VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 11 – Steven Beitashour
Jan19

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 11 – Steven Beitashour

Highest: 7 Lowest: 20 Average ranking: 10.8 Mark: 11 – He is the right back we wanted and the right back we deserved.  Or was he a winger?  He played like a winger.  He was, arguably, the right sided version of Justin Morrow. Well, was.  He’s left us for a better place.  Weather-wise, anyways. Steven Beitashour, formerly of Toronto and now of Los Angeles FC, had a very good season, earning with five assists and a very good...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 15 – Nick Hagglund
Jan14

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 15 – Nick Hagglund

Highest: 10 Latest: 20 Average ranking: 14.39 Mark: 15 – Ahh, the Slammin’ Salmon. Everyone’s favourite forward/defender.  Or is he a defender/forward.  Either way, he’s a top guy, who’s had a rough year. The 25 year-old had started the season off strong, making an appearance in every match until the 3-2 win over Minnesota, which put him out for two months.  In his comeback, he made a few appearances, until another injury put...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 16 – Benoît Cheyrou
Jan13

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 16 – Benoît Cheyrou

Highest: 10 Lowest: 20 Average ranking: 15.96 Mark: 18 – I feel like this is a bit of a eulogy. Benoit Cheyrou became iconic. He wasn’t here for very long, but his contributions and class were hard to ignore.  He came on against Montreal in the semi-finals and ‘saved us all’.  And he did.  What a goal. This season, his role appeared to have three facets : be a mentor, become a coach, be a backup. He’s been a mentor to Tsubasa...

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Episode 218 – 18/01/12 #tamIsAHat
Jan12

Episode 218 – 18/01/12 #tamIsAHat

We ring in the new year three quarters of the gang and with more rage than anticipated as we discuss the Soccer Canada shuffle, the TFC schedule, a Canadian Premier League announcement and the usual silliness. In this episode Mark cannot stop swearing, Kristin cannot even and Duncan cannot guarantee his attendance at games. Give us any rating on iTunes, when you get a chance. It would help immensely. Click here to listen to episode...

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VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 23 – Jason Hernandez
Jan06

VMP Final Countdown 2017: Number 23 – Jason Hernandez

Highest: 19 Lowest: 25 Average ranking: 22.05 Mark: 23 – The TL;DR is “he did what was expected of him”. When Hernandez arrived in the very early season, he was signed as a free agent after a two-season spell at NYCFC, with the role of journeyman substitute defender, firmly his for the taking. He knew he was going to be in tough competition for a starting spot, with Vanney leaning towards 3-5-2 and needing to get through the...

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