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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)

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Building it Up: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping for more ‘consistent’ tactical approach ahead of Real Salt Lake clash (Preview #17)

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on Real Salt Lake at ‘home’ in Portland on Saturday. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to avoid losing their 5th MLS game in a row, tying a high under Marc Dos Santos.  After a short break, it’s time to get right back at it.  Mere days after losing their 4th … Continue reading Building it Up: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping for more ‘consistent’ tactical approach ahead of Real Salt Lake clash (Preview #17)

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps not in ‘dark place’ but lights continue to flicker in loss to Earthquakes

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we pick over the bones of a tough Vancouver loss on Wednesday against the San Jose Earthquakes.  After a rough end to September, let’s just say that October hasn’t started out too great, either.  The Vancouver Whitecaps current rough patch continued on Wednesday, as they fell 3-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes for … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps not in ‘dark place’ but lights continue to flicker in loss to Earthquakes

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Still Slumping: Shaky second half sees Vancouver Whitecaps crumble at hands of San Jose Earthquakes

The Vancouver Whitecaps lost their 4th game in a row on Wednesday, as they fell 3-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes down in California. Here is our report from that one, as the ‘Caps American nightmare continued.  After a bright start, things faded off quickly.  While that statement could describe the Vancouver Whitecaps trip down to the US as a whole so far, a trip … Continue reading Still Slumping: Shaky second half sees Vancouver Whitecaps crumble at hands of San Jose Earthquakes

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California Chaos: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to shake the ground in ‘hectic’ matchup versus Earthquakes (Preview #16)

The Vancouver Whitecaps continue their American MLS adventure on Wednesday, as they travel to San Jose to take on the Earthquakes. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to avenge 1.5 seasons of domination laid on them by the ‘Quakes in previous matchups.  All of a sudden, the wild ride is slowly starting to reach its conclusion.  While there is … Continue reading California Chaos: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to shake the ground in ‘hectic’ matchup versus Earthquakes (Preview #16)

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The Third Sub Episode 52: Vancouver Whitecaps lose tough one to Sounders, try to bounce back versus Earthquakes

In the 52nd episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan take a look at the most recent Vancouver Whitecaps game, a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders, before looking ahead to their next game, a clash with the San Jose Earthquakes. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In their 52nd episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 52: Vancouver Whitecaps lose tough one to Sounders, try to bounce back versus Earthquakes

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Midfield woes, second-half meltdown sink Vancouver Whitecaps versus Sounders

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we break down the ‘Caps latest result, a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field on Saturday. Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Midfield woes, second-half meltdown sink Vancouver Whitecaps versus Sounders

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Cascadian Catastrophe: Vancouver Whitecaps lose back-to-back derby games with 3-1 loss to Seattle Sounders

A week removed from their 1-0 loss to Cascadian rivals, the Portland Timbers, the ‘Caps fell to 0W-3L-0D against their Cascadian foes this season, as they fell by a score of 3-1 to the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Here is our report from that one, as they lost their 3rd consecutive game, putting them back into the Western Conference basement.  If you’re Seattle, good things … Continue reading Cascadian Catastrophe: Vancouver Whitecaps lose back-to-back derby games with 3-1 loss to Seattle Sounders

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Point to Prove: Recharged Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to use Seattle Sounders clash as ‘proof’ of their abilities (Preview #15)

The Vancouver Whitecaps travel to Seattle to take on the Sounders this weekend, as they look to crawl back into the MLS playoff race. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to get revenge for an earlier season pounding that the Sounders dished out to them.  After a short break to recharge, they’re hoping to get things back on track … Continue reading Point to Prove: Recharged Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to use Seattle Sounders clash as ‘proof’ of their abilities (Preview #15)

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The Third Sub Episode 51: Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 midseason awards and previewing the Sounders

In the 51st episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan lead a special awards episode, handing out some midseason silverware to members of the Vancouver Whitecaps, before previewing the ‘Caps next game, which comes this weekend against the Seattle Sounders. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In episode 51, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 51: Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 midseason awards and previewing the Sounders

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Draw it out: Tough 2021 Gold Cup draw presents unique challenge to already-busy CanMNT side next year

CONCACAF held its first-ever Gold Cup draw on Monday, revealing the groups for next summer’s edition of the region’s marquee men’s tournament. Here is how the draw shaped up for Canada, and why next summer’s tournament promises to be an intriguing one for them, mostly due to the uncertainty surrounding their schedule and who will be available.  In the midst of uncertainty, CONCACAF made history … Continue reading Draw it out: Tough 2021 Gold Cup draw presents unique challenge to already-busy CanMNT side next year

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Evan Bush: Longtime Montreal goalkeeper ‘excited’ to reunite with familiar faces in move to Vancouver Whitecaps

In a surprise trade, the Vancouver Whitecaps acquired longtime Montreal Impact goalkeeper Evan Bush this past Monday, trading a 2021 3rd round MLS Super Draft pick to acquire his services. Here is some of what Bush had to say when introduced to the media on Tuesday, as he’s excited to reunite with some old friends in Vancouver.  He may be in new colours now, but … Continue reading Evan Bush: Longtime Montreal goalkeeper ‘excited’ to reunite with familiar faces in move to Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Third Sub Episode 50: Vancouver Whitecaps lose to Timbers, and a CanMNT Gold Cup update

In the 50th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan discuss the most recent Vancouver Whitecaps game, a 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers, before also delving into some other topics, including the Whitecaps long term plan, the value of substitutions, and the most recent Gold Cup draw. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In a special milestone episode, their 50th, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 50: Vancouver Whitecaps lose to Timbers, and a CanMNT Gold Cup update

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Early defensive lapse undoes improved Vancouver Whitecaps performance in 1-0 loss to Timbers

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column about the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at their most recent game, a tight loss to the Portland Timbers, and look at what stood out in what was a unique game, for a multitude of reasons. On paper, it isn’t a terrible result.  Taking on the team tied for first in the Western Conference table, the Portland Timbers, … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Early defensive lapse undoes improved Vancouver Whitecaps performance in 1-0 loss to Timbers

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The Third Sub Episode 49: Reviewing the Canadian Premier League’s 2020 season and looking ahead to 2021 (Ft: AFCCurtis)

In the 49th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Canadian Premier League YouTuber AFCCurtis, as they take an in-depth look back at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ that recently wrapped up. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In their 49th episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by AFCCurtis, Canadian Premier … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 49: Reviewing the Canadian Premier League’s 2020 season and looking ahead to 2021 (Ft: AFCCurtis)

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Chopped: Vancouver Whitecaps receive cold welcome in new home from usual hosts Portland Timbers with 1-0 loss

Days after getting trounced by LAFC, the Whitecaps looked to bounce back with a win over the Timbers on Sunday. Unfortunately for them, they weren’t able to find all 3 points, but they did look a lot better in a 1-0 loss. Here is our report from that one, as they suffered a narrow defeat at ‘home’ in Portland.  Despite being nicknamed the ‘Timbers’, Portland … Continue reading Chopped: Vancouver Whitecaps receive cold welcome in new home from usual hosts Portland Timbers with 1-0 loss

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New Home: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to stay in the thick of ‘close’ Western Conference race versus Timbers at temporary home (Preview #14)

Mere days after a heavy loss to LAFC, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to bounce back with a win over their Cascadian Rivals, the Portland Timbers, in a unique ‘home’ game in Portland. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to claw their way back into a tight Western Conference playoff race with a win.  No better way to bounce back … Continue reading New Home: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to stay in the thick of ‘close’ Western Conference race versus Timbers at temporary home (Preview #14)

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The Third Sub Episode 48: Previewing the Vancouver Whitecaps quest to chop up the Timbers at ‘home’

In the 48th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan preview the upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps matchup, which comes against the Portland Timbers in a unique Vancouver ‘home’ game at Providence Park in Portland. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their 48th episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat about the upcoming … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 48: Previewing the Vancouver Whitecaps quest to chop up the Timbers at ‘home’

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Young and inconsistent Vancouver Whitecaps taught a lesson in heavy 6-0 loss to LAFC

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after piece looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at their tough 6-0 loss to LAFC on Wednesday, and look what they can try to take away from that one, as they try to have short memories and bounce back in their next game versus the Portland Timbers this Sunday.  Where do you start after a loss like that? … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Young and inconsistent Vancouver Whitecaps taught a lesson in heavy 6-0 loss to LAFC

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The Third Sub Episode 47: The Banc of California becomes ‘Banc of Nightmares’ for Vancouver Whitecaps in 6-0 loss

In the 47th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down a tough 6-0 Vancouver Whitecaps loss to LAFC, as they hop on immediately after the game to break things down, before taking a quick look forward. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time for a special … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 47: The Banc of California becomes ‘Banc of Nightmares’ for Vancouver Whitecaps in 6-0 loss

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Deja Vu: For second time in 2 years, Vancouver Whitecaps suffer embarrassing loss to LAFC with 6-0 thumping

The Vancovuer Whitecaps suffered an embarrassing defeat to LAFC on Wednesday, as for the second time in two years, they yielded 6 goals away to their Californian counterparts, all part of a tough 6-0 loss. Here is our report from that one.  Maybe they’ll want to start avoiding trips to the Banc of California stadium.  For the second time in two years, the Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading Deja Vu: For second time in 2 years, Vancouver Whitecaps suffer embarrassing loss to LAFC with 6-0 thumping

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Triple Threat: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps expecting ‘motivated’ LAFC side in quest to get 3rd straight win (Preview #13)

The Vancouver Whitecaps head to LA to take on LAFC on Wednesday, with the ‘Caps looking to win 3 consecutive games for the first time in the Marc Dos Santos era. Here is our match preview ahead of that one, as the streaking ‘Caps side gets set to take on a reeling but hungry LA side.  It’s amazing what a few wins can do for … Continue reading Triple Threat: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps expecting ‘motivated’ LAFC side in quest to get 3rd straight win (Preview #13)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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