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Sporting Spirit: Vancouver Whitecaps prepared for a bit ‘extra’ from motivated Sporting Kansas City side on Sunday

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Sporting Kansas City in their 6th match of the MLS season on Sunday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  Against a team that has had their number in recent years, they’ve got a chance to try and return the favour.  Reeling after a midweek loss to Minnesota United, the Vancouver Whitecaps will look to get back to winning ways … Continue reading Sporting Spirit: Vancouver Whitecaps prepared for a bit ‘extra’ from motivated Sporting Kansas City side on Sunday

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The Third Sub Episode 94: Vancouver Whitecaps tumble vs Minnesota United, get set to bounce back against Sporting KC

In episode 94 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps as a busy week for the ‘Caps 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 talk all things Vancouver Whitecaps, as a … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 94: Vancouver Whitecaps tumble vs Minnesota United, get set to bounce back against Sporting KC

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps left to ponder missed chances and moral victories after 1-0 loss to Minnesota United

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at all things Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the ‘Caps loss to Minnesota United from Wednesday night. Here’s what stood out to us in that one.  For how close they were to making magic happen, the ending had to hurt.  Having fought hard throughout the first 70 minutes, the Vancouver Whitecaps seemed like they were close … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps left to ponder missed chances and moral victories after 1-0 loss to Minnesota United

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Abila’s Airstrike: Ramon Abila’s second-half header sinks Vancouver Whitecaps versus Minnesota United despite bright performance in 1-0 loss

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Minnesota United on Wednesday at Allianz Field, but fell just short of beating the struggling Loons, who rode a second-half goal to their first win of the season. Here’s our match report from this one.  All things considered, it was a tough pill to swallow.  Away from home, against a struggling Minnesota United team, the Vancouver Whitecaps had every chance … Continue reading Abila’s Airstrike: Ramon Abila’s second-half header sinks Vancouver Whitecaps versus Minnesota United despite bright performance in 1-0 loss

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Loons Looming: Streaking Vancouver Whitecaps expecting ‘difficult’ Minnesota United side despite slow start

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Minnesota United on Wednesday in their 5th game of the 2021 MLS season. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  A chance to continue a strong start beckons.  With 7 points from their first 4 games, the Vancouver Whitecaps will head to Minnesota on Wednesday looking to make that 10 from 5 on Wednesday, when they’ll take on Minnesota United … Continue reading Loons Looming: Streaking Vancouver Whitecaps expecting ‘difficult’ Minnesota United side despite slow start

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The Third Sub Episode 93: Vancouver Whitecaps get back to winning ways against CF Montreal, look to continue form against struggling Minnesota United

In episode 93 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps, as a big week for the club 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 a big … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 93: Vancouver Whitecaps get back to winning ways against CF Montreal, look to continue form against struggling Minnesota United

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show good resolve after slow start in 2-0 win over CF Montreal

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the Whitecaps game that was from over the weekend. For this edition, that was a scrappy 2-0 win over fellow Canadian rivals, CF Montreal.  They did the job that they set out to do.  That doesn’t necessarily mean that the Vancouver Whitecaps were full value for their victory over … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show good resolve after slow start in 2-0 win over CF Montreal

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Montreal Mashing: Second half Cristian Dajome brace paces big 2-0 Vancouver Whitecaps win over CF Montreal

The Vancouver Whitecaps picked up a big 2-0 win over CF Montreal on Saturday, thanks to a Cristian Dajome brace. Here’s our match report from that one.  It might not have been a piece of art, but it certainly did the job. If anything, the result was probably more akin to a couple of loose scribbles in crayon on a ripped piece of paper, but … Continue reading Montreal Mashing: Second half Cristian Dajome brace paces big 2-0 Vancouver Whitecaps win over CF Montreal

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Montreal Meet-up: Vancouver Whitecaps ‘aware’ of looming CF Montreal threat in all-Canadian matchup

The Vancouver Whitecaps are taking on CF Montreal in week 4 of MLS action. Here’s our match preview ahead of that one.  After a tough week, the show must go on.  The Vancouver Whitecaps might have been disappointed after dropping a 1-0 result to the Colorado Rapids last week, but they’ve had to quickly pick themselves back up and get ready for what lies ahead, … Continue reading Montreal Meet-up: Vancouver Whitecaps ‘aware’ of looming CF Montreal threat in all-Canadian matchup

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The Third Sub Episode 92: Another all-Canadian matchup beckons as CF Montreal travels to Utah to face Vancouver Whitecaps (Ft: Hady Raphael)

In Episode 92 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Hady Raphael of Culture Soccer and the Ball is Round Podcast to chat all things CF Montreal ahead of their clash with the Vancouver Whitecaps this Saturday. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 92: Another all-Canadian matchup beckons as CF Montreal travels to Utah to face Vancouver Whitecaps (Ft: Hady Raphael)

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Rose’s Rise: Breaking down how Andy Rose has quietly been one of the best centre backs in MLS over the past year

31-year-old Vancouver Whitecaps centre back Andy Rose has quietly been one of the best centre backs in MLS over the past 16 months, despite not really playing the position before then. Here’s a look at some of the numbers that suggest that the ‘Caps might have unearthed a hidden gem at centre back in Rose.  Despite a few injuries to start the season, it has … Continue reading Rose’s Rise: Breaking down how Andy Rose has quietly been one of the best centre backs in MLS over the past year

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The Third Sub Episode 91: Vancouver Whitecaps hot start cools down with loss to Colorado Rapids

In episode 91 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps after a busy weekend 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 chat about all things Vancouver Whitecaps after a busy weekend of MLS action. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 91: Vancouver Whitecaps hot start cools down with loss to Colorado Rapids

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps get unfortunate reality check against Colorado Rapids as open play woes continue

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we break down their latest game, a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids from Sunday night. Here’s some of what stood out from that match.  It was an unfortunate reality check, that’s for sure.  After a strong start to the 2021 MLS season, the Vancouver Whitecaps suffered their first loss of the year … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps get unfortunate reality check against Colorado Rapids as open play woes continue

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Colorado Cruising: Rapids ride Rubio Rocket to 1-0 result over Vancouver Whitecaps

In their 3rd game of the MLS season, the Vancouver Whitecaps fell to the Colorado Rapids 1-0 via a Diego Rubio free-kick, giving them their first loss of the season. Here’s our match report from that one.  It was a tough way to go down.  The Vancouver Whitecaps might not have deserved to have picked up all 3 points against the Colorado Rapids on Sunday, … Continue reading Colorado Cruising: Rapids ride Rubio Rocket to 1-0 result over Vancouver Whitecaps

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Been a Minute: Vancouver Whitecaps wary of ‘dangerous’ Colorado Rapids in long-awaited matchup

The Vancouver Whitecaps will take on the Colorado Rapids in MLS action on Sunday. Here’s our preview ahead of that game.  It’s been a while since they met, but they’re ready to renew acquaintances this weekend.  Having been nearly 2 years since they last met in June of 2019, the Vancouver Whitecaps will take on the Colorado Rapids on Sunday, in what will be expected … Continue reading Been a Minute: Vancouver Whitecaps wary of ‘dangerous’ Colorado Rapids in long-awaited matchup

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The Third Sub Episode 90: Vancouver Whitecaps host Colorado Rapids at familiar home for both teams (Ft: Rachel Vigil)

In Episode 90 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Rachel Vigil of the Colorado Rapids to chat about this weekend’s big clash between the Rapids and the Vancouver Whitecaps. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps ahead … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 90: Vancouver Whitecaps host Colorado Rapids at familiar home for both teams (Ft: Rachel Vigil)

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AGR’s Analysis: Breaking down Michael Baldisimo’s ‘growing’ importance to the Vancouver Whitecaps offence

Welcome to the first edition of AGR’s analysis! In this series, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic dives into some game film to help break down some tactical situations that stand out to him from the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Canadian National Teams and more. Today, he dives into Michael Baldisimo’s role in the Vancouver Whitecaps offence through the first two games of the 2021 MLS season.  Ever since he’s … Continue reading AGR’s Analysis: Breaking down Michael Baldisimo’s ‘growing’ importance to the Vancouver Whitecaps offence

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The Quest Continues: Breaking down what the Vancouver Whitecaps Jean Pyerre and Gabriel Pirani rumours mean in team’s hunt for a #10

The Vancouver Whitecaps had a busy weekend on the transfer rumours front, finding themselves linked with a couple of Brazilian #10s. While those rumours are pretty much done and dusted at this stage, that the ‘Caps were even linked in them is good news – and here’s why.  It feels like something big is on the horizon.  No one’s quite yet sure what it is, … Continue reading The Quest Continues: Breaking down what the Vancouver Whitecaps Jean Pyerre and Gabriel Pirani rumours mean in team’s hunt for a #10

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The Third Sub Episode 89: Vancouver Whitecaps exit Orlando with 1 point after entertaining draw against Toronto FC

In Episode 89 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into an entertaining second week of Vancouver Whitecaps action. 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 Vancouver Whitecaps after they drew Toronto FC in their second week of MLS action. First, they … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 89: Vancouver Whitecaps exit Orlando with 1 point after entertaining draw against Toronto FC

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Strong start to 2021 MLS season continues for Vancouver Whitecaps after 2-2 draw with Toronto FC

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column where we break down all things Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at their 2-2 draw with rivals Toronto FC from Saturday.  They may feel like they dropped 2 points, but that doesn’t mean that picking up 1 wasn’t a bad bit of business, either. On a hot Saturday afternoon in Orlando, the Vancouver Whitecaps picked up a valuable … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Strong start to 2021 MLS season continues for Vancouver Whitecaps after 2-2 draw with Toronto FC

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Spoils Split: Vancouver Whitecaps share the points in entertaining 2-2 draw with Toronto FC

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Toronto FC in Orlando on Saturday afternoon, drawing 2-2 with their Canadian rivals in an entertaining game. Here’s our match report after that one, as the ‘Caps picked up their first draw since September of 2019 against Toronto. It certainly wasn’t how they would’ve ‘drawn’ it up beforehand.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, had you asked them before the game if … Continue reading Spoils Split: Vancouver Whitecaps share the points in entertaining 2-2 draw with Toronto FC

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Canada Calling: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to put ‘pride’ on the line in all-Canadian clash versus rivals, Toronto FC

In week 2 of the MLS season, the Vancouver Whitecaps will take on Toronto FC in an all-Canadian matchup. Here’s our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps will look to build off of a strong opening day win over Portland, while TFC will look to avenge a tough loss against fellow rivals CF Montreal.  With a strong start now in the rearview mirror, … Continue reading Canada Calling: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to put ‘pride’ on the line in all-Canadian clash versus rivals, Toronto FC

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Free the Bair: Analyzing why Theo Bair could have a breakout season in 2021 with more minutes

Heading into the start of the 2021 season, the ‘Caps are looking to once again be a team that gives significant minutes to young players. One such young player that is looking to earn a significant chunk of those minutes is forward Theo Bair, who will be looking to have a strong 2021 season, building off of what he’s shown in flashes since making his … Continue reading Free the Bair: Analyzing why Theo Bair could have a breakout season in 2021 with more minutes

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The Third Sub Episode 88: Vancouver Whitecaps get set to play Toronto FC, and analyzing a theoretical MLS/Liga MX Merger (Ft: Mitchell Tierney)

In Episode 88 of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS in a jam-packed edition of the show. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS in a jam-packed 88th episode. First, Alex and … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 88: Vancouver Whitecaps get set to play Toronto FC, and analyzing a theoretical MLS/Liga MX Merger (Ft: Mitchell Tierney)

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Path Set: Tough Olympic draw sees Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team drawn with hosts Japan, Great Britain and Chile in Group E

On Wednesday, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team found out its group ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympics later this year, as they were drawn with Japan, Great Britain and Chile in Group E. Here’s our analysis of that draw, as well as some post-draw reaction from Canadian head coach, Bev Priestman, as their preparations for the summer continue in earnest.  The path is now laid … Continue reading Path Set: Tough Olympic draw sees Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team drawn with hosts Japan, Great Britain and Chile in Group E

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Building Blocks: Breaking down Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s new tactical identity under Bev Priestman after April friendlies

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team continued their quest to find a new identity under head coach Bev Priestman earlier this month, as they convened for a pair of UK Friendlies against Wales and England, which they won 3-0 and 2-0, respectively. In this, we look at what stood out tactically for Canada in these games, as well as who stood out individually.  As far as … Continue reading Building Blocks: Breaking down Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s new tactical identity under Bev Priestman after April friendlies

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The Third Sub Episode 87: Vancouver Whitecaps open MLS season with big win over Timbers, CanWNT win pair of big UK friendlies

In episode 87 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into the Vancouver Whitecaps season-opening win over the Portland Timbers, as well as some Canadian Women’s National Team, MLS and European Super League talk. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 87: Vancouver Whitecaps open MLS season with big win over Timbers, CanWNT win pair of big UK friendlies

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to build identity in 1-0 win over Portland Timbers

In our return of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column where we break down storylines surrounding the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at what stood out in their opening day win over the Portland Timbers to kick off their MLS season on Sunday.  It’d be hard to imagine them drawing up a better start beforehand.  A clutch goal from their DP #9. A big clean … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to build identity in 1-0 win over Portland Timbers

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Timbers Toppled: Vancouver Whitecaps kick off 2021 MLS season with big 1-0 win over Portland Timbers

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off their 2021 season on Sunday, as they took on the Portland Timbers at ‘home’. Here’s our match report from that one, as the ‘Caps picked up a timely goal before cruising to a 1-0 win.  It was the dream start.  Facing off against a Portland Timbers team where they were seen as the underdogs, the Vancouver Whitecaps snatched a huge … Continue reading Timbers Toppled: Vancouver Whitecaps kick off 2021 MLS season with big 1-0 win over Portland Timbers

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New Year, New Team: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to build off of ‘competitiveness’ shown in preseason in 2021 MLS season opener versus the Portland Timbers (Preview #1)

The Vancouver Whitecaps kick off their 2021 MLS season on Sunday versus the Portland Timbers. Here’s our match preview ahead of that one.  The big day is finally upon us.  Over 150 days since they last played a competitive game of soccer, the Vancouver Whitecaps will take the field in a competitive setting on Sunday, when they’ll take on their Cascadian rivals, the Portland Timbers, … Continue reading New Year, New Team: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to build off of ‘competitiveness’ shown in preseason in 2021 MLS season opener versus the Portland Timbers (Preview #1)

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The Third Sub Episode 86: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to surprise Portland Timbers in 2021 MLS season opener

In Episode 86 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps ahead of their season opener against the Portland Timbers on Sunday. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps ahead of their first game of the … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 86: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to surprise Portland Timbers in 2021 MLS season opener

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Predicting the Unpredictable: BTSVancity’s 2021 Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

As the days quickly dwindle down to the start of the 2021 MLS season, the BTSVancity team (plus a special guest) sit down to do their yearly predictions roundtable, where they try to project the fortunes of both the Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS as a whole.  A new Major League Soccer season is finally upon us.  With it, comes new expectations, as all 27 MLS … Continue reading Predicting the Unpredictable: BTSVancity’s 2021 Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

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Stoke Surprise: CanWNT continue growth under Bev Priestman with big 2-0 win over England in friendly

In their second game this international window, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team picked up a big 2-0 win over England, giving them their first win over tier-one opposition in 2 years. Here’s what stood out from that game, as Canada relied on some timely goalscoring, along with a defensive masterclass, in order to pick up the win over the 6th-ranked Lionesses.  All it took was … Continue reading Stoke Surprise: CanWNT continue growth under Bev Priestman with big 2-0 win over England in friendly

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The Third Sub Episode 85: An in-depth Vancouver Whitecaps 2021 season preview (Ft: Peter Hicken)

In episode 85 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan kick off season 2 of the show by doing an in-depth preview of the 2021 Vancouver Whitecaps season. To do that, they’re joined by the newest member of their team, Peter Hicken. Welcome to season 2 of the Third Sub Podcast! In this first episode of season 2, Alex and Sam are … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 85: An in-depth Vancouver Whitecaps 2021 season preview (Ft: Peter Hicken)

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Fluid Formation: Analyzing the ‘Vancouver Whitecaps staggered 4-4-2 and how Marc Dos Santos might look to tweak it going forward

With the 2021 Vancouver Whitecaps season just around the corner, we dive into the team’s tactics ahead of first kick, looking at ways that their fluid 4-4-2 might look in game action.  Heading into the start of a new season, they finally appear to have a tactical identity.  After tinkering with several different formations in 2020, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to have settled on a … Continue reading Fluid Formation: Analyzing the ‘Vancouver Whitecaps staggered 4-4-2 and how Marc Dos Santos might look to tweak it going forward

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Twice the Fun: Vancouver Whitecaps beat Chicago Fire 3-2, fall 2-0 to Indy Eleven in preseason doubleheader

The Vancouver Whitecaps closed out their preseason slate with a pair of games versus the Chicago Fire and Indy Eleven on Saturday. Here’s what stood out from that doubleheader, with the Fire game proving to be more of a regular-season tuneup, while the Indy game ended up being more of an audition for a few youngsters. Results aside, it was just good to see them … Continue reading Twice the Fun: Vancouver Whitecaps beat Chicago Fire 3-2, fall 2-0 to Indy Eleven in preseason doubleheader

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Welsh Triple: CanWNT shows flashes of ‘Priestman-ball’ in 3-0 win over Wales in friendly

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team beat Wales by a score of 3-0 on Friday, giving them their 2nd win in 4 games under new head coach Bev Priestman. Here’s what stood out from that match, as Canada overcame a slow first half to find some fireworks in the second.  After a slow start, the floodgates finally opened at the end.  In their 4th game under … Continue reading Welsh Triple: CanWNT shows flashes of ‘Priestman-ball’ in 3-0 win over Wales in friendly

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The Third Sub Episode 84: A Vancouver Whitecaps news roundup ahead of the last week of preseason

In Episode 84 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps, catching up on a few weeks worth of ‘Caps news, as the race towards the start of the 2021 MLS season continues. Welcome to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 84: A Vancouver Whitecaps news roundup ahead of the last week of preseason

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Studying the Squad: Evaluating the Vancouver Whitecaps roster ahead of the start of the 2021 MLS season

The Vancouver Whitecaps will get their 2021 MLS season underway in less than two weeks, as they’ll take on the Portland Timbers at ‘home’ on April 18th. In this, the second part of our 2021 season preview, we look at the state of their roster at the moment, looking at who stands out among the 28 players the ‘Caps currently have signed to first-team deals … Continue reading Studying the Squad: Evaluating the Vancouver Whitecaps roster ahead of the start of the 2021 MLS season

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UK Double: Breaking down 3 CanWNT storylines to keep an eye on in upcoming UK friendlies

Ahead of their pair of friendlies against Wales and England next week, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team are getting set to take another big step forward under new head coach Bev Priestman. In this, we look at what they should focus on in those two games, as their tune-up for the Olympics continues.  They’re back together and ready to get to work again.  After putting … Continue reading UK Double: Breaking down 3 CanWNT storylines to keep an eye on in upcoming UK friendlies

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Midfield Musings: Have the Vancouver Whitecaps done enough to improve their midfield ahead of the start of the 2021 MLS season?

The Vancouver Whitecaps midfield has been a hot topic of discussion in MLS these past few years — mostly for the wrong reasons. In this, we look at the work the ‘Caps have done this past year and a half to try and fix that, and if they’ve done enough to improve their group ahead of the start of the 2021 season.  There’s no doubt … Continue reading Midfield Musings: Have the Vancouver Whitecaps done enough to improve their midfield ahead of the start of the 2021 MLS season?

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The Third Sub Episode 83: Analyzing long-term Vancouver Whitecaps youth development plans (Ft: Vanni Sartini)

In Episode 83, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Vancouver Whitecaps Director of Methodology, Vanni Sartini, to chat about all things ‘Caps youth development. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by a very special guest, Vancouver Whitecaps Director of Methodology and former assistant coach, Vanni Sartini. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 83: Analyzing long-term Vancouver Whitecaps youth development plans (Ft: Vanni Sartini)

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The Third Sub Episode 82: Canadian National Team roundup – CanM23 fall just short of glory, CanMNT cruise and CanWNT get set to return

In episode 82 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy week for the Canadian National Team’s, as a busy year for Canadian soccer continues to roll along here. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Canadian Men’s National Team, as well as … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 82: Canadian National Team roundup – CanM23 fall just short of glory, CanMNT cruise and CanWNT get set to return

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Xs and Os: An in-depth breakdown of the tactical framework and standout individuals from Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s dominant start to World Cup qualifiers

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team wrapped up a successful start to round 1 of World Cup qualifiers this past week, winning both of their games over Bermuda and the Cayman Islands by a combined score of 16-1, setting them up well for the rest of this first round. In this, we dive deeper into the tactics used, as well as break down the play of … Continue reading Xs and Os: An in-depth breakdown of the tactical framework and standout individuals from Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s dominant start to World Cup qualifiers

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Last Taste of Home: Caicedo’s hot arrival, academy kids continue to impress, and other Vancouver Whitecaps training notes ahead of Utah departure

The Vancouver Whitecaps began their last week of training in Vancouver on Monday, as they get set to head down to Utah on Friday. In a surprise twist, they also were able to get clearance for the media to attend those last sessions, as well, so here’s some of what stood out from a viewing of Wednesday’s session, in particular.  It’s the last bit of … Continue reading Last Taste of Home: Caicedo’s hot arrival, academy kids continue to impress, and other Vancouver Whitecaps training notes ahead of Utah departure

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Not All Bad: Analyzing what Canada Soccer’s Men’s National U23 team can take away from their performance at Olympic qualifiers

It was a tough CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament for Canada’s Men’s National U23 Team down in Mexico, as they came up short against the hosts in a decisive semi-final. Here’s how despite that negative result, they still have a few positive things to take away from the games they played at this tournament. After a positive start to the tournament, things didn’t end the way … Continue reading Not All Bad: Analyzing what Canada Soccer’s Men’s National U23 team can take away from their performance at Olympic qualifiers

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Double-Digit Dousing: Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team continue strong start to 2022 World Cup qualifiers with record-setting 11-0 win over the Cayman Islands

After seeing their matchup with the Cayman Islands postponed from Sunday to Monday due to a testing mishap, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team took out their frustration on that decision Monday, beating their Island foes by a historic 11-0 scoreline. Here’s what stood out from that game from a Canadian perspective.  Canada wanted goals, and boy, did they get them.  After beating Bermuda 5-1 on … Continue reading Double-Digit Dousing: Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team continue strong start to 2022 World Cup qualifiers with record-setting 11-0 win over the Cayman Islands

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The Dream Dies: CanM23’s fall 2-0 to Mexico in crucial CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament semi-final, extending lengthy Olympic drought

Canada’s Men’s U23 National Team narrowly fell to Mexico on Sunday, eliminating them from Olympic contention, extending their lengthy absence from that competition. Here’s what stood out from that game, as Canada fought hard, but just didn’t have enough to get the win needed to send them to Tokyo.  Ultimately, the dream died right at the final sprint.  With CONCACAF’s giants lying in front of … Continue reading The Dream Dies: CanM23’s fall 2-0 to Mexico in crucial CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament semi-final, extending lengthy Olympic drought

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The Third Sub Episode 81: CanMNT cruises vs Bermuda, get set for Cayman Islands, while CanM23s prepare for Mexico after draw vs Honduras

In Episode 81 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy few days of Canadian Men’s soccer, as both the senior and U23 National Teams played some big games this past week, and get set for another big day of matches on Sunday. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 81: CanMNT cruises vs Bermuda, get set for Cayman Islands, while CanM23s prepare for Mexico after draw vs Honduras

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Stiff Test: CanM23’s ready to throw everything they’ve got at CONCACAF ‘giant’ Mexico in crucial ‘win and you’re in’ semi-final with Olympic spot on the line

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National U23 team will take on Mexico in a crucial semi-final on Sunday, with a spot in the Olympics on the line. Here’s how the mood currently is in the Canadian camp, as they look to make history against a CONCACAF giant. It wasn’t pretty, but they got the first part of the job done.  Heading into this CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament, … Continue reading Stiff Test: CanM23’s ready to throw everything they’ve got at CONCACAF ‘giant’ Mexico in crucial ‘win and you’re in’ semi-final with Olympic spot on the line

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Mixed Bag: CanM23 grinds out 1-1 draw versus Honduras at CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers, setting up date with tournament favourites Mexico for spot in Tokyo

Canada closed out the group stage of their CONCACAF Olympic qualifying campaign on Thursday, drawing Honduras 1-1 to progress to the semi-finals of that tournament. As a result, they now face tournament favourites Mexico on Sunday, with a spot in Tokyo on the line. Here’s what stood out from this game for Canada, as they did what they needed to do in order to progress, … Continue reading Mixed Bag: CanM23 grinds out 1-1 draw versus Honduras at CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers, setting up date with tournament favourites Mexico for spot in Tokyo

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Mexico Again: Canada finds itself in familiar position after a mixed group stage performance at CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifiers

Canada’s U23s face a familiar opponent, but is this years team different enough for a better outcome? Continue reading Mexico Again: Canada finds itself in familiar position after a mixed group stage performance at CONCACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifiers

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Off and Running: CanMNT get off to strong start in World Cup qualifiers thanks to big 5-1 win over Bermuda

After a long wait, Canada’s Men’s National Soccer Team kicked off its road to the 2022 World Cup on Thursday, as they took on Bermuda, dispatching their Group B rivals with a big 5-1 win. Here’s what stood out from that one.  The road is long, so you want to start off smoothly.  Canada’s Men’s National Soccer Team did just that on Thursday, as they … Continue reading Off and Running: CanMNT get off to strong start in World Cup qualifiers thanks to big 5-1 win over Bermuda

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Tactical Tinkering: 3 tactical tweaks for the CanMNT to focus on during their upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will take the field in a competitive setting for the first time in nearly 18 months later this week, as they get set to kick off their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. In this, we look at some tactical tweaks to focus on during these games, as they continue their quest to build their identity at the senior level.  Seeing … Continue reading Tactical Tinkering: 3 tactical tweaks for the CanMNT to focus on during their upcoming World Cup qualifiers

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The Third Sub Episode 80: Looking at all things CanMNT and CanM23 amidst a busy week for Canadian Men’s soccer (Ft: Mitchell Tierney)

In episode 80 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan were joined by Mitchell Tierney of Waking the Red and Darby Magazine to dive into all things Canadian Men’s soccer. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by a very special guest, Mitchell Tierney of Waking … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 80: Looking at all things CanMNT and CanM23 amidst a busy week for Canadian Men’s soccer (Ft: Mitchell Tierney)

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A New Cycle Begins: A Preview of CONCACAF Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup

Footy fans in CONCACAF have been waiting a long time for World Cup qualifiers to commence, but today, the wait is finally over, and when Canada takes to the pitch tomorrow, it will have been precisely 1660 days since they were last in World Cup Qualifying action. This time around, 34 nations from CONCACAF are participating in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. However, only 3, … Continue reading A New Cycle Begins: A Preview of CONCACAF Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of the start of 2022 World Cup qualifiers in March by ‘Surprise Rating’

With Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team back in competitive action for the first time in nearly a year and a half later this month, we break down their latest squad, giving each player called-up a ‘Surprise Rating’.  The road to 2022 begins now.  It wasn’t originally supposed to start like this, but for Canada’s Men’s National Soccer Team, that doesn’t matter, as a golden opportunity … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of the start of 2022 World Cup qualifiers in March by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Familiar Sight: CanM23 team left frustrated after 0-0 draw with Haiti in 2nd game of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers

After a strong start to their CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying campaign last Friday, Canada suffered through a frustrating 0-0 draw with Haiti on Monday, putting them at 4 points after 2 matchdays. Here’s what stood out from that one, as Canada will look to bounce back ahead of their final group stage game versus Honduras on Thursday.  On the back of a strong start to the … Continue reading Familiar Sight: CanM23 team left frustrated after 0-0 draw with Haiti in 2nd game of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers

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Transition Plan: Vancouver Whitecaps defender Andy Rose ‘grateful’ for opportunity to juggle playing for the first team, coach U19’s

Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder/defender Andy Rose recently started his duties as assistant coach of the ‘Caps U19 team, while also juggling his responsibilities of playing for the first team. Last week, he spoke about how the adjustment to this new routine has gone so far, as he’s been very thankful to Vancouver for allowing him to embark on this unique journey for an active player.  … Continue reading Transition Plan: Vancouver Whitecaps defender Andy Rose ‘grateful’ for opportunity to juggle playing for the first team, coach U19’s

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The Third Sub Episode 79: Analyzing the CanM23’s strong start to Olympic qualifiers and other CanMNT news

In episode 79 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things CanMNT, including a look at the U23’s strong start to Olympic Qualifiers, some news surrounding Canada’s senior team’s squad and more. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Canadian … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 79: Analyzing the CanM23’s strong start to Olympic qualifiers and other CanMNT news

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On The Right Path: CanMNT U23’s ‘proud’ of strong start to CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers after 2-0 win over El Salvador

Canada’s Men’s National U23 Soccer Team’s Olympic qualifying campaign got off to a flying start on Friday, as they beat El Salvador 2-0 via a Tajon Buchanan brace. Here’s what stood out from that game, as they picked up a huge 3 points in their quest towards topping their Group down in Guadalajara, Mexico.  It was a dream start for Canada down in Mexico on … Continue reading On The Right Path: CanMNT U23’s ‘proud’ of strong start to CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers after 2-0 win over El Salvador

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Olympic Dreaming: CanMNT U23’s getting set to kick off CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers with ‘important’ game versus El Salvador

On Friday, Canada’s Men’s National U23 Soccer Team kicks off their 2021 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament, as they’ll take on El Salvador down in Guadalajara, Mexico. Here’s a preview of that match, as Canada looks to start off this tournament on the right foot with a win against their plucky Central American rivals.  All of a sudden, things are about to get real.  Nearly a … Continue reading Olympic Dreaming: CanMNT U23’s getting set to kick off CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers with ‘important’ game versus El Salvador

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The Kids are Alright: Vancouver Whitecaps continued youth movement helping Marc Dos Santos, coaching staff stomach key training camp absences

The Vancouver Whitecaps 2021 preseason has continued to roll on this week, even despite some key absences. In this, we hear from ‘Caps head coach Marc Dos Santos, who shared his thoughts on how things have progressed with his group so far, as his team continues to grind through a tough second half of March. They may be short a few familiar faces, but the … Continue reading The Kids are Alright: Vancouver Whitecaps continued youth movement helping Marc Dos Santos, coaching staff stomach key training camp absences

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The Third Sub Episode 78: An in-depth CanMNT U23 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying preview

In episode 78 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan preview Canada’s Men’s National U23 team’s upcoming participation in the CONACACAF Men’s Olympic Qualifiers, which kicks off later this week. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Canada Men’s National Team U23 in … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 78: An in-depth CanMNT U23 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying preview

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Setting the Table: Breaking down what the CanMNT U23’s should expect in Group B of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers

Later this week, Canada’s Men’s National U23 team will kick off their CONCACAF Olympic qualifying campaign down in Mexico. In this, we preview their group for that tournament, as a stiff test awaits this Canadian team in their quest to erase a 37-year Olympic drought.  After a long wait, the quest towards Olympic glory starts later this week for a select few teams down in … Continue reading Setting the Table: Breaking down what the CanMNT U23’s should expect in Group B of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers

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Splashing the Cash: Axel Schuster, Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to continue to ‘surprise’ on transfer market amid another high-spending offseason

The Vancouver Whitecaps high-spending offseason rolled on last week, as they brought in two new signings, Caio Alexandre and Bruno Gaspar, showing their continued intent to improve after missing the playoffs for 3 years straight. On Friday, CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster spoke a bit about all of these signings, as well as some other changes going on at the club. Here is what … Continue reading Splashing the Cash: Axel Schuster, Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to continue to ‘surprise’ on transfer market amid another high-spending offseason

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The Third Sub Episode 77: Breaking down Axel Schuster’s comments as high-spending Vancouver Whitecaps offseason continues

In episode 77 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into some Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Premier League news in a jam-packed episode of the show. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Premier League expansion. First, they … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 77: Breaking down Axel Schuster’s comments as high-spending Vancouver Whitecaps offseason continues

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s Olympic squad ahead of March 2021’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

Canada’s Men’s National U23 team has come together down in Mexico, as they’ve started preparation ahead of Olympic qualifiers in less than 2 weeks. In this, we break down the squad selected for the occasion, giving ‘Surprise Ratings’ for each selection.  After a long road to get to this point, they’ve finally put a squad together.  A year after CONCACAF’s Men’s Olympic Soccer qualifiers were … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s Olympic squad ahead of March 2021’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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The Third Sub Episode 76: Breaking down the CanWNT’s SheBelievesCup performance, and some Vancouver Whitecaps talk (Ft: Harjeet Johal)

In Episode 76 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Harjeet Johal, as they talk Canadian Women’s National Team, Voyageurs Cup, Vancouver Whitecaps and more. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Canadian Women’s National Team, Canada Soccer and Vancouver … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 76: Breaking down the CanWNT’s SheBelievesCup performance, and some Vancouver Whitecaps talk (Ft: Harjeet Johal)

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March Madness: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps, bracing for March ‘struggle’ as absences start to pile up

The Vancouver Whitecaps may be barely 2 weeks into their training camp, but things are about to get real interesting for this team, as a hectic next month awaits them. In this, we look at how they’re feeling ahead of that rough patch, as they’re keeping optimistic despite the looming rough patch. Slowly but steadily, it’s starting to feel more and more real with each … Continue reading March Madness: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps, bracing for March ‘struggle’ as absences start to pile up

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Ring-chasing: 2021 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers provides chance for CanMNT to break 5-ring drought, audition young players

Canada Men’s National Soccer Team’s under 23 squad will head down to Mexico this week, where they’ll begin their final preparations ahead of Olympic qualifiers, which start on March 18th. In this, we look at what to expect from them this tournament, in which they’ll look to try and break a 37-year Olympic drought. It’s flown under the radar, but it’s a chance to make … Continue reading Ring-chasing: 2021 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers provides chance for CanMNT to break 5-ring drought, audition young players

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Hey, Alexa(ndre): Breaking down what Caio Alexandre could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps despite complicated transfer

The Vancouver Whitecaps have recently been linked to 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Caio Alexandre of Botafogo, as reports out of Brazil suggest that the talented #6 could soon find his way to MLS with Vancouver. In this, we look at what he could bring to the ‘Caps, as well as why this transfer has as much promise as it does potential headache.  It looks like some … Continue reading Hey, Alexa(ndre): Breaking down what Caio Alexandre could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps despite complicated transfer

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The Third Sub Episode 75: Recapping a busy week of Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Soccer news to start off March

In episode 75 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan recap a busy week of Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada Soccer news, as things have started to ramp up ahead of a busy few weeks for Canadian Soccer as a whole. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 75: Recapping a busy week of Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Soccer news to start off March

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Head High: Vancouver Whitecaps staying focused despite transfer window, preseason and international break concerns

As the Vancouver Whitecaps near the end of the first week of their 2021 training camp, spirits have been high in their squad so far, as they relish the chance to be together once again. In this, we look at what head coach Marc Dos Santos had to say about that first week of camp, as he chats about being happy with what’s happening on … Continue reading Head High: Vancouver Whitecaps staying focused despite transfer window, preseason and international break concerns

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Switching it up: Looking at why the CanWNT should consider a switch to the 3-5-2 formation ahead of the Olympics

Canada started off the Bev Priestman era decently well down in Orlando at She Believes Cup, battling well throughout the 3 games that they played. Despite that, however, they showcased a few flaws in their games. In this, we look at how a formation change could help limit those flaws, as Canada looks to find a recipe for success ahead of the Olympics this summer.  … Continue reading Switching it up: Looking at why the CanWNT should consider a switch to the 3-5-2 formation ahead of the Olympics

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The Third Sub Episode 74: Breaking down the ‘Caps Bruno Gaspar links, the return of the hoop, and the unofficial (but official) start of preseason

In episode 74 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps, as the team’s 2021 preseason kicked off this week. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps. With the unofficial (but official) start to training camp … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 74: Breaking down the ‘Caps Bruno Gaspar links, the return of the hoop, and the unofficial (but official) start of preseason

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A last Gasp(ar)? Analyzing what potential signing Bruno Gaspar could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps (and other Day 1 training camp storylines)

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off training camp on Monday, officially putting an end to a long offseason. Here are some important storylines ahead of this first week of camp, including an analysis of a potential signing, the ‘Caps goals for the first week and an ode to paperwork.  Don’t look now, but the start of the MLS season is slowly starting to sneak up on … Continue reading A last Gasp(ar)? Analyzing what potential signing Bruno Gaspar could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps (and other Day 1 training camp storylines)

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Brazilian Blip: Fatigue, finishing woes catch up to Canada in 2-0 loss to Brazil during She Believes Cup finale

Canada wrapped up their participation in the She Believes Cup on Wednesday, as they fell 2-0 to Brazil, finishing with 1 win from 3 games. Here’s what stood out from that last game, as Canada’s fatigue caught up to them at the wrong time.  It was a tough way to end things off.  After doing well to turn heads through their first two games at … Continue reading Brazilian Blip: Fatigue, finishing woes catch up to Canada in 2-0 loss to Brazil during She Believes Cup finale

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Second Effort: Late Stratigakis goal versus Argentina highlights another strong CanWNT effort in 2nd game of She Believes Cup

In their 2nd game of She Believes Cup, Canada’s Women’s National Team took on Argentina on Sunday, winning 1-0 via a late Sarah Stratigakis goal. Here is what stood out from that one.  It took a little elbow grease, but Canada did what they need to do in order to win on Sunday.  Staring down what seemed like an inevitable 0-0 draw against Argentina during … Continue reading Second Effort: Late Stratigakis goal versus Argentina highlights another strong CanWNT effort in 2nd game of She Believes Cup

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Positives Aplenty: Vanessa Gilles, spirited effort highlight positives in Bev Priestman’s CanWNT debut loss versus US

For the first time in 11 and a half months, the Canadian Women’s National team took the pitch on Thursday. In this, we look at what stood out from that game, as they ultimately fell 1-0 in a hard-fought battle with the #1 ranked US.  Ultimately, it was a familiar sight for Canadian soccer fans.  Against their noisy neighbours, Canada’s women fought to the very … Continue reading Positives Aplenty: Vanessa Gilles, spirited effort highlight positives in Bev Priestman’s CanWNT debut loss versus US

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The Third Sub Episode 73: Breaking down York United’s massive 2021 rebuild (Ft: Angus McNab)

In episode 73 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by York United GM, President and CEO Angus McNab, as they dive into York’s massive 2021 rebuild, which has happened both on and off the pitch, allowing York to enter their third year of existence with plenty of confidence in the direction they’re now taking. Welcome back to another episode … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 73: Breaking down York United’s massive 2021 rebuild (Ft: Angus McNab)

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A bit of good, a bit of bad: MLS is back, but headaches loom for Vancouver Whitecaps to start the 2021 season

It’s official: MLS will be back in 2021! In this, we look at the news that MLS will be back this year, as they avoided a labour dispute, before diving into how the start of 2021 promises to provide plenty of headache for the Whitecaps and fellow Canadian teams.  It’s been a busy week for MLS fans.  After narrowly avoiding a lockout, thanks to an … Continue reading A bit of good, a bit of bad: MLS is back, but headaches loom for Vancouver Whitecaps to start the 2021 season

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The Third Sub Episode 72: A 2021 CPL USports Draft review and an ode to TSN 1040 (Ft: Ben Steiner)

In Episode 72 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Ben Steiner, as they dive into a CPL USports Draft review, as well as some CPL chatter, before diving into the sad news that TSN 1040 is no more. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 72: A 2021 CPL USports Draft review and an ode to TSN 1040 (Ft: Ben Steiner)

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Belief in Bev: Making a CanWNT wishlist ahead of the 2021 She Believes Cup

The Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team will get their 2021 underway later this month, as they get set to participate in the She Believes Cup,  jumpstarting a busy year for them. In this, we make a wishlist for them at this tournament, in which they’ll be busy laying the groundwork ahead of what’s supposed to be an important year for this program.  With the lengthy … Continue reading Belief in Bev: Making a CanWNT wishlist ahead of the 2021 She Believes Cup

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The Third Sub Episode 71: Whitecaps make moves, CF Montreal continue to build, and some other MLS chatter

In Episode 71 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into the latest Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS news from this past week, before finishing off with some more MLS kit chatter. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 71: Whitecaps make moves, CF Montreal continue to build, and some other MLS chatter

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The Third Sub Episode 70: Whitecaps sign Deiber Caicedo, their #10 search continues, an MLS update and more

In Episode 70 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into everything Vancouver Whitecaps, as well as a bit of MLS, catching up from a busy few weeks of ‘Caps news. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 70: Whitecaps sign Deiber Caicedo, their #10 search continues, an MLS update and more

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‘Caic’ Closed: New Vancouver Whitecaps signing Deiber Caicedo ‘glad’ to complete long-awaited move to MLS

The Vancouver Whitecaps got the ball rolling on their offseason on Tuesday, as they officially announced the signing of young Colombian winger Deiber Caicedo through 2023. Here is what Caicedo, Sporting Director Axel Schuster and head coach Marc Dos Santos had to say on the move Tuesday, as they broke down what was a very interesting transfer process.  After a long wait, they’ve finally got … Continue reading ‘Caic’ Closed: New Vancouver Whitecaps signing Deiber Caicedo ‘glad’ to complete long-awaited move to MLS

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The Third Sub Episode 69: Looking at the Whitecaps new Atlantic Canada Development Centre and more (Ft: Mike Ayyash)

In episode 69 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by head coach Mike Ayyash of the Vancouver Whitecaps Atlantic Canada Development Centre, who talks about the ‘Caps latest youth development initiative, his coaching career and more. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 69: Looking at the Whitecaps new Atlantic Canada Development Centre and more (Ft: Mike Ayyash)

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Veteran Presence: Whitecaps forward Lucas Cavallini relishing leadership role at CanMNT January camp

Ahead of a busy year for the Canadian Men’s National Team, Canada has assembled down in Florida for a January camp, in which they’re hoping to prepare for what lies ahead. From that camp, striker Lucas Cavallini spoke with the media on Thursday, as he prepares for a big year for both he and his country.  At the very least, it promises to be a … Continue reading Veteran Presence: Whitecaps forward Lucas Cavallini relishing leadership role at CanMNT January camp

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Hit the ground running: A wishlist for the CanMNT at their 2021 ‘Camp Poutine’ in Florida

Canada’s Men’s National team recently got their 2021 ‘Camp Poutine’ underway down in Bradenton, Florida. In this, we look at 4 things that we want to see from them during this camp, in which they’ll hope to set the table for a big 2021 for the program.  After going just under a year without convening, the Canadian Men’s National Team has gotten their ‘Camp Poutine’ … Continue reading Hit the ground running: A wishlist for the CanMNT at their 2021 ‘Camp Poutine’ in Florida

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The Third Sub Episode 68: Previewing CanMNT’s ‘Camp Poutine’ and seeing what’s next for the CanWNT

In episode 68 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Canadian Soccer, as the Canadian Men’s National Team gets set to have a camp this month, while rumblings suggest that the Women aren’t too far behind them in having a camp next month. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 68: Previewing CanMNT’s ‘Camp Poutine’ and seeing what’s next for the CanWNT

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of January 2021’s ‘Camp Poutine’ by ‘Surprise Rating’

With Canada’s Men’s National Soccer Team looking to return to action this month for the first time in nearly a year, we break down the squad called up for the occasion, giving a ‘Surprise Rating’ for each player called up.  With a new year, comes some new faces.  While the Canadian Men’s National Team camp will be mostly comprised of faces we’ve seen before, there … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of January 2021’s ‘Camp Poutine’ by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Rouges Return: What to expect from the CanMNT’s return, and seeing when the CanWNT might join them

It was announced last week that the Canadian Men’s National Team would return to action in January for a ‘Camp Poutine’. In this, we break down that announcement, before looking at when the Women’s National Team might join them in making their return to play.  One year on, the reunion is finally happening.  Nearly 340 days after the Canadian Men’s National Team last saw the … Continue reading Rouges Return: What to expect from the CanMNT’s return, and seeing when the CanWNT might join them

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The Third Sub Episode 67: MLS Transfers, Youth Development, Vancouver Whitecaps talk and more (FT: Tom Bogert)

In Episode 67 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Tom Bogert of MLSSoccer.com, as they dive into some MLS and Vancouver Whitecaps chatter. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their 67th episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat some MLS and Vancouver Whitecaps. To help them do this, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 67: MLS Transfers, Youth Development, Vancouver Whitecaps talk and more (FT: Tom Bogert)

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Bargain Bin: Analyzing some MLS Free Agents for the Vancouver Whitecaps to target ahead of 2021

With MLS’s Free Agency process officially now underway, we look at some names for the ‘Caps to potentially look at via that avenue, as a need for MLS experience could see them dive into the bargain bin for some new faces ahead of the 2021 season.  Often overlooked, it could be worth diving into.  As the Vancouver Whitecaps look to fill out their 2021 MLS … Continue reading Bargain Bin: Analyzing some MLS Free Agents for the Vancouver Whitecaps to target ahead of 2021

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Protection Deception: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps Expansion Draft decisions and the Evan Bush trade

The Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 offseason continued to chug along this week, as they made some key decisions surrounding a couple of players. In this, we break down those decisions, and look ahead to what might be next for them in this offseason.  The offseason continues to move forward at a decent pace.  While the Vancouver Whitecaps are yet to bring in any talent during this … Continue reading Protection Deception: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps Expansion Draft decisions and the Evan Bush trade

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‘Caps Look Back: Breaking down how the Vancouver Whitecaps U23 homegrowns and draftees did in 2020

In the next part of our ‘Caps Look Back, we take a look at how the Vancouver Whitecaps Homegrowns and draftees aged 23 and under fared in 2020, giving an overall grade for how they handled themselves this season.  The ‘next wave’ took a step forward this season.  Ever since Marc Dos Santos was hired as head coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps, he’s given a … Continue reading ‘Caps Look Back: Breaking down how the Vancouver Whitecaps U23 homegrowns and draftees did in 2020

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Dealing with Deiber: What to make of the reports surrounding potential Vancouver Whitecaps signing, Deiber Caicedo

Last weekend, reports of the Vancouver Whitecaps potentially signing winger, Deiber Caicedo, surfaced in Colombia. In this, we look at those rumours and what to make of them, before seeing what Caicedo brings to the table, and why this sort of signing will only become more popular in the next few years.  It’s that time of year once again.  As the Vancouver Whitecaps offseason starts … Continue reading Dealing with Deiber: What to make of the reports surrounding potential Vancouver Whitecaps signing, Deiber Caicedo

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The Third Sub Episode 66: Forge’s CONCACAF adventure, York’s rebrand and reviewing some Whitecaps news

In episode 66 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into some Canadian Soccer news, including Forge’s run in CONCACAF League, York’s rebrand and much more. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In episode 66, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat about some Canadian Soccer and Vancouver Whitecaps news stories. First, they … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 66: Forge’s CONCACAF adventure, York’s rebrand and reviewing some Whitecaps news

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‘Caps Look Back: Analyzing how the Vancouver Whitecaps offseason signings performed in 2020

In the next part of our ‘Caps Look Back, we take a look at some of the Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 signings, giving them a score based on how they fared this season.  After a look at the old, it’s time to look at some of the new.  For the second year in a row, the Vancouver Whitecaps had plenty of roster turnover, as they started … Continue reading ‘Caps Look Back: Analyzing how the Vancouver Whitecaps offseason signings performed in 2020

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2020 ‘Caps Look-Back: Looking at how the Vancouver Whitecaps returnees fared in 2020 (Part 1)

In part 1 of our Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 round-up, we take a look back at their returnees and how they fared this season, one that proved to be like no other.  It was a memorable season for many reasons.  While for the Vancouver Whitecaps, not all of those memories were positive ones, there is no doubt that the 2020 MLS season was one for the … Continue reading 2020 ‘Caps Look-Back: Looking at how the Vancouver Whitecaps returnees fared in 2020 (Part 1)

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The Third Sub Episode 65: Analyzing the Whitecaps latest roster moves and a Canadian MLS roundup

In Episode 65 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into some Vancouver Whitecaps news, before finishing with a look at some interesting stories coming out of Toronto’s and Montreal’s MLS sides. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk about the Vancouver Whitecaps and … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 65: Analyzing the Whitecaps latest roster moves and a Canadian MLS roundup

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Options Aplenty: Vancouver Whitecaps get ball rolling on 2020 offseason with latest roster announcements

As expected, the Vancouver Whitecaps released some roster news on Monday, as they confirmed the return of 7 players for 2021, along with the release of 2 others, with a few ‘Caps still remaining in negotiations. Here is what we took away from that news, along with some information from Sporting Director Axel Schuster, who spoke to reporters on Monday.  Change is on the horizon.  … Continue reading Options Aplenty: Vancouver Whitecaps get ball rolling on 2020 offseason with latest roster announcements

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The Third Sub Episode 64: MLS’s growing reputation and the transfer valuation process (Ft: Manuel Veth)

In the 64th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Manuel Veth of Transfermarkt, as they dive into a wide-ranging conversation about North American soccer. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their latest episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by Manuel Veth of Transfermarkt! First, they dive into … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 64: MLS’s growing reputation and the transfer valuation process (Ft: Manuel Veth)

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Starting the Tank: After a tough debut MLS season, could Lucas Cavallini be primed for a 2021 breakout?

It was far from the ideal debut season for the Vancouver Whitecaps’ most-expensive signing, Lucas Cavallini, but as we look at in this piece, things weren’t all that bad this year, suggesting a strong 2021 could be on the cards for the Canadian international.  Nearly a year ago, the ‘Caps splashed the cash.  After some not-so-secret negotiations that had supposedly started months earlier, the Vancouver … Continue reading Starting the Tank: After a tough debut MLS season, could Lucas Cavallini be primed for a 2021 breakout?

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Back for More: Whitecaps keeper Maxime Crepeau excited for 2021 return after ‘up and down’ 2020 campaign

After excelling in goal for the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2019, Maxime Crepeau suffered a set back with a season-ending hand injury in 2020. As he gets set to return in 2021, here’s what he had to say during his year-end media availability, with the ‘Caps surely set to receive a big boost in goal with the return of their 2019 MVP.  It was far from … Continue reading Back for More: Whitecaps keeper Maxime Crepeau excited for 2021 return after ‘up and down’ 2020 campaign

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Hungry for More: Manny Aparicio signing latest show of ambition for growing Pacific FC side

Pacific FC recently made waves around the Canadian Premier League with the signing of Manny Aparicio, the creative midfielder who the Island side poached from York 9. In this, we look at what he can bring to their squad, as well as Pacific’s promise to keep building for the long-term with their moves this offseason.  After taking a step forward in 2020, they want to … Continue reading Hungry for More: Manny Aparicio signing latest show of ambition for growing Pacific FC side

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The Third Sub Episode 63: Presenting the inaugural Third Sub End of Season Award Show

In the 63rd episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into their first-ever Third Sub End of Season Award Show, as they hand out some hardware to the Vancouver Whitecaps now that their 2020 MLS season has concluded. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 63: Presenting the inaugural Third Sub End of Season Award Show

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The Third Sub Episode 62: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps year-end media availability

In episode 62 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into the Vancouver Whitecaps year-end media availability, sharing some of what stood out from the ‘Caps final press conference of the 2020 season. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk about the Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 62: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps year-end media availability

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Staying the Course: Heading into another crucial offseason, Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to prove that things are different this time

The Vancouver Whitecaps held their year-end media availabilities on Thursday, as they took time to answer questions about this past season and the upcoming offseason. Here is what stood out from that, as they get set to go into an important transfer window for this club.  You can be excused if you’ve heard this story before.  For the third straight offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps are … Continue reading Staying the Course: Heading into another crucial offseason, Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to prove that things are different this time

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The Third Sub Episode 61: The Vancouver Whitecaps finish on a high versus Galaxy

In the 61st episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into the last Vancouver Whitecaps game of 2020, a win over the LA Galaxy, before tucking into some other important MLS and Canadian Soccer headlines from this past weekend. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 61: The Vancouver Whitecaps finish on a high versus Galaxy

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Strong Finish: Vancouver Whitecaps cap wild 2020 with dominant win over 10 men Galaxy

Despite having the disappointment of missing out of the playoffs ahead of this one, the Vancouver Whitecaps finished off their year on a strong note on Sunday, as they beat the LA Galaxy 3-0 on Decision Day. Here is our report from that one, as for the last time this year, we recap the match that was for the ‘Caps.  At the very least, they … Continue reading Strong Finish: Vancouver Whitecaps cap wild 2020 with dominant win over 10 men Galaxy

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The Last Hurrah: ‘Focused’ Vancouver Whitecaps looking to finish tough 2020 season with win over Galaxy(Preview #23)

The Vancouver Whitecaps conclude their 2020 MLS season on Sunday, as they take on the LA Galaxy on ‘Decision Day’. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to make the most of a dead-rubber match between two already-eliminated teams.  While it might not be the finale that they envisioned, the end is here.  After a gruelling few months of MLS … Continue reading The Last Hurrah: ‘Focused’ Vancouver Whitecaps looking to finish tough 2020 season with win over Galaxy(Preview #23)

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Silver Lining: How missing the playoffs can help the Vancouver Whitecaps in quest to find identity

The Vancouver Whitecaps were eliminated from the playoffs on Wednesday. In this piece, we look at why that could be a good thing for them, as they now have a chance to keep building their identity this offseason. With 1 game to go, the dream has ended.  They’ll be no Decision Day drama for the Vancouver Whitecaps this season, as they were officially eliminated from … Continue reading Silver Lining: How missing the playoffs can help the Vancouver Whitecaps in quest to find identity

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The Third Sub Episode 60: Vancouver Whitecaps Cascadia Woes continue, putting playoff hopes on life support

In their 60th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into yet another Vancouver Whitecaps game, as they break down the ‘Caps penultimate game of the season, a loss to the Portland Timbers, before looking ahead to their season finale versus the LA Galaxy. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their 60th episode, Alex and … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 60: Vancouver Whitecaps Cascadia Woes continue, putting playoff hopes on life support

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Toppled by the Timbers: Vancouver Whitecaps see playoff hopes put on life support in 1-0 loss to Timbers

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Portland Timbers on Sunday, in what was a big match for the ‘Caps playoff hopes. Here is our recap from that one, as the Timbers eked out a narrow win over their rivals in Portland.  All of a sudden, things are looking bleak.  While the Vancouver Whitecaps do technically still have a chance to make the MLS playoffs, their … Continue reading Toppled by the Timbers: Vancouver Whitecaps see playoff hopes put on life support in 1-0 loss to Timbers

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Wavy Road: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for latest ‘obstacle’ in long line of them in rematch with Timbers(Preview #22)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Portland Timbers on Sunday. In this, we look ahead to that one, previewing what promises to be a very intense match between two longtime rivals.  After enduring what’s has felt like both a marathon and a sprint, the finish line is near.   21 games down, the Vancouver Whitecaps only have 2 more matches left to go, with their next … Continue reading Wavy Road: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for latest ‘obstacle’ in long line of them in rematch with Timbers(Preview #22)

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Finding Robin: Analyzing the race between Derek Cornelius and Ranko Veselinovic to be the Vancouver Whitecaps #2 centre back

While Erik Godoy is a no-doubt, everyday starter for the Vancouver Whitecaps at centre back, the ‘Caps have some hard decisions to make when deciding who to play beside him. The 2 favourites right now appear to be Ranko Veselinovic and Derek Cornelius, a pair of U23 defenders who’ve put in some good shifts this season. In this, we try to compare the two, seeing … Continue reading Finding Robin: Analyzing the race between Derek Cornelius and Ranko Veselinovic to be the Vancouver Whitecaps #2 centre back

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The Third Sub Episode 59: Vancouver Whitecaps strikeout versus Sounders, setting table for eventful last 2 games

In the 59th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into the latest Vancouver Whitecaps game, a loss to the Seattle Sounders, before looking ahead to what’s next for the ‘Caps. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In episode 59 of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk about another … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 59: Vancouver Whitecaps strikeout versus Sounders, setting table for eventful last 2 games

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Third Time’s Not the Charm: Vancouver Whitecaps continue 2020 struggles against Sounders with 2-0 loss

In their third meeting of the season, the Vancouver Whitecaps completed a rare hat trick – a hat trick of losses against the same team in the same season – as they lost to the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday. Here is our match report from that one, as the ‘Caps failed to build off of a win over San Jose on the weekend.  At least … Continue reading Third Time’s Not the Charm: Vancouver Whitecaps continue 2020 struggles against Sounders with 2-0 loss

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Short Turnaround: Despite likely changes, ‘confident’ Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to surprise Sounders (Preview #21)

Fresh off of a big victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on the weekend, the Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Seattle Sounders on Tuesday. Here is our preview for that one, as the ‘Caps look to avoid a sweep at the hands of their Cascadian rivals.  On such a short turnaround, a stiff task awaits.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are fresh off of beating … Continue reading Short Turnaround: Despite likely changes, ‘confident’ Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to surprise Sounders (Preview #21)

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The Third Sub Episode 58: Vancouver Whitecaps keep rolling with victory over Earthquakes

In the 58th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into the Vancouver Whitecaps win over the San Jose Earthquakes this past weekend, before looking ahead to their clash versus the Seattle Sounders in midweek. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat another … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 58: Vancouver Whitecaps keep rolling with victory over Earthquakes

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The Third Sub Episode 57: Analyzing the short and long-term future of the Vancouver Whitecaps with 4 games to go (Ft: 90Plus Podcast)

In the 57th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Sebastian Pereira and Ben Righetti of the 90Plus Podcast for a special Vancouver Whitecaps roundtable, where they talk the short and long-term future of the club. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their 57th episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 57: Analyzing the short and long-term future of the Vancouver Whitecaps with 4 games to go (Ft: 90Plus Podcast)

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3rd Attempt: ‘Recovered’ Vancouver Whitecaps look to get revenge against San Jose in 2nd rematch (Preview #20)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the San Jose Earthquakes in Portland on Saturday. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to get one back over a ‘Quakes side that beat them 3-0 a few weeks back.  After a short rest, it’s time for them to dive right back in.  For the first time in 3 weeks, the Vancouver Whitecaps didn’t … Continue reading 3rd Attempt: ‘Recovered’ Vancouver Whitecaps look to get revenge against San Jose in 2nd rematch (Preview #20)

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The Third Sub Episode 56: Vancouver Whitecaps lose late one to LA Galaxy, capping wild MLS weekend

In their 56th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan take a look back at a tough Vancouver Whitecaps loss from Sunday, as well as some other pertinent ‘Caps and MLS-related storylines that stood out from the weekend. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their 56th episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, taking the … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 56: Vancouver Whitecaps lose late one to LA Galaxy, capping wild MLS weekend

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps unable to overcome fatigue in tough loss to Galaxy

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at a tough ‘Caps loss to the LA Galaxy from Sunday, seeing what Vancouver should try and take away from that one.  While it was never going to be easy, it definitely felt like a missed opportunity.  At the same time, you did expect that the Vancouver Whitecaps, winners of … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps unable to overcome fatigue in tough loss to Galaxy

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Cali Catastrophe: Vancouver Whitecaps complete unfortunate Californian trifecta in late loss to Galaxy

The Vancouver Whitecaps fell to the LA Galaxy via a late goal on Sunday, snapping a lengthy losing run from the LA-based side, while also stopping a budding ‘Caps run of wins in the process. Here is our report from that one.  Luckily, they won’t have to go back for a while.  With their loss to the LA Galaxy on Sunday, the Vancouver Whitecaps completed … Continue reading Cali Catastrophe: Vancouver Whitecaps complete unfortunate Californian trifecta in late loss to Galaxy

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Sleeping Giants: Surging Vancouver Whitecaps set for ‘difficult’ game against struggling Galaxy (Preview #19)

The Vancouver Whitecaps travel down to LA to take on the Galaxy on Sunday, as they look to win 3 games in a row for the first time in nearly 3 years. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  Can they pull off the triple?  Fresh off back-to-back wins over Real Salt Lake and LAFC, the Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to do something … Continue reading Sleeping Giants: Surging Vancouver Whitecaps set for ‘difficult’ game against struggling Galaxy (Preview #19)

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The Third Sub Episode 55: Vancouver Whitecaps surprise in win over LAFC, get set to take on LA Galaxy

In the 55th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue Ruzic and Samuel Rowan look back at a big Vancouver Whitecaps victory over LAFC, before looking ahead to their next game, a clash with LA Galaxy in California. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their 55th episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 55: Vancouver Whitecaps surprise in win over LAFC, get set to take on LA Galaxy

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps put up complete performance in statement win over LAFC

In our day-after column, we look back at a big Vancouver Whitecaps victory, as the ‘Caps avenged a heavy defeat in a rematch with LAFC on Wednesday.  The wild ride continues.  After seeming down and out a week ago, in the midst of a 4-game losing streak, the Vancouver Whitecaps have jumped back to life these past 2 games, picking up back-to-back wins and throwing … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps put up complete performance in statement win over LAFC

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Underdog Upset: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Lucas Cavallini brace to surprise 2-1 victory over LAFC

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on LAFC on Wednesday, looking to avenge a 6-0 beating from 3 weeks ago. And they’d do just that, beating LA 2-1, giving them a big win in their quest to make the MLS playoffs. Here is our report from that one, as the ‘Caps rode a strong start to a solid victory.  After taking a big 6-0 knockout punch a … Continue reading Underdog Upset: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Lucas Cavallini brace to surprise 2-1 victory over LAFC

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Heavy-Handed: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to punch back versus LAFC after taking knockout punch in 6-0 loss 3 weeks ago

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on LAFC on Wednesday with revenge on their minds, as they look to bounce back from a 6-0 loss against LA the last time these two teams met. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to jump back into a playoff spot with a win.  After taking some heavy blows last time out, they’re still ready … Continue reading Heavy-Handed: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to punch back versus LAFC after taking knockout punch in 6-0 loss 3 weeks ago

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The Third Sub Episode 54: Vancouver Whitecaps bust slump vs RSL, looking ahead to LAFC part 2

In the 54th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue Ruzic and Samuel Rowan look back at a big Vancouver Whitecaps win from the weekend, before looking ahead to their next game, a rematch with an LAFC side that handily beat them a few weeks ago. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 54: Vancouver Whitecaps bust slump vs RSL, looking ahead to LAFC part 2

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps bust some slumps, defy some stats in big win over RSL

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look back at a big ‘Caps win on Saturday, as they took down RSL at ‘home’ in Portland.  It’s been a while, or at least it felt like it has been.  While there were only 3 weeks between Vancouver Whitecaps wins, which in a typical season, is a time span … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps bust some slumps, defy some stats in big win over RSL

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No Salt, Please: Vancouver Whitecaps complete double over Real Salt Lake thanks to late Lucas Cavallini winner

The Vancouver Whitecaps snapped a 4 game losing streak on Saturday, as they beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 at Providence Park, all thanks to a Lucas Cavallini winner. Here is our report from that one, as the ‘Caps crawled back up into the playoff race with a big victory.  Usually, salt is quite useful for melting snow.  In this case, however, the salt hasn’t been … Continue reading No Salt, Please: Vancouver Whitecaps complete double over Real Salt Lake thanks to late Lucas Cavallini winner

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The Third Sub Episode 53: Previewing Vancouver Whitecaps vs RSL part 2 and talking MLS officiating (FT: Ian Knighton)

In episode 53 of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan preview the upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps match versus RSL with Ian Knighton, writer for RSL Soapbox, the SB Nation website covering all things soccer in Utah. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by Ian Knighton of RSL … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 53: Previewing Vancouver Whitecaps vs RSL part 2 and talking MLS officiating (FT: Ian Knighton)