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Third Sub Episode 147: Vancouver Whitecaps keep hope alive with two games to go, but is it time to look to 2023?

In Episode 147 of the Third Sub Podcast Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps in the midst of a crucial international 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 after an important break for the … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 147: Vancouver Whitecaps keep hope alive with two games to go, but is it time to look to 2023?

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Third Sub Episode 146: Vancouver Whitecaps lose crucial ground in playoff race vs Nashville SC

In Episode 146 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a heartbreaking weekend for the club in terms of their quest to make the 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs. 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 … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 146: Vancouver Whitecaps lose crucial ground in playoff race vs Nashville SC

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Third Sub Episode 145: Vancouver Whitecaps trip up vs Galaxy, refind legs vs Rapids, RSL

In Episode 145 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy week of action for the 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 dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps after a busy week for the club. To … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 145: Vancouver Whitecaps trip up vs Galaxy, refind legs vs Rapids, RSL

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“It’s not the worst lesson for us to have”: League leading LAFC use narrow DC United win as fuel for ongoing playoff preparations

LAFC showed why they’re on top of the mountain in MLS right now on Tuesday.  It might not have been their most dominant performance of the season, nor the most entertaining, but at the end of the day, they got the job done, snatching a crucial 1-0 win over DC United at the Banc of California Stadium.  With that, they were able to further extend … Continue reading “It’s not the worst lesson for us to have”: League leading LAFC use narrow DC United win as fuel for ongoing playoff preparations

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Third Sub Episode 144: Whitecaps leave it late against Houston, get set for trip to a new (LA) Galaxy

In Episode 144 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy week of news for the Vancouver Whitecaps, as they continue their push to return to the MLS playoffs for a second consecutive 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 … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 144: Whitecaps leave it late against Houston, get set for trip to a new (LA) Galaxy

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The kids are alright: Vancouver Whitecaps get big WFC II boost in 2-1 win over Houston Dynamo, offering glimpse of bright future

The Vancouver Whitecaps got things done in style on Friday, nabbing a key comeback win over the Houston Dynamo. Here’s a look at how they were able to do that, with the assist of some unlikely heroes. The kids are most certainly alright for the Vancouver Whitecaps right now.  During a week in which their very youthful women’s side became inaugural champions of League 1 … Continue reading The kids are alright: Vancouver Whitecaps get big WFC II boost in 2-1 win over Houston Dynamo, offering glimpse of bright future

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The Third Sub Episode 143: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to pick up points on the road, round off busy transfer window

In Episode 143 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy week of news for the Vancouver Whitecaps on and off the pitch. 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 in the midst … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 143: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to pick up points on the road, round off busy transfer window

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The Third Sub Episode 142: The Vancouver Whitecaps win the 2022 Canadian Championship

In Episode 142 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a special week for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are now champions of Canada. 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 they did something they’ve … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 142: The Vancouver Whitecaps win the 2022 Canadian Championship

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The Third Sub Episode 141: Resilient road ‘Caps get set for Chicago Fire visit, CanChamp final

In Episode 141 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy few weeks of Vancouver 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 dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps after a busy two weeks of action. First, they … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 141: Resilient road ‘Caps get set for Chicago Fire visit, CanChamp final

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“We need to be a 90-minute team”: Minnesota loss a key learning lesson for Vancouver Whitecaps

The Vancouver Whitecaps fell 3-1 to Minnesota United in MLS action on Friday. Here’s a look back at what went wrong for them at BC Place. The injuries and woes continued to pile up for the Vancouver Whitecaps on Friday.  As a result, they suffered only their third loss in their last 11 games, falling 3-1 to a visiting Minnesota United side.  Not only that, … Continue reading “We need to be a 90-minute team”: Minnesota loss a key learning lesson for Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Third Sub Episode 140: Vancouver Whitecaps pick up monumental win over LAFC, set sights on Minnesota

In Episode 140 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a big weekend of Vancouver Whitecaps chatter. 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 after a big weekend for the club. To begin, they … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 140: Vancouver Whitecaps pick up monumental win over LAFC, set sights on Minnesota

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Table Climbing: Vancouver Whitecaps keep good times rolling with late Andrés Cubas winner

The Vancouver Whitecaps maintained their hot run of form on Saturday with a win over LAFC. Here’s a look at the ‘Caps form as of late, and what’s working as they’ve vaulted to the top of the MLS form standings. Sometimes, it’s all about the result.  Of course, the process is just as important, but on some nights, it’s all about getting the job done.  … Continue reading Table Climbing: Vancouver Whitecaps keep good times rolling with late Andrés Cubas winner

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The Third Sub Episode 139: The Vancouver Whitecaps stumble (a bit) against Revolution, prep for red-hot LAFC

In Episode 139 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into the latest in the world of the Vancouver Whitecaps after another busy weekend for the club. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to dive into another interesting week of Vancouver … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 139: The Vancouver Whitecaps stumble (a bit) against Revolution, prep for red-hot LAFC

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Third Sub Episode 138: The Vancouver Whitecaps are… in a final again?

In Episode 138 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy week of Vancouver Whitecaps news, as their summer resurgence 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 dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps after a busy and important … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 138: The Vancouver Whitecaps are… in a final again?

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“We’re extremely happy”: After long wait, Vancouver Whitecaps are ecstatic to finally be back in Canadian Championship final

For the first time since 2018, the Vancouver Whitecaps are through to the Canadian Championship final. Here’s how they’re feeling after achieving that feat earlier this week. A lot has happened since the last time the Vancouver Whitecaps last made a final. In fact, since they last did so, coming all the way back in 2018 when they lost to Toronto FC in that edition … Continue reading “We’re extremely happy”: After long wait, Vancouver Whitecaps are ecstatic to finally be back in Canadian Championship final

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The Third Sub Episode 137: Vancouver Whitecaps surprise in Dallas, get set for big CanChamp semi-final

In Episode 137 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into an intriguing weekend of Vancouver Whitecaps chatter. 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 big weekend for the club. First, they look at … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 137: Vancouver Whitecaps surprise in Dallas, get set for big CanChamp semi-final

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The Third Sub Episode 136: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to dominate at home, befuddle on the road

In Episode 136 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a confusing week of games for the 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 dive into a confusing stretch of games for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who continue to … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 136: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to dominate at home, befuddle on the road

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Leaving it Late (Again): Vancouver Whitecaps continue surge with late 2-1 win over RSL

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Real Salt Lake in MLS action Saturday. Here’s our match report from that one.  There continues to be no place like home for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  Back at BC Place after a short three-game road trip, the ‘Caps picked up where they left off last time out, nabbing a late 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake, continuing their surprise push … Continue reading Leaving it Late (Again): Vancouver Whitecaps continue surge with late 2-1 win over RSL

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Third Sub Episode 135: Vancouver Whitecaps salvage season with key stretch

In Episode 135 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a key set of games for the 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 dive into a busy set of Vancouver Whitecaps games from the past 14 days. … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 135: Vancouver Whitecaps salvage season with key stretch

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“It’s a boost of confidence”: Vancouver Whitecaps reach CanChamp SFs for first time since 2018 with win over Cavalry FC

The Vancouver Whitecaps were in action in cup play this Wednesday. Here is our recap from what proved to be a very entertaining Canadian Championship quarter-final for them against Cavalry. They left it late, but they eventually got the job done, finding a way to clutch up at just the right moment. As they got set for their Canadian Championship quarter-final matchup with Cavalry on … Continue reading “It’s a boost of confidence”: Vancouver Whitecaps reach CanChamp SFs for first time since 2018 with win over Cavalry FC

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“I’m very proud of the guys”: Vancouver Whitecaps cap off homestand with 2-1 win over FC Dallas

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on FC Dallas in MLS action on Wednesday night. Here is our match report from that one. It was a great way to end off the homestand for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  Having so far gotten four out of a possible six MLS points through the first two league games of what was overall a four-match homestand (the fourth match was a … Continue reading “I’m very proud of the guys”: Vancouver Whitecaps cap off homestand with 2-1 win over FC Dallas

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“We want to keep this momentum going”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to cap off homestand on high note vs Dallas

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on FC Dallas in MLS action on Wednesday. Here is our preview ahead of that one. The homestand is finally coming to an end.  Billed as a chance to turn around a rough start to their 2022 MLS season, this most recent four-game homestand was a huge chance for the Vancouver Whitecaps to get things back on … Continue reading “We want to keep this momentum going”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to cap off homestand on high note vs Dallas

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Third Sub Episode 134: Whitecaps (mostly) take care of business in crucial week of home games

In Episode 134 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy week of Vancouver Whitecaps action in a jam-packed episode. 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 more. To start, they dive right … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 134: Whitecaps (mostly) take care of business in crucial week of home games

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Ricketts Relief: Late Tosaint Ricketts goal snaps 3-game Vancouver Whitecaps losing streak

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Toronto FC in MLS play on Sunday. Here’s our match report from that one.  They left it late, but the Vancouver Whitecaps are back in the winning column once again.  Riding a three-game losing streak heading into an all-Canadian clash with Toronto FC at BC Place on Sunday, the ‘Caps came into this game desperately needing a win, sitting at … Continue reading Ricketts Relief: Late Tosaint Ricketts goal snaps 3-game Vancouver Whitecaps losing streak

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Third Sub Episode 133: Whitecaps get week off, get set for TFC

In Episode 133 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into another busy week of Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS 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 MLS after a busy week of news. … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 133: Whitecaps get week off, get set for TFC

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York’s late equalizer steals a point against Atletico Ottawa

York and Ottawa played to a 2-2 draw on Friday night at York Lions Stadium and did so in the most specular fashion possible. While York controlled the match in the opening half, Ottawa opened the scoring before the teams exchanged goals and giveaways en route to a draw in the affectionately dubbed “OnRouteIco.” Continue reading York’s late equalizer steals a point against Atletico Ottawa

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The Third Sub Episode 132: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to struggle, but is there hope on the horizon?

In Episode 132 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps as they get set to endure a crucial bye 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 chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps in a jam-packed episode. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 132: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to struggle, but is there hope on the horizon?

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Looking back on a contrasting weekend for Vancouver Whitecaps first, second teams

After a contrasting weekend for both of the Vancouver Whitecaps teams, we look back at how those two teams did, and what it means for the club going forward.  It continues to be a tale of two seasons for the pair of Vancouver Whitecaps teams, their MLS and MLS Next Pro sides.  And there is no better example of that than this past weekend, where … Continue reading Looking back on a contrasting weekend for Vancouver Whitecaps first, second teams

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“We really need to stick to the plan”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to get back on their feet again in matchup vs Austin FC

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on Austin FC down in Texas this weekend in MLS action. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  The challenges keep flying in left, right and centre.  Stuck in rut to begin the 2022 MLS season, with just one win and a draw through their first seven games of this campaign, things don’t get any easier for … Continue reading “We really need to stick to the plan”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to get back on their feet again in matchup vs Austin FC

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The Third Sub Episode 131: Vancouver Whitecaps hit a rut vs Timbers, CFMTL, get set for Austin FC

In Episode 131 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy two weeks of Vancouver Whitecaps chatter ahead of a big clash down in Austin this weekend. 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 … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 131: Vancouver Whitecaps hit a rut vs Timbers, CFMTL, get set for Austin FC

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“I’m very disappointed”: Vancouver Whitecaps continue nightmare start to the campaign with 2-1 loss to CF Montreal

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on CF Montreal in MLS action this weekend. Here’s our match report from that one.  It’s like a nightmare that slowly continues to get worse and worse for them.  Yet, that’s probably the best way to describe the start of the Vancouver Whitecaps season, which got even worse this weekend, as they fell 2-1 to CF Montreal at Stade Saputo, dropping … Continue reading “I’m very disappointed”: Vancouver Whitecaps continue nightmare start to the campaign with 2-1 loss to CF Montreal

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Eastern Escapade: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to erase Cascadian heartbreak ahead of all-Canadian clash vs CF Montreal

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on CF Montreal in MLS action this weekend. Here’s our preview ahead of that one. x It’s a good chance at redemption.  Exactly a week after they fell 3-2 at home to their Cascadian rivals, the Portland Timbers, the Vancouver Whitecaps will get a chance to pick themselves up this weekend when they take on Canadian rivals, CF Montreal, over in La … Continue reading Eastern Escapade: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to erase Cascadian heartbreak ahead of all-Canadian clash vs CF Montreal

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“I’m pleased with the resilience shown”: CanWNT/CanXNT come back from behind late to pick up tough 2-2 draw vs Nigeria

The CanWNT/CanXNT took on Nigeria in the second of two games in their April camp on Monday. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  It might’ve not been the result that they wanted out of it, but it certainly was an entertaining game.  And at the end of the day, they showed great resilience in a tough environment, learning some important lessons along … Continue reading “I’m pleased with the resilience shown”: CanWNT/CanXNT come back from behind late to pick up tough 2-2 draw vs Nigeria

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“We need to be more mature”: Vancouver Whitecaps’ tough 2022 campaign continues with wild 3-2 loss to Portland Timbers

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Portland Timbers in MLS action on Saturday. Here’s our match report from that one.  It was a tough reality check.  A week after getting off the mark for the 2022 MLS season with a big 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City, the Vancouver Whitecaps came crashing back down to earth on Saturday, as they fell 3-2 to a struggling … Continue reading “We need to be more mature”: Vancouver Whitecaps’ tough 2022 campaign continues with wild 3-2 loss to Portland Timbers

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“There’s no better feeling”: CanWNT/CanXNT mark return to Vancouver in memorable fashion with commanding 2-0 win over Nigeria

The CanWNT/CanXNT took on Nigeria in friendly action at BC Place on Friday, coming as part of their Olympic gold medal ‘Celebration Tour’. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  It was a game befitting of a ‘Celebration Tour’.  On a night where there was a lot of partying off the pitch for the CanWNT/CanXNT, and for good reason, they made sure to … Continue reading “There’s no better feeling”: CanWNT/CanXNT mark return to Vancouver in memorable fashion with commanding 2-0 win over Nigeria

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“It’s an important game”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to keep up positive momentum ahead of Cascadia Cup clash vs Portland

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on the Portland Timbers in MLS action this weekend. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  With their season off the mark, they now want to get on a roll.  And a perfect opportunity to do so lies in front of them this weekend. Fresh off of a big 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City at BC … Continue reading “It’s an important game”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to keep up positive momentum ahead of Cascadia Cup clash vs Portland

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Third Sub Episode 130: Vancouver Whitecaps trying to build off of first win of 2022 ahead of Cascadia Cup clash

In Episode 130 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy week of Vancouver Whitecaps chatter. 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 big week for the club. To start, they take … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 130: Vancouver Whitecaps trying to build off of first win of 2022 ahead of Cascadia Cup clash

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Time to Run it Back?: Pacific FC’s 2022 CPL Season Preview

After a long offseason, the defending Canadian Premier League champions, Pacific FC, are back in action this weekend. Ahead of that, here’s our season preview for the Tridents. It’s pretty rare to see a reigning league champion undergo so many changes. But for Pacific FC, that’s exactly what happened this offseason. It was a dream season all around for them in 2021, from defeating Whitecaps … Continue reading Time to Run it Back?: Pacific FC’s 2022 CPL Season Preview

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“It was a good performance”: Vancouver Whitecaps get 2022 MLS campaign back on track with gritty 1-0 win over Sporting KC

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Sporting KC in MLS action on Saturday night at BC Place. Here’s our report from that one.  It was a great way to get the monkey off their back.  Fresh off a much-needed international break, back at BC Place for just the second time this season, everything was set up quite nicely for the Vancouver Whitecaps as they got set … Continue reading “It was a good performance”: Vancouver Whitecaps get 2022 MLS campaign back on track with gritty 1-0 win over Sporting KC

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“We need to build”: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to get 2022 season on track vs Sporting KC

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Sporting Kansas City in MLS action at BC Place on Saturday. Here’s our preview from that one.  It’s a good chance to get things back on track.  Fresh off an international break, so far winless through 4 games of this young 2022 MLS season, a big opportunity awaits the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, as they get set to host Sporting … Continue reading “We need to build”: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to get 2022 season on track vs Sporting KC

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Analyzing the CanMNT’s 2022 World Cup group stage opponents, Belgium, Croatia and Morocco

The CanMNT officially found out their opponents for the 2022 World Cup on Friday thanks to the World Cup draw. Here is our analysis of that draw. Not only do they have a ticket there, but they have dates and 3 opponents now.  Because of that, it feels like the CanMNT can really officially start planning their journey to the 2022 men’s World Cup now, … Continue reading Analyzing the CanMNT’s 2022 World Cup group stage opponents, Belgium, Croatia and Morocco

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Third Sub Episode 129: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to get season back on track vs SKC after break

In Episode 129 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan catch up on all things Vancouver Whitecaps as they get set to resume their MLS season this weekend. 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 ahead of … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 129: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to get season back on track vs SKC after break

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“It’s been a hell of a journey”: World Cup-bound CanMNT finishes atop Octo standings despite 1-0 loss to Panama

The CanMNT took on Panama on Wednesday, closing out the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, in the process. Here’s our match report from that one.  Having already celebrated a big achievement, they just didn’t have enough left in the tank to end on a high note.  At the same time, while they didn’t get the result that they so badly craved … Continue reading “It’s been a hell of a journey”: World Cup-bound CanMNT finishes atop Octo standings despite 1-0 loss to Panama

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“We’re finishing strong”: Despite early World Cup qualification, the CanMNT looking to finish Octo on high note vs Panama

Fresh off of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, the CanMNT takes on Panama in the final game of the ‘Octagonal’ on Wednesday. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  The party might’ve already happened, but the job isn’t fully done yet.  Of course, the CanMNT had every reason to want to celebrate these past two days, as they continued to soak in the … Continue reading “We’re finishing strong”: Despite early World Cup qualification, the CanMNT looking to finish Octo on high note vs Panama

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“It’s a dream come true”: The CanMNT books spot at 2022 World Cup in style with 4-0 win over Jamaica at BMO Field

The CanMNT accomplished a dream 36 years in the making on Sunday – book a spot at the World Cup, something that they achieved with a 4-0 win over Jamaica at BMO Field. Here’s our match report from that one.  It almost feels surreal.  Yet, it happened. Somehow, someway, the CanMNT are going to play in the 2022 FIFA men’s World Cup in Qatar later … Continue reading “It’s a dream come true”: The CanMNT books spot at 2022 World Cup in style with 4-0 win over Jamaica at BMO Field

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“We’re going to win”: The CanMNT more than ready to clinch long-awaited return to men’s World Cup in style at BMO Field on Sunday

The CanMNT is getting set to take on Jamaica in a crucial home CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on Sunday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  It’s all set up perfectly for them here.   A chance to qualify for the 2022 Men’s World Cup, at home against Jamaica, in front of a rocking sold-out crowd on Sunday – it doesn’t get much better than that … Continue reading “We’re going to win”: The CanMNT more than ready to clinch long-awaited return to men’s World Cup in style at BMO Field on Sunday

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“We just have to go home now and handle business”: World Cup berth put on hold for the CanMNT for now after intense 1-0 loss to Costa Rica

The CanMNT took on Costa Rica in CONCACAF World Cup qualification in San Jose on Thursday. Here’s our match report from that one.  They huffed, and puffed, but they just couldn’t blow the house down.  And with that, they had to delay their planned celebrations for another few days.  Facing off against a Costa Rican time fighting for their World Cup lives on Thursday, the … Continue reading “We just have to go home now and handle business”: World Cup berth put on hold for the CanMNT for now after intense 1-0 loss to Costa Rica

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“We have to live in the moment”: The CanMNT are ready for stiff Costa Rican test as they look to snap 36-year World Cup drought Thursday

The CanMNT is getting set to kick off their March World Cup qualifying window with a match against Costa Rica on Thursday, a game in which they can book their ticket to the 2022 Men’s World Cup. Ahead of then, here’s a look at how they’re feeling about that, as they get set for a game of a lifetime down in San Jose, Costa Rica.  … Continue reading “We have to live in the moment”: The CanMNT are ready for stiff Costa Rican test as they look to snap 36-year World Cup drought Thursday

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The Third Sub Episode 128: Previewing a crucial final Octo World Cup qualifying window for the CanMNT

In Episode 128 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into yet all things CanMNT ahead of a huge March World Cup qualifying window for them. 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 CanMNT, as Canada gets set for … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 128: Previewing a crucial final Octo World Cup qualifying window for the CanMNT

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

With the final set of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers just around the corner now, the CanMNT has called up a strong 25-man squad as they get set to finish the job that they’ve started here – qualify for the 2022 World Cup. In this, we break down that 25-man squad by ‘Surprise Rating’.  It’s that time again.  And in this instance, it’s bigger than ever.  … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for March’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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“We can’t blame anyone but us”: Vancouver Whitecaps limp into international break with 3-1 loss to LAFC

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on LAFC in MLS action on Sunday night. Here’s our match report from that one.  It was a chance to head into the international break on a high note.  Instead, a nightmare start to the 2022 MLS campaign continued for the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday, as they fell 3-1 to co-league leaders, LAFC, at the Banc of California Stadium.  It’s hardly … Continue reading “We can’t blame anyone but us”: Vancouver Whitecaps limp into international break with 3-1 loss to LAFC

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“We want to get a result”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to head into international break on a high note ahead of road clash against LAFC

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on LAFC down in LA for a crucial MLS matchup this weekend. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  A trip to a familiar house of horrors awaits.  And considering that they’ve never won at LAFC’s Banc of California Stadium, you could hardly blame the Vancouver Whitecaps for feeling a bit worried as they head there … Continue reading “We want to get a result”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to head into international break on a high note ahead of road clash against LAFC

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps fail to manage key moments in 2-1 loss against Dynamo, although progress continues to come

A few days after the most recent Vancouver Whitecaps game, which came against the Houston Dynamo, we dive into some of what stood out from that one.  The progress continues to be there, at least.  At the same time, the results are yet to follow.  This, of course, is the story of the 2022 Vancouver Whitecaps, who continued their tough to the MLS season with … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps fail to manage key moments in 2-1 loss against Dynamo, although progress continues to come

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Third Sub Episode 127: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to progress but still lack results to show for it

In Episode 127 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into yet another busy week of Vancouver 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 as their 2022 MLS season continues to roll along here. … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 127: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to progress but still lack results to show for it

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A task too tall: Lacking the goals, CF Montréal bows out of Champions League against Cruz Azul at the quarter-final stage 

CF Montreal continued their journey through the 2022 CONCACAF Champions League versus Cruz Azul on Wednesday. Here is our match report from that one. Cruz Azul made the trip to Montreal on Wednesday for the second leg of their CONCACAF Champions League clash.  The Mexican side came in with a 1-0 advantage in the tie, thanks to Uriel Antuna’s goal one week prior in Mexico … Continue reading A task too tall: Lacking the goals, CF Montréal bows out of Champions League against Cruz Azul at the quarter-final stage 

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“It’s been a long time coming”: The CanWNT/CanXNT is getting set for long-awaited BC return in April on next leg of celebration tour

As announced Wednesday, the CanWNT/CanXNT is set to come to BC in April for a pair of games, all coming as part of the next leg of their gold medal celebration tour. Here’s some of what stood out from that announcement.  Almost 4 years later, they’re finally coming back.  Them, of course, being the CanWNT/CanXNT, who as announced on Wednesday, are officially coming to British … Continue reading “It’s been a long time coming”: The CanWNT/CanXNT is getting set for long-awaited BC return in April on next leg of celebration tour

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“We didn’t deserve to lose”: Vancouver Whitecaps continue rough start to MLS season with 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Houston Dynamo in MLS action on Saturday. Here’s our match report from that one.  It wasn’t a must-win, but it was certainly a should-win.  Chasing their first goal and win of the 2022 MLS season, the Vancouver Whitecaps headed to Texas to take on a Houston Dynamo side also without a goal or a win themselves, in a game … Continue reading “We didn’t deserve to lose”: Vancouver Whitecaps continue rough start to MLS season with 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo

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“We need to be confident”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to stick to the game plan as they chase first goal and win of 2022 MLS season in Houston

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on the Houston Dynamo in MLS action on Saturday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  In chase of their first win, they must head south.  South, of course, being Houston, Texas, where the Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on the Houston Dynamo in MLS action Saturday, as they continue their still young 2022 MLS … Continue reading “We need to be confident”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to stick to the game plan as they chase first goal and win of 2022 MLS season in Houston

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The Third Sub Episode 126: Vancouver Whitecaps find improvement in home opener, get set for Houston

In Episode 126 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy week of Vancouver Whitecaps news, as their 2022 MLS season continues here. 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 continue their … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 126: Vancouver Whitecaps find improvement in home opener, get set for Houston

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Improved Vancouver Whitecaps pick up point vs NYCFC, but still have plenty to work on ahead of Houston clash 

After the Vancouver Whitecaps home opener against New York City FC this past weekend, we look at some of what the ‘Caps should take away from that game, as they now get set to take on Houston Dynamo in week 3 of MLS play this upcoming weekend.  It might not have been the complete turnaround that they were hoping for, but there was still progress. … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Improved Vancouver Whitecaps pick up point vs NYCFC, but still have plenty to work on ahead of Houston clash 

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“We showed a lot of improvement”: Vancouver Whitecaps show signs of growth in 0-0 draw vs NYCFC at BC Place

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on New York City FC in MLS action at BC Place on Saturday. Here’s our match report from that one. It might not have been an opening day to remember, but it wasn’t one to forget, either.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, they were probably looking to give their fans a little more to cheer about than they did in their home … Continue reading “We showed a lot of improvement”: Vancouver Whitecaps show signs of growth in 0-0 draw vs NYCFC at BC Place

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“We’re excited to be back”: After rough start to MLS season, Vancouver Whitecaps looking to turn the page in home opener vs NYCFC 

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on New York City FC in their home opener at BC Place on Saturday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  After an opening day drubbing, revenge is on their minds.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, the sky might not be falling quite yet after their embarrassing 4-0 loss to the Columbus Crew last weekend, but that result certainly has ramped up … Continue reading “We’re excited to be back”: After rough start to MLS season, Vancouver Whitecaps looking to turn the page in home opener vs NYCFC 

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Departures at Pacific FC Means the CPL is Working as Intended

This offseason has been a bit of a long one for the reigning champions of the Canadian Premier League. At first glance, Pacific FC has been bleeding players, a mass exodus that hasn’t been stemmed. Departures of key pieces to their title run definitely do not inspire confidence for the season yet to come.  However, these transfers are a testament to the growth of the … Continue reading Departures at Pacific FC Means the CPL is Working as Intended

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The Third Sub Episode 125: Vancouver Whitecaps suffer Crew drubbing, get set for NYCFC (FT: Glenn Crooks)

In Episode 125 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Glenn Crooks of NYCFC’s broadcast team to tee up the Vancouver Whitecaps home opener. 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 as they … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 125: Vancouver Whitecaps suffer Crew drubbing, get set for NYCFC (FT: Glenn Crooks)

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Looking at what the Vancouver Whitecaps might tweak from 4-0 loss to Columbus ahead of home opener vs NYCFC

There’s no doubt that the Vancouver Whitecaps will want to improve on a disappointing 4-0 loss on opening weekend of their MLS season against the Columbus Crew, especially as they get set to take on the defending MLS Cup Champions, New York City FC, at home this weekend. In this, we look at some of what they will want to change ahead of that game.  … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Looking at what the Vancouver Whitecaps might tweak from 4-0 loss to Columbus ahead of home opener vs NYCFC

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Columbus Crushing: Vancouver Whitecaps opens 2022 season on sour note with 4-0 drubbing at hands of the Columbus Crew

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Columbus Crew in MLS action on Saturday. Here’s our report from that one.  It was a less than ideal result, no matter how you cut it up.  Be it through the scoreline, or the overall performance, and everything else that led to it, the Vancouver Whitecaps had a season opener to forget on Saturday, as they fell 4-0 to the … Continue reading Columbus Crushing: Vancouver Whitecaps opens 2022 season on sour note with 4-0 drubbing at hands of the Columbus Crew

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“They’re a very good team”: Vancouver Whitecaps eager to tackle solid Columbus Crew side in unique 2022 MLS Season opener

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to kick off their 2022 MLS Season on Saturday, when they’ll take on the Columbus Crew in Columbus. Here’s our preview ahead of that one. After a short break, the journey is about to begin again.  Just 98 days after their 2021 MLS season ended at the hands of Sporting Kansas City in the 1st round of the playoffs, … Continue reading “They’re a very good team”: Vancouver Whitecaps eager to tackle solid Columbus Crew side in unique 2022 MLS Season opener

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“I’m happy with the result” CF Montreal erases Santos Laguna heartbreak with commanding 3-0 win to advance to Champions League quarter-finals

CF Montreal took on Santos Laguna in the 2nd leg of their CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 action on Wednesday. Here’s our report from that one.  Revenge was on the menu in Montreal on Wednesday.  Facing off against a Santos Laguna side that once broke their hearts in the CONCACAF Champions League over a decade ago, CF Montreal were looking to avenge those demons … Continue reading “I’m happy with the result” CF Montreal erases Santos Laguna heartbreak with commanding 3-0 win to advance to Champions League quarter-finals

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“There were a lot of positives”: CanWNT/CanXNT runs out of steam in Spain loss to close out otherwise solid showing at Arnold Clark Cup

The CanWNT/CanXNT finished the Arnold Clark Cup with a clash against Spain on Wednesday. Here’s our match report from that one.  You just knew that a stiff test awaited them in this last game.  Yet, at the same time, you also harboured hope that the CanWNT/CanXNT could find a way to come out strong against a difficult Spain side as they got set to tackle … Continue reading “There were a lot of positives”: CanWNT/CanXNT runs out of steam in Spain loss to close out otherwise solid showing at Arnold Clark Cup

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“We have to be ruthless”: The CanWNT/CanXNT ready for unique Spain challenge to close out a so-far successful Arnold Clark Cup run

The CanWNT/CanXNT are getting set to take on Spain in the final game of the Arnold Clark Cup on Wednesday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  The short sprint is about to come to an end here. 6 days after they kicked off at the Arnold Clark Cup with a game against hosts, England, the CanWNT/CanXNT is getting ready to close out that tournament … Continue reading “We have to be ruthless”: The CanWNT/CanXNT ready for unique Spain challenge to close out a so-far successful Arnold Clark Cup run

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How the TSS Rovers shares program is the latest step in club’s quest to help solve the current ‘BC Problem’ at the Canadian National Team level

It all starts with a dream.  That dream might manifest itself in different ways. For some, it’s about one day playing in the big games. For others, it’s about one day scoring that dream goal. It can be as simple as just getting out there and smelling the freshly cut grass on a Saturday morning, or as complicated as wanting to study the nuances of … Continue reading How the TSS Rovers shares program is the latest step in club’s quest to help solve the current ‘BC Problem’ at the Canadian National Team level

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“We just found a way to win”: CanWNT/CanXNT continues strong start to Arnold Clark Cup with gritty 1-0 win over Germany

The CanWNT/CanXNT took on Germany in the second game of the Arnold Clark Cup on Sunday. Here’s our match report from that one.  It was a much-needed bounceback.  Fresh off of a decent 1-1 draw against England in their opening match of the Arnold Clark Cup, there was no doubt that the CanWNT/CanXNT were looking to take a step forward in their second game of … Continue reading “We just found a way to win”: CanWNT/CanXNT continues strong start to Arnold Clark Cup with gritty 1-0 win over Germany

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The Third Sub Episode 124: Whitecaps inch towards start of MLS season, CanWNT/CanXNT kick off Arnold Clark Cup (FT: HarJournalist)

In Episode 124, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Harjeet Johal to dive into a busy week of news for the Vancouver Whitecaps and the CanWNT/CanXNT. Welcome back to episode 124 of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by Harjeet Johal of the Equalizer and The Daily Hive … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 124: Whitecaps inch towards start of MLS season, CanWNT/CanXNT kick off Arnold Clark Cup (FT: HarJournalist)

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“It’s still going to be a tough test”: CanWNT/CanXNT expecting tough Germany side at ACC as they look to build off of opening-day England draw

The CanWNT/CanXNT is getting set to take on Germany in the Arnold Clark Cup on Sunday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one. 1 game down, 2 to go.  And for the CanWNT/CanXNT, the games are really starting to come thick and fast here, as they get set to continue their quest through the Arnold Clark Cup with a clash against Germany on Sunday.  Fresh … Continue reading “It’s still going to be a tough test”: CanWNT/CanXNT expecting tough Germany side at ACC as they look to build off of opening-day England draw

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Solid Start: CanWNT/CanXNT kick off 2022 with hard-earned 1-1 draw in scrappy clash with England at Arnold Clark Cup

The CanWNT/CanXNT took on England in their first game of the Arnold Clark Cup on Thursday. Here’s our match report from that one.  All things considered, it was a good point.  Heading into the Arnold Clark Cup, of the three games that they were going to play, the CanWNT/CanXNT probably circled their opener against England as their most winnable match, especially given their recent history … Continue reading Solid Start: CanWNT/CanXNT kick off 2022 with hard-earned 1-1 draw in scrappy clash with England at Arnold Clark Cup

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“We showed a lot of fight today”: Despite heartbreak, Forge FC puts up valiant effort in 1-0 loss to Cruz Azul to kick off maiden Champions League voyage

In a massive moment for Canadian soccer, Forge FC took on Cruz Azul in CONCACAF Champions League action at Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton on Wednesday. Here is our recap from that one.  No matter what happened, you just knew that it was going to be a massive moment for Canadian soccer.  As Forge FC kicked off their maiden voyage in the CONCACAF Champions League … Continue reading “We showed a lot of fight today”: Despite heartbreak, Forge FC puts up valiant effort in 1-0 loss to Cruz Azul to kick off maiden Champions League voyage

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Onwards and Upwards: 3 questions that the CanWNT/CanXNT will look to answer at the Arnold Clark Cup this week

The CanWNT/CanXNT is getting set to tackle the Arnold Clark Cup later this week, in which they’ll take on England, Germany and Spain in an exciting three-game set. Ahead of then, here are 3 questions that they’ll look to answer over the course of this camp.  The next step of the journey begins on Thursday. It won’t be an easy way to kick it off, … Continue reading Onwards and Upwards: 3 questions that the CanWNT/CanXNT will look to answer at the Arnold Clark Cup this week

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Crowded Frontline: Analyzing the Lucas Cavallini vs Brian White striker battle heading into the start of the Whitecaps 2022 MLS season

Heading into the start of the 2022 MLS Season, the Vancouver Whitecaps find themselves with some intense competition for spots at striker, led by Brian White and Lucas Cavallini. In this, we look at that battle between the pair, and what it means for the ‘Caps going forward.  It’s been a question on the mind of many heading into the start of the season.  Lucas … Continue reading Crowded Frontline: Analyzing the Lucas Cavallini vs Brian White striker battle heading into the start of the Whitecaps 2022 MLS season

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Third Sub Episode 123: Whitecaps continue preseason, the CanMNT caps off big January window

In Episode 123 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down a busy week of news for the Vancouver Whitecaps and the CanMNT. 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 CanMNT after a big few … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 123: Whitecaps continue preseason, the CanMNT caps off big January window

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San Diego Dreaming: Vancouver Whitecaps get set to kick off California leg of preseason after busy few weeks of wheeling-and-dealing

The Vancouver Whitecaps are continuing their preseason in style this weekend, as they get set to head south for some sun and games ahead of the start of the 2022 season. Here’s a look at where the ‘Caps roster is at right now after a busy week of wheeling-and-dealing.  A busy preseason is about to get even busier.  After a few weeks of intense training … Continue reading San Diego Dreaming: Vancouver Whitecaps get set to kick off California leg of preseason after busy few weeks of wheeling-and-dealing

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“This team is fearless”: The CanMNT puts 1 foot in 2022 World Cup with key 2-0 win over El Salvador to cap off dream January window

The CanMNT wrapped up a World Cup qualifying window to remember with a 2-0 win over El Salvador on Wednesday. Here’s what stood out to us in that one.  It’s starting to smell like Qatar.  They might not have been able to mathematically clinch their spot in the 2022 World Cup on Wednesday, but the CanMNT aren’t that far off being able to do so … Continue reading “This team is fearless”: The CanMNT puts 1 foot in 2022 World Cup with key 2-0 win over El Salvador to cap off dream January window

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The Final 3rd: The CanMNT are looking to extend lead atop Octo and cap so far perfect January window in trip to El Salvador

The CanMNT are heading to El Salvador for another crucial World Cup qualifier on Wednesday. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  It’s a chance to cap off what has been a near-dream January window.  Heading into this 3-game window, it felt like the CanMNT would do well just to get out with anything above 4 points, but now, with 6 points out of … Continue reading The Final 3rd: The CanMNT are looking to extend lead atop Octo and cap so far perfect January window in trip to El Salvador

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“We want the world to respect Canada”: The CanMNT keeps the good times rolling with a statement victory over the USMNT to continue remarkable World Cup qualifying story

The CanMNT took on the USMNT in a crucial World Cup qualifying match on Sunday, and they came out on top in a battle of two long-time rivals, picking up a massive 2-0 win. Here’s what stood out from that one.  In a battle of best-on-best, they found a way to stand the tallest.  Yet, it was just another important victory in a long line … Continue reading “We want the world to respect Canada”: The CanMNT keeps the good times rolling with a statement victory over the USMNT to continue remarkable World Cup qualifying story

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“It feels like a derby match”: The CanMNT are eager to reignite USMNT rivalry in crucial top-of-the-table World Cup qualifier Sunday

The CanMNT is getting set to take on the USMNT in a pivotal CONCACAF final round World Cup qualifier on Sunday. Here’s what’s dominating the conversation ahead of this one.  It promises to be the game to watch on Sunday. Two top-of-the-table teams, two long-standing rivals, two teams interconnected in several ways – Sunday’s matchday between the CanMNT and the USMNT is going to be … Continue reading “It feels like a derby match”: The CanMNT are eager to reignite USMNT rivalry in crucial top-of-the-table World Cup qualifier Sunday

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“It’s a special story that’s unfolding here”: CanMNT continues push towards 2022 World Cup with massive away win over Honduras, one 37 years in the making

The CanMNT continued their hot run of form in the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, on Thursday, as they picked up a massive 2-0 win over Honduras to cement their spot atop the Octo standings. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  Heading into a familiar house of horrors, many wondered if they’d sink or swim.  On paper, the … Continue reading “It’s a special story that’s unfolding here”: CanMNT continues push towards 2022 World Cup with massive away win over Honduras, one 37 years in the making

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“We’re relishing that opportunity”: Despite promise of hostile environment, the CanMNT is ready and eager to try and snap 37-year winless drought in Honduras on Thursday

The CanMNT is getting set to take on Honduras in a crucial CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on Thursday. Ahead of then, here’s how they’re feeling, as they head down to Central America with one thing on their mind – picking up 3 points. Among the challenges that they’ve faced so far in this journey, this might rank as one of the most difficult.  On paper, … Continue reading “We’re relishing that opportunity”: Despite promise of hostile environment, the CanMNT is ready and eager to try and snap 37-year winless drought in Honduras on Thursday

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

With the next round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers sitting just around the corner here, the CanMNT revealed the squad that they’ll lean on in those games as they continue their ongoing quest to try and qualify for the 2022 World Cup. In this, we break down that squad by ‘Surprise Rating’.  It’s that time again.  Just over 2 months after they last convened as … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for January’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Chaos to the Max: Surprise Maxime Crépeau trade to LAFC taps off a topsy-turvy first week of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason

The Vancouver Whitecaps had a busy first week of training camp, one that included some surprise departures, as well as some new faces. In this, we look at some of those moves.  After a relatively quiet offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps opened up their 2022 training camp at UBC without too much fanfare this week.  And coming off of a big 2021 season, one where they … Continue reading Chaos to the Max: Surprise Maxime Crépeau trade to LAFC taps off a topsy-turvy first week of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason

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The Third Sub Episode 122 (.5): Vancouver Whitecaps kick off their 2022 preseason, Maxime Crepeau gets traded

In Episode 122 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps as they opened up their 2022 training camp 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 chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps in the midst of … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 122 (.5): Vancouver Whitecaps kick off their 2022 preseason, Maxime Crepeau gets traded

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Mountain to Climb: As the absences mount, the CanMNT ready to face stiffest ‘Octo’ test yet with this January window

Just days out from a massive window for the CanMNT, the challenges have started to pile up for John Herdman’s side as they get set to tackle some crucial World Cup qualifiers later this month. In this, we look at what lies ahead of them now as they continue their journey towards the World Cup next week. All of a sudden, we’re just days away … Continue reading Mountain to Climb: As the absences mount, the CanMNT ready to face stiffest ‘Octo’ test yet with this January window

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The Third Sub Episode 121: ‘Caps continue quiet offseason, CanMNT transfers rack up, and MLS continues interesting winter

In Episode 121 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan catch up on a month of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS and CanMNT news to kick off 2022. 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 catch up on a busy month’s worth of Vancouver … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 121: ‘Caps continue quiet offseason, CanMNT transfers rack up, and MLS continues interesting winter

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Uncertainty Abound: Less than 4 weeks out from start of January window, lots of uncertainty still awaits the CanMNT

With a big month looming for the CanMNT, we look at how things are trending for them right now as they get set to tackle some crucial World Cup qualifiers in just a few weeks’ time. All of a sudden, everything is sitting right around the corner here, all laid out perfectly.  Yet, less than 4 weeks out from the start of the January international … Continue reading Uncertainty Abound: Less than 4 weeks out from start of January window, lots of uncertainty still awaits the CanMNT

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“Our club wants to first and foremost be a Canadian club”: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping that recent changes can allow them to become the Canadian talent pool they’ve long dreamt of being

Long seen as a weak spot in the club, they’re trying their best to change things.   Despite being a club that is best known globally for having once been home to current World XI left back and global superstar, Alphonso Davies, who came up through their academy, the Vancouver Whitecaps have otherwise struggled to get players through their youth system and onto the pitch for … Continue reading “Our club wants to first and foremost be a Canadian club”: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping that recent changes can allow them to become the Canadian talent pool they’ve long dreamt of being

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$475 000 on Black(mon): Vancouver Whitecaps tick off key offseason need with Tristan Blackmon trade

The Vancouver Whitecaps made an under-the-radar move on Tuesday, picking up LAFC defender, Tristan Blackmon, via expansion side Charlotte FC at the 2022 Expansion Draft. In this, we break down the move from the ‘Caps perspective.  All things considered, it was a tidy bit of business.  Heading into the 2022 MLS Expansion Draft on Tuesday, no one was quite sure how things would go down, … Continue reading $475 000 on Black(mon): Vancouver Whitecaps tick off key offseason need with Tristan Blackmon trade

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The Third Sub Episode 120: Pacific FC’s golden moment and 2021 end-of-year Vancouver Whitecaps awards

In Episode 120 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan hand out the hardware in a special 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 to chat all things awards in a special edition of the show. To start, they … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 120: Pacific FC’s golden moment and 2021 end-of-year Vancouver Whitecaps awards

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Champions of Canada: Pacific FC puts BC back on the championship map with 2021 CPL title

Pacific FC ended their 2021 season off on a high note on Sunday, as they were crowned 2021 CPL champions. Here’s our match report from a game to remember for the Tridents. HAMILTON ON – There is one match a year that starts with fireworks: The Final.  On Sunday, Pacific FC made sure there were some fireworks after, too, winning the Canadian Premier League championship … Continue reading Champions of Canada: Pacific FC puts BC back on the championship map with 2021 CPL title

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Small Tweaks: Breaking down the Vancouver Whitecaps end-of-season roster decisions, and looking ahead to what’s next for the ‘Caps

The Vancouver Whitecaps announced their 2021 end-of-season roster decisions on Thursday. In this, we break them down, before seeing what they what might mean for the ‘Caps going forward.  It’s that time of the offseason again.  Just a few weeks removed from their elimination from the 2021 MLS Playoffs, this offseason is still quite young for the Vancouver Whitecaps, but that hasn’t stopped them from … Continue reading Small Tweaks: Breaking down the Vancouver Whitecaps end-of-season roster decisions, and looking ahead to what’s next for the ‘Caps

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“We have to keep the context in our minds”: The CanWNT/CanXNT end 2021 on mixed note in tight 0-0 draw vs Mexico

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team ended off their 2021 on a mixed note on Tuesday, as they drew Mexico 0-0 in a friendly. Here’s what stood out to us from that game. It was a step forward, but not to where they hoped to be. For Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team, they were looking for any sort of response after a tough 2-1 loss to … Continue reading “We have to keep the context in our minds”: The CanWNT/CanXNT end 2021 on mixed note in tight 0-0 draw vs Mexico

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“He makes you love the game”: Vancouver Whitecaps kicks off big 21/22 offseason on a high note by hiring head coach Vanni Sartini on a permanent basis

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off their 2021 offseason on a high note on Tuesday, signing interim head coach Vanni Sartini on a permanent basis. In this, we look at that announcement, as well as what that means for the ‘Caps, who are just getting started in terms of what awaits them this offseason.  It took a few weeks, but it was finally made official on … Continue reading “He makes you love the game”: Vancouver Whitecaps kicks off big 21/22 offseason on a high note by hiring head coach Vanni Sartini on a permanent basis

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The Third Sub Episode 119: The Vancouver Whitecaps 2021 run comes to an end – what’s next for them?

In Episode 119 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps in a jam-packed 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 to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps, as the club finds themselves in an … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 119: The Vancouver Whitecaps 2021 run comes to an end – what’s next for them?

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Mexico Masterclass: Strong start propels Mexico to huge 2-1 win over CanWNT/CanXNT in friendly action

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team took on Mexico in a friendly match on Saturday. Here’s what stood out to us from that one, a 2-1 Mexico win, their first victory over Canada since 2004.  It was a sight that we haven’t seen too often this year.  Undefeated in their last 12 games, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team were heading into their friendly with Mexico on … Continue reading Mexico Masterclass: Strong start propels Mexico to huge 2-1 win over CanWNT/CanXNT in friendly action

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The Third Sub Episode 118: The CanMNT continues push towards World Cup, the CanWNT/CanXNT gets set to begin theirs

In Episode 117 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Canadian Men’s and Women’s National Teams in a jam-packed 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 to chat all things Canadian Men’s and Women’s National … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 118: The CanMNT continues push towards World Cup, the CanWNT/CanXNT gets set to begin theirs

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Fresh Faces: Analyzing the 8 new names on the latest CanWNT/CanXNT roster for their November friendlies vs Mexico

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team is getting set to play a pair of friendlies versus Mexico in Mexico this week. In this, we look at some of the new names in their 26-player roster for those games.  Another window has come, and with it has come some new faces.  Yet, that was expected for Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team, who are getting set to play … Continue reading Fresh Faces: Analyzing the 8 new names on the latest CanWNT/CanXNT roster for their November friendlies vs Mexico

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Finishing in Style: The “Festival City” celebrates again as Quioto gives CF Montréal an 11th Voyageurs Cup

CF Montréal overcame Toronto FC thanks to a second half Romell Quioto goal to top their rivals in the 2021 Canadian Championship final on Sunday at Stade Saputo. Here’s our recap of the match, and the tournament. The COVID-19 pandemic has interrupted sports all over the world, but while most tournaments have been able to resume with mostly regular schedules, the Canadian Championship still hasn’t … Continue reading Finishing in Style: The “Festival City” celebrates again as Quioto gives CF Montréal an 11th Voyageurs Cup

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Final Bound: Pacific FC Fight Past Cavalry FC For Berth in 2021 CPL Final

Pacific FC booked a ticket in the 2021 CPL Finals with a 2-1 win over Cavalry FC on Saturday. Here’s our recap from that one. A season of firsts has continued in emphatic fashion for Pacific FC, as the Tridents surged past Cavalry FC 2-1 in extra time to book their place in the Canadian Premier League Finals. But like every match between the two … Continue reading Final Bound: Pacific FC Fight Past Cavalry FC For Berth in 2021 CPL Final

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“We have a fantastic team”: Despite tough playoff loss to Sporting KC, the Vancouver Whitecaps feel that this is just the beginning of their journey 

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Sporting Kansas City in MLS Playoff action on Saturday. Here’s our recap from that one, a 3-1 SKC win, one that knocked the ‘Caps out of playoff contention for the 2021 season.  It was a tough way to go out.  Having gone on a miraculous run just to get there in the first place, losing just 3 times over their … Continue reading “We have a fantastic team”: Despite tough playoff loss to Sporting KC, the Vancouver Whitecaps feel that this is just the beginning of their journey 

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“This team is motivated”: Despite tough Sporting KC matchup, the Vancouver Whitecaps are confident that their 2021 MLS playoff journey is just about to get started

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on Sporting Kansas City in a massive MLS playoff matchup on Saturday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  It’s quickly snuck up on us, but it’s finally here.  In a matter of hours, the Vancouver Whitecaps will take the pitch in Kansas on Saturday, where they’ll take on Sporting Kansas City in the first round of … Continue reading “This team is motivated”: Despite tough Sporting KC matchup, the Vancouver Whitecaps are confident that their 2021 MLS playoff journey is just about to get started

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The Third Sub Episode 117: Vancouver Whitecaps get set for massive playoff tilt vs Sporting KC

In Episode 117, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a massive weekend for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are getting set to make their return to the MLS Playoffs for the first time since 2017 with a 1st round clash vs Sporting Kanas City. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 117: Vancouver Whitecaps get set for massive playoff tilt vs Sporting KC

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Pacific FC 2021 Canadian Premier League Regular Season Roundup

After a solid regular season, Pacific FC are now getting set to tackle the CPL Playoffs. Before then, here’s a look back at how their campaign went. A tough run of form in October shouldn’t take away from a very good year by the ‘Kings of BC’ over on the island. From topping Vancouver Whitecaps to topping the table for a large part of the … Continue reading Pacific FC 2021 Canadian Premier League Regular Season Roundup

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“I think we’re a top team in CONCACAF”: The CanMNT takes massive step towards the 2022 World Cup & CONCACAF supremacy with 2-1 win over Mexico at the ‘Iceteca’

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team picked up a massive 2-1 victory over Mexico in Edmonton on Tuesday, putting them one step closer to the 2022 World Cup. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  Even before kick-off, you just knew that this would be a night to remember.  After a MD-1 unlike no other on Monday, Tuesday’s clash between Canada Soccer’s Men’s National … Continue reading “I think we’re a top team in CONCACAF”: The CanMNT takes massive step towards the 2022 World Cup & CONCACAF supremacy with 2-1 win over Mexico at the ‘Iceteca’

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“We’re going to give them a fight”: Despite Edmonton weather concerns, the CanMNT is looking to surprise Mexico where it matters most on Tuesday – on the pitch

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are getting set to play a crucial World Cup qualifier vs Mexico in Edmonton on Tuesday. Ahead of then, here’s a look at how Canada’s preparations for this game have gone, one that’s seen them navigate plenty of talk about the weather, a MD-1 to remember, and a special visitor to training.  It promises to be quite the spectacle.  With … Continue reading “We’re going to give them a fight”: Despite Edmonton weather concerns, the CanMNT is looking to surprise Mexico where it matters most on Tuesday – on the pitch

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“We’re scratching the surface here”: FC Edmonton end off tough 2021 CPL season on a high note with 1-0 victory over Forge

FC Edmonton took on Forge FC in Canadian Premier League action at Edmonton’s Clarke Stadium on Saturday. Here’s our match report from that one.  It was a nice way for them to close out what has been a rough season for them.  On a windy afternoon at their home field, Clarke Stadium, FC Edmonton closed out their 2021 Canadian Premier League campaign on a high … Continue reading “We’re scratching the surface here”: FC Edmonton end off tough 2021 CPL season on a high note with 1-0 victory over Forge

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“It was electric”: The CanMNT picks up 1-0 win over Costa Rica in front of a rowdy Edmonton crowd to boost World Cup hopes at halfway mark of the Octo

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team took on Costa Rica in a massive CONCACAF World Cup qualifier in Edmonton on Friday. Here’s what stood out from that one, a big 1-0 Canadian win, one where they took a big step towards potentially qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.  It’s the kind of win that goes such a long way towards one’s World Cup hopes.  As far … Continue reading “It was electric”: The CanMNT picks up 1-0 win over Costa Rica in front of a rowdy Edmonton crowd to boost World Cup hopes at halfway mark of the Octo

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“We want to take maximum points away from this window”: The CanMNT is aiming to make Edmonton a fortress ahead of 2 must-win World Cup qualifiers vs Costa Rica and Mexico

In just a few days’ time, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will kick off the November International Window with a pair of crucial CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers vs Costa Rica and Mexico. Here’s how they’re feeling ahead of then.  It continues to become more and more real.  In less than 72 hours, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will take the field for a game against … Continue reading “We want to take maximum points away from this window”: The CanMNT is aiming to make Edmonton a fortress ahead of 2 must-win World Cup qualifiers vs Costa Rica and Mexico

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

The next set of games in the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, are set to get going in less than a week’s time here. Ahead of then, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team has released their squad for this November window, in which they’ll play 2 crucial home games vs Costa Rica and Mexico in Edmonton. In this, we break down that … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for November’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Playoff Bound: Vancouver Whitecaps return to MLS Cup playoffs for 1st time since 2017 after dramatic 1-1 draw vs Seattle Sounders on Decision Day

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Seattle Sounders in a massive Decision Day clash on Sunday. Here’s what stood out from that one, a 1-1 draw between the longtime rivals, one that allowed the ‘Caps to book their ticket to the MLS Cup playoffs for the first time since 2017.  It promised to be a special afternoon no matter what happened.  At a packed BC … Continue reading Playoff Bound: Vancouver Whitecaps return to MLS Cup playoffs for 1st time since 2017 after dramatic 1-1 draw vs Seattle Sounders on Decision Day

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Decision Day Drama: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to put everything on the table ahead of crucial matchup with the Seattle Sounders to close out 2021 season

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on the Seattle Sounders at BC Place on Sunday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  It’s all come down to Decision Day.  204 days and 33 games after they started their season, the Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to play their 34th of 34 games this 2021 MLS campaign on Sunday, when they’ll take on the … Continue reading Decision Day Drama: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to put everything on the table ahead of crucial matchup with the Seattle Sounders to close out 2021 season

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The Third Sub Episode 116: A potential shakeup in Vancouver, the ‘Caps playoff push continues and a new commit for the CanMNT

In Episode 116 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy week of news for the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Canadian Men’s National Team. 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, along with … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 116: A potential shakeup in Vancouver, the ‘Caps playoff push continues and a new commit for the CanMNT

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“The experience is going to be amazing”: Alphonso Davies, CanMNT ready take big step towards 2022 World Cup in long-awaited Edmonton homecoming

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is getting set to play in Edmonton next week, where they’ll contest two massive CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico. Here’s how Canada’s starman, Alphonso Davies, who happens to be from Edmonton, is feeling ahead of these games, of which he’s been looking forward to for a very long time.  It promises to be a homecoming to … Continue reading “The experience is going to be amazing”: Alphonso Davies, CanMNT ready take big step towards 2022 World Cup in long-awaited Edmonton homecoming

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‘Banc’ Robbery: Vancouver Whitecaps do well to grind out road point vs LAFC, allowing them to keep control of playoff hopes heading into Decision Day

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on LAFC in a crucial MLS matchup on Tuesday night. Here’s our match report from that one, a thrilling 1-1 draw, one that allows the ‘Caps to keep control of their own playoff hopes heading into Decision Day this upcoming weekend.  They just continue to plug away.  Once again, it wasn’t pretty, but the Vancouver Whitecaps continued to pick up points … Continue reading ‘Banc’ Robbery: Vancouver Whitecaps do well to grind out road point vs LAFC, allowing them to keep control of playoff hopes heading into Decision Day

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“We need to get away from there with a result”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to get back to MLS playoffs for 1st time since 2017 in crucial road clash with LAFC

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on LAFC in a massive MLS matchup on Tuesday night, one filled with all sorts of playoff implications. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  It’s all laid out so clearly for them.  After playing 32 out of 34 games in the 2021 MLS season to reach this point, the path towards the playoffs is as clear … Continue reading “We need to get away from there with a result”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to get back to MLS playoffs for 1st time since 2017 in crucial road clash with LAFC

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Trident Toppling: Resilient York United wrestles back control of playoff destiny with big away win over Pacific FC

Pacific FC took on York United in a big Canadian Premier League clash at Starlight Stadium in Langford on Saturday afternoon. Here’s our report from that one, a game that finished 2-1 to the visitors, in a game that was filled with all sorts of drama at both ends of the pitch.  It was a game to remember, for a multitude of reasons. Heading into … Continue reading Trident Toppling: Resilient York United wrestles back control of playoff destiny with big away win over Pacific FC

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The Third Sub Episode 115: An up and down week for the Vancouver Whitecaps continues

In Episode 115, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps in the midst of a topsy-turvy week of news for the club. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast, presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps in the midst of another busy week … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 115: An up and down week for the Vancouver Whitecaps continues

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Minnesota Masterclass: Vancouver Whitecaps inch towards MLS playoffs with massive 2-1 result over Minnesota United in must-win game

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Minnesota United in a massive game in the race towards the MLS playoffs on Wednesday. Here’s our recap from that one, a big 2-1 victory, one that has the ‘Caps on the cusp of returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2017.  Once again, with their backs up against the wall, they just continued to find a way.  … Continue reading Minnesota Masterclass: Vancouver Whitecaps inch towards MLS playoffs with massive 2-1 result over Minnesota United in must-win game

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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