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Purple Rain: Pacific FC continue push for home playoff game with performance to remember in 5-1 victory over FC Edmonton at Starlight Stadium

Pacific FC took on FC Edmonton in a midweek Canadian Premier League clash at Starlight Stadium in Langford on Tuesday, in what was a game filled with playoff implications. Here’s our report from that one, directly from Starlight Stadium, as Pacific cruised to a 5-1 win.  It was a night to remember, for a multitude of reasons.  From the rain, which was coming down sideways … Continue reading Purple Rain: Pacific FC continue push for home playoff game with performance to remember in 5-1 victory over FC Edmonton at Starlight Stadium

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New Zealand Double: CanWNT/CanXNT close out leg 1 of celebration tour on a high note with 1-0 victory over New Zealand

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team took on New Zealand in the 2nd game out of 2 games in their Tokyo Summer Olympics gold medal celebration tour in Montreal on Tuesday. Here’s what stood out from that game for us.  After a big offensive explosion in game 1, game 2 offered a more fitting victory.  Seeing that they did so well to grind out an Olympic … Continue reading New Zealand Double: CanWNT/CanXNT close out leg 1 of celebration tour on a high note with 1-0 victory over New Zealand

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Minnesota Must-Win: Vancouver Whitecaps preparing for their biggest game of the season vs Minnesota United at BC Place on Wednesday

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on Minnesota United at BC Place in a massive game for both teams’ playoff hopes on Wednesday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  It might very well be their biggest game of the season.  With just 3 games remaining in their 2021 MLS campaign, the Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to play arguably the most important … Continue reading Minnesota Must-Win: Vancouver Whitecaps preparing for their biggest game of the season vs Minnesota United at BC Place on Wednesday

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The Third Sub Episode 114: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to get closer to making playoff dream a reality

In Episode 114 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into some Vancouver Whitecaps chatter after another big week for the club. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps in the midst of another big week … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 114: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to get closer to making playoff dream a reality

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Capital Celebration: The CanWNT/CanXNT kicks off their Olympic gold medal celebration tour on a high note with big 5-1 victory over New Zealand

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team kicked off their Tokyo Summer Olympics gold medal celebration tour against New Zealand in Ottawa on Saturday. Here’s what stood out from that one for us in that one, a big 5-1 victory, one that those in attendance won’t soon forget for a multitude of reasons.  It was a party befitting of a homecoming.  As they got set to play … Continue reading Capital Celebration: The CanWNT/CanXNT kicks off their Olympic gold medal celebration tour on a high note with big 5-1 victory over New Zealand

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San Jose Stalemate: Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes combine for cagey 1-1 draw in big game for both teams MLS playoff hopes

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the San Jose Earthquakes in a key Western Conference battle on the journey towards the MLS playoffs on Saturday night. Here’s our match report from this game, which ended up being a cagey 1-1 draw, one that both teams will certainly feel they could’ve turned into a win for their respective sides on Saturday.  It wasn’t the result that they … Continue reading San Jose Stalemate: Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes combine for cagey 1-1 draw in big game for both teams MLS playoff hopes

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‘Quakes Quest: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to keep rolling in journey for playoffs in clash vs San Jose Earthquakes

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on the San Jose Earthquakes in a massive match for MLS playoff implications in San Jose on Saturday. Here is our preview ahead of that one. The grind just won’t stop right now for the Vancouver Whitecaps. In the midst of a pretty good week for the MLS club, having already picked up back-to-back must-win games against … Continue reading ‘Quakes Quest: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to keep rolling in journey for playoffs in clash vs San Jose Earthquakes

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“That’s my goal”: Recent Vancouver Whitecaps signing Marcus Godinho intent on proving his new club that he’s worth keeping around long-term

After arriving to the Vancouver Whitecaps late this summer on a free transfer, Marcus Godinho has adjusted to his new club quite nicely, racking up the appearances for the ‘Caps as of late. We had the chance to speak with him a few weeks ago about how this move has gone for him – here is some of what he had to say.  One of … Continue reading “That’s my goal”: Recent Vancouver Whitecaps signing Marcus Godinho intent on proving his new club that he’s worth keeping around long-term

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Cascadia Comeback: Playoff-chasing Vancouver Whitecaps rescue huge 3 points in big 3-2 come-from-behind win vs the Portland Timbers

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Portland Timbers in a huge MLS Western Conference clash on Wednesday night. Here’s our recap from this one, a game in which the ‘Caps rescued a 3-2 win after going down 2-0 just before halftime.  They just continue to find a way.  Faced off against one of their closest rivals, the Portland Timbers, the Vancouver Whitecaps needed to find … Continue reading Cascadia Comeback: Playoff-chasing Vancouver Whitecaps rescue huge 3 points in big 3-2 come-from-behind win vs the Portland Timbers

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Sprinting to the End: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to begin biggest 5-game stretch of their 2021 season with crucial away game vs Portland Timbers

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on their rivals, the Portland Timbers, in a huge match for both teams’ playoff hopes on Wednesday. Here’s our preview ahead of that key Cascadia Cup clash.  The final push is now upon us.   With just 5 games remaining in their 2021 MLS regular season, the Vancouver Whitecaps are looking to make the most of what’s left … Continue reading Sprinting to the End: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to begin biggest 5-game stretch of their 2021 season with crucial away game vs Portland Timbers

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Dream Chasing: Diving into the main factors contributing to the Vancouver Whitecaps late playoff push

Despite a slow start to the 2021 season, the Vancouver Whitecaps have managed to get within 1 point of a playoff spot with just 5 games remaining in their campaign. In this, we dive into some of the factors that have allowed them to be in this position at this stage of the season.  The final countdown is upon us.  After a 29-game marathon just … Continue reading Dream Chasing: Diving into the main factors contributing to the Vancouver Whitecaps late playoff push

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Sporting Surprise: Teibert screamer helps Vancouver Whitecaps pick up massive 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City to resuscitate playoff hopes with 5 games to go

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Sporting Kansas City in a massive game for their MLS playoff hopes on Sunday night. Here’s our recap from that clash, which ended with a big 2-1 Vancouver victory, one that could prove to be huge for the ‘Caps in their push to make the postseason for the first time since 2017.  Pushed to the brink once again, they found … Continue reading Sporting Surprise: Teibert screamer helps Vancouver Whitecaps pick up massive 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City to resuscitate playoff hopes with 5 games to go

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Sporting Spirit: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to take on SKC at BC Place in must-win match for playoff hopes

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on Sporting Kansas City at BC Place in a crucial MLS clash on Sunday. Here is our preview ahead of that one. It’s getting closer and closer to crunch time. With just 6 games remaining in their 2021 MLS season, things are really going right down to the wire for Vancouver Whitecaps, who continue their quest to … Continue reading Sporting Spirit: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to take on SKC at BC Place in must-win match for playoff hopes

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“We felt that atmosphere”: The CanMNT picks up massive 4-1 win over Panama at a packed BMO Field to close out October window in the top 3 of the Octo

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team took on Panama in a must-win game at BMO Field on Wednesday night. Here’s what stood out from that one, a huge 4-1 victory for the hosts, as Canada continued their quest through the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers in emphatic fashion on Wednesday.  Needing a win, you just wondered if they’d find a way to come up … Continue reading “We felt that atmosphere”: The CanMNT picks up massive 4-1 win over Panama at a packed BMO Field to close out October window in the top 3 of the Octo

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“We want to win”: The CanMNT are looking to remain unbothered by pressure ahead of must-win World Cup qualifier against Panama at BMO Field on Wednesday

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is getting set to take on Panama in a must-win game at BMO Field on Wednesday. Here’s a look at how the team is feeling ahead of that one.  After a tough journey down in unfamiliar territory, they’re excited to be back home.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, who are finally back home after a tough road journey, they’re … Continue reading “We want to win”: The CanMNT are looking to remain unbothered by pressure ahead of must-win World Cup qualifier against Panama at BMO Field on Wednesday

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Kingston Mudbath: CanMNT and Jamaica combine for sloppy 0-0 draw in ‘difficult’ 2nd matchday of October World Cup qualifying window

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team took on Jamaica in Kingston for a crucial CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on Sunday. Here’s what stood out from that one, as both teams combined for a 0-0 draw that they both might soon want to forget, for different reasons.  It might have been the same result as their previous game, yet it felt so different.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s … Continue reading Kingston Mudbath: CanMNT and Jamaica combine for sloppy 0-0 draw in ‘difficult’ 2nd matchday of October World Cup qualifying window

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Sounders Slump: Vancouver Whitecaps continue struggles against Seattle Sounders in tough 4-1 loss to Cascadian rivals

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Seattle Sounders in MLS action on Saturday night, losing 4-1 to their Cascadian rivals. Here’s our recap from that one.  It was a humbling way to come crashing down to earth.  For a Vancouver Whitecaps team that has been among the hottest in MLS as of late, undefeated in 16 of their last 18 games heading into their clash … Continue reading Sounders Slump: Vancouver Whitecaps continue struggles against Seattle Sounders in tough 4-1 loss to Cascadian rivals

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Sounder Searching: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to snap lengthy drought vs Seattle Sounders in crucial game for playoff hopes, Cascadia Cup aspirations

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on the Seattle Sounders in a crucial game on Saturday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one. The journey continues.  As they continue their quest towards an MLS playoff spot this weekend, the Vancouver Whitecaps know that they’ll be in tough in their next game, a clash with their longtime rivals, the Seattle Sounders, on Saturday.  Facing … Continue reading Sounder Searching: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to snap lengthy drought vs Seattle Sounders in crucial game for playoff hopes, Cascadia Cup aspirations

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“We’re here to entertain”: The CanMNT turns heads with impressive showing in 1-1 draw vs Mexico at the Azteca

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team took on Mexico in the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of World Cup qualifiers, on Thursday. Here’s what stood out from that match, a game in which the teams were forced to share the spoils in a 1-1 draw, which is a massive result for Canada as they continue their push towards the 2022 World Cup.  Heading into this game, it … Continue reading “We’re here to entertain”: The CanMNT turns heads with impressive showing in 1-1 draw vs Mexico at the Azteca

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The Third Sub Episode 113: The CanMNT gets set for crucial World Cup qualifiers, the Whitecaps continue hot run

In Episode 113 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down all things CanMNT and Vancouver Whitecaps in the midst of a busy period for both teams. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Canada Soccer’s Men’s National … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 113: The CanMNT gets set for crucial World Cup qualifiers, the Whitecaps continue hot run

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“There’s nothing but excitement for this game”: Ahead of daunting Azteca visit, CanMNT looking to ignore past history as they chase a result against Mexico

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is getting set to take on Mexico in a crucial CONCACAF World Cup qualifier later at the famed Estadio Azteca later this week. Ahead of that, here’s a look at how Canada is ignoring the daunting prospect of heading into the toughest stadium in the region, as they look to win in the country for the first time ever. Having … Continue reading “There’s nothing but excitement for this game”: Ahead of daunting Azteca visit, CanMNT looking to ignore past history as they chase a result against Mexico

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for October’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

As the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, rolls on this month with another 3 crucial matchdays on the schedule, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team has released their latest squad ahead of those games. In this, we break it down by ‘Surprise Rating’.  After a decent start, the going is about to get tough for Canada.  As they head into the second … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for October’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Whitewashed: Brian White plays the role of hat trick hero in crucial 3-0 Vancouver Whitecaps win over San Jose Earthquakes

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the San Jose Earthquakes in a massive MLS game at BC Place on Saturday night. Here’s our recap of that one.  It might not be winter quite yet in Vancouver, but there was a blizzard of White at BC Place on Saturday.  In a crucial must-win game for the Vancouver Whitecaps in their hunt to make the MLS playoffs, as … Continue reading Whitewashed: Brian White plays the role of hat trick hero in crucial 3-0 Vancouver Whitecaps win over San Jose Earthquakes

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Quakes Quest: Vancouver Whitecaps preparing for ‘important’ 6-point clash with San Jose Earthquakes in journey to make the playoffs

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday at BC Place in MLS action. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  The show continues to roll on.  As they get set to play their 3rd game in 7 days on Saturday, the Vancouver Whitecaps are just trying to stay optimistic despite a long week, one that’s really ground … Continue reading Quakes Quest: Vancouver Whitecaps preparing for ‘important’ 6-point clash with San Jose Earthquakes in journey to make the playoffs

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Pacific FC’s September in Review: Keeping it Hot

Pacific FC kept the good times rolling with a strong September in both the Canadian Premier League and the Canadian Championship. We look back at what went right for them the past few weeks in our Pacific September in review. Something special is happening in Langford. It didn’t start with the victory over the Whitecaps, or even the Kickoff bubble. Pacific FC have been rising … Continue reading Pacific FC’s September in Review: Keeping it Hot

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Magnificent Max: Maxime Crepeau’s heroics helps Vancouver Whitecaps salvage a point in Houston

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Houston Dynamo in a high-stakes MLS Western Conference battle on Wednesday night. Here’s our recap from that one.  It took a bit of magic, scratch that, it took a lot of magic, but they managed to get something out of it.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, it might not have been the victory they craved ahead of their important matchup … Continue reading Magnificent Max: Maxime Crepeau’s heroics helps Vancouver Whitecaps salvage a point in Houston

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Golden Return: CanWNT ready for ‘special’ homecoming ahead of long-awaited gold medal victory tour in October

Canada Soccer announced the long-awaited return of their Women’s National Team to Canada on Wednesday, sharing details on their gold medal celebration tour, which will kick off in October with games in Ottawa and Montreal. Here’s what stood out from the announcement.  They’re finally coming home.  Having gone nearly 2.5 years since they last played Canadian soil, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team is set to … Continue reading Golden Return: CanWNT ready for ‘special’ homecoming ahead of long-awaited gold medal victory tour in October

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Turn it Around:  Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avoid Houston Dynamo sweep in must-win game for playoff hopes

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday in MLS action. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  They’re riding a high, but the job is far from over.  After picking up a massive win over FC Dallas on the weekend, the Vancouver Whitecaps are certainly feeling good about themselves right now, as they climbed within 3 points of the 7th and … Continue reading Turn it Around:  Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avoid Houston Dynamo sweep in must-win game for playoff hopes

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The Third Sub Episode 112: Vancouver Whitecaps get job done vs FC Dallas, but work is far from over

In Episode 112 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down all things Vancouver Whitecaps in the midst of a busy week for the club. Welcome to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast, presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps, as the ‘Caps find themselves … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 112: Vancouver Whitecaps get job done vs FC Dallas, but work is far from over

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Max’s Magic: Maxime Crepeau plays the hero for the Vancouver Whitecaps in massive win over FC Dallas

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on FC Dallas at BC Place in MLS action on Saturday night. Here’s our recap from this one, one that had all sorts of playoff implications for both teams involved.  Staring down a massive 3 points, they needed a hero to step up.  Up 1-0, in the 94th minute, the Vancouver Whitecaps desperately needed to hold onto all 3 points that … Continue reading Max’s Magic: Maxime Crepeau plays the hero for the Vancouver Whitecaps in massive win over FC Dallas

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“We don’t have to be scared”: Despite the pressure of playoff push, the Vancouver Whitecaps are remaining calm ahead of crucial home Dallas clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on FC Dallas in MLS action at BC Place on Saturday night. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  With just 10 games left in the MLS season, it’s starting to be do-or-die time for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  Having done so well to crawl back into the Western Conference playoff picture with a good run of form … Continue reading “We don’t have to be scared”: Despite the pressure of playoff push, the Vancouver Whitecaps are remaining calm ahead of crucial home Dallas clash

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The Third Sub Episode 111: Whitecaps grind out a point in Colorado, and the Canadian Championship rolls on

In Episode 111 of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Championship in a jam-packed episode of the show. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Championship, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 111: Whitecaps grind out a point in Colorado, and the Canadian Championship rolls on

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Magic of the Cup: Canadian Championship quarter-finals wrap up with a bang, setting up 2 intriguing semi-finals

The 2021 Canadian Championship rolled on this week, as the quarter-finals wrapped up with a bang. In this, we recap those 4 quarter-finals, before looking ahead to what awaits us in the semi-finals.  It was quite the day for Canadian Soccer.  3 games, spaced out over a span of just over 7.5 hours, played to determine who would become 3 of the 4 semi-finalists in … Continue reading Magic of the Cup: Canadian Championship quarter-finals wrap up with a bang, setting up 2 intriguing semi-finals

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Here We Go Again: Pacific FC vs Cavalry FC, Canadian Championship Edition

Pacific FC is getting set to take on Cavalry FC in Canadian Championship action this week. Here’s our preview ahead of that one. It’s yet another top-of-the-table clash between Pacific FC and Cavalry FC, only this time it’s in the Canadian Championship Quarterfinal. On the line? A berth into the semifinals against either Toronto FC or York United FC.  Here’s how things look for the … Continue reading Here We Go Again: Pacific FC vs Cavalry FC, Canadian Championship Edition

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Tough Grind: Vancouver Whitecaps overcome slow start to etch out key point vs Colorado Rapids

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Colorado Rapids in MLS action on Sunday night, combining for an entertaining 1-1 road draw. Here’s our match report from that one.  It might not have been the result that they were looking for, but they’ll absolutely take it.  In the midst of a ruthless battle for a playoff spot in a competitive Western Conference, the Vancouver Whitecaps were … Continue reading Tough Grind: Vancouver Whitecaps overcome slow start to etch out key point vs Colorado Rapids

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Missed Opportunity: Pacific FC combine for ‘frustrating’ 1-1 draw with Ottawa ahead of massive Canadian Championship tie vs Cavalry

Pacific FC took on Atletico Ottawa in a pivotal Canadian Premier League clash at Starlight Stadium on Sunday. Here’s what stood out from an entertaining 1-1 draw between 2 sides at opposite ends of the table right now.  Playing their last home game for a while, they looked to give a good send-off to the fans.  Sitting atop of the Canadian Premier League table by … Continue reading Missed Opportunity: Pacific FC combine for ‘frustrating’ 1-1 draw with Ottawa ahead of massive Canadian Championship tie vs Cavalry

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On the Road Again: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to boost playoff hopes by surprising surging Colorado Rapids on the road

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on the Colorado Rapids in MLS action on Sunday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  It’s a chance to get back on a roll again.  Having snapped a 4 game winning streak and 10 game unbeaten run in one quick swoop last weekend, all thanks to a 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers last Friday, the … Continue reading On the Road Again: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to boost playoff hopes by surprising surging Colorado Rapids on the road

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The Third Sub Episode 110: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to ramp up playoff push with 11 games to go

In Episode 110 of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps as they get set to head into a crucial 11-game … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 110: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to ramp up playoff push with 11 games to go

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A Step Forward: Their 10-game MLS unbeaten run might be over, but have the Vancouver Whitecaps actually been playing better as of late?

The Vancouver Whitecaps might have just gotten their 10-game unbeaten run in MLS play snapped this past weekend, when they lost to the Portland Timbers, but in this, we dive into a key question – was that run indicative of the ‘Caps actually improving after a slow start to the season, or was it just luck? After a tough start to the summer, they’ve found … Continue reading A Step Forward: Their 10-game MLS unbeaten run might be over, but have the Vancouver Whitecaps actually been playing better as of late?

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Out of the Gates: Reviewing a solid September window for the CanMNT to kick off final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team kicked off the Octagonal, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, earlier this month. In this, we look back at what we learned about them in their first 3 games of this 14 game odyssey that they’re hoping ends with them punching a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.  All in all, it was a pretty good … Continue reading Out of the Gates: Reviewing a solid September window for the CanMNT to kick off final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

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Streak Snapped: Portland Timbers snap Vancouver Whitecaps 10-game unbeaten run with 1-0 win in Cascadia Cup action

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Portland Timbers in MLS action on Friday night, falling to their Cascadian rivals 1-0 in a tight game. Here’s our match report from that one. It was a tough way to end their run.  But at a certain point, the luck was bound to run out for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who were riding a 10-game unbeaten run in MLS … Continue reading Streak Snapped: Portland Timbers snap Vancouver Whitecaps 10-game unbeaten run with 1-0 win in Cascadia Cup action

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Cascadia Comeback: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to continue hot run of form ahead of Cascadia Cup clash vs Portland Timbers

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Portland Timbers in MLS action on Friday night. Here’s our preview ahead of that one. It’s a return that’s been years in the making. For the Vancouver Whitecaps, it’s not as if they’ve gone a particularly long time since they last played the Portland Timbers, their Friday opponents in MLS action this weekend, having done so in their opening … Continue reading Cascadia Comeback: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to continue hot run of form ahead of Cascadia Cup clash vs Portland Timbers

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“We want to continue like this”: CanMNT closes September window on high note with massive 3-0 win over El Salvador in World Cup qualifying action

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team picked up a massive 3-0 win over El Salvador in the 3rd matchday of the Octagonal, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, at BMO Field in Toronto on Wednesday. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  It was a perfect end to a solid window.  Having gotten off to a decent start to the Octagonal, the … Continue reading “We want to continue like this”: CanMNT closes September window on high note with massive 3-0 win over El Salvador in World Cup qualifying action

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“We know what’s at stake”: CanMNT ready to turn BMO Field into a fortress ahead of must-win World Cup qualifier vs El Salvador

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is getting set to play a pivotal CONCACAF World Cup qualifier vs El Salvador on Wednesday night. Here’s how they’re feeling ahead of that one.  After 2 good battles, they’re ready for one last showdown.  Heading into their match with El Salvador at BMO Field on Wednesday night, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are prepared for absolutely anything in that … Continue reading “We know what’s at stake”: CanMNT ready to turn BMO Field into a fortress ahead of must-win World Cup qualifier vs El Salvador

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Firing Blanks: Exploring the CanMNT’s recent offensive woes – a worrying trend, or just bad luck?

Despite being known for their strong offence, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team has been starved for goals as of late. In this, we dive deeper into the numbers to see if that’s a trend to worry about long-term, or just the case of some plain old bad luck for Les Rouges.  It’s been an interesting trend to monitor as of late.  As we’ve rolled through … Continue reading Firing Blanks: Exploring the CanMNT’s recent offensive woes – a worrying trend, or just bad luck?

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“We knew our game plan”: CanMNT rescues valuable road point in 1-1 draw versus USMNT

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team continued their interesting start to the Octagonal, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers, by picking up a 1-1 draw versus the US on Sunday night, their 2nd such result in 2 games. Here’s what stood out from that one.  All things considered, it was a valuable point.  Heading into their clash with the United States on Sunday, no … Continue reading “We knew our game plan”: CanMNT rescues valuable road point in 1-1 draw versus USMNT

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Octo Matchday 2: Anticipation high for another unpredictable round of matches

After a cagey start to the Octagonal, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers, all 8 teams are looking for revenge in matchday 2. Here’s what to expect on Sunday. The final whistle at BMO Field on Thursday brought supporters of Canada the bitter taste of missed opportunity and points dropped. In what was the first match of this seven-month, 56-game round of competition, … Continue reading Octo Matchday 2: Anticipation high for another unpredictable round of matches

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Gone Streaking: Vancouver Whitecaps continue 10-match unbeaten run with 2-1 come from behind win over Austin FC

The Vancouver Whitecaps beat Austin FC 2-1 in a spirited comeback win on Saturday afternoon at BC Place. Here’s our match report from that one.  Despite it being a rainy day in Vancouver, the Vancouver Whitecaps kept the good times rolling on Saturday.  With their 2-1 win over Austin FC, the ‘Caps now have 4 straight wins in MLS play, and are undefeated in 13 … Continue reading Gone Streaking: Vancouver Whitecaps continue 10-match unbeaten run with 2-1 come from behind win over Austin FC

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“We have to be stronger”: The CanMNT and USMNT looking to put day 1 Octo disappointments behind them ahead of pivotal Sunday clash

Canada Soccer’s and US Soccer’s National Teams get set to face off in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying action on Sunday. Ahead of then, though, they’ll have to erase their memories from the opening day of the ‘Octagonal’, where they were left wanting more in a pair of draws, which only upped the stakes in this clash between two longtime rivals.   Heading in with such high … Continue reading “We have to be stronger”: The CanMNT and USMNT looking to put day 1 Octo disappointments behind them ahead of pivotal Sunday clash

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“We’ll come prepared”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking for 4th straight MLS win as they continue homestand with clash versus Austin FC

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Austin FC in MLS action on Saturday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  They’re looking to keep the good times rolling at home.  As they continue a 4-game homestand, the Vancouver Whitecaps are looking to keep up the positive roll that they’re on as of late, having won back-to-back home games at BC Place over the past 14 days.  … Continue reading “We’ll come prepared”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking for 4th straight MLS win as they continue homestand with clash versus Austin FC

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“It was a holy s— moment”: The CanMNT learns harsh lesson in 1-1 draw vs Honduras to open final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team opened the final round of CONCACAF’s final round of World Cup qualifying, the ‘Octagonal’, with a 1-1 draw versus Honduras on Thursday. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  Heading into this game, optimism was high, and for good reason.  With arguably the strongest team in their history in tow, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team headed into their … Continue reading “It was a holy s— moment”: The CanMNT learns harsh lesson in 1-1 draw vs Honduras to open final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

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Into the Octagon: An in-depth preview of the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers

On Thursday, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, kicks off. Here’s our in-depth preview of that ahead of then. Let’s get ready to rumble.  After a summer of waiting, the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers, is set to officially kick off later this week.  On Thursday, September 2nd, 8 of CONCACAF’s finest will take the field to … Continue reading Into the Octagon: An in-depth preview of the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers

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It’s a great moment to play for Canada’: The CanMNT is ready to ride positive wave of momentum into start of the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is getting set to kick off the start of the final round of World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, later this week. Here’s a look at the mood in the squad ahead of that one.  It’s a great time to be a Canadian soccer fan right now.  Fresh off of a summer where Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team won a historic … Continue reading It’s a great moment to play for Canada’: The CanMNT is ready to ride positive wave of momentum into start of the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

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Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo

Ahead of the start of the final round of World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, we dive into Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s diverse tactical profile, analyzing their use of the 3-5-2 and 4-4-2 formations, before looking at some potential lineups to use within those formations.  The value is there, but it needs to be properly extracted.  Heading into the start of the final round of … Continue reading Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s first ‘Octagonal’ squad in World Cup Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the return of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team for the start of the Octo in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, we break down their latest squad, which was announced last week, by giving them a ‘Surprise Rating’.  Fresh off of a busy summer, it’s almost go time.  After a memorable month of June and July for Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, they can’t wait to … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s first ‘Octagonal’ squad in World Cup Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Strong Start: Early Goals Power Table-Topping Pacific FC over Valour FC

Talk about keeping the good times rolling. Pacific FC took their momentum from the victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC this past week in the Canadian Championship with them into league play Sunday, unleashing a barrage of goals early to take a 3-2 victory over Valour FC.  Starlight Stadium was noticeably less full than it was Thursday night during the first-ever ‘Ferryside Derby’, but the sunny … Continue reading Strong Start: Early Goals Power Table-Topping Pacific FC over Valour FC

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Raise a Sartini: Vancouver Whitecaps open Vanni Sartini era with dominant 4-1 win over RSL in ‘Interim Derby’

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Real Salt Lake at BC Place on Sunday. Here’s our match report from that one.  Heading into the game, no one knew what to expect.  In a midseason MLS clash between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Real Salt Lake, two teams sitting in the middle of the Western Conference standings, it always felt like Sunday’s night clash might be a listless, … Continue reading Raise a Sartini: Vancouver Whitecaps open Vanni Sartini era with dominant 4-1 win over RSL in ‘Interim Derby’

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The Third Sub Episode 109: Vancouver Whitecaps and Marc Dos Santos part ways

In Episode 109 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into the news that the Vancouver Whitecaps and head coach Marc Dos Santos had parted ways earlier this week. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast, presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to dive into the big news … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 109: Vancouver Whitecaps and Marc Dos Santos part ways

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“We have to focus on ourselves”: Vancouver Whitecaps interim head coach Vanni Sartini looking for internal growth ahead of unique all-interim battle vs RSL

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Real Salt Lake at BC Place on Sunday. Here’s how the Whitecaps are feeling ahead of this one, as they look to put a busy few days behind them ahead of a massive game for their playoff aspirations.  After such a tough last 2 days, it’s going to be a tough turnaround.  For a Vancouver Whitecaps team that has gone … Continue reading “We have to focus on ourselves”: Vancouver Whitecaps interim head coach Vanni Sartini looking for internal growth ahead of unique all-interim battle vs RSL

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“We needed that push”: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping Marc Dos Santos firing keeps team on track despite Canadian Championship elimination

The Vancouver Whitecaps parted ways with head coach Marc Dos Santos on Friday. Here’s some reaction from the ‘Caps after the move. The fallout was nearly immediate.  After the Vancouver Whitecaps were eliminated by Pacific FC in the Canadian Championship on Thursday night, one had to wonder if there’d be any consequences that would stem from that result, as the ‘Caps were eliminated from the … Continue reading “We needed that push”: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping Marc Dos Santos firing keeps team on track despite Canadian Championship elimination

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‘B.C. is Purple!’: Pacific FC makes a big statement in first-ever Ferryside Derby versus Vancouver Whitecaps

Right from the first kick of the ball, you just knew that it was going to be a special night.  Heck, you could feel the atmosphere right as soon as one stepped into Starlight Stadium in Langford on Thursday night.  As hosts Pacific FC got set to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first-ever ‘Ferryside Derby’ between the two men’s professional teams currently operating … Continue reading ‘B.C. is Purple!’: Pacific FC makes a big statement in first-ever Ferryside Derby versus Vancouver Whitecaps

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West Coast Clash: Vancouver Whitecaps and Pacific FC ready to meet for 1st time in special Canadian Championship matchup

The Vancouver Whitecaps and Pacific FC are getting set to meet in a special Canadian Championship clash on Thursday, marking the first-ever official meeting between the two sides. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  No matter what happens on Thursday, it’s going to be a special night for soccer in British Columbia.  As the Vancouver Whitecaps and Pacific FC get set to meet in … Continue reading West Coast Clash: Vancouver Whitecaps and Pacific FC ready to meet for 1st time in special Canadian Championship matchup

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Gauld’s Plan: Ryan Gauld’s late winner marks memorable return to BC Place for the Vancouver Whitecaps

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on LAFC at BC Place in their first true home game in nearly a year, and first home game with fans in almost 2 years. Here’s what stood out from a memorable night of Whitecaps soccer at their home stadium.  The stage was set, but all that was left was for the stars to show up and make it a show.  … Continue reading Gauld’s Plan: Ryan Gauld’s late winner marks memorable return to BC Place for the Vancouver Whitecaps

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“It’s going to be a special day for us”: Vancouver Whitecaps keeping spirits high ahead of long-awaited return to BC Place on Saturday

For the first time in a long time, the Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to return to BC Place to play a home game in front of their fans this weekend. Here’s what their mood was like in training this week, as well as what’s new with the team as of late, as they get set for their long-awaited 2021 home opener vs LAFC on … Continue reading “It’s going to be a special day for us”: Vancouver Whitecaps keeping spirits high ahead of long-awaited return to BC Place on Saturday

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Leaving it Late: Strong 2nd half rescues the Vancouver Whitecaps in huge 2-1 road win vs Austin FC

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Austin FC in MLS action on Wednesday night, picking up a huge 2-1 win. Here’s our match recap from that one.  It wasn’t how they drew it up, but they got there in the end.  For a Vancouver Whitecaps side who came into their road clash with Austin FC on Wednesday having not won in 15 games on the road, … Continue reading Leaving it Late: Strong 2nd half rescues the Vancouver Whitecaps in huge 2-1 road win vs Austin FC

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Meet the New Guy: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for 1st visit to expansion newbies Austin in pivotal must-win match

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Austin FC in MLS action on Wednesday. Here’s our match preview ahead of that one. It’s a chance to meet the new guys on the block.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, a big game awaits them on Wednesday, when they take on expansion side Austin FC in a pivotal MLS Western Conference clash.  Against the league’s newest expansion side, needing a … Continue reading Meet the New Guy: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for 1st visit to expansion newbies Austin in pivotal must-win match

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The Third Sub Episode 108: Third Sub in 30 minutes or less – Whitecaps continue to middle along

In Episode 108 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps in a special express edition of the show. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time with a special express edition of the show, one where they dive … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 108: Third Sub in 30 minutes or less – Whitecaps continue to middle along

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Halfway There: Analyzing what we know (and what we don’t) about the Vancouver Whitecaps through the halfway point of the 2021 MLS season

Having now played 18 games out of 34 so far this MLS season, we’ve gotten a good idea of what the 2021 edition of the Vancouver Whitecaps looks like. In this, we dive into the numbers behind their first half (and a bit) of MLS action to date.  Having crossed the halfway point, you’d like to think you have a better idea of who they … Continue reading Halfway There: Analyzing what we know (and what we don’t) about the Vancouver Whitecaps through the halfway point of the 2021 MLS season

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The Third Sub Episode 107: A Golden Moment for the CanWNT/CanXNT

In Episode 107, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team after their massive Tokyo triumph this summer. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat about all things Canadian Women’s National Team after a big Olympic tournament from … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 107: A Golden Moment for the CanWNT/CanXNT

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Quieted ‘Quakes: Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes combine for quiet 0-0 draw in Friday night clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the San Jose Earthquakes in MLS action on Friday night. Here’s our match review from that one.  They didn’t necessarily take a step back, but they didn’t take a step forward, either.  In the midst of a streak that has seen them pick up 4 draws in a row, drawing 6 of their last 8 games total, one could only … Continue reading Quieted ‘Quakes: Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes combine for quiet 0-0 draw in Friday night clash

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Fortune Reversal: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to kick off 2nd half of season on a high note vs Earthquakes

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the San Jose Earthquakes in MLS action on Friday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  It’s almost like the start of a new season.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, it won’t feel that way quite yet, but having breached the halfway point of their 2021 campaign, they’re ready to now focus on the back half of what has already been … Continue reading Fortune Reversal: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to kick off 2nd half of season on a high note vs Earthquakes

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Secondary Strike: Assessing the Vancouver Whitecaps options to replace Lucas Cavallini over the next 6 weeks

With the news that Vancouver Whitecaps striker, Lucas Cavallini, will be out for the next 6 weeks with a knee injury, we look at potential replacements for ‘Caps head coach Marc Dos Santos to consider trying in his absence.  It was a tough blow, but it might now open the door for a new face to emerge from the shadows. For the Vancouver Whitecaps, it … Continue reading Secondary Strike: Assessing the Vancouver Whitecaps options to replace Lucas Cavallini over the next 6 weeks

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‘I hope they’re watching us’: After Gold Cup breakthrough, Maxime Crepeau and CanMNT are ready to turn heads in the Octagonal

Right before he had a career-defining moment, Maxime Crepeau was as calm as he could be.  Facing off against the giants of CONCACAF, Mexico, in the semi-finals of the 2021 Gold Cup, Crepeau’s Canada’s Men’s National Soccer Team was always going to be in tough in that game, especially against a team that has tortured this region for so long. Having won the Gold Cup … Continue reading ‘I hope they’re watching us’: After Gold Cup breakthrough, Maxime Crepeau and CanMNT are ready to turn heads in the Octagonal

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Draw it out (Again): Vancouver Whitecaps pick up 6th draw in 8 games with 1-1 result against LA Galaxy

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the LA Galaxy on Sunday, picking up their 6th draw in the last 8 games with a 1-1 result against their Western Conference rivals. Here’s our match report from that one.  It’s a hard result to quantify.  On one hand, after their 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy on Sunday, the Vancouver Whitecaps now have just 1 win in their … Continue reading Draw it out (Again): Vancouver Whitecaps pick up 6th draw in 8 games with 1-1 result against LA Galaxy

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For all the marbles: Vancouver Whitecaps get set to take on LA Galaxy in their 3rd and final matchup of the MLS season

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the LA Galaxy on Sunday. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  Having split the first 2, will the 3rd be the decider? That’s the question that both the Vancouver Whitecaps and the LA Galaxy will be looking to answer on Sunday, as they get set to complete their 3rd and final meeting of this 2021 MLS season. With … Continue reading For all the marbles: Vancouver Whitecaps get set to take on LA Galaxy in their 3rd and final matchup of the MLS season

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The Third Sub Episode 106: Whitecaps continue decent run of form, return to training in Vancouver, and sign Ryan Gauld

In Episode 106 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan catch up on a busy month of Whitecaps news. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast, presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps after a busy month of ‘Caps news. First, they dive into … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 106: Whitecaps continue decent run of form, return to training in Vancouver, and sign Ryan Gauld

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Late In’Vite’: Vancouver Whitecaps complete surprise deadline double with Pedro Vite and Florian Jungwirth acquisitions

The Vancouver Whitecaps were busy on the last day of MLS’s Secondary Transfer Window this past Thursday, bringing in some new faces, while also sending a few out at the same time. Here’s what went down.  After conducting their main piece of business earlier in the week, they finished what was still yet to be completed on deadline day.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, their 2021 … Continue reading Late In’Vite’: Vancouver Whitecaps complete surprise deadline double with Pedro Vite and Florian Jungwirth acquisitions

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Golden Forever: CanWNT mark themselves in history with magical gold medal win 

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team picked up a historic gold medal on Friday morning, as they beat Sweden in the final of the women’s soccer tournament. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  Against all odds, they found a way.  After many had predicted they’d struggle to get out of the group stages, that their squad was too old, that head coach Bev … Continue reading Golden Forever: CanWNT mark themselves in history with magical gold medal win 

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Golden Opportunity: CanWNT ready to take on Sweden in massive Olympic soccer tournament final

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will take on Sweden on Friday morning for a chance to win their first-ever major tournament. Here’s our preview ahead of that one. It doesn’t get much bigger than this. 90 minutes of best-on-best soccer, for a chance to win an Olympic gold medal – it’s the sort of thing you can only dream of one day participating in when … Continue reading Golden Opportunity: CanWNT ready to take on Sweden in massive Olympic soccer tournament final

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‘I’ll give everything that I’ve got’: Newest Whitecaps DP #10 Ryan Gauld is best known for flashy skills, but work rate makes him perfect match for ‘Caps

The Vancouver Whitecaps made a big splash by signing Scottish attacking midfielder, Ryan Gauld, to a DP contract this past weekend. After training with the ‘Caps for the first time on Monday, the former Farense man was introduced to the media on Tuesday. Here’s what stood out from that availability.  It took a while, but they finally managed to make it happen.  Weeks after reports … Continue reading ‘I’ll give everything that I’ve got’: Newest Whitecaps DP #10 Ryan Gauld is best known for flashy skills, but work rate makes him perfect match for ‘Caps

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Gold-Hunting: Jessie Fleming penalty helps CanWNT sinks USWNT 1-0 to advance to Olympic gold medal match, their first-ever major tournament final

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team took on the United States in the semi-finals of the Olympic soccer tournament on Monday, with a spot in the final round on the line. Here’s what stood out to us from that game, one in which Canada snapped a 20 year winless run against their neighbours to make their first-ever major tournament final.  It was a victory 20 years … Continue reading Gold-Hunting: Jessie Fleming penalty helps CanWNT sinks USWNT 1-0 to advance to Olympic gold medal match, their first-ever major tournament final

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‘It was fantastic’: Pacific FC mark long-awaited return of fans to Starlight Stadium with special 2-0 win over Cavalry FC in CPL action

It felt almost surreal to witness. The sun was shining, the food trucks were up and running again, and the fans were slowly streaming in to get their first taste of their local professional soccer team in nearly 2 years, as Pacific FC finally made their return to Starlight Stadium in Langford on Friday, where they took on Cavalry in Canadian Premier League action.  Just … Continue reading ‘It was fantastic’: Pacific FC mark long-awaited return of fans to Starlight Stadium with special 2-0 win over Cavalry FC in CPL action

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Dajome on the Double (Again): Cristian Dajome brace helps Vancouver Whitecaps rescue point vs Minnesota United in Utah send-off

The Vancouver Whitecaps picked up a point in a 2-2 draw with Minnesota United on Saturday, thanks to a key Cristian Dajome brace. Here is our match report from that one.  After a bright start, a poor reaction quickly put them in a bit of trouble.  But then, as he often has this year, Cristian Dajome stepped up big for the Vancouver Whitecaps just at … Continue reading Dajome on the Double (Again): Cristian Dajome brace helps Vancouver Whitecaps rescue point vs Minnesota United in Utah send-off

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End of the Road: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to end Utah stay on high note in clash versus Minnesota United

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Minnesota United in MLS action on Saturday. Here is our preview ahead of that one. After a lengthy stay, they’re preparing for one last rodeo. For the Vancouver Whitecaps, it’s been a long 5 months since they first touched down in Utah, beginning their 2021 American journey. Since then, they’ve gone on to play 8 games in their temporary home-away-from-home … Continue reading End of the Road: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to end Utah stay on high note in clash versus Minnesota United

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Labbe to the Rescue: Stephanie Labbe’s PK shootout heroics helps CanWNT squeeze past Brazil in Olympic quarter-finals

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team beat Brazil on penalties on Friday, helping them advance to the semi-finals of the Olympic Soccer Tournament for the 3rd straight edition of that competition. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  After a quiet game, the fireworks came out right at the end.  Having survived through 120 minutes of tense and dramatic Olympic quarter-final action, Canada Soccer’s … Continue reading Labbe to the Rescue: Stephanie Labbe’s PK shootout heroics helps CanWNT squeeze past Brazil in Olympic quarter-finals

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Herrera Heartbreak: Late Hector Herrera winner cancels out positive CanMNT performance in Gold Cup semi-final vs Mexico

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team fell to Mexico 2-1 on Thursday night in the semi-finals of the 2021 Gold Cup. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  After they did so well to instill belief, to see that ripped from them at the death was heart-wrenching.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, they were always going to be in tough against tournament favourites, … Continue reading Herrera Heartbreak: Late Hector Herrera winner cancels out positive CanMNT performance in Gold Cup semi-final vs Mexico

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Night to Remember: Why a historic Thursday night for CanMNT, CanWNT is a needed one for soccer in Canada

On Thursday night, all eyeballs will be on Canadian Soccer, as both Canada Soccer’s Men’s and Women’s National Team’s will get set to play a pair of big games over a span of just under 12 hours. Here’s why that’s so important for the sport in this country.  It’s so nice, they’re going to do it twice. For a span of just under 12 hours … Continue reading Night to Remember: Why a historic Thursday night for CanMNT, CanWNT is a needed one for soccer in Canada

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Quiet Star: Analyzing how Cristian Dajome has quietly turned into an MLS all-star candidate for the Vancouver Whitecaps 

Despite not always getting the recognition that he deserves from around MLS, Vancouver Whitecaps winger Cristian Dajome has quietly been one of the league’s best forwards this year. Here’s a look at why his strong play has made him a potential league all-star candidate, even if those around MLS aren’t talking about it quite yet. In just his 2nd season, he’s taken a big step … Continue reading Quiet Star: Analyzing how Cristian Dajome has quietly turned into an MLS all-star candidate for the Vancouver Whitecaps 

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Shake the Tri: Diving into Mexico’s tactical profile ahead of pivotal Gold Cup semi-final clash with CanMNT

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is getting set to take on Mexico in a pivotal 2021 Gold Cup semi-final clash on Thursday night. Here’s what to expect from El Tri tactically in that encounter, and how Canada can counter that.  Having reached a frontier not breached in a long time, a familiar foe now awaits.  Just by making the semi-finals of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold … Continue reading Shake the Tri: Diving into Mexico’s tactical profile ahead of pivotal Gold Cup semi-final clash with CanMNT

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Late Slip-Up: Late own goal vs Great Britain sets up pivotal Olympic quarter-final vs Brazil for CanWNT

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team drew Great Britain 1-1 in their Group E Olympic finale on Tuesday. Here’s what stood out to us from that game.  In their last tune-up before the big show, things went relatively to plan.  For Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team, their last game of Group E action at the 2021 Olympics was always going to be about rotating their team … Continue reading Late Slip-Up: Late own goal vs Great Britain sets up pivotal Olympic quarter-final vs Brazil for CanWNT

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Power Shift: The CanMNT return to Gold Cup semi-finals for first time since 2007 with big 2-0 win over Costa Rica

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team beat Costa Rica on Sunday night, punching their ticket to the semi-finals of the 2021 Gold Cup, a stage they haven’t reached since 2007. Here’s what stood out to us from that game.  With a chance to change some recent history, they didn’t shrink in front of the bright lights.  As they looked to return to the semi-finals of the … Continue reading Power Shift: The CanMNT return to Gold Cup semi-finals for first time since 2007 with big 2-0 win over Costa Rica

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Cooled Chile: Janine Beckie brace helps CanWNT to pivotal 2-1 over resilient Chile, setting up dramatic Great Britain Group E finale

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team picked up a big 2-1 win over Chile on Saturday, thanks to a key brace from Janine Beckie. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  Facing what was essentially a must-win game, it was a nice bounce-back performance.  Having tied Japan in their opening game of the 2021 Summer Olympics Soccer Tournament, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s Group … Continue reading Cooled Chile: Janine Beckie brace helps CanWNT to pivotal 2-1 over resilient Chile, setting up dramatic Great Britain Group E finale

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Demons Dodged: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Colombian connection to valuable road point against LAFC

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on LAFC in a pivotal MLS Western Conference matchup on Saturday, drawing 2-2 in a tough road environment, one that hasn’t always treated them well in recent years. Here’s our match recap from that one.  Considering some of their past experiences in that stadium, it wasn’t the worst result.  Make no mistake, the Vancouver Whitecaps certainly dropped 2 points against LAFC … Continue reading Demons Dodged: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Colombian connection to valuable road point against LAFC

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3rd time lucky?: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avoid another LA horrorshow in trip to LAFC

 The Vancouver Whitecaps take on LAFC on Saturday night in MLS action. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  It’s a chance for redemption on multiple fronts.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, a big clash awaits them on Saturday, when they travel to LA to take on an in-form LAFC side at Banc of California Stadium.  With 4 wins in their last 6 games, this … Continue reading 3rd time lucky?: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avoid another LA horrorshow in trip to LAFC

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Tangoing with the Ticos: Analyzing Costa Rica’s tactical profile ahead of 2021 Gold Cup quarter-final clash with CanMNT

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will take on Costa Rica on Sunday in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Gold Cup. Here is what to expect from the Ticos then, as Canada looks to return to the semi-finals of the Gold Cup for the first time since 2007.  After a week-long break, a sprint to the final now awaits.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, they’ll … Continue reading Tangoing with the Ticos: Analyzing Costa Rica’s tactical profile ahead of 2021 Gold Cup quarter-final clash with CanMNT

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Nice Surprise: Cristian Gutierrez and Javain Brown quietly emerging as valuable full back options for Vancouver Whitecaps

Despite being further down the depth chart heading into the start of the 2021 MLS season, full backs Cristian Gutierrez and Javain Brown have emerged as valuable options for the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2021. Here’s how.  After some early concerns, it has quickly become a position of strength for the Vancouver Whitecaps this season.  Heading into the start of the 2021 MLS season, no one … Continue reading Nice Surprise: Cristian Gutierrez and Javain Brown quietly emerging as valuable full back options for Vancouver Whitecaps

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Spoilt Celebration: Late Japan goal sinks CanWNT in 1-1 draw, cancelling Christine Sinclair’s 187th goal in 300th cap

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team kicked off their 2021 Olympic campaign with a 1-1 draw against hosts, Japan, on Wednesday. Here is what stood out to us in that one.  After a bright start, it was a tough late gut punch.  For Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team, in most circumstances, a 1-1 draw with 2021 Olympics hosts Japan would be hard to classify as a … Continue reading Spoilt Celebration: Late Japan goal sinks CanWNT in 1-1 draw, cancelling Christine Sinclair’s 187th goal in 300th cap

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Tokyo Time: CanWNT looking to build off of 2012 and 2016 Olympic triumphs by taking step forward at 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team kicks off their 2021 Olympic tournament this week in Tokyo. Here is our preview of what awaits them in Tokyo, as Canada looks to reach the podium for the 3rd straight Olympic tournament. It’s finally upon us.  Over 1800 days after the last summer Olympics, and a year after they were originally supposed to happen, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are finally … Continue reading Tokyo Time: CanWNT looking to build off of 2012 and 2016 Olympic triumphs by taking step forward at 2021 Tokyo Olympics

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Sandy Snoozefest: Vancouver Whitecaps combine for quiet 0-0 draw with Houston Dynamo in pivotal Western Conference clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps drew the Houston Dynamo 0-0 in their latest ‘home’ game on Tuesday. Here is our match report from that one.  For all that was at stake for both teams, it was far from a memorable match.  Heading into a midweek clash between two MLS Western Conference teams that certainly needed points, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Houston Dynamo, who both currently sit just … Continue reading Sandy Snoozefest: Vancouver Whitecaps combine for quiet 0-0 draw with Houston Dynamo in pivotal Western Conference clash

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No Rest for the Weary: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for quick ‘turnaround’ ahead of clash against Houston Dynamo

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Houston Dynamo in MLS action on Tuesday. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  After having gotten a taste of glory, the quest is now to avoid complacency.  Having snapped an 8-game winless run this past weekend, the Vancouver Whitecaps will have had every reason to want to revel in their recent victory, a 2-1 triumph over the … Continue reading No Rest for the Weary: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for quick ‘turnaround’ ahead of clash against Houston Dynamo

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Moore Misery: Early Shaq Moore goal sinks CanMNT in 1-0 loss to USMNT in 2021 Gold Cup Group B finale

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team finished the group stage of the 2021 Gold Cup with a 1-0 loss to the United States on Sunday, pushing them down to 2nd in Group B ahead of the quarter-finals. Here is what stood out from that game.  They had nothing to lose, yet so much to gain.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, those were the exact circumstances … Continue reading Moore Misery: Early Shaq Moore goal sinks CanMNT in 1-0 loss to USMNT in 2021 Gold Cup Group B finale

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Bury the 8-Ball: Vancouver Whitecaps snap 8-game winless run in 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy

The Vancouver Whitecaps snapped an 8-game winless run on Saturday, as they beat the LA Galaxy 2-1. Here is our match report from that one.  Facing down the barrel of a 9th straight game without a win, they found a bit of life right at the perfect time.  Down 1-0 at halftime to the 3rd place team in all of MLS, the LA Galaxy, riding … Continue reading Bury the 8-Ball: Vancouver Whitecaps snap 8-game winless run in 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy

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Do-Over: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avenge recent LA Galaxy loss in important rematch

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the LA Galaxy in MLS action on Saturday. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  After a short break, they’re ready to try and break their slump.  In the midst of an 8-game winless run, not a whole lot has gone right as of late for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who have picked up just 2 points out of a … Continue reading Do-Over: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avenge recent LA Galaxy loss in important rematch

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Triple Threat: CanMNT put 1 foot in 2021 Gold Cup quarter-finals with big 4-1 win over Haiti

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team rode an early Stephen Eustaquio goal to a 4-1 win over Haiti, their third such win over their Haitian foes in this past month. Here is what stood out from this game, which proved to be a comfortable win for Canada, despite some nervy moments along the way.  The destination may have been the right one, but the journey to … Continue reading Triple Threat: CanMNT put 1 foot in 2021 Gold Cup quarter-finals with big 4-1 win over Haiti

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s 2021 Olympic Squad by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the return of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team ahead of the start of the 2021 Olympic Soccer tournament, we break down their latest squad, which was announced a few weeks ago, by ‘Surprise Rating’.  After months of preparation, the big day is nearly here.  For Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team, that big day is July 21st, the day on which they’ll officially kick off … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s 2021 Olympic Squad by ‘Surprise Rating’

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The Third Sub Episode 105: ‘Caps continue winless run, Derek Cornelius heads to Greece, and Canada opens Gold Cup with a win

In Episode 105 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps and CanMNT after another busy week of news. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada Soccer amidst another … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 105: ‘Caps continue winless run, Derek Cornelius heads to Greece, and Canada opens Gold Cup with a win

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Departed Derek: Analyzing Derek Cornelius’s loan to Panetolikos and what it means for the Vancouver Whitecaps

The Vancouver Whitecaps officially loaned out 23-year-old centre back, Derek Cornelius, to Greek Super League side Panetolikos on Monday. Here is a look at what this move means for the ‘Caps.  After an up-and-down tenure to date, they’ve elected to give him a fresh start.  As has been reported over the last few days, the Vancouver Whitecaps have now officially loaned out 23-year-old centre back … Continue reading Departed Derek: Analyzing Derek Cornelius’s loan to Panetolikos and what it means for the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Off to the Races: CanMNT survive early scare before cruising to 4-1 win over Martinique to open 2021 Gold Cup

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team kicked off their 2021 Gold Cup campaign with a 4-1 win over Martinique on Sunday. Here is what stood out from that game, one in which Canada survived an early scare before getting back into the game, cruising to their eventual result.  After an early scare, they did what they needed to do to avoid an upset.  It might not … Continue reading Off to the Races: CanMNT survive early scare before cruising to 4-1 win over Martinique to open 2021 Gold Cup

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Gold Hunting: BTSVancity’s 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup preview

The 2021 Gold Cup kicks off this weekend. Here is our preview of the tournament, the 16th edition of North America’s biggest men’s international soccer competition.  As is tradition every 2 years, some of CONCACAF’s finest are ready to do battle for North American supremacy once again.  After there were fears that the tournament might not happen at all, the 2021 Gold Cup is set … Continue reading Gold Hunting: BTSVancity’s 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup preview

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New Look: Analyzing the CanMNT’s 3-5-2 (and why they should keep it) ahead of the 2021 Gold Cup

In this, we break down Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s 3-5-2 formation that they debuted back in June, seeing why they should probably keep working on this particular tactical set-up ahead of the 2021 Gold Cup this July (and for the Octagonal, as well). After a bit of experimentation, they’ve appeared to find the magic formula.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s head coach, John … Continue reading New Look: Analyzing the CanMNT’s 3-5-2 (and why they should keep it) ahead of the 2021 Gold Cup

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s 2021 Gold Cup Squad by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the return of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team for the 2021 Gold Cup, we break down their latest squad, which was announced earlier this month, by giving them a ‘Surprise Rating’.  After a memorable month of June, they’re looking to keep the good times rolling in July.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, they’ve already had the ideal summer, having qualified for the final … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s 2021 Gold Cup Squad by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Salt in the Wound: Vancouver Whitecaps extend winless run to 8 games with 4-0 loss to Real Salt Lake

The Vancouver Whitecaps extended their winless run to 8 games on Wednesday, as they fell 4-0 to Real Salt Lake. Here is our match report from that one.  Despite seeming close to rock bottom, things just went from bad to worse for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  Winless in 7, the ‘Caps were looking to build off of the positive momentum of back-to-back road draws against the … Continue reading Salt in the Wound: Vancouver Whitecaps extend winless run to 8 games with 4-0 loss to Real Salt Lake

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Awkward Houseguests: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to snap skid versus RSL in strange ‘home’ game

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Real Salt Lake on Wednesday. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  After a stretch of 6 away games in their last 7, it’s a strange way to come back ‘home’.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, who remain stationed down in the United States for the time being, they’ll be happy to return to Utah, their ‘home-away-from-home’ for their next … Continue reading Awkward Houseguests: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to snap skid versus RSL in strange ‘home’ game

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Late goals, slow starts marring positives changes for Vancouver Whitecaps post-international break

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our column looking at all things Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the ‘Caps first 4 games after the international break. The ‘Caps find themselves at a strange crossroads at the 33% mark of their 2021 season.  With only 2 wins from 11 games, rooted to the bottom of the Western Conference with just 9 points, 6 points off of the … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Late goals, slow starts marring positives changes for Vancouver Whitecaps post-international break

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Texas Tumble: Vancouver Whitecaps give up late goal to draw FC Dallas 2-2 in Western Conference basement clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps drew FC Dallas 2-2 in their second such draw in a span of 8 days. Here’s our match review from that one, as the ‘Caps suffered some more late heartbreak once again.  After a nice recovery, it was a tough gut punch to take.  Having done so well to come back from down 1-0 to go up 2-1 in the first half, … Continue reading Texas Tumble: Vancouver Whitecaps give up late goal to draw FC Dallas 2-2 in Western Conference basement clash

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Spoil the Party: Vancouver Whitecaps putting full ‘focus’ on pivotal FC Dallas 4th of July clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps are looking to win their first game in nearly 2 months on Sunday, as they take on FC Dallas. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  8 days after a big result, they finally get a chance to build off of it.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, they would’ve preferred to get right back onto the field not long after they picked … Continue reading Spoil the Party: Vancouver Whitecaps putting full ‘focus’ on pivotal FC Dallas 4th of July clash

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The Third Sub Episode 104: Gold Cup, Olympics loom large for CanMNT, CanWNT after busy month of June

In Episode 104 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Canada Soccer’s Men’s and Women’s National teams in the midst of a busy summer for both teams. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Canada … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 104: Gold Cup, Olympics loom large for CanMNT, CanWNT after busy month of June

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The Third Sub Episode 103: Vancouver Whitecaps find a bit of life against Sounders to halt losing streak

In Episode 103 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into the latest news surrounding the Vancouver Whitecaps as their 2021 MLS season continues. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps in the midst of another … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 103: Vancouver Whitecaps find a bit of life against Sounders to halt losing streak

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Good as Gauld: Looking at how Ryan Gauld could finally offer Vancouver Whitecaps their long-awaited #10 solution

The Vancouver Whitecaps have recently been linked to Farense #10, Ryan Gauld, a Scottish playmaker. Here is how he could fit into this ‘Caps team, as well as a look at how this deal might go down.  Might the final piece to the Whitecaps attacking puzzle finally be on its way?  It certainly seems so, as reports emerged last week via AFTN’s Michael McColl that … Continue reading Good as Gauld: Looking at how Ryan Gauld could finally offer Vancouver Whitecaps their long-awaited #10 solution

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CPL Roundup: Pacific, Ottawa, Cavalry impress, Valour shock the champions and more from the opening weekend of Canadian Premier League action

In ‘CPL Roundup’ our weekly piece looking back at the Canadian Premier League, we look at what stood out from the opening weekend of CPL action.  After a lengthy break, it was a triumphant return for the Canadian Premier League.  Nearly 280 days after Forge FC defeated the Halifax Wanderers in the 2020 CPL final, the league finally returned this weekend, as they officially began … Continue reading CPL Roundup: Pacific, Ottawa, Cavalry impress, Valour shock the champions and more from the opening weekend of Canadian Premier League action

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Cascadia Chaos: Slumping Vancouver Whitecaps pick up surprise 2-2 draw against league-leading Seattle Sounders in entertaining derby clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps snapped a 5-game losing streak on Saturday, as they picked up a 2-2 road draw against the Seattle Sounders. Here’s our match report from that one.  It might have only been a draw, but for the Vancouver Whitecaps, it must’ve felt like a win.  Losers of 5 straight games heading into Saturday’s clash with current MLS Supporters Shield leaders, the Seattle Sounders, … Continue reading Cascadia Chaos: Slumping Vancouver Whitecaps pick up surprise 2-2 draw against league-leading Seattle Sounders in entertaining derby clash

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Seattle Surprise: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to shock MLS Supporter Shield favourites Seattle Sounders in Cascadian clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps will take on the Seattle Sounders in a Cascadian clash on Saturday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  It’s derby day.  For the 2nd time in 2021, the Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on Cascadian rivals, as they’ll take on the Seattle Sounders in Seattle on Saturday.  Having played their other Cascadian rivals, the Portland Timbers, all the way … Continue reading Seattle Surprise: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to shock MLS Supporter Shield favourites Seattle Sounders in Cascadian clash

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Third Sub Episode 102: An in-depth 2021 Canadian Premier League preview

In Episode 102 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan do an in-depth preview of the 2021 Canadian Premier League season. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Canadian Premier League ahead of the start of their 2021 season. … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 102: An in-depth 2021 Canadian Premier League preview

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Galaxy-watching: Late Efrain Alvarez goal dooms Vancouver Whitecaps in 2-1 loss to LA Galaxy, extending ‘Caps losing streak to 5

The Vancouver Whitecaps lost 2-1 to the LA Galaxy on Wednesday, extending their losing streak to 5 games. Here’s our recap from that one.  For a struggling team, it certainly felt like a bit of a gut punch.   Facing off against a solid LA Galaxy team, the Vancouver Whitecaps would always be frustrated with a loss no matter the circumstances, but in isolation, it’s hardly … Continue reading Galaxy-watching: Late Efrain Alvarez goal dooms Vancouver Whitecaps in 2-1 loss to LA Galaxy, extending ‘Caps losing streak to 5

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Tokyo-Bound: The CanWNT leans on blend of experience, youth in final Olympic squad reveal

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team revealed their 18-player squad for the 2021 Olympic Soccer tournament on Wednesday. Here is a look at the squad, along with some reaction from Canadian head coach Bev Priestman, as Canada gets set to head to Tokyo next month. It’s snuck up on us quickly here, but it’s almost ‘go-time’.  In exactly 4 weeks (28 days, to be exact), Canada … Continue reading Tokyo-Bound: The CanWNT leans on blend of experience, youth in final Olympic squad reveal

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Different Galaxy: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for ‘improved’ LA Galaxy in crucial midweek matchup

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the LA Galaxy on Wednesday, as they look to snap a 4 game losing streak. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  Make no mistake, this could prove to be huge.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, it feels early to suggest that their midweek clash with the LA Galaxy is a ‘must-win’ game in the context of their season, which is … Continue reading Different Galaxy: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for ‘improved’ LA Galaxy in crucial midweek matchup

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The Third Sub Episode 101: Vancouver Whitecaps continue tough run with loss to RSL

In Episode 101 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps as they return to action after a lengthy break. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports. In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps as they returned from a … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 101: Vancouver Whitecaps continue tough run with loss to RSL

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Rent Due: Late goals sink Vancouver Whitecaps in 3-1 loss to temporary hosts Real Salt Lake

The Vancouver Whitecaps fell 3-1 to Real Salt Lake on Friday, picking up their 4th consecutive loss in the process. Here’s our match report from that one.  It was far from an ideal way to get the show back on the road.  In their first game back from the international break, the Vancouver Whitecaps were hoping that they could get off to the right foot … Continue reading Rent Due: Late goals sink Vancouver Whitecaps in 3-1 loss to temporary hosts Real Salt Lake

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New Beginning: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to ‘maximize’ roster against RSL in 1st game back after international break

The Vancouver Whitecaps are taking on Real Salt Lake on Friday, as they return to MLS action after a lengthy international break. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  After having had a chance to recharge the batteries, they’re just ready to get back out there.  Having been just under a month since they last played a competitive game, the Vancouver Whitecaps are just chomping … Continue reading New Beginning: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to ‘maximize’ roster against RSL in 1st game back after international break

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Eyes on the Road: Looking ahead at what’s next for the CanMNT after progressing to final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers for first time in 24 years

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team qualified for the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, the Octogonal, for the first time in 24 years on Tuesday. In this, we look at what making it that far means for the program, before breaking down what to expect in the Octo and mapping out how they might go about preparing to get off to a good start … Continue reading Eyes on the Road: Looking ahead at what’s next for the CanMNT after progressing to final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers for first time in 24 years

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Octo-bound: CanMNT return to final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying for the first time in 24 years with big 3-0 win over Haiti to close out round 2 action

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team punched their ticket to the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, the Octagonal, for the first time in 24 years, as they beat Haiti 3-0 in the 2nd leg of round 2 action on Tuesday. Here’s what stood out from them in this game.  After a 25 year wait, they’ve finally done it.  Thanks to a big 3-0 win … Continue reading Octo-bound: CanMNT return to final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying for the first time in 24 years with big 3-0 win over Haiti to close out round 2 action

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‘Take us to the Octagon’: The mission is simple for the CanMNT ahead of 2nd leg Haiti clash – dare to dream

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is looking to qualify for the Octogonal, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, for the first time since 1997, something that they can do with a win or draw against Haiti on Tuesday. In this, we look at the importance of doing so, looking at what a win could mean for both this program and country in the … Continue reading ‘Take us to the Octagon’: The mission is simple for the CanMNT ahead of 2nd leg Haiti clash – dare to dream

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Brazil Bounceback: CanWNT put up improved performance against Brazil despite 2nd 0-0 draw in 3 days

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team rounded off their June friendlies on Monday with a 0-0 draw against Brazil, their 2nd such result this past week. Here’s what stood out from that game, one in which Canada played a lot better than what the scoreline might suggest.  As far as results go, it wasn’t the ideal scoreline.  In terms of performances, however, there was a lot … Continue reading Brazil Bounceback: CanWNT put up improved performance against Brazil despite 2nd 0-0 draw in 3 days

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Clutch Cyle: Cyle Larin goal the difference in big 1-0 CanMNT away win over Haiti to kick off round 2 of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team picked up a huge 1-0 win over Haiti in the 1st leg of the 2nd round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers on Saturday. In this, we look at some of what stood out from that game.  As far as wins go, it wasn’t the prettiest, but it more than got the job done.  On paper, you’d look at Canada Soccer’s … Continue reading Clutch Cyle: Cyle Larin goal the difference in big 1-0 CanMNT away win over Haiti to kick off round 2 of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers