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Rob R. Scott

  • joined Mar 18, 2012
  • last login Jul 26, 2014
  • posts 162
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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

86 Forever Whitecaps Season Preview: Rob Scott

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An in-depth look at the Caps before First Kick.

No Hollywood End for Daigo

13

"Aannnd that's a wrap! Thank you people!" That's all there is to say, as Daigo Kobayashi's time in Hollywood North comes to a close.

Why, Oh Why?

26

The countdown to First Kick is fast approaching, and thankfully in Vancouver the Whitecaps still have more questions than answers...

International Hopefuls Shoulder to Shoulder

27

Those international players hoping to make the Vancouver Whitecaps' 2014 roster have their work cut out for them.

Scoring: Load Needs to Be Shared

11

Goals from the midfield were a relative rarity in 2013. This year, that will have to change if the Vancouver Whitecaps are to be successful.

Sunday Morning Scribe: On Coco in PoCo

2

For a soccer parent, it's the path taken, and all its little quirks, detours and delights that make up a year's worth of memories.

Jay to Play Another Day

80

Though not official yet, it looks like Jay DeMerit will be returning to the backline for the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2014.

Updated: It Ain't Over Till It's Over

126

The cavalcade of mistakes, bad breaks, and disasters continues to plague the Vancouver Whitecaps.

It's All Too Quiet on the Western Front

31

The Camilo saga has dragged on into its second week - and still not a word from MLS publicly.

A Hill Too Steep

125

The Vancouver Whitecaps just can't seem to stay on a roll.

Twas the Night Before Christmas - Whitecaps Style

14

On Christmas Eve, well this seemed appropriate...

Caps Pick Experienced Mid at Re-Entry Draft

12

The comings and goings continue for the Vancouver Whitecaps as the MLS Re-Entry Draft hits stage 2.

Is MLS Selling Itself Short?

26

Major League soccer earns a very paltry 38 million dollars in TV revenues annually. If the league needs additional air beneath its wings, surely TV rights have got to come under the microscope.

Caleb Clarke: Local Son Rising?

1

Hometown (Richmond) product Caleb Clarke is toiling away refining his trade in Germany. Canada's upcoming international friendly vs Slovenia could offer 20-year-old striker the opportunity to...

RYSA: A Long-Term View

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The Richmond Youth Soccer Association is preparing for the future. Doug Long, the Chair of Richmond District and also the Richmond Youth Soccer Association steps away from the pitch just long...

Rennie: The Knives Are Out

19

No, the Vancouver Whitecaps didn't make the playoffs this year. But is it all Martin Rennie's fault?

Almost Everything to Play For

8

No, they won't make the playoffs, but make no mistake - this weekend's match against the Colorado Rapids is hardly a mean-nothing game.

Faith from a Phone Call

14

Amid growing concerns among Whitecaps fans of a club management and organization that's detached and opaque rather than transparent, there comes a ray of light that gives one hope.

Who Made the Biggest Difference?

6

For Vancouver Whitecaps fans, the playoffs have already started. It's already do-or-die, and the action on the pitch has been thoroughly entertaining - especially last night, when the...

Camilo Double Keeps Caps Alive

16

Camilo Sanvezzo scored a brace tonight to help the Vancouver Whitecaps stave off MLS playoff elimination.

MLS West: Slow and Steady for the Caps

8

The Vancouver Whitecaps have come a long way from their first year in MLS in 2011. Will they continue their sustained upward trajectory, or have they already peaked?

Preview: Hoping to Cap-italize on Real Dilemma

6

Exactly who comes out on top of the Real Salt Lake vs Vancouver Whitecaps match this weekend seems just as likely to be a function of who's not on the pitch Saturday as who is.

Camilo and The Stork up for Awards

2

It's been a good week for the Vancouver Whitecaps - at both ends of the pitch.

Caps' Rare Road Win Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

35

The Vancouver Whitecaps scored both early and late, en route to a 3-0 away victory over the Montreal Impact.

Graphic Content: Who's Paying Dividends?

With only a handful of matches left in the current MLS season, it's time to start the assessments...

Unbearable: The Millers' Tale

3

Take a walk on the wild side...in Kenny Miller's back yard, that's not too tough to do at all.

Poll: When There's Little Else to Do...

2

It's Monday afternoon, and the venting's begun following the Vancouver Whitecaps' disastrous showing in Dallas this past weekend. Maybe a poll will help...

Playoff Aspirations Pretty Much Snuffed Out

8

The Vancouver Whitecaps fell 3-1 to FC Dallas last night, in a loss that makes playoff elimination much more of a "when" than an "if".

Whitecaps 101 for the Uninitiated

2

As interest in the Vancouver Whitecaps increases, more and more footballing novices need a helping hand.

I'd Have Expected Better

3

It's been a frustrating past couple of weeks for the Whitecaps, and for Vancouver Whitecaps striker Kenny Miller, some of that seems to have boiled to the surface.

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