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The Third Sub Episode 46: The Vancouver Whitecaps keep rolling with road win over RSL

In the 46th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down yet another Vancouver Whitecaps victory, as the ‘Caps are fresh off beating Real Salt Lake this past weekend, giving the team some momentum ahead of a big matchup with LAFC on Wednesday. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In the 46th episode of the show, Alex and Sam are … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 46: The Vancouver Whitecaps keep rolling with road win over RSL

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End of his Reyn(a): Do the Vancouver Whitecaps have the depth to offset the loss of Yordy Reyna?

The Vancouver Whitecaps made a trade this past weekend, moving their third-longest tenured player, the enigmatic Peruvian attacker, Yordy Reyna, to DC United for some Allocation money. In this piece, we look at what the ‘Caps lose by moving Reyna, and see if they’ve got the depth to stomach his departure.  Completely out of the blue, the Vancouver Whitecaps made a move on Saturday.  In … Continue reading End of his Reyn(a): Do the Vancouver Whitecaps have the depth to offset the loss of Yordy Reyna?

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps weather slow start vs RSL to keep rolling with 3rd win in 4 games

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look back at their win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday, as they weathered a slow start to find a victory thanks to some Fredy Montero and Lucas Cavallini magic.  Suddenly, they’ve found a bit of a groove here.  After finding themselves with a record of 2W-6L-0D heading into game … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps weather slow start vs RSL to keep rolling with 3rd win in 4 games

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Double Trouble: Vancouver Whitecaps win back-to-back games for 1st time in over 16 months with big away win over RSL

The Vancouver Whitecaps picked up a huge win on Saturday, as they took down Real Salt Lake in Salt Lake, giving them their 3rd win in 4 games. Here is our report from that game, as the ‘Caps did well to find a late winner away from home.  Blink, and you might miss it.  For the first time in over 16 months, the Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading Double Trouble: Vancouver Whitecaps win back-to-back games for 1st time in over 16 months with big away win over RSL

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Keeping it ‘Real’: Vancouver Whitecaps wary of ‘dangerous’ threat that reeling RSL side offers ahead of Saturday matchup (Preview #12)

The Vancouver Whitecaps travel to Utah this weekend, as they get set to take on Real Salt Lake in a big Western Conference battle, one that could have big implications on the playoff picture. Ahead of that one, here is our preview, as we look at how the ‘Caps are feeling ahead of their first regular season game against Western opposition since July. While the … Continue reading Keeping it ‘Real’: Vancouver Whitecaps wary of ‘dangerous’ threat that reeling RSL side offers ahead of Saturday matchup (Preview #12)

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The Third Sub Episode 45: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps win over the Impact and previewing RSL

In their 45th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down the Vancouver Whitecaps victory over the Montreal Impact this past Wednesday, before looking forward to their clash with Real Salt Lake on Saturday. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat some Vancouver Whitecaps, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 45: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps win over the Impact and previewing RSL

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The Third Sub Episode 44: Previewing the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ final

In the 44th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into some Canadian Premier League talk, as they preview the league’s final, which will be between Forge FC and Halifax Wanderers this Saturday. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In episode 44 of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk all … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 44: Previewing the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ final

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Final Countdown: Forge and Halifax relaxed ahead of what’s expected to be a ‘competitive’ Canadian Premier League finale

Nearly a month after they kicked off their 2020 season, the Canadian Premier League is wrapping things up this weekend, as Forge FC takes on the Halifax Wanderers in the final of the ‘Island Games’ on Saturday. Here is what both sides had to say ahead of that game, as they held a media day on Friday.  It’s been a sprint all the way through, … Continue reading Final Countdown: Forge and Halifax relaxed ahead of what’s expected to be a ‘competitive’ Canadian Premier League finale

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Montero steals thunder from improved Vancouver Whitecaps defensive performance in win over Impact

The Vancouver Whitecaps snatched an important 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Wednesday. In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look at what paved the way towards that win, including a formation switch, some defensive growth and a throwback Fredy Montero performance. Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Montero steals thunder from improved Vancouver Whitecaps defensive performance in win over Impact

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Fredy’s Revenge: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Montero brace to surprise 3-1 victory over the Impact at BC Place

Mere days after losing to the Montreal Impact by a score of 4-2 on their home field, the Vancouver Whitecaps got revenge on their rivals on Wednesday, as they beat the Impact by a score of 3-1 on that same BC Place pitch. Here is our report from that one, as the ‘Caps found a way to beat an Impact side that seemed to have … Continue reading Fredy’s Revenge: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Montero brace to surprise 3-1 victory over the Impact at BC Place

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Calm and Composed: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to channel ’emotion’ in Impact rematch(Preview #11)

Mere days after an entertaining clash between the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Montreal Impact at BC Place, in which the Impact beat the ‘Caps by a score of 4-2, they get set to do battle again. Here is our preview for that one, as the Whitecaps look to bounce back after a tough loss on their home turf.  After a tough loss, can they avoid … Continue reading Calm and Composed: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to channel ’emotion’ in Impact rematch(Preview #11)

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The Third Sub Episode 43: Breaking down a fiery Vancouver Whitecaps loss to the Impact and a CPL update

In the 43rd episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan pick over the bones of yet another Vancouver Whitecaps loss, this time coming against the Montreal Impact, before taking a look at the last few days of action in the Canadian Premier League. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In their 43rd episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 43: Breaking down a fiery Vancouver Whitecaps loss to the Impact and a CPL update

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Emotional fireworks overshadow Vancouver Whitecaps defensive woes in 4-2 loss to Impact

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the most recent Vancouver loss, a 4-2 result to the Montreal Impact on Sunday, and look at what ailed the ‘Caps, including some defensive lapses, disciplinary woes and more, before finishing with some positive points worth highlighting from the game. With smoke hanging over the pitch all game, it … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Emotional fireworks overshadow Vancouver Whitecaps defensive woes in 4-2 loss to Impact

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Rivalry Rekindled: Vancouver Whitecaps fall 4-2 to Montreal Impact in feisty clash between old rivals

The Vancouver Whitecaps fell to the Montreal Impact 4-2 in an entertaining match for several reasons, as both teams combined for 4 goals and 2 red cards. Here is our match report from that one, as both teams rekindled their rivalry at BC Place on Sunday.  At the very least, it was entertaining.  While the Vancouver Whitecaps didn’t look good for a good chunk of … Continue reading Rivalry Rekindled: Vancouver Whitecaps fall 4-2 to Montreal Impact in feisty clash between old rivals

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Next Step: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to be ‘even better’ against Impact after win over TFC last week (Preview #5)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Montreal Impact in a big game for both sides on Sunday. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to make it two wins from two games at BC Place in September, after they did well to beat TFC at home last week.  After getting a taste of victory last week, they’re looking to repeat … Continue reading Next Step: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to be ‘even better’ against Impact after win over TFC last week (Preview #5)

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Surreal Start: 10 months into tenure with Vancouver Whitecaps, Axel Schuster looks ahead to busy rest of 2020 for ‘Caps

Axel Schuster sat down with media for an hour-long roundtable this week. Here are our big takeaways from that availability, as he shared some interesting tidbits on the MLS schedule, youth development, young DPs, signing players and more.  It’s been a few busy days off of the field for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Earlier this week, they announced that current first-team assistant coach, Vanni Startini, would … Continue reading Surreal Start: 10 months into tenure with Vancouver Whitecaps, Axel Schuster looks ahead to busy rest of 2020 for ‘Caps

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The Third Sub Episode 42: Previewing Montreal vs Vancouver x2, the Thierry Henry project and some CPL talk (Ft. Tristan D’Amours)

In the 42nd episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Tristan D’Amours of ProSoccerUSA, who comes on to talk Montreal Impact and some other Canadian soccer subjects ahead of the Vancouver Whitecaps match with the Impact this weekend. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their 42nd episode, Alex and Sam are back, as … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 42: Previewing Montreal vs Vancouver x2, the Thierry Henry project and some CPL talk (Ft. Tristan D’Amours)

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Payback: ‘Resilient’ Cavalry FC gets on the board in the 2nd round of Island Games with win over ‘learning’ Pacific FC

In their opening match of round 2 of the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’, Cavalry FC took out Pacific FC by a score of 3-1. Here is our report from that one, as we hear from both sides after a huge early victory for Cavalry in their quest towards the final.  It was far from a dream start for Pacific.  After having done very well … Continue reading Payback: ‘Resilient’ Cavalry FC gets on the board in the 2nd round of Island Games with win over ‘learning’ Pacific FC

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The Third Sub Episode 41: The Whitecaps bust their slump vs TFC and the CPL finishes Round 1 of Island Games

In their 41st episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan look back at a rare Vancouver Whitecaps victory, recap a busy weekend in Canadian Premier League action, and look at an important announcement from within the ‘Caps Academy and first-team setup. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In their 41st episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 41: The Whitecaps bust their slump vs TFC and the CPL finishes Round 1 of Island Games

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Home-cooking helps Vancouver Whitecaps find offence in gutsy win over TFC

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the ‘Caps victory over Toronto FC on the weekend, and see what paved the way for a memorable win at home over their eastern foes.  Maybe some home-cooking was exactly what the doctor ordered.  Be it a return to their home stadium, the recent time off, a return to … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Home-cooking helps Vancouver Whitecaps find offence in gutsy win over TFC

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Strong Finish: Pacific FC grind out ‘character’ victory over FC Edmonton to move on to 2nd round at ‘Island Games’

Thanks to some last gasp magic from Marco Bustos, Pacific FC were able to advance to the second round of the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ on Sunday, as they beat Edmonton by a score of 2-1 in a must-win game. Here is our recap.  With their season on the line, their marquee offseason signing came up big.  Up against the ropes against an already-eliminated … Continue reading Strong Finish: Pacific FC grind out ‘character’ victory over FC Edmonton to move on to 2nd round at ‘Island Games’

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Three’s Company: Third time’s the charm for Whitecaps vs TFC as they snap losing streak with big 3-2 win at BC Place

The Vancouver Whitecaps broke a lengthy goalless drought and losing streak on Saturday, as they defeated Toronto FC in a big 3-2 win at home. Here is our match report from that one, as the ‘Caps picked up a massive 3 points at BC Place.  If you’re a Vancouver Whitecaps player right now, 3 is the number of choice for the day.  In their 3rd … Continue reading Three’s Company: Third time’s the charm for Whitecaps vs TFC as they snap losing streak with big 3-2 win at BC Place

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Home at Last: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to ‘improve’ in 3rd game vs Toronto FC in 3 weeks (Preview #4)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Toronto FC for the 3rd time in 3 weeks on Saturday. Ahead of that one, here is our match preview, as we look at what we can possibly expect from the ‘Caps ahead of what is a pretty big match for them, for a multitude of reasons.  Can the 3rd time be the charm? After falling short in their first … Continue reading Home at Last: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to ‘improve’ in 3rd game vs Toronto FC in 3 weeks (Preview #4)

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The Third Sub Episode 40: Previewing the upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps clash with TFC (Ft. Michael Singh)

In their 40th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Michael Singh of Waking the Red, as they take the time to preview the upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps game against Toronto FC on Saturday. Welcome back to episode 40 of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by Michael Singh … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 40: Previewing the upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps clash with TFC (Ft. Michael Singh)

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“You have to be calm”: Vancouver Whitecaps preach patience in quest to fix offensive woes

The ‘Caps have struggled offensively as of late, as they’ve been shut out in 5 of their last 6 games. Ahead of their next match, against Toronto FC on Saturday, they took the time Tuesday to talk about those woes and how they’ve looked to fix them, as they look to find some magic at BC Place this weekend.  When things go wrong, sometimes you’ve … Continue reading “You have to be calm”: Vancouver Whitecaps preach patience in quest to fix offensive woes

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Tactical Trouble: An in-depth look at the Vancouver Whitecaps offensive woes and how they can fix them

The Vancouver Whitecaps have struggled offensively as of late, as they’ve been shut out in 5 of their last 6 games. In this piece, we look at some of the reasons why that’s been the case, and look at how a switch to the 4-3-3, along with some other shifts, could change that.  Without a doubt, the Vancouver Whitecaps are in a rut right now.  … Continue reading Tactical Trouble: An in-depth look at the Vancouver Whitecaps offensive woes and how they can fix them

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The Third Sub Episode 39: Sports strike huge for BLM awareness, ‘Caps lose again, CPL rolls on and Buchahan’s UWCL win

In the 39th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan take the time to talk about the importance of sports going on strike, the most recent Vancouver Whitecaps loss against the Montreal Impact, the latest week of action at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, and Kadeisha Buchanan’s big European triumph. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 39: Sports strike huge for BLM awareness, ‘Caps lose again, CPL rolls on and Buchahan’s UWCL win

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps offensive woes continue in 2-0 loss to Montreal Impact

In the latest edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, the day-after column looking at all things Vancouver Whitecaps, we break down a tough loss to the Montreal Impact to close out a 3-game ‘Caps road trip, in which they got swept aside by their Eastern rivals.  Let’s not pretend otherwise: it’s not an easy time to be a Vancouver Whitecap right now.  While it’s certainly not … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps offensive woes continue in 2-0 loss to Montreal Impact

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Another Night, Another Loss: Whitecaps return from trip empty-handed after ‘unacceptable’ defeat to Impact

The Whitecaps concluded their Canadian road trip on Tuesday night with a 2-0 loss in Montreal. Derek Cornelius didn’t sugar coat the state the Whitecaps are in following a third straight loss since returning from Orlando. “We have to all take a serious look at ourselves in the mirror and see what we can all be better at so that we can finally get something … Continue reading Another Night, Another Loss: Whitecaps return from trip empty-handed after ‘unacceptable’ defeat to Impact

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The Third Sub Episode 38: Week 2 of the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ and Alphonso Davies’s UCL triumph

In the 38th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down the 2nd week of action at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, before taking the time to talk about the significance of Alphonso Davies’s UCL victory with Bayern Munich in the scope of Canadian sporting history. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 38: Week 2 of the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ and Alphonso Davies’s UCL triumph

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Treble Triumph: Alphonso Davies ends strong Bayern Munich debut campaign with historic UEFA Champions League victory

CanMNT star Alphonso Davies won the UEFA Men’s Champions League with Bayern Munich on Sunday, becoming the first Canadian male player to accomplish such a feat. Here is what this means for he, Bayern and Canada, as they all bask in the glow of what was a big triumph for many reasons. It’ll take a while for it to properly sink in.  For the first … Continue reading Treble Triumph: Alphonso Davies ends strong Bayern Munich debut campaign with historic UEFA Champions League victory

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A Different Test: Whitecaps aiming to build on improvements made against Toronto in trip to Quebec (Preview #3)

The Vancouver Whitecaps are right back in action on Tuesday night against a rested Montreal Impact side in a match which has both MLS and Canadian Championship implications. The message coming from the Whitecaps following their training session on Monday was to continue improving. Their last match against Toronto FC, a 1-0 loss, was not an excellent performance, nor a favourable result. However, the consensus … Continue reading A Different Test: Whitecaps aiming to build on improvements made against Toronto in trip to Quebec (Preview #3)

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The Third Sub Episode 37: Offensive struggles a deja vu for Vancouver Whitecaps in 1-0 loss to Toronto FC

In the 37th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan pick over the bones of yet another Vancouver Whitecaps loss, as the ‘Caps fell to Toronto FC for the 2nd time in 3 days on Friday. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk all things … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 37: Offensive struggles a deja vu for Vancouver Whitecaps in 1-0 loss to Toronto FC

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Second Chance: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to disrupt Toronto FC’s rhythm after ‘disjointed’ Tuesday loss (Preview #2)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Toronto FC in their 2nd match of MLS’s phase 2 restart on Friday. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  Not often in life that you get a chance to hit a metaphorical do-over button.  You may get a second chance to rectify something, but rarely do you ever get a chance to basically try something over nearly right … Continue reading Second Chance: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to disrupt Toronto FC’s rhythm after ‘disjointed’ Tuesday loss (Preview #2)

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First Step: Analyzing the CanMNT’s first-round draw for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

The Canadian Men’s National Soccer team’s first-round path to the World Cup was revealed on Wednesday, as CONCACAF drew the groups for the first round of their qualifiers, which are set to kick off in October. Here is a look at how Canada’s group shapes up, as some good tests await them in the road towards the 2nd round.  That new road has just been … Continue reading First Step: Analyzing the CanMNT’s first-round draw for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

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The Third Sub Episode 36: Vancouver Whitecaps Eastern road trip off to rough start after 3-0 loss to Toronto FC

In their 36th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are back, this time to talk Vancouver Whitecaps, as they break down the ‘Caps loss to Toronto FC in the first match of MLS’s phase 1 return this week. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 36: Vancouver Whitecaps Eastern road trip off to rough start after 3-0 loss to Toronto FC

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: What can the Vancouver Whitecaps learn from loss to Toronto FC ahead of rematch?

Welcome back to Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column about the Vancouver Whitecaps. In this one, we look back at the ‘Caps 3-0 loss to Toronto FC Tuesday, and look at what they should focus on improving ahead of their rematch with TFC on Friday.  There’s no tip-toeing around it: the Vancouver Whitecaps put up a stinker on Tuesday.  After building up some goodwill with … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: What can the Vancouver Whitecaps learn from loss to Toronto FC ahead of rematch?

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Trouble in Toronto: Piatti brace sinks Vancouver Whitecaps in tough 3-0 loss against Toronto FC to restart MLS play

After a short break, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC resumed their respective MLS season’s on Tuesday, as they took each other on in a big game at BMO Field, in which Toronto eventually cruised to a 3-0 victory. Here is our match report from that one.  It almost looked like they’d never left Orlando.  Maybe not in a physical sense, as the Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading Trouble in Toronto: Piatti brace sinks Vancouver Whitecaps in tough 3-0 loss against Toronto FC to restart MLS play

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The Third Sub Episode 35: Reviewing CPL’s ‘Island Games’ kick-off and previewing Whitecaps return to action vs TFC

In their 35th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down the first weekend of action at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, preview the Vancouver Whitecaps clash with Toronto FC this Tuesday, before going ‘Around the World’ with a look at the play of some Canadians abroad this weekend. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 35: Reviewing CPL’s ‘Island Games’ kick-off and previewing Whitecaps return to action vs TFC

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Canadian Clash: Vancouver Whitecaps fighting for ‘bragging rights’ against TFC in first game of MLS’s phase 1 return (Preview #1)

Phase 1 of the MLS’s return-to-play kicks off this week for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who head to Toronto to play Toronto FC twice, with the first match coming this Tuesday. Here is our preview from that Tuesday match, in which both teams will kick start what is expected to be an exciting Canadian series between Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.  MLS is Back, this time with … Continue reading Canadian Clash: Vancouver Whitecaps fighting for ‘bragging rights’ against TFC in first game of MLS’s phase 1 return (Preview #1)

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MiB Statistical Snapshots: Is it time for the Vancouver Whitecaps to start giving Theo Bair more minutes?

Welcome to our fourth and final Vancouver Whitecaps statistical snapshot from the MLS is Back tournament, our series in which we will dive into the stats of some standout performers for the ‘Caps down in Orlando. In this one, we take a look at Theo Bair, the Vancouver Whitecaps homegrown forward, who made a claim for more minutes with his play down in Orlando.  Much … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Is it time for the Vancouver Whitecaps to start giving Theo Bair more minutes?

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Coastal Rollercoaster: Pacific FC, Halifax Wanderers combine for entertaining 2-2 draw in ‘Island Games’ coastal clash

Pacific FC and Halifax Wanderers combined for an entertaining 2-2 draw in their opening match clash at the ‘Island Games’ on Saturday, giving each team 1 point heading into their second set of games. Here is our post-match report from this one.  While there has yet to be a victory so far, you can’t say that it hasn’t been entertaining.  For the third straight game … Continue reading Coastal Rollercoaster: Pacific FC, Halifax Wanderers combine for entertaining 2-2 draw in ‘Island Games’ coastal clash

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Island Introspections: Forge vs Cavalry set tone for CPL ‘Island Games’ tournament in opening day clash

In our first edition of ‘Island Introspections’, a column looking at the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ tournament, we look at the first day of action from P.E.I., where 2019 finalists Forge FC and Cavalry FC put up a show.  The Canadian Premier League is back! Nearly 300 days after the league put a wrap on its 2019 season, they finally kicked off their 2020 … Continue reading Island Introspections: Forge vs Cavalry set tone for CPL ‘Island Games’ tournament in opening day clash

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Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

On Thursday, the MLS announced their ‘Phase 1’ plan for Canadian MLS teams, while Canada Soccer announced its plan for the 2020 Canadian Championship. In this, we look at the details of both announcements, and what this all means for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  There will be MLS games in Canada this season.  After seeing the MLS move down to Florida during the last month for … Continue reading Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

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CPL is Back: Previewing all 8 Canadian Premier League teams ahead of the ‘Island Games’

The Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ get going this week in Charlottetown. In this, we take an in-depth look at each of the 8 participants in this competition, as they all look to fight for the ‘North Star Shield’, starting this week.  Nearly 300 days after they concluded their 2019 season, the Canadian Premier League is finally back for 2020.  With the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ … Continue reading CPL is Back: Previewing all 8 Canadian Premier League teams ahead of the ‘Island Games’

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The Third Sub Episode 33/34: An in-depth Canadian Premier League ‘Island Games’ Preview

In their 33rd and 34th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan sit back and preview the Canadian Premier League’s Island Games, which get underway in P.E.I. later this week. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub podcast! In this special dual-episode, numbers 33 and 34, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to dive into some … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 33/34: An in-depth Canadian Premier League ‘Island Games’ Preview

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Rouges Rising: Jonathan David transfer to Lille OSC an important one for career, CanMNT

Jonathan David officially joined Lille OSC on Tuesday, as the French club broke their transfer record to acquire the Canadian’s services, making David the marquee signing of their ‘Mercato’. In this, we look at David’s potential fit in Lille’s squad, see the importance of this move for him, as well as other Canadians looking to play abroad.  Canada’s biggest transfer saga of the summer has … Continue reading Rouges Rising: Jonathan David transfer to Lille OSC an important one for career, CanMNT

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The Third Sub Episode 32: In Beom gone, CPL/MLS schedule woes, and Jonathan David’s transfer

In their 32nd episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan sit back and dive into the In Beom Hwang saga, look at the MLS scheduling headache, share some CPL schedule/kit news and talk about the latest Jonathan David transfer, in what is a jam-packed episode. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub podcast! In their 32nd episode, Alex and … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 32: In Beom gone, CPL/MLS schedule woes, and Jonathan David’s transfer

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In Beom Gone?: In Beom Hwang’s complicated Whitecaps adventure continues with recent Russian transfer rumours

Over the weekend, reports of a possible In Beom Hwang transfer came about online, as the South Korean now seems likely to head to Russia soon. In this, we explore his complicated time in Vancouver, the legacy this move can leave behind and where this puts the ‘Caps heading into the winter. In the global transfer market, things move fast.  For fans of the Vancouver … Continue reading In Beom Gone?: In Beom Hwang’s complicated Whitecaps adventure continues with recent Russian transfer rumours

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MiB Statistical Snapshots: Is Thomas Hasal now a backup goalkeeper option for the Vancouver Whitecaps?

Welcome to our third Vancouver Whitecaps statistical snapshot from the MLS is Back tournament, our series in which we will dive into the stats of some standout performers for the ‘Caps down in Orlando. In this one, we take a look at Thomas Hasal, the ‘Caps rookie goalkeeper, who quickly became a player that teams all over MLS took notice of at MiB, as he … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Is Thomas Hasal now a backup goalkeeper option for the Vancouver Whitecaps?

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Congestion Conundrum: Looking at the potential impact of CanMNT’s busy World Cup qualifying schedule

While there is no doubt that CONCACAF’s new World Cup qualifying format is good for Canada’s Men’s National Team, it has also created an interesting slate of questions concerning potential fixture congestion and fatigue woes. In this piece, we look at how that may impact the next year or so worth of games for the CanMNT, who may have to rely on the help of … Continue reading Congestion Conundrum: Looking at the potential impact of CanMNT’s busy World Cup qualifying schedule

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The Third Sub Episode 31: Debating a best CanMNT lineup and answering the Canadian Olympic question (Ft. Peter Galindo)

In their 31st episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are once again joined by Peter Galindo of Sportsnet, who comes on the show to chat all things CanMNT, along with a bit of CPL and MLS. Here’s the second part of their chat, as they chat about their best CanMNT lineups, look at Canada’s upcoming Olympic qualifying conundrum, and speak about … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 31: Debating a best CanMNT lineup and answering the Canadian Olympic question (Ft. Peter Galindo)

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The Third Sub Episode 30: Breaking down the CanMNT’s road to Qatar and talking Canadians Abroad (FT: Peter Galindo)

In their 30th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Peter Galindo of Sportsnet, who comes on the show to chat all things CanMNT, along with a bit of CPL and MLS. Here’s the first part of their chat, as they talk CanMNT players abroad, the new CONCACAF Men’s World Cup qualifying format and what it means for Canada. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 30: Breaking down the CanMNT’s road to Qatar and talking Canadians Abroad (FT: Peter Galindo)

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MiB Statistical Snapshots: Can Derek Cornelius be the beacon of simplicity in a Vancouver Whitecaps defensive storm?

Welcome to our second Vancouver Whitecaps statistical snapshot from the MLS is Back tournament, our series in which we will dive into the stats of some standout performers for the ‘Caps down in Orlando. In this one, we take a look at Derek Cornelius, the Canadian defender who provided a huge bright spot when inserted in the lineup halfway through the tournament, sparking a Whitecaps … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Can Derek Cornelius be the beacon of simplicity in a Vancouver Whitecaps defensive storm?

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MiB Statistical Snapshots: Could Leonard Owusu be an answer to the Vancouver Whitecaps #8 question?

Welcome to our first Vancouver Whitecaps statistical snapshot from the MLS is Back tournament, our series in which we will dive into the stats of some standout performers for the ‘Caps down in Orlando. Up first is Leonard Owusu, the Ghanian midfielder who led the way for Vancouver in midfield all tournament, provoking several questions about his best position going forward.  It was a tough … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Could Leonard Owusu be an answer to the Vancouver Whitecaps #8 question?

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The Third Sub Episode 29: Breaking down the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ (Ft. Terran Campbell)

In their 29th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan talk all things Canadian Premier League, as they break down the league’s recently announced return-to-play plan, before rounding this episode off with an interview with Pacific FC forward Terran Campbell, which was conducted by Alex a couple of weeks back. Welcome back to the 29th episode of the Third Sub! In this … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 29: Breaking down the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ (Ft. Terran Campbell)

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Island Invitation: The Canadian Premier League announces 2020 return with ‘Island Games’ return-to-play plan

The Canadian Premier League announced it’s 2020 return-to-play plan on Wednesday, by revealing the ‘Island Games’, their special tournament that will be held in Charlottetown, P.E.I starting on August 13th. Here is a breakdown of the tournament, including some comments from CPL commissioner David Clanachan, after the league made its big announcement earlier on Wednesday.  Canada’s top domestic men’s soccer circuit has finally announced its … Continue reading Island Invitation: The Canadian Premier League announces 2020 return with ‘Island Games’ return-to-play plan

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The Third Sub Episode 28: Penalty kick woes spoil otherwise solid Vancouver Whitecaps performance vs SKC

In their 28th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan take the time to break down the Vancouver Whitecaps loss against Sporting Kansas City this past Sunday, by looking at both the good and the bad from what was overall a strong performance from the losing ‘Caps. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In their 28th episode of … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 28: Penalty kick woes spoil otherwise solid Vancouver Whitecaps performance vs SKC

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Bring on the Octo: CanMNT get huge boost with latest CONCACAF World Cup qualification adjustment

CONCACAF finally announced their revised qualifying format for the 2022 Men’s World Cup on Monday, which for Canadian Soccer fans, was big news, as it now gives them an idea of the road that their team will soon face on the road to Qatar.  After months of speculation, there is finally a solution.  In a long-awaited announcement about the future of their Men’s World Cup … Continue reading Bring on the Octo: CanMNT get huge boost with latest CONCACAF World Cup qualification adjustment

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show fight, resilience despite tough PK loss to SKC

In this edition of ‘Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column about the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look back at their heartbreaking loss to Sporting Kansas City via penalty kicks on Sunday. It wasn’t the way the ‘Caps would’ve liked to go out, but they learned several valuable lessons this tournament, showing some good growth over the 4 games that they played down in Orlando.  … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show fight, resilience despite tough PK loss to SKC

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Penalty Peril: Vancouver Whitecaps fall to SKC on spot-kicks after regular time defensive stalemate

The Vancouver Whitecaps narrowly fell to Sporting KC in the Round of 16 at MLS is Back on Sunday, as SKC found a way to best them on penalty kicks, after things stayed 0-0 throughout the 90 minutes. Here is our match report from what was a tight game between MLS Western Conference foes.  After doing well to bounce back, it was a tough way … Continue reading Penalty Peril: Vancouver Whitecaps fall to SKC on spot-kicks after regular time defensive stalemate

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Double Vision: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avoid being ‘surprised’ by familiar SKC foes (MiB Preview #4)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Sporting Kansas City in the Round of 16 at MLS is Back on Sunday. Here is our preview ahead of that match.  After sitting on the brink, they’ve lived to fight another day.  In one of the more surprising turns that we’ve seen so far at the MLS is Back tournament, the Vancouver Whitecaps etched their way through the group … Continue reading Double Vision: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avoid being ‘surprised’ by familiar SKC foes (MiB Preview #4)

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The Third Sub Episode 27: What to expect from SKC ahead of MiB clash vs Vancouver Whitecaps (Ft. Cody Bradley)

Another day, another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this 27th episode of the show, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Cody Bradley of the Blue Testament, who helps preview the ‘Caps matchup with SKC on Sunday. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In their 27th episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time joined by Cody Bradley … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 27: What to expect from SKC ahead of MiB clash vs Vancouver Whitecaps (Ft. Cody Bradley)

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Stats Splurge: 3 Vancouver Whitecaps statistical storylines to monitor ahead of SKC clash at MLS is Back

Ahead of the Vancouver Whitecaps pivotal knockout round matchup vs Sporting Kansas City at MLS is Back, we take a look at some ‘Caps statistical storylines to monitor, as they get set to make a run down in Orlando.  It wasn’t textbook, but they did what they had to do in order to survive.  Despite losing their first 2 games at the MLS is Back … Continue reading Stats Splurge: 3 Vancouver Whitecaps statistical storylines to monitor ahead of SKC clash at MLS is Back

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps use surprise knockout blow over Fire to move on at MLS is Back

Thanks to a surprise tactical decision, 5 minutes of magic and some VAR, the Vancouver Whitecaps narrowly pushed their way to the MLS is Back knockout stage with a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Thursday. In our day-after column, we look at what paved the way towards that unlikely result, as we analyze what went right for the ‘Caps in that match.  Sometimes … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps use surprise knockout blow over Fire to move on at MLS is Back

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The Third Sub Episode 26: Delay paves the way for late Vancouver Whitecaps storm surge vs Fire

For the first time in a while, there’s a Vancouver Whitecaps victory to talk about, so in the latest episode of their podcast, The Third Sub, Alex and Sam do just that. Check it out below. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time to talk about the Vancouver Whitecaps surprise victory over … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 26: Delay paves the way for late Vancouver Whitecaps storm surge vs Fire

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Lightning in a Bottle: Vancouver Whitecaps ride electric last 30 minutes vs Fire to MLS is Back Round of 16

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Chicago Fire in a pivotal MLS is Back Group B matchup on Thursday, eventually winning by a score of 2-0. Here is our recap from what was an intriguing match, for a multitude of reasons. Even after the storm cleared, the Vancouver Whitecaps made sure to bring the thunder.  In one of the most surprising moments of the MLS … Continue reading Lightning in a Bottle: Vancouver Whitecaps ride electric last 30 minutes vs Fire to MLS is Back Round of 16

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Fighting the Fire: Vancouver Whitecaps trying to balance ‘risks’ in quest to put out the Fire on Thursday (MiB Preview #3)

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on the Chicago Fire in a pivotal early game Thursday morning, with both teams MLS is Back lives on the line. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  There’s a fire, and the Vancouver Whitecaps have a chance to put it out.  While in this case, this metaphor could extend to segments of the ‘Caps play … Continue reading Fighting the Fire: Vancouver Whitecaps trying to balance ‘risks’ in quest to put out the Fire on Thursday (MiB Preview #3)

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The Third Sub Episode 25: Vancouver Whitecaps plug one leak, open another vs Seattle Sounders

In their 25th episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back, this time to chat the latest Vancouver Whitecaps loss to the Seattle Sounders this past Sunday at MLS is Back. To kick things off, they chat what went wrong against the Sounders, who executed a masterclass in counter-attacking football against the ‘Caps. How could the ‘Caps have reacted better to that? Alex … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 25: Vancouver Whitecaps plug one leak, open another vs Seattle Sounders

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Second’ Caps Thoughts: Final third woes, defensive instability sink Vancouver Whitecaps against Sounders

In this edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column on the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look at their offensive woes against the Sounders, look at what’s plaguing the defence and talk some formations, as Vancouver prepares to keep its MLS is Back hopes alive against the Chicago Fire this upcoming Thursday.  It was an improved performance, but despite that, they were undone by … Continue reading Second’ Caps Thoughts: Final third woes, defensive instability sink Vancouver Whitecaps against Sounders

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Seattle Sweep: Vancouver Whitecaps unable to hold down high-flying Morris, Lodeiro, Ruidiaz in 3-0 loss to Sounders

The Vancouver Whitecaps fell to the Seattle Sounders by a score of 3-0 in their 2nd game of MLS is Back on Sunday. Here is our match report from that one, as we look at the game that was down in Orlando.  Sometimes in MLS, the big players can make a big difference. Unfortunately for the Vancouver Whitecaps, that was only true in the case … Continue reading Seattle Sweep: Vancouver Whitecaps unable to hold down high-flying Morris, Lodeiro, Ruidiaz in 3-0 loss to Sounders

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Lessons Learned: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to stay ‘together’ ahead of derby with Sounders (MiB Preview #2)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, marking their 2nd game at the MLS is Back tournament. Here is our comprehensive preview ahead of that game.  After a tough loss, sometimes all you want to do is get right back out there, giving yourself a chance to prove that what happened was all just a fluke.  While the Vancouver Whitecaps won’t get … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to stay ‘together’ ahead of derby with Sounders (MiB Preview #2)

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The Third Sub Episode 24: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps MiB opener and previewing match #2

Welcome back to the 24th episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk all-things Vancouver Whitecaps. And for the first time in 4 months, they actually have a game to talk about, as the Whitecaps took on the San Jose Earthquakes to open their MLS is Back tournament on Wednesday. With that game … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 24: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps MiB opener and previewing match #2

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Fatigue, midfield struggles big factors for Whitecaps in loss to Earthquakes

In our latest edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking back at the Vancouver Whitecaps game that was, we take a look at what stood out for us in the ‘Caps 4-3 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes to open up their MLS is Back tournament.  At the very least, you can’t fault them for not being entertaining.  Entertainment is probably the last … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Fatigue, midfield struggles big factors for Whitecaps in loss to Earthquakes

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Seismic Shock: After strong start, Vancouver Whitecaps hit hard by late San Jose tremors (Mib Post Match #1)

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off their MLS is Back tournament against the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, as they fell 4-3 to their Californian rivals. Here is our match report from that one, as we break down a tough loss for the ‘Caps.  They weathered the storm for 45 minutes, but then things quickly went downhill after that. In their opening game of MLS is … Continue reading Seismic Shock: After strong start, Vancouver Whitecaps hit hard by late San Jose tremors (Mib Post Match #1)

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Delayed Debut: Whitecaps eager and ‘excited’ to finally take on Earthquakes Wednesday (MiB Preview #1)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, officially kicking off their MLS is Back tournament. Here is our comprehensive match preview ahead of that clash.  Are you ready to rumble?  The Vancouver Whitecaps sure are, as they get set to take the field to kick off their MLS is Back tournament in thunderstorm-riddled Florida on Wednesday evening, when they’ll take on … Continue reading Delayed Debut: Whitecaps eager and ‘excited’ to finally take on Earthquakes Wednesday (MiB Preview #1)

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The Third Sub Episode 23: Previewing the 3 Vancouver Whitecaps MLS is Back opponents

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this 23rd episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time joined by a full complement of guests, who join the show to help them preview the Vancouver Whitecaps 3 opponents throughout Group B at MLS is Back. To kick things off, they’re joined by Alicia Rodriguez of SB Nation in California, who covers all … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 23: Previewing the 3 Vancouver Whitecaps MLS is Back opponents

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Roster Roundup: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps squad and picking players to watch at MLS is Back

In this piece, ahead of the start of MLS is Back for the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look at the club’s roster down in Orlando, project their starting lineup, pick some players to watch and talk some tactics.  In a matter of days, things are going to get real for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are going to kick off their MLS is Back tournament … Continue reading Roster Roundup: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps squad and picking players to watch at MLS is Back

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Depth-Tested: Marc Dos Santos stresses value of tactics, work rate for shorthanded Whitecaps

Ahead of the Vancouver Whitecaps first game down in Orlando, head coach Marc Dos Santos took the time to speak about his team’s approach to the tournament. Here is what he had to say, as he and the ‘Caps expect to use their energy, tactical discipline and solid (if not a bit thin) roster to their advantage in Group B of MLS is Back.  As … Continue reading Depth-Tested: Marc Dos Santos stresses value of tactics, work rate for shorthanded Whitecaps

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Theo Bair: Young Vancouver Whitecaps forward showing poise, maturity beyond his years as a pro

During the 2019 Vancouver Whitecaps MLS season, there were not a lot of bright spots. One player that stood out, however, was youngster Theo Bair, who quickly established himself as a key piece in the ‘Caps puzzle. In a recent interview with BTS, he shared his journey to where he is now, his goals, the importance of using his platform and more. So without further … Continue reading Theo Bair: Young Vancouver Whitecaps forward showing poise, maturity beyond his years as a pro

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The Third Sub Episode 22: Previewing the Vancouver Whitecaps at MLS is Back

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this 22nd episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to discuss the Vancouver Whitecaps ahead of their debut in the MLS is Back tournament! From the squad, which was released this past week, to the schedule and group opponents, they take a look at their thoughts on the ‘Caps ahead of … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 22: Previewing the Vancouver Whitecaps at MLS is Back

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‘I want to score more’: After breakout 2019 season, Pacific FC’s Terran Campbell looking for 2020 encore

As the Canadian Premier League slowly starts to return to training, in preparation of a potential return, we got the chance to speak with Pacific FC forward Terran Campbell, as he took the time to chat with us about his breakout 2019 season, his goals for the future, the CPL, Black Lives Matter and more. Here is that interview, as we get a chance to … Continue reading ‘I want to score more’: After breakout 2019 season, Pacific FC’s Terran Campbell looking for 2020 encore

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: The MLS is Back bubble might pop. Could the concerns have been avoided?

In this latest edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our column for all things Whitecaps and MLS, we take a look at the impact that rushing things have had on the MLS is Back bubble, the ‘Caps prudent roster decisions for that tournament, and what the CPL could learn from this.  After what has felt like a month of sprinting, the MLS is Back tournament has … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: The MLS is Back bubble might pop. Could the concerns have been avoided?

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The Third Sub Episode 21: The ‘Caps Orlando question and a look inside MLS’s bubble (Feat: J.J. Adams)

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! For this 21st episode, Alex and Sam are joined by J.J. Adams of Postmedia, who stopped by the podcast to chat some Whitecaps and MLS. To kick things off, they take a look at the latest Whitecaps news ahead of the MLS is Back tournament, which is now slated to kick off less than a … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 21: The ‘Caps Orlando question and a look inside MLS’s bubble (Feat: J.J. Adams)

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The Third Sub Episode 20: Whitecaps Schedule news, the future of USports and the CPL Draft (Feat: Ben Steiner)

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this special episode, number 20, Alex and Sam are joined by BTS’s own Ben Steiner, who is also the founder of 49Sport (https://49-sport.com/), a website covering all things USports in Canada, to chat MLS, USports and CPL soccer. So to kick things off, they dive straight into the latest Vancouver Whitecaps news, starting off … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 20: Whitecaps Schedule news, the future of USports and the CPL Draft (Feat: Ben Steiner)

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Cristian Dajome: Colombian winger reflects on signing with the ‘Caps & his adjustment to life in Vancouver

This offseason, the ‘Caps made a splash when they signed Colombian winger Cristian Dajome. Recently, as the ‘Caps inch towards an MLS return, Sebastian Pereira had the chance to interview the newcomer. Here is his exclusive interview. After a busy season, he had a big decision to make. Upon being freshly named a Copa Sudamericana champion with Ecuadorian side Independiente Del Valle, 26-year-old winger Cristian … Continue reading Cristian Dajome: Colombian winger reflects on signing with the ‘Caps & his adjustment to life in Vancouver

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Disney Dreaming: Vancouver Whitecaps looking for balance, results, during MLS return

Despite concerns, in less than 2 weeks, the Whitecaps will likely take the field down in Orlando. Here is how the boss is feeling ahead of that date, which is coming up pretty quickly now. In just under 2 weeks’ time, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to begin their Disney dream. While, much like a typical rollercoaster, there are risks that could put it off, as … Continue reading Disney Dreaming: Vancouver Whitecaps looking for balance, results, during MLS return

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The Third Sub Episode 19: Analyzing the departures of Mark Pannes and Kenneth Heiner-Moller (Feat: Harjeet Johal)

Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub! In this special episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time joined by Harjeet Johal, A.K.A Har Journalist, a local Vancouver journalist who covers the Whitecaps, the Canada Women’s national team and more, with bylines in ProSoccerUSA, The Equalizer, Daily Hive and more! To kick things off, they take a look at the departure of CEO … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 19: Analyzing the departures of Mark Pannes and Kenneth Heiner-Moller (Feat: Harjeet Johal)

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: The Vancouver Whitecaps have just entered murky waters by throwing away their best paddle

In this edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, our column about all things Whitecaps and MLS, we take a look at the busy week that was in ‘Caps land, as we break down the departure of Mark Pannes and the Orlando tournament’s draw. Despite a productive middle period, how it ended was quite similar to how it started.  Out of the blue this past Tuesday, it … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: The Vancouver Whitecaps have just entered murky waters by throwing away their best paddle

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The Third Sub Episode 18: Breaking down the MLS’s ‘Return to Play’ tournament

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time to discuss the return of MLS! With the news that the North American soccer circuit is planning to return next month in Orlando, they take a look at the positives and negatives of this ‘Return to Play’ tournament, both from a competitive and health protocol … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 18: Breaking down the MLS’s ‘Return to Play’ tournament

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Comeback Season: MLS is back, and ‘Caps are more than happy to take ‘opportunity’, despite concerns

The Major League of Soccer announced its return-to-play plan on Wednesday, paving the way for a tournament in Orlando next month, making the MLS the first major male sports league to return in North America. Here is a look at what we took away from that announcement, along with how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps, who have started preparing for this tournament in earnest.  After … Continue reading Comeback Season: MLS is back, and ‘Caps are more than happy to take ‘opportunity’, despite concerns

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New Road: Analyzing how a 12 team final round could affect CanMNT’s chances in 2022 World Cup qualifying

While COVID-19 has certainly thrown a wrench into things, there’s no doubt that this CONCACAF World Cup qualifying cycle has already been a long and complicated process, with each month seeming to bring a new story. So with the latest news out of the region suggesting that the newest change could be a doubling of the teams in the final round, we look at how … Continue reading New Road: Analyzing how a 12 team final round could affect CanMNT’s chances in 2022 World Cup qualifying

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The Third Sub Episode 17: MLS is back, CPL not far away, applauding players supporting Black Lives Matter and more

Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk about some loaded subjects in both the North American and European soccer scene. First, they take a look at MLS’s return to play strategy, which only materialized after intense negotiations, during which the MLSPA and MLS’s owners butted heads on a myriad … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 17: MLS is back, CPL not far away, applauding players supporting Black Lives Matter and more

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Why the Whitecaps are in a good position for an MLS return, lockout permitting

In this edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, our column about all things Whitecaps and MLS, we take a look at the rumblings around a potential MLS labour dispute, why the ‘Caps could benefit from a return-to-play, and how the league recently took an important step towards that return, before this recent roadblock hit. During this period where time has moved so slowly, some news has … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Why the Whitecaps are in a good position for an MLS return, lockout permitting

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The Third Sub Episode 16: Breaking down the impending returns of the MLS, CPL and NWSL

Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time to discuss the American and Canadian soccer scene as a whole, as various leagues within the two countries prepare for a return. They start with a look at the MLS plan for a return, with Orlando remaining as the likely hub city solution there, before shifting … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 16: Breaking down the impending returns of the MLS, CPL and NWSL

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Rouges Reflections: CanMNT players ramping up for busy summer of play, movement abroad

All over the world, football has begun its return, starting with South Korea and Germany, with Portugal set to soon join them. Luckily for Canadian Soccer fans, that will put a lot of Canadian content on display, something that won’t change anytime soon, especially with the flood of players set to join those who are already there. After a lengthy hiatus, football is starting to … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: CanMNT players ramping up for busy summer of play, movement abroad

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The Third Sub Episode 15: The Bundesliga returns, CPL considering hub solution, MLS as well

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam kick things off with a look at their impressions of the Bundesliga’s return, and how they thought the games that they saw this weekend went. Could it be a template for other leagues to follow? It will depend on a multitude of factors, but the early returns look positive. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 15: The Bundesliga returns, CPL considering hub solution, MLS as well

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Patrick Metcalfe: Persistence, patience pays off for young Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder

The end of his convoluted youth career is just the beginning of his professional career. On January 23rd, 2020, 21-year-old midfielder Patrick Metcalfe signed his first MLS contract, making him the latest Homegrown Player for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  However, his path to this point was not simple. In terms of soccer development in the Vancouver area, Metcalfe has pretty much done it all.  “I think … Continue reading Patrick Metcalfe: Persistence, patience pays off for young Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder

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The Third Sub Episode 14: The KLeague returns, MLS restarts training and CPL makes huge transfer

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to discuss some lighter soccer subjects, at least compared to some of the news that had been emerging the past couple episodes. They take a look at the official return of the KLeague, with a special look at how Doneil Henry fared, before … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 14: The KLeague returns, MLS restarts training and CPL makes huge transfer

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Small Steps: Vancouver Whitecaps “encouraged” by phase 1 of MLS’s return-to-play plan

MLS partly lifted their training moratorium this week, allowing teams to return to individual but voluntary training at their facilities, provided that social distancing rules were properly enforced. While not every team took that option, the Vancouver Whitecaps did, opening up their facility this Tuesday to their players, after which they took the time to share how things went, as they slowly inch towards a … Continue reading Small Steps: Vancouver Whitecaps “encouraged” by phase 1 of MLS’s return-to-play plan

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The Third Sub Episode 13: A look at what’s new with the Vancouver Whitecaps (ft. David Milinkovic)

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back once again, this time to dive into all things Whitecaps in an all ‘Caps special. While they did not touch on the recent incident surrounding Yordy Reyna and Jhesser Khmiri’s foray into public soccer, as this was recorded before it came out, they touched on a myriad … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 13: A look at what’s new with the Vancouver Whitecaps (ft. David Milinkovic)

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Rouges Reflections: Davies and Henry thrust into spotlight, CanMNT ready for potential World Cup qualifying change

In this edition of Rouges Reflections, our column covering all things Canadian Soccer, we take a look at the impending returns of the Bundesliga and KLeague, and how they should give the CanMNT a boost, before taking a look at how potential changes to the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying format could impact Canada. After what has felt like an eternity without it, soccer is slowly … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: Davies and Henry thrust into spotlight, CanMNT ready for potential World Cup qualifying change

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The Third Sub Episode 12: Analyzing how South Korea’s return to play could affect MLS, CPL

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to discuss soccer from more of a global standpoint, as parts of the world find themselves close to returning to play after this COVID-19 related hiatus. They analyze how the return of some of those leagues, such as South Korea’s KLeague, can impact … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 12: Analyzing how South Korea’s return to play could affect MLS, CPL

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“It’s up to me now to prove”: Hungry and motivated, David Milinkovic relishing opportunity with Vancouver Whitecaps

Before COVID-19 rocked the global football world, forcing delays and cancellations all over the planet, the Vancouver Whitecaps had gotten off to a solid start in MLS, paced by strong performances from the likes of David Milinkovic, a new arrival this offseason. Recently, we had a chance to interview Mlinkovic, as he took the time to give us insight into how his adjustment to Vancouver … Continue reading “It’s up to me now to prove”: Hungry and motivated, David Milinkovic relishing opportunity with Vancouver Whitecaps

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Designating the Best: Ranking the top 5 DPs in the Vancouver Whitecaps’s short MLS history

Over their time in MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps have had 15 Designated Players, to mixed results. In this, we take the best and put them in a top 5, ranked by the impact and production that they provided the club.  As time has gone on, the term ‘Designated Player’ has become nearly synonymous with MLS, etching itself as the holy grail of the league’s confusing … Continue reading Designating the Best: Ranking the top 5 DPs in the Vancouver Whitecaps’s short MLS history

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The Third Sub Episode 11: MLS feeling some heat, PFACan sees the light of day, and an ode to the old ‘Caps

Welcome back to another Episode of the Third Sub! In this 11th episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time to look at the latest Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, CPL and international soccer news. First, they take a look at MLS, and the heat that the league is currently facing with some recent declarations, and how that could affect the CBA. They then pivot up towards … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 11: MLS feeling some heat, PFACan sees the light of day, and an ode to the old ‘Caps

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Path To Pro: USports, Canadian Premier League offering alternate pathway for young soccer hopefuls

Many of Canada’s top young soccer players fall through the cracks once they reach 18. In this, we explore why that happens, and what is being done to change it. There is a hole in Canadian soccer player development. Many of the country’s top players are apart of academies operated by teams in Major League Soccer, although few make it to the pinnacle of their … Continue reading Path To Pro: USports, Canadian Premier League offering alternate pathway for young soccer hopefuls

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CanMNT Road to 2022: Analyzing the Canadian attack ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Once these unprecedented times are behind us, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will get underway, in some form or another. In this series, we look at who Canada’s best options at each position will be heading into those matches, as they try to get back to the World Cup for the first time in 30 years. Here is part 3, where we move up the pitch … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: Analyzing the Canadian attack ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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The Third Sub Episode 10: The need for a CPL Players Union, Anthony Blondell, MLS plans and more

Welcome to our 10th episode of the Third Sub! We’re very excited to have hit double digits in episodes for our show, and we hope to continue and ramp up our audio content as the year progresses along. In this 10th episode, Alex and Sam take a step back and dive into some more serious topics, as they discuss the Anthony Blondell situation that has … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 10: The need for a CPL Players Union, Anthony Blondell, MLS plans and more

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The Third Sub Episode 9: Analyzing the Whitecaps zoom call with Russell Teibert and Max Crepeau

Welcome back to this special bonus episode of the Third Sub! In this 9th episode, Alex and Sam are back to break down the zoom call hosted by the Vancouver Whitecaps earlier in the week, where Russell Teibert and Max Crepeau held court with local media for nearly half an hour. From a look at how Crepeau’s staying fit, to hearing how the team is … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 9: Analyzing the Whitecaps zoom call with Russell Teibert and Max Crepeau

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CanMNT Road to 2022: What to make of Canada’s midfield depth ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Once these unprecedented times are behind us, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will get underway, in some form or another. In this series, we look at who Canada’s best options at each position will be heading into those matches, as they try to get back to the World Cup for the first time in 30 years. Here is part 2, where we move up the pitch … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: What to make of Canada’s midfield depth ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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The Third Sub Episode 8: Who makes a Vancouver Whitecaps substitutes Mount Rushmore?

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, this time with Episode #8, as they break down the latest news in MLS, CPL and Whitecaps land. They start things off with a look at the latest updates from MLS, before looking at how the COVID-19 situation in both the US and Canada could impact the … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 8: Who makes a Vancouver Whitecaps substitutes Mount Rushmore?

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CanMNT Road to 2022: How does Canada’s squad project defensively ahead of World Cup qualifiers?

Once these unprecedented times are behind us, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will get underway, in some form or another. In this series, we look at who Canada’s best options at each position will be heading into those matches, as they try to get back to the World Cup for the first time in 30 years. Here is part 1, where we kick things off with … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: How does Canada’s squad project defensively ahead of World Cup qualifiers?

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The Third Sub Episode 7.2: A look at the short and long term future of the Vancouver Whitecaps and COVID-19

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex, Keveren and Sam are back with the 2nd part of Episode 7, as they pivot their conversation to the Vancouver Whitecaps, and more specifically, the press conference held by CEO Mark Pannes and CMO Dr. Jim Bovard, which was held to discuss how the ‘Caps were handling the current outbreak of … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 7.2: A look at the short and long term future of the Vancouver Whitecaps and COVID-19

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The Third Sub Episode 7.1: Photography, Canada Soccer, Whitecaps and more with Keveren Guillou

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! This time, Alex and Sam are back with their first guest (as promised last week), BTS’s own Keveren Guillou. In the first part of their podcast (part 2 coming soon!), they chat about Keveren’s photographic exploits, the future of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National team, how COVID-19 is affecting global football and more. In an uncertain … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 7.1: Photography, Canada Soccer, Whitecaps and more with Keveren Guillou

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“Ahead of the Curve”: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to remain proactive during COVID-19 pandemic

The Vancouver Whitecaps held a conference call on Tuesday, giving the latest update on how the club was dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is some of what stood out, including one key message: stay home as much as possible, and let’s all play our role to help fight this virus. In these unprecedented times, sometimes communication can play a big role.  For the Vancouver … Continue reading “Ahead of the Curve”: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to remain proactive during COVID-19 pandemic

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The Third Sub Episode 6: Adjusting to social distancing without the Vancouver Whitecaps

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex and Sam are back to discuss post-MLS life, as they report on what it’s like to be a sportswriter without sports, with everyone currently finding themselves having to exercise social distancing due to the outbreak of COVID-19. They also argue about the future of the Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS, look at … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 6: Adjusting to social distancing without the Vancouver Whitecaps

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“Shows the Pathway”: Bobby Smyrniotis on Tristan Borges, Forge’s success, CPL’s future and more

Before the world was shaken by the global outbreak of COVID-19 over the last week, teams in the Canadian Premier League were getting set to embark on their 2nd-ever season. We spoke to the head coach of one of those teams, Bobby Smyrniotis of Forge FC, who shared several interesting insights about his team and the league heading into year 2. For someone who’s only … Continue reading “Shows the Pathway”: Bobby Smyrniotis on Tristan Borges, Forge’s success, CPL’s future and more

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Hexit: How Canada’s Men’s National Team can overcome potential Hexagonal near-miss

Canada’s Men’s National Team took a tough hit this past week, with the cancellation of their 2 March friendlies due to the outbreak of COVID-19 potentially affecting their World Cup hopes. Here is how, and a look at what may be next for them.  14 points.  Some might recognize what it represents. It could be 4 victories and 2 draws in football, 7 wins in … Continue reading Hexit: How Canada’s Men’s National Team can overcome potential Hexagonal near-miss

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps keeping busy, connecting the dots during postponement

Despite the lack of Vancouver Whitecaps game this weekend, due to the MLS’s postponement of games due to the outbreak of COVID-19, they kept busy online, entertaining many via alternate avenues. In this edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, we tip our hat to them for that, before looking at why the break may benefit them, as this mandatory postponement continues. It wasn’t a conventional way … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps keeping busy, connecting the dots during postponement

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Faux départ: l’Impact n’arrive pas à s’imposer en premier match des quarts de finale

Avant le début du match de ligue des champions mardi soir au Stade Olympique entre CD Olimpia et l’Impact de Montréal, il y avait un air de confiance autour de l’équipe recevante. Les experts prédisaient une victoire aux alentours de 2-0 contre un adversaire vu comme favorable. En fait, CD Olimpia est la seule équipe qui reste dans le tournoi à part des équipes MLS … Continue reading Faux départ: l’Impact n’arrive pas à s’imposer en premier match des quarts de finale

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‘A little taste’: Kwame Awuah and Chris Nanco aiming to make left side a ‘strong side’ for Forge in 2020

After doing well as a left-sided partnership in the 2nd half of the first-ever CPL season, Kwame Awuah and Chris Nanco are looking to take another step forward in year 2, as the two best friends get set to help Forge repeat as CPL champions in 2020. During the 1st season of the Canadian Premier League, a couple of trends quickly emerged. One of those … Continue reading ‘A little taste’: Kwame Awuah and Chris Nanco aiming to make left side a ‘strong side’ for Forge in 2020

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The Third Sub Episode 5: Vancouver Whitecaps play out of this Galaxy down in LA

Here is the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this 5th installation of the show, Alex and Sam are back for more, this time breaking down the Whitecaps huge win over LA on the weekend. After it seemed like the sky was falling a week ago, things are looking up in Vancouver, with the victory playing a big part in that. They start by … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 5: Vancouver Whitecaps play out of this Galaxy down in LA

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Stalemate: CanWNT ends their ‘Tournoi de France’ with back-to-back draws against Brazil and the Netherlands

Canada rounded off their ‘Tournoi de France’ with clashes against the Netherlands and Brazil this past week, drawing 0-0 and 2-0, respectively. Here is how both games went down, and what we took away from this tournament, as Canada’s Olympic preparations continue on in full force.  In a tournament filled with some of the best, they at least held their own.  Canada may have wrapped … Continue reading Stalemate: CanWNT ends their ‘Tournoi de France’ with back-to-back draws against Brazil and the Netherlands

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Historique des équipes canadiennes en ligue des champions: un coup d’oeil

L’Impact de Montréal joue demain mardi le 10 mars leur premier match en quarts de finale de la ligue des champions. C’est le dernier parcours en ligue des champions CONCACAF d’une équipe canadienne. C’est un pays qui a eu des performances exceptionnelles et mémorables, mais n’a pas encore été le domicile d’un champion de la ligue des champions. Le prédécesseur à la ligue des champions, … Continue reading Historique des équipes canadiennes en ligue des champions: un coup d’oeil

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Growth proves to be key for Vancouver Whitecaps in win over LA Galaxy

The Vancouver Whitecaps played a game this weekend, as they downed the LA Galaxy in a surprise road victory. In our 2nd edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, our new day-after column, we look at what we can take away from the match, with the morale-boosting victory providing no shortage of talking points.  Well, it appears that the sky hasn’t quite fallen, yet. Such is life … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Growth proves to be key for Vancouver Whitecaps in win over LA Galaxy

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Post-Match: Vancouver Whitecaps buy tickets to show, ride Ricketts goal to win over LA Galaxy

The Vancouver Whitecaps picked up their first 3 points of the season this weekend, as they downed the LA Galaxy down in Carson, giving them their first victory in 2020 MLS play. Here is how things broke down on the night.  They had a ticket to the dance, and once they got in, they sure made it count.  Fittingly enough, the man who seemed to … Continue reading Post-Match: Vancouver Whitecaps buy tickets to show, ride Ricketts goal to win over LA Galaxy

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Growth Curve: Vancouver Whitecaps continuing quest to establish tactical ‘trademarks’ against LA Galaxy

Ahead of their clash with the LA Galaxy, the Vancouver Whitecaps have been hard at work this week, as they continue their quest to become a more solid team tactically this season. Against the Galaxy, it won’t be easy, but they appear ready to give it their all. It’s early days, but heading into the 2nd game of the season, they’re still searching for their … Continue reading Growth Curve: Vancouver Whitecaps continuing quest to establish tactical ‘trademarks’ against LA Galaxy

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“We don’t have to reinvent the wheel”: Forge hoping that continuity, experience help overcome long CPL offseason

The 2019 CPL Champions, Forge, kicked off training camp this week. Here is a report from their camp, where spirits are high, the mentality is good and bright things appear to be on the horizon are on a team that is expected to be among the league leaders once again in 2020. After setting the bar high in year 1, they want to keep on … Continue reading “We don’t have to reinvent the wheel”: Forge hoping that continuity, experience help overcome long CPL offseason

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Redemption: Vancouver Whitecaps ‘focused’ on LA Galaxy clash after tough opening day loss (Preview #2)

The Vancouver Whitecaps are preparing to head down to LA this weekend, where they’ll face off against the Galaxy in what promises to be an entertaining matchup. After a tough loss in their home opener vs SKC, they head down with redemption on their minds, as they look to pick up their first win of the season.  There’s no doubt, losses can be deflating.  For … Continue reading Redemption: Vancouver Whitecaps ‘focused’ on LA Galaxy clash after tough opening day loss (Preview #2)

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The Third Sub Episode 4: Vancouver Whitecaps lose to SKC, but at least help is on the way

In the 4th episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back, this time to dissect the first Whitecaps MLS game of 2020. They start things off by picking over the bones of a tough opening day loss against SKC, where the ‘Caps exposed some new and old flaws, before looking at some of the positives of the match, both on and off the … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 4: Vancouver Whitecaps lose to SKC, but at least help is on the way

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Stung: Canada opens ‘Tournoi de France’ with narrow loss to hosts France via Asseyi set-piece stunner

Canada kicked off their ‘Tournoi de France’ this week, taking on the hosts in the opening match. Despite defending well over the course of 90 minutes, they conceded a stunning second-half free kick, and that would be all France needed to make a difference, allowing them to grab a 1-0 victory over the Canadians. When the margins are so tight, just one moment can completely … Continue reading Stung: Canada opens ‘Tournoi de France’ with narrow loss to hosts France via Asseyi set-piece stunner

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Tokyo Tune-up: Canada’s Women’s National Team getting much-needed pre-Olympic test at Tournoi de France

Canada’s Women’s National Team is back in action this week, as they prepare to take on Brazil, France and the Netherlands at the inaugural “Tournoi de France”, a friendly tournament taking place in the north-east of France. For a Canada team still in search of their identity, it’s a perfect test for them, as they get set for another big year for their program.  After … Continue reading Tokyo Tune-up: Canada’s Women’s National Team getting much-needed pre-Olympic test at Tournoi de France

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Get on your Bike(l): Have the Vancouver Whitecaps found their #6 solution in Janio Bikel?

Less than 48 hours before the start of the MLS season, the Vancouver Whitecaps made a surprise move, bringing in midfielder/right back Janio Bikel from CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria, giving the ‘Caps a boost ahead of their 2020 campaign. In this, we look at what Bikel can bring to the team, by analyzing his style of play, statistical profile and fit with the club.  As … Continue reading Get on your Bike(l): Have the Vancouver Whitecaps found their #6 solution in Janio Bikel?

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Second ‘Caps thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show glimpses, highlight flaws in loss to Sporting KC

In this first edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, a day-after column where we break down the Vancouver Whitecaps game from that weekend, we look at what we can take from the ‘Caps opening-day loss to Sporting KC, both positively and negatively.  After riding the high of a successful preseason, it was a sobering gut punch, snapping them right back to reality.  The Vancouver Whitecaps opened … Continue reading Second ‘Caps thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show glimpses, highlight flaws in loss to Sporting KC

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Match Report #1: Vancouver Whitecaps fall short in MLS home opener against Sporting Kansas City

The Vancouver Whitecaps were back in action this weekend, kicking off their MLS season with a matchup against Sporting Kansas City. Here is a look at how things went down at BC Place. Welcome back, Whitecaps fans! We are delighted to be back for another exciting Whitecaps FC season. The boys in their new blue “wave” kits started their regular season with a February 29th … Continue reading Match Report #1: Vancouver Whitecaps fall short in MLS home opener against Sporting Kansas City

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Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

In this one, members of the BTS team (and a special guest) do their best to predict the Vancouver and MLS 2020 season, by answering a set of questions on both the ‘Caps and the rest of the league. After a long wait, MLS is finally back, with a busy slate of games on tap this weekend.  As MLS heads into its 25th season, this … Continue reading Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

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Final Sprint: Vancouver Whitecaps making moves, training hard as they wrap up ‘demanding’ preseason

The Vancouver Whitecaps officially wrap up preseason this week, as they get set to take on Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. They haven’t finished things off quietly, however, with plenty of movement happening on and off the pitch this week. Here is the latest roundup of news around the team, before things get underway, for real, this weekend.  It’s the “back to school” week for … Continue reading Final Sprint: Vancouver Whitecaps making moves, training hard as they wrap up ‘demanding’ preseason