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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

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The Third Sub Episode 100: A CanMNT bonanza (Ft: Hady Raphael, Peter Galindo, Thomas Nef & Mitchell Tierney)

In Episode 100 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Hady Raphael, Peter Galindo, Thomas Nef and Mitchell Tierney to chat all things Canadian Men’s National Team. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! And this one’s a very special one, as it’s the 100th episode of the Third Sub! To mark … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 100: A CanMNT bonanza (Ft: Hady Raphael, Peter Galindo, Thomas Nef & Mitchell Tierney)

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Czech it Out: CanWNT cruise to quiet 0-0 draw with the Czech Republic to kick off June friendlies

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team kicked off their first of two June friendlies on Friday, as they took on the Czech Republic in Cartagena, Spain. Here’s what stood out from that game, a quiet 0-0 between both teams, one which Canada would probably like to have back.  After a strong April camp, it was a rocky start to June.  Facing off against a Czech Republic … Continue reading Czech it Out: CanWNT cruise to quiet 0-0 draw with the Czech Republic to kick off June friendlies

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Suriname Switch-up: Breaking down the tactics that shaped the CanMNT’s 4-0 win over Suriname

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team picked up a massive win on Tuesday, as they beat Suriname 4-0, booking their ticket to the next round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers in the process. Here’s our tactical breakdown of the game, as Canada used a few slight adjustments to pave a path towards victory.  It might not have been a massive change, but it certainly had an … Continue reading Suriname Switch-up: Breaking down the tactics that shaped the CanMNT’s 4-0 win over Suriname

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Job Done: CanMNT ride Davies and David connection to 2nd round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers in 4-0 win over Suriname

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team took on Suriname in a crucial CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. Here’s what stood out from that game, one in which they cruised to a 4-0 win, booking a spot in the next round of qualifying in the process.  When it mattered most, they found a way to rise to the occasion.  Having cruised through their first 3 games … Continue reading Job Done: CanMNT ride Davies and David connection to 2nd round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers in 4-0 win over Suriname

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Strategizing for Suriname: An in-depth tactical preview ahead of the CanMNT’s clash with Suriname in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying action

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team takes on Suriname in a huge round 1 CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on Tuesday. In this, we preview the game tactically, looking at the strategies, individuals and battles that might decide this massive match for both sides.  It’s all come down to this.  Canada versus Suriname. A spot in round 2 of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers on the line.  For … Continue reading Strategizing for Suriname: An in-depth tactical preview ahead of the CanMNT’s clash with Suriname in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying action

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Seven Up: The CanMNT cruise to 7-0 win over Aruba in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, setting up pivotal Suriname round 1 finale

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team picked up a big 7-0 win over Aruba on Saturday, giving them 9 points from 3 games so far in round 1 of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying action. Here’s what went down in that match, as they now get set to take on Suriname in a massive game on Tuesday. It was always expected to be a big result, so … Continue reading Seven Up: The CanMNT cruise to 7-0 win over Aruba in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, setting up pivotal Suriname round 1 finale

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The Third Sub Episode 99: The Brian White trade, Marc Dos Santos’s future and a look around MLS

In Episode 99 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Third Sub contributor Peter Hicken to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS. 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 and MLS, as … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 99: The Brian White trade, Marc Dos Santos’s future and a look around MLS

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Rouges Reflections: Diving into a CanMNT and CanWNT mailbag ahead of a busy summer of Canadian soccer action

In this edition of Rouges Reflection, our column on all things Canadian Soccer, we dive into a bevy of questions from the readers in our mailbag, doing our best to answer questions about both of Canada Soccer’s National Teams ahead of a busy summer of action for both teams.  A busy June of Canadian soccer awaits.  From the Men’s National Team’s quest to progress to … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: Diving into a CanMNT and CanWNT mailbag ahead of a busy summer of Canadian soccer action

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Halfway There: CanMNT looking to close out 1st round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers on a high note vs Aruba and Suriname

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is getting set to play a pair of very important CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers against Aruba and Suriname this week. If they take care of business in those games, the 2nd round of qualifying awaits them, with a chance to make history. Here’s what to expect from them at this camp.  Fresh off of 3 months apart, the squad is … Continue reading Halfway There: CanMNT looking to close out 1st round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers on a high note vs Aruba and Suriname

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Price is ‘White’: Breaking down the Vancouver Whitecaps surprising trade for striker Brian White from the New York Red Bulls

The Vancouver Whitecaps were wheeling and dealing on Wednesday, as they acquired forward Brian White from the New York Red Bulls for $400 000 in GAM. In this, we dive deeper into the move, seeing why it’s a curious one for this ‘Caps team.  An acquisition was on the horizon, and now, it is finally here.  It wasn’t necessarily the transaction most people were expecting … Continue reading Price is ‘White’: Breaking down the Vancouver Whitecaps surprising trade for striker Brian White from the New York Red Bulls

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Third Sub Episode 98: Big month of June lies ahead for CanMNT, CanWNT

In Episode 98 of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports, Alexandre Gangue Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Canada Soccer’s National Teams ahead of a busy month of June for both the men’s and women’s programs. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 98: Big month of June lies ahead for CanMNT, CanWNT

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Squad ahead of June’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the return of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team ahead of June’s crucial 2022 World Cup qualifiers, we break down their latest squad, giving each player called up a ‘Surprise Rating’.  After a positive reunion in March, they’re looking to carry the good vibes into June.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, a massive task awaits them over the coming weeks, as they get set … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Squad ahead of June’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Final Frontier: June friendlies important test for Bev Priestman and CanWNT ahead of tough Olympic decisions

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play a pair of friendlies in June, giving them valuable last-minute preparation time ahead of the Olympics this summer. Here’s some of what head coach Bev Priestman had to say ahead of these games, as she and her staff undergo their last preparations ahead of a big Olympic tournament for this Canadian team.   The last push towards the Olympics … Continue reading Final Frontier: June friendlies important test for Bev Priestman and CanWNT ahead of tough Olympic decisions

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Time Ticking: Breaking down how Alan Patrick’s links to the Vancouver Whitecaps highlights their growing need for DP #10

Reports came out on Thursday morning that the Vancouver Whitecaps were linked to Brazilian midfielder, Alan Patrick, from Shakhtar Donetsk. In this, we see what these reports might mean for Vancouver, as the ‘Caps need for a DP #10 continues to grow by the game.  As the days tick by, the calls get louder.  Now that the Vancouver Whitecaps have completed just over 20% of … Continue reading Time Ticking: Breaking down how Alan Patrick’s links to the Vancouver Whitecaps highlights their growing need for DP #10

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Battles Brewing: 3 CanMNT positional battles to keep an eye on ahead of busy summer of action

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team has a busy summer of games ahead of them, thanks to the combination of World Cup qualifiers and the Gold Cup. In this, we look at 3 positional battles to keep an eye on ahead of those camps.  It’s going to be a busy summer.  Over the next 2 months, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will get set to play … Continue reading Battles Brewing: 3 CanMNT positional battles to keep an eye on ahead of busy summer of action

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The Third Sub Episode 97: Vancouver Whitecaps crawl into break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo

In Episode 97 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps after a tough loss to the Houston Dynamo from the weekend. 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 in the aftermath of their … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 97: Vancouver Whitecaps crawl into break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps get set to hit reset button during break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after piece looking at all things Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the ‘Caps latest result, a tough 2-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo. Here’s some of what stood out from that game.  After a strong start, it’s time to head back to the drawing board.  As they get set to take on a month-long break, the Vancouver Whitecaps will … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps get set to hit reset button during break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo

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Missed Memo: Vancouver Whitecaps crawl into international break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo extends losing streak to 3 games

The Vancouver Whitecaps fell 2-1 to the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Here’s our match report from that one.  The rain may have only been drizzling in Houston on Saturday, but for the Vancouver Whitecaps, it may as well have been pouring.  Heading into their last game before a month-long break, having lost 2 games in a row, they were hoping that this clash against the … Continue reading Missed Memo: Vancouver Whitecaps crawl into international break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo extends losing streak to 3 games

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Dynamo Duel: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for a ‘war’ against Houston Dynamo in pivotal MLS Western Conference clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Houston Dynamo down in Houston on Saturday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  One last ride awaits before a short break.  They might be only 6 games into their 34-game MLS season, but the Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to play their last match for a month on Saturday, when they’ll take on the Houston Dynamo.  Thanks to … Continue reading Dynamo Duel: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for a ‘war’ against Houston Dynamo in pivotal MLS Western Conference clash

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To 4-3-3 or not to 4-3-3: Analyzing how 15 minutes of play (and some stats) might spell the end of the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-4-2

The ‘Caps have continued to rock with a 4-4-2 to start the 2021 season, to mixed results. Based on 15 minutes of play, and some numbers, that might be set to change, though. Here’s a look at why.  To 4-3-3 or not to 4-3-3, that is the question.  It might not be as existential as Shakespeare’s original quote, but in a sense, answering this sort … Continue reading To 4-3-3 or not to 4-3-3: Analyzing how 15 minutes of play (and some stats) might spell the end of the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-4-2

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The Third Sub Episode 96: Vancouver Whitecaps look to bounce back against stingy Houston Dynamo side

In Episode 96 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps ahead of a pivotal ‘Caps clash with the Houston Dynamo 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 as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps, as the … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 96: Vancouver Whitecaps look to bounce back against stingy Houston Dynamo side

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AGR’s Analysis: Breaking down ‘Caio Alexandre theory’ and why it’s so important to the Vancouver Whitecaps

In the 2nd installment of AGR’s Analysis, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic dives into some Vancouver Whitecaps game film and breaks down what he dubbed as ‘Caio Alexandre Theory’, explaining why it’s so important for the ‘Caps to buy into that going forward.  He may only have a handful of MLS games under his belt, but he’s quickly impressed in his short time in the league.  Caio Alexandre … Continue reading AGR’s Analysis: Breaking down ‘Caio Alexandre theory’ and why it’s so important to the Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Third Sub Episode 95: Vancouver Whitecaps show shades of 2019 in loss to Sporting Kansas City

In Episode 94 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps after a busy weekend of ‘Caps and MLS action. 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 after a busy weekend of MLS action. First, they … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 95: Vancouver Whitecaps show shades of 2019 in loss to Sporting Kansas City

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: A few old problems come back to haunt Vancouver Whitecaps against SKC, but changes are on the horizon

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we reflect on a tough ‘Caps loss to Sporting Kansas City from Sunday. Here’s some of what stood out to us.  It was one heck of a way to be brought back to reality.  Riding the wave of a strong start to the 2021 MLS season, the Vancouver Whitecaps were brought back down … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: A few old problems come back to haunt Vancouver Whitecaps against SKC, but changes are on the horizon

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Crushed in Kansas: Alan Pulido brace sinks Vancouver Whitecaps in dominant 3-0 Sporting Kansas City win

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Sporting Kansas City on Sunday in their 6th game of the MLS season, as they’d fall 3-0 to their fellow Western Conference foes, who rode an Alan Pulido brace to victory. Here’s our match report from that one.  Unfortunately, it was a familiar sight for Vancouver soccer fans on Sunday.  Faced off against a Sporting Kansas City side that they’d … Continue reading Crushed in Kansas: Alan Pulido brace sinks Vancouver Whitecaps in dominant 3-0 Sporting Kansas City win

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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