Tyler Green, 24 hours Vancouver, soccer columnist

Tyler is a freelance soccer reporter covering Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Canadian National Teams. Follow Tyler on twitter @tylergreenFC.

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Canadian Cyle Larin. GETTY

Canada has sad lack of young talent

Major League Soccer announced its annual top 24 under 24 — the best 24 players in MLS under the age of 24. Each year, people await the results to see where their club side’s young players rank among their peers and closest rivals.

Female Vancouver Whitecaps FC fans are growing in numbers. POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Give Whitecaps fans some rock n' roll

Seattle Sounders FC and 107.7 The End have announced that the station will broadcast two Sounders matches — one against LA Galaxy and the other versus Real Salt Lake.

Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jordan Harvey against Columbus Crew. GETTY IMAGES

3 players Vancouver Whitecaps must keep

It has been a while – eight games! – but the Vancouver Whitecaps FC finally picked up another win and are right back in the thick of the playoff race.

Vancouver Whitecaps player Christian Bolanos. GETTY IMAGES

Don't fire Whitecaps coach - fire the players

To say things haven’t gone well for Vancouver Whitecaps FC is a bit of an understatement. The ‘Caps have just one win over their last 11 Major League Soccer matches and are winless in eight. In their last seven games, they have scored just one goal.

Christine Sinclair. GETTY IMAGES

Team Canada should be proud of effort

Vancouver Whitecaps FC have zero wins in their last three matches and have won just two Major League Soccer matches since May 22. Let’s forget about that for a week and take this opportunity to praise the Canadian women’s soccer team.

Vancouver Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson. GETTY IMAGES

Vancouver Whitecaps shooting blanks

I’ve been critical recently about Vancouver Whitecaps FC — whether it’s been their goal scoring, defending, or the inability of their youngsters to progress.

The Whitecaps have added Giles Barnes from the Houston Dynamo. GETTY IMAGES

Whitecaps signings won't solve scoring woes

Between Pokémon Go, the Pride Parade, and Celebration of Light, there were enough distractions to avoid Vancouver Whitecaps FC’s sad result on the weekend against FC Dallas down in Texas.

Vancouver Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson. GETTY IMAGES

Whitecaps coach must fix defensive core

I wrote recently about how a single volunteer can inspire a child to get interested in sports — like my daughter’s involvement with soccer.

Canada's national women's soccer team. GETTY

Girls need women's pros to look up to

It’s not often that my six-year-old daughter enjoys the same things I do. I like Star Wars, she likes princesses – unfortunately not the Leia kind – and for the 77 months she’s been alive, liking soccer has been on her radar for approximately four of those months.

Cristiano Ronaldo. GETTY IMAGES

Euro draw more balanced than people think

Euro 2016 has been a tournament of agonizing twists and turns. Some of the traditional teams have failed to impress — several even failed to qualify (think Netherlands or Bosnia and Herzegovina or Greece, three of UEFA’s top teams).

An Irish fan at a Euro game. GETTY

Irish fans add life to Euro tourney

Another week has gone by with a few more train rides, matches, and pints of beer and glasses of wine for this weary traveller.

Vancouver Whitecaps were whipped 2-0 by the lower-level Ottawa Fury. POSTMEDIA NETWORK

Fans should be in a Fury about Whitecaps

It was another disappointing result for Vancouver Whitecaps FC as they lost 2-0 in their first leg Voyageurs Cup semi- final match against Ottawa Fury FC.

Vancouver Whitecaps goalie has been under siege this season thanks to a shambolic defence. GETTY IMAGES

Vancouver Whitecaps defence in tatters

I’m having a hard time continuing to get excited about Vancouver Whitecaps FC and the thrill of the Major League Soccer season this year. Mostly I’m just left feeling unsatisfied.

Whitecaps goalie David Ousted fails to stop a shot from the Portland Timbers on Sunday. REUTERS

Whitecaps woes have fans looking elsewhere

Vancouver Whitecaps FC are on a roller coaster — and those lows are so depressing that soccer fans should instead look forward to a few other events to help forget about the ‘Caps.