Forever takes a look at the Vancouver Whitecaps through their first four matches over their four seasons in MLS.

A Litmus Test for Both Caps and Dynamo

18

It's still early in the 2014 season, but not too soon for taking stock. The Whitecaps are pretty much gold at home, but can they handle the alchemy that Dominic Kinnear conjures up year after year?

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