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Postby bellis555 » 17 Jul 2017, 03:05

TORONTO - When a Vancouver Whitecaps training session ended this week newcomer Mauro Rosales remained on the field doing some extra work with Kekuta Manneh. Jose Reyes Rockies Jersey . Rosales, the veteran Argentine midfielder acquired last week in a trade with Chivas USA, was the teacher and Manneh, the speedy Gambian left-wing, was an eager pupil. The two worked on some patterns which would allow Manneh to create space for himself and hopefully help generate more goals, something the Whitecaps desperately need as they prepare to face the Portland Timbers on Saturday night at BC Place Stadium in a Major League Soccer match that has playoff implications for both teams. "We are working on some tactics, how to break them down," said Manneh, 19. "We need to score goals. "Our whole team is doing a good job defensive wise. Its just attacking wise we need to figure something out and score more goals for the team." The Whitecaps (7-5-12) hold the fifth and final playoff spot in the MLSs Western Conference with 33 points, two ahead of the Timbers (7-8-10). The Colorado Rapids are also in the mix, sitting in seventh spot with 30 points. Vancouver has 10 regular-season games remain while Portland has nine. Both teams are coming off losses. Vancouver dropped a 2-0 decision to the L.A. Galaxy last weekend while the Timbers were beaten 4-2 by Seattle. The Whitecaps also won 4-3 in Portland the last time the teams met in June, their first MLS win over their Cascadia rivals. "Its a massive game for us," said Vancouver coach Carl Robinson. "We beat them in their own backyard earlier in the season. "We have to make sure we come with the same intensity. We have to bounce back. I think it was an OK performance against L.A. but I dont think we deserved to win. We have to make sure we do deserve to win and we get the win." Portland coach Caleb Porter said his team cant afford to squander any chance to pick up points, especially against a squad above them in the standings. "We have to keep fighting and grinding," Porter told reporters in Portland. "This game was going to be important whether we won against Seattle or not. "We have to get ready for Vancouver. The next nine games are going to determine whether or not we get in (the playoffs). Its probably going to come down to whether or not we get more points in the next nine games than Vancouver gets in the next 10." The Whitecaps have just two wins in their last 10 games (2-3-5). During that span Vancouver has managed just eight goals and has been scoreless four times, including three times in the last four games. Vancouver has speed up front with players like Manneh, Darren Mattocks and Erik Hurtado. One of the reasons the Whitecaps acquired Rosales was to insert a veteran into the lineup with a touch for delivering the ball and setting up scoring chances. Much of the playmaking has fallen to Pedro Morales — who leads the Whitecaps with nine assists — but Rosales will add some balance and poise. Prior to joining Chivas this year, Rosales spent three MLS seasons with Seattle, recording 12 goals and 34 assists in 86 matches. Since 2011, the 33-year-old has 42 assists, the second most in MLS. He started 16 of 21 games for Chivas, collecting eight assists. Manneh, who has struggled since suffering a pre-season back injury, has managed three goals this season but Rosales believes he has the ability to score more often. "Im just trying to be helpful," Rosales said. "He has the right energy and a lot of quality in his feet. "He just needs some advice. Not just him but everybody on the field needs to be organized, in good shape for these important games." Rosales has only been with the Whitecaps a week his influence is already being felt. "We definitely need this kind of player on the team," said Manneh. "All our attacking players have speed. Hes a different kind of player. Hes more of a playmaker and very tactical. Hes technically disciplined. If we can have a playmaker like him and Pedro deliver us the balls there wont be any excuses. I am really excited to play with him." So far Robinson has liked what hes seen from Rosales. "He has excellent delivery, excellent distribution," said the coach. "He brings a little bit of guile we have probably been lacking the last couple of games." At the start of the season the Whitecaps rained goals, scoring 16 in the first 10 games. Robinson said the recent goal drought can partly be attributed to teams playing better defence and his young team dealing with a long season. "If you look at teams through the league they go through periods of time when it doesnt go their way," he said. "Its a work in progress. We are in contention. We played some super stuff at the start of the year. We played some very good stuff recently without getting results. Were not scoring goals and its something we need to address." With both teams feeling the playoff pressure Saturdays game should have some edge. "It will be a high-octane game full of passion," said Robinson. "Tackles will be flying and some good football." Jorge De La Rosa Jersey . Amaro broke the NCAA all-time record for receiving yards in a season for a tight end with 1,352 during his junior campaign, eclipsing the mark of 1,329 set by Rices James Casey in 2008. Nolan Arenado Rockies Jersey .“I always did my stuff ahead of the deadline. The best deal Ive ever done was the Darryl Sydor deal. We did that at the end of January in 04, and Syd was the missing piece. .com) - Will Conant booted a 39-yard field goal as time expired and Air Force played spoiler with a 27-24 win over 21st- ranked Colorado State on Friday.Oakland, CA ( - Derek Carr passed for 214 yards and two touchdowns, while Sebastian Janikowski kicked four field goals as the Oakland Raiders topped the Buffalo Bills, 26-24, on Sunday. Carr completed 17-of-34 attempts and tossed scores to James Jones and Jamize Olawale for the Raiders (3-12), who have a chance to match their win total of the past two seasons if they top the Broncos in Denver next week. Latavius Murray and Darren McFadden combined for 140 yards on 32 attempts, while Kenbrell Thompkins posted 90 yards on five receptions. Kyle Orton finished 32-of-49 for 329 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions for the Bills (8-7), who conclude the regular season at New England seven days from now. With the running game largely shackled to the tune of 13 yards on 13 attempts, Fred Jackson totaled 93 yards on nine catches, while Sammy Watkins, Scott Chandler and Robert Woods posted a TD catch apiece. Chandler and Orton combined for a 29-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth and Buffalo closed the gap to 19-17. The Raiders went ahead by a 26-17 count with 2:51 to go after Carr found Olawale from one yard out. That score was set up by a pair of big plays: Carrs 51-yard completion to Andre Holmes on 3rd-and-22 along with McFaddens 25-yard run to the one on a 2nd-and-6. On 3rd-and-21 from the 9-yard line, Brandian Ross stepped in front of an Orton pass at the Bills 33 and returned it seven yards. However, Janikowski failed to convert from 488 yards out and Buffalo had the ball back with 1:55 to play. Ian Desmond Jersey. Woods was in the end zone to accept a 30-yard pass from Orton, and the extra point pulled the visitors to 26-24 with 1:09 showing. Charles Woodson recovered the onside kick and Carr knelt twice to run off the remaining time. Orton found Watkins for a 42-yard catch-and-run score to cap Buffalos initial drive of the contest. Carrs three-yard strike to Jones evened the score early in the second and Janikowskis 45-yard field goal just before the midway point gave Oakland a 10-7 edge. His 36-yard boot provided a 13-7 margin with 1:11 left before halftime, but Dan Carpenter nailed a 54-yard try on the final play for a three-point game. A 38-yard try from Janikowski ended the Raiders first series of the third pushed the hosts lead to 16-10, and he was good from 49 yards out later in the period. Game Notes Oakland has beaten Buffalo four straight times at home since moving back from Los Angeles prior to the 1995 season, and improved to 14-5 overall on friendly ground against their former AFL rivals ... Sunday marked the 13th time Janikowski made exactly four field goals in one contest, doing so for the first time since Nov. 24, 2013 against Tennessee ... Jackson, Watkins and Woods became the first trio to record at least 60 receptions each in one season in team history ... Bills cornerback Stephon Gilmore left the game with a concussion and did not return. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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