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The Best of Both Worlds - 2014 FBM Beer-view: Vancouver Whitecaps FC

With Major League Soccer and the rest of American soccer kicking off in just over a week we've curated an impressive list of players, personalities, broadcasters, front office folk, and fans to have them tell us (and you) about their upcoming 2014 season.

And, of course, pair their hopes and dreams for this season with a tasty local brew.

That's not just a preview... it's a "beer-view".

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By Jay DeMerit / Defender, Vancouver Whitecaps and U.S. national team  

Team: Vancouver Whitecaps

Coach: Carl Robinson

Is he the right man for the job?

Yeah I think so. Carl was our assistant coach for the past two years so he has the respect of the players. He is a young, hungry manager that is eager to prove himself. He was a great player as well, so hopefully his experience playing at the top level in the world of football will reflect in his coaching.

Player(s) to watch?

Kekuta Manneh - After showing glimpses of brilliance in his rookie season, look for the little winger to have a breakout year.

Predictions for 2014?

The Caps will be a young team combined with a few "wiley veterans" like myself and Kenny Miller. If we can get our mix right on the field, look for us to continue to push for playoff spots.

Local Beer Pairing:

Granville Island "Cypress Honey Lager"

I wake up every game day morning looking at Cypress Mountain across the water here in Vancouver. Plus my wife won a gold medal at the Vancouver Olympics on the same mountain, so we love it!

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