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The Third Sub Episode 8: Who makes a Vancouver Whitecaps substitutes Mount Rushmore?

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, this time with Episode #8, as they break down the latest news in MLS, CPL and Whitecaps land. They start things off with a look at the latest updates from MLS, before looking at how the COVID-19 situation in both the US and Canada could impact the … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 8: Who makes a Vancouver Whitecaps substitutes Mount Rushmore?

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CanMNT Road to 2022: How does Canada’s squad project defensively ahead of World Cup qualifiers?

Once these unprecedented times are behind us, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will get underway, in some form or another. In this series, we look at who Canada’s best options at each position will be heading into those matches, as they try to get back to the World Cup for the first time in 30 years. Here is part 1, where we kick things off with … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: How does Canada’s squad project defensively ahead of World Cup qualifiers?

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The Third Sub Episode 7.2: A look at the short and long term future of the Vancouver Whitecaps and COVID-19

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex, Keveren and Sam are back with the 2nd part of Episode 7, as they pivot their conversation to the Vancouver Whitecaps, and more specifically, the press conference held by CEO Mark Pannes and CMO Dr. Jim Bovard, which was held to discuss how the ‘Caps were handling the current outbreak of … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 7.2: A look at the short and long term future of the Vancouver Whitecaps and COVID-19

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The Third Sub Episode 7.1: Photography, Canada Soccer, Whitecaps and more with Keveren Guillou

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! This time, Alex and Sam are back with their first guest (as promised last week), BTS’s own Keveren Guillou. In the first part of their podcast (part 2 coming soon!), they chat about Keveren’s photographic exploits, the future of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National team, how COVID-19 is affecting global football and more. In an uncertain … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 7.1: Photography, Canada Soccer, Whitecaps and more with Keveren Guillou

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“Ahead of the Curve”: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to remain proactive during COVID-19 pandemic

The Vancouver Whitecaps held a conference call on Tuesday, giving the latest update on how the club was dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is some of what stood out, including one key message: stay home as much as possible, and let’s all play our role to help fight this virus. In these unprecedented times, sometimes communication can play a big role.  For the Vancouver … Continue reading “Ahead of the Curve”: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to remain proactive during COVID-19 pandemic

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The Third Sub Episode 6: Adjusting to social distancing without the Vancouver Whitecaps

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex and Sam are back to discuss post-MLS life, as they report on what it’s like to be a sportswriter without sports, with everyone currently finding themselves having to exercise social distancing due to the outbreak of COVID-19. They also argue about the future of the Vancouver Whitecaps in MLS, look at … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 6: Adjusting to social distancing without the Vancouver Whitecaps

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“Shows the Pathway”: Bobby Smyrniotis on Tristan Borges, Forge’s success, CPL’s future and more

Before the world was shaken by the global outbreak of COVID-19 over the last week, teams in the Canadian Premier League were getting set to embark on their 2nd-ever season. We spoke to the head coach of one of those teams, Bobby Smyrniotis of Forge FC, who shared several interesting insights about his team and the league heading into year 2. For someone who’s only … Continue reading “Shows the Pathway”: Bobby Smyrniotis on Tristan Borges, Forge’s success, CPL’s future and more

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Hexit: How Canada’s Men’s National Team can overcome potential Hexagonal near-miss

Canada’s Men’s National Team took a tough hit this past week, with the cancellation of their 2 March friendlies due to the outbreak of COVID-19 potentially affecting their World Cup hopes. Here is how, and a look at what may be next for them.  14 points.  Some might recognize what it represents. It could be 4 victories and 2 draws in football, 7 wins in … Continue reading Hexit: How Canada’s Men’s National Team can overcome potential Hexagonal near-miss

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps keeping busy, connecting the dots during postponement

Despite the lack of Vancouver Whitecaps game this weekend, due to the MLS’s postponement of games due to the outbreak of COVID-19, they kept busy online, entertaining many via alternate avenues. In this edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, we tip our hat to them for that, before looking at why the break may benefit them, as this mandatory postponement continues. It wasn’t a conventional way … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps keeping busy, connecting the dots during postponement

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Faux départ: l’Impact n’arrive pas à s’imposer en premier match des quarts de finale

Avant le début du match de ligue des champions mardi soir au Stade Olympique entre CD Olimpia et l’Impact de Montréal, il y avait un air de confiance autour de l’équipe recevante. Les experts prédisaient une victoire aux alentours de 2-0 contre un adversaire vu comme favorable. En fait, CD Olimpia est la seule équipe qui reste dans le tournoi à part des équipes MLS … Continue reading Faux départ: l’Impact n’arrive pas à s’imposer en premier match des quarts de finale

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‘A little taste’: Kwame Awuah and Chris Nanco aiming to make left side a ‘strong side’ for Forge in 2020

After doing well as a left-sided partnership in the 2nd half of the first-ever CPL season, Kwame Awuah and Chris Nanco are looking to take another step forward in year 2, as the two best friends get set to help Forge repeat as CPL champions in 2020. During the 1st season of the Canadian Premier League, a couple of trends quickly emerged. One of those … Continue reading ‘A little taste’: Kwame Awuah and Chris Nanco aiming to make left side a ‘strong side’ for Forge in 2020

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The Third Sub Episode 5: Vancouver Whitecaps play out of this Galaxy down in LA

Here is the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this 5th installation of the show, Alex and Sam are back for more, this time breaking down the Whitecaps huge win over LA on the weekend. After it seemed like the sky was falling a week ago, things are looking up in Vancouver, with the victory playing a big part in that. They start by … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 5: Vancouver Whitecaps play out of this Galaxy down in LA

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Stalemate: CanWNT ends their ‘Tournoi de France’ with back-to-back draws against Brazil and the Netherlands

Canada rounded off their ‘Tournoi de France’ with clashes against the Netherlands and Brazil this past week, drawing 0-0 and 2-0, respectively. Here is how both games went down, and what we took away from this tournament, as Canada’s Olympic preparations continue on in full force.  In a tournament filled with some of the best, they at least held their own.  Canada may have wrapped … Continue reading Stalemate: CanWNT ends their ‘Tournoi de France’ with back-to-back draws against Brazil and the Netherlands

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Historique des équipes canadiennes en ligue des champions: un coup d’oeil

L’Impact de Montréal joue demain mardi le 10 mars leur premier match en quarts de finale de la ligue des champions. C’est le dernier parcours en ligue des champions CONCACAF d’une équipe canadienne. C’est un pays qui a eu des performances exceptionnelles et mémorables, mais n’a pas encore été le domicile d’un champion de la ligue des champions. Le prédécesseur à la ligue des champions, … Continue reading Historique des équipes canadiennes en ligue des champions: un coup d’oeil

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Growth proves to be key for Vancouver Whitecaps in win over LA Galaxy

The Vancouver Whitecaps played a game this weekend, as they downed the LA Galaxy in a surprise road victory. In our 2nd edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, our new day-after column, we look at what we can take away from the match, with the morale-boosting victory providing no shortage of talking points.  Well, it appears that the sky hasn’t quite fallen, yet. Such is life … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Growth proves to be key for Vancouver Whitecaps in win over LA Galaxy

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Post-Match: Vancouver Whitecaps buy tickets to show, ride Ricketts goal to win over LA Galaxy

The Vancouver Whitecaps picked up their first 3 points of the season this weekend, as they downed the LA Galaxy down in Carson, giving them their first victory in 2020 MLS play. Here is how things broke down on the night.  They had a ticket to the dance, and once they got in, they sure made it count.  Fittingly enough, the man who seemed to … Continue reading Post-Match: Vancouver Whitecaps buy tickets to show, ride Ricketts goal to win over LA Galaxy

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Growth Curve: Vancouver Whitecaps continuing quest to establish tactical ‘trademarks’ against LA Galaxy

Ahead of their clash with the LA Galaxy, the Vancouver Whitecaps have been hard at work this week, as they continue their quest to become a more solid team tactically this season. Against the Galaxy, it won’t be easy, but they appear ready to give it their all. It’s early days, but heading into the 2nd game of the season, they’re still searching for their … Continue reading Growth Curve: Vancouver Whitecaps continuing quest to establish tactical ‘trademarks’ against LA Galaxy

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“We don’t have to reinvent the wheel”: Forge hoping that continuity, experience help overcome long CPL offseason

The 2019 CPL Champions, Forge, kicked off training camp this week. Here is a report from their camp, where spirits are high, the mentality is good and bright things appear to be on the horizon are on a team that is expected to be among the league leaders once again in 2020. After setting the bar high in year 1, they want to keep on … Continue reading “We don’t have to reinvent the wheel”: Forge hoping that continuity, experience help overcome long CPL offseason

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Redemption: Vancouver Whitecaps ‘focused’ on LA Galaxy clash after tough opening day loss (Preview #2)

The Vancouver Whitecaps are preparing to head down to LA this weekend, where they’ll face off against the Galaxy in what promises to be an entertaining matchup. After a tough loss in their home opener vs SKC, they head down with redemption on their minds, as they look to pick up their first win of the season.  There’s no doubt, losses can be deflating.  For … Continue reading Redemption: Vancouver Whitecaps ‘focused’ on LA Galaxy clash after tough opening day loss (Preview #2)

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The Third Sub Episode 4: Vancouver Whitecaps lose to SKC, but at least help is on the way

In the 4th episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back, this time to dissect the first Whitecaps MLS game of 2020. They start things off by picking over the bones of a tough opening day loss against SKC, where the ‘Caps exposed some new and old flaws, before looking at some of the positives of the match, both on and off the … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 4: Vancouver Whitecaps lose to SKC, but at least help is on the way

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Stung: Canada opens ‘Tournoi de France’ with narrow loss to hosts France via Asseyi set-piece stunner

Canada kicked off their ‘Tournoi de France’ this week, taking on the hosts in the opening match. Despite defending well over the course of 90 minutes, they conceded a stunning second-half free kick, and that would be all France needed to make a difference, allowing them to grab a 1-0 victory over the Canadians. When the margins are so tight, just one moment can completely … Continue reading Stung: Canada opens ‘Tournoi de France’ with narrow loss to hosts France via Asseyi set-piece stunner

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Tokyo Tune-up: Canada’s Women’s National Team getting much-needed pre-Olympic test at Tournoi de France

Canada’s Women’s National Team is back in action this week, as they prepare to take on Brazil, France and the Netherlands at the inaugural “Tournoi de France”, a friendly tournament taking place in the north-east of France. For a Canada team still in search of their identity, it’s a perfect test for them, as they get set for another big year for their program.  After … Continue reading Tokyo Tune-up: Canada’s Women’s National Team getting much-needed pre-Olympic test at Tournoi de France

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Get on your Bike(l): Have the Vancouver Whitecaps found their #6 solution in Janio Bikel?

Less than 48 hours before the start of the MLS season, the Vancouver Whitecaps made a surprise move, bringing in midfielder/right back Janio Bikel from CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria, giving the ‘Caps a boost ahead of their 2020 campaign. In this, we look at what Bikel can bring to the team, by analyzing his style of play, statistical profile and fit with the club.  As … Continue reading Get on your Bike(l): Have the Vancouver Whitecaps found their #6 solution in Janio Bikel?

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Second ‘Caps thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show glimpses, highlight flaws in loss to Sporting KC

In this first edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, a day-after column where we break down the Vancouver Whitecaps game from that weekend, we look at what we can take from the ‘Caps opening-day loss to Sporting KC, both positively and negatively.  After riding the high of a successful preseason, it was a sobering gut punch, snapping them right back to reality.  The Vancouver Whitecaps opened … Continue reading Second ‘Caps thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show glimpses, highlight flaws in loss to Sporting KC

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Match Report #1: Vancouver Whitecaps fall short in MLS home opener against Sporting Kansas City

The Vancouver Whitecaps were back in action this weekend, kicking off their MLS season with a matchup against Sporting Kansas City. Here is a look at how things went down at BC Place. Welcome back, Whitecaps fans! We are delighted to be back for another exciting Whitecaps FC season. The boys in their new blue “wave” kits started their regular season with a February 29th … Continue reading Match Report #1: Vancouver Whitecaps fall short in MLS home opener against Sporting Kansas City

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Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

In this one, members of the BTS team (and a special guest) do their best to predict the Vancouver and MLS 2020 season, by answering a set of questions on both the ‘Caps and the rest of the league. After a long wait, MLS is finally back, with a busy slate of games on tap this weekend.  As MLS heads into its 25th season, this … Continue reading Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

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Final Sprint: Vancouver Whitecaps making moves, training hard as they wrap up ‘demanding’ preseason

The Vancouver Whitecaps officially wrap up preseason this week, as they get set to take on Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. They haven’t finished things off quietly, however, with plenty of movement happening on and off the pitch this week. Here is the latest roundup of news around the team, before things get underway, for real, this weekend.  It’s the “back to school” week for … Continue reading Final Sprint: Vancouver Whitecaps making moves, training hard as they wrap up ‘demanding’ preseason

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“We have to continue”: Despite Champions League exit, Christian Bolanos and Saprissa aiming to carry on domestic growth

Saprissa narrowly fell to the Montreal Impact this week, as the Canadian side advanced to the next round of the Concacaf Champions League. After the game, BTS spoke to Saprissa’s Christian Bolanos, as the former Vancouver Whitecaps man shared his thoughts on the game, MLS and pushing forward. Continue reading “We have to continue”: Despite Champions League exit, Christian Bolanos and Saprissa aiming to carry on domestic growth

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Showtime: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to ‘set the tone’ in stern first test against Sporting Kansas City (Preview #1)

After a long offseason, the MLS regular season is finally upon us. Here is what the Vancouver Whitecaps had to say this week, along with a look at both sides, in our first match preview of 2020. Continue reading Showtime: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to ‘set the tone’ in stern first test against Sporting Kansas City (Preview #1)

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Ligue des champions Concacaf: Montréal accède aux quarts de finale grâce à une performance déterminée

Mercredi soir au Stade Olympique, la foule de 21 505 personnes ne s’est pas fait entendre jusqu’à après le match. C’était un bon indicateur du déroulement du match; plus excitant pour son importance, que son contenu. Pour l’impact, un match nul était suffisant et c’est exactement ce qui s’est produit. Le résultat leur propulse en quart de finale et leur permet de continuer à rêver … Continue reading Ligue des champions Concacaf: Montréal accède aux quarts de finale grâce à une performance déterminée

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The Third Sub Episode 3: Let the games begin for the Vancouver Whitecaps

In their 3rd episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back to take a look at the start of the Vancouver Whitecaps season, which gets underway this weekend, as they take on Sporting Kansas City. Ahead of that game, they take a look back at preseason so far, before looking at some of the storylines this week at training, rounding things off with … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 3: Let the games begin for the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Rouges Reflections: Alphonso Davies shines in UCL, kickstarting big week for CanMNT players in Europe

Ahead of what promises to be a big week for Canadians in European play, Alphonso Davies got the party started on Tuesday, as he and his Bayern side picked up a commanding lead away to Chelsea. Here is a look at that, and how these big Canadian performances abroad are helping boost the country’s stock football-wise. Every time you set them a challenge, it seems … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: Alphonso Davies shines in UCL, kickstarting big week for CanMNT players in Europe

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Olympique to Olympics: Montreal Impact’s Champions League match offers early look at CanMNT Olympic hopefuls

The Concacaf Champions League continues to rage on this week, with 8 matches to monitor. In this one, we focus on the Canadian participant, the Montreal Impact, and the battle ahead for the young squad, one littered with U23 Canadians, before rounding things off with a look at the other 7 games. With the Concacaf Olympic qualifiers also coming up, a U23 event, we also … Continue reading Olympique to Olympics: Montreal Impact’s Champions League match offers early look at CanMNT Olympic hopefuls

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Press to Impress: An in-depth breakdown of the 2020 Vancouver Whitecaps tactical profile

The Vancouver Whitecaps wrapped up their final portion of the preseason this weekend, as they took on Minnesota United, winning by a score of 2 to 1. Here is what we took away tactically from that one, as we dive into the Xs and Os used by Marc Dos Santos so far this training camp. Philosophical changes were promised, and they appear to have so … Continue reading Press to Impress: An in-depth breakdown of the 2020 Vancouver Whitecaps tactical profile

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Fantastic Fredy: Whitecaps offence keeps rolling as they down high-flying ‘Loons’ with late Montero strike

The Vancouver Whitecaps wrapped up their preseason slate on Saturday, as they downed Minnesota thanks to a late Fredy Montero winner, giving them 3 wins on the preseason. Here is how things went down in Portland.  In many ways, Fredy Montero continues to turn back the clock.  He might not be a teenager anymore, but in a habit he started at the end of 2019, … Continue reading Fantastic Fredy: Whitecaps offence keeps rolling as they down high-flying ‘Loons’ with late Montero strike

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Waves of Attack: Vancouver Whitecaps happy to not only rack up numbers, but attack in them, as well

The Vancouver Whitecaps wrap up their preseason this Saturday, as they’ll take on Minnesota United down in Portland. After scoring in every preseason game so far, they want to continue that trend again Saturday, as they look to keep improving their offensive game. 8 more days.  After an offseason that has spanned into the triple digits, the Vancouver Whitecaps are now only 8 days away … Continue reading Waves of Attack: Vancouver Whitecaps happy to not only rack up numbers, but attack in them, as well

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The Third Sub Episode 2: Whitecaps win a game, CanMNT schedule one, and some way too early predictions

In their second episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back with the latest and greatest news in the Whitecaps World. They start things off by breaking down the two Whitecaps exhibition matches from this past week, before looking at who and what stood out, both positively and negatively. After that, they jump into a look at the Canadian National Team, who announced … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 2: Whitecaps win a game, CanMNT schedule one, and some way too early predictions

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Rouges Reflections: No shortage of movement in the Canadian Men’s National Team landscape

In this edition of ‘Rouges Reflections’, a new column for anything Canada Soccer related, we take a look at a busy past week for the Men, who have a lot to look forward to in 2020. From the Olympics to World Cup qualifiers, along with a look at Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David, here is how it’s all going down in CanMNT land.  After it … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: No shortage of movement in the Canadian Men’s National Team landscape

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Second-Half Surge: Vancouver Whitecaps use pair of second-half goals to coast to win over Revolution

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the New England Revolution on Wednesday, winning 2-0 to kick off their 2nd match of the ‘Rose City Invitational’. Here is a look at how the game shaped up down in Portland.   It’s only been 5 games, but so far, the Whitecaps continue to look a lot better this preseason than they did in their last one. Be it their … Continue reading Second-Half Surge: Vancouver Whitecaps use pair of second-half goals to coast to win over Revolution

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Pacemaking: Vancouver Whitecaps show growth, offensive flashes in 2-1 loss to Timbers

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off the ‘Rose City Invitational Tournament’ on Sunday, where they narrowly fell to the Portland Timbers, 2-1. Here are the coaches’ post-game thoughts, as well as a look at what went well, and what went less well.  As one man famously once said, no one ever remembers your preseason record at the end of the campaign.  That doesn’t quite discount the … Continue reading Pacemaking: Vancouver Whitecaps show growth, offensive flashes in 2-1 loss to Timbers

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Westhills Welcome: With World Cup qualifying hopes on the line, Canada Soccer turning to Victoria for support

On Friday, Canada Soccer announced that the Men’s National Team would play a pair of March friendlies to Victoria, bringing the National Team back to Vancouver Island for the first time in over a decade. Here is why the announcement is so big, how these matches will impact Canada, and a look at why the Olympic Qualifiers may stand to be impacted by these games.  … Continue reading Westhills Welcome: With World Cup qualifying hopes on the line, Canada Soccer turning to Victoria for support

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Hammer and Tongs: Marc Dos Santos continuing to wield ‘hammer’, pounding tactical identity into Vancouver Whitecaps

The Vancouver Whitecaps get their next phases of preseaon underway this weekend, as they head down to Portland to participate in the ‘Rose City Invitational’. Here is what their head coach, Marc Dos Santos, had to say ahead of their departure.  Call him Marc “The Smith” Dos Santos.  He’s spent a good portion of this preseason hammering all of the details into place, as he … Continue reading Hammer and Tongs: Marc Dos Santos continuing to wield ‘hammer’, pounding tactical identity into Vancouver Whitecaps

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Reyna’s Redemption: Why Yordy Reyna has the potential to be the Vancouver Whitecaps wild card in 2020

Heading into the start of the 2020 MLS season, we take a deeper look at one of Vancouver’s longest-tenured players, Yordy Reyna, and why he can be a wild card on this Whitecaps team looking to improve offensively.  These past few years, his presence in Vancouver has remained consistent, while his performances have both entertained and frustrated. Many faces have come and gone this offseason … Continue reading Reyna’s Redemption: Why Yordy Reyna has the potential to be the Vancouver Whitecaps wild card in 2020

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Something Old, Something New: Ranking past and current Vancouver Whitecaps kits

The Whitecaps unveiled their 2020 kits last Wednesday night, adding to their hefty collection of MLS strips. Here, Ben Steiner ranks them all, including the brand-new ‘wave’ kit.  Nine seasons, 11 kits. The Vancouver Whitecaps have had more kits in their MLS history than they did wins last season.  Wednesday, February 5th saw the club unveil their newest look, with their new secondary kit being … Continue reading Something Old, Something New: Ranking past and current Vancouver Whitecaps kits

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Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

Another Vancouver Whitecaps signing was wrapped up this past weekend, as the team brought in 20-year-old Serbian centre back Ranko Veselinovic on a 1-year loan. Here is a look at what he can bring to the team.  He might be the latest addition to their ‘rank and file’, but his leadership attributes suggest he’ll be more than just an ordinary squad member. The Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

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California Reeling: The US continues 19-year unbeaten streak against Canada with 3-0 win in Olympic Qualifiers finale

After both teams had already punched their tickets to Tokyo this past Friday, both Canada and the US met in LA on Sunday, with a chance to win some silverware on the line. And despite a strong Canadian push, it would be the US who would triumph over 90 minutes, keeping the Canadian winless run against their neighbours at 19 years and running. It was … Continue reading California Reeling: The US continues 19-year unbeaten streak against Canada with 3-0 win in Olympic Qualifiers finale

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Ticket to Tokyo: Canada weathers tough start, rides Huitema goal to punch ticket to 2020 Olympics

Canada’s Women’s National Team continued its strong run of games on Friday, beating Costa Rica by a score of 1-0 to officially qualify for the 2020 Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo later this year. It wasn’t as pretty as Canada would have liked, but they did enough to get through on the evening, riding a second-half Jordyn Huitema goal to an eventual victory.  … Continue reading Ticket to Tokyo: Canada weathers tough start, rides Huitema goal to punch ticket to 2020 Olympics

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Labour Lifeline: A look at the new MLS CBA and how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps

Early Thursday morning, a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the MLS and the MLS Players Association (MLSPA), putting any worries of a potential labour stoppage to rest. Here is how the deal shaped up, and how it stands to impact the Vancouver Whitecaps in the short and long term future. They locked things down, avoiding a lockout. After starting negotiations nearly 2 years ago, … Continue reading Labour Lifeline: A look at the new MLS CBA and how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps

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On the Front Foot: It’s not perfect yet, but Whitecaps are pressing in ‘right direction’ after San Diego trip

The Vancouver Whitecaps wrapped up the first portion of their preseason this week, finishing their San Diego trip with a record of 1W-1L-1D, using the trip to improve on tactical ideologies and their team bonding. Here is what the team had to say on all of that after 10 days down in Sunny California.  On the field, it wasn’t quite perfect, not matching the sandy … Continue reading On the Front Foot: It’s not perfect yet, but Whitecaps are pressing in ‘right direction’ after San Diego trip

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The Texas Triple: Canada sweeps group in Olympic Qualifiers, setting up ‘win and you’re in’ semi-final in LA

They weren’t as bombastic as they were in their first two victories, as they only beat Mexico by a score of 2-0, but it was enough to push Canada to the top of Group B at Olympic Qualifying, setting them up with a date against Costa Rica on Friday, with Olympic dreams on the line in that one.  It wasn’t a stack of carefully broiled … Continue reading The Texas Triple: Canada sweeps group in Olympic Qualifiers, setting up ‘win and you’re in’ semi-final in LA

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Teibert Time: Amidst seas of Whitecaps change, Russell Teibert aims to help calm the waters

As the Vancouver Whitecaps preseason camp continues to progress, we take a look at the longest-tenured Whitecap, midfielder Russell Teibert, and his importance to this ever-changing Vancouver squad. Teitur Thordarson. Tom Soehn. Martin Rennie. Carl Robinson. Craig Dalrymple. Marc Dos Santos. The list of all-time Vancouver Whitecaps MLS coaches isn’t that long, but only one player has had the chance to work under each of … Continue reading Teibert Time: Amidst seas of Whitecaps change, Russell Teibert aims to help calm the waters

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Three’s Company: Canada’s front 3 racks up goals in big win over Jamaica at Olympic qualifiers

After a dominant 11-0 performance in their tournament opener against St.Kitts and Nevis, Canada wasted no time in racking up goals against Jamaica in the 2nd match, scoring early and often en route to a 9-0 victory over the Caribbean nation. With their qualification to the semi-finals now assured, they face Mexico in the last game of the group stages next week, with seeding for … Continue reading Three’s Company: Canada’s front 3 racks up goals in big win over Jamaica at Olympic qualifiers

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The Bustos Ethos: Pacific FC brings in big piece of their 2020 CPL puzzle with Marco Bustos signing

In the last 10 days, Pacific FC has made 3 solid signings, bringing in 2 former Ottawa Fury players, Thomas Meilleur-Giguere and Jamar Dixon, last week, before adding 2019 CPL standout, Marco Bustos, this Thursday. Here is a look at what these 3 can bring to the Island in 2020. Pacific FC may have just acquired their X-Factor.  After weeks of rumours surrounding a possible … Continue reading The Bustos Ethos: Pacific FC brings in big piece of their 2020 CPL puzzle with Marco Bustos signing

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OPINION: Could professional women’s soccer one day come to British Columbia?

With Christine Sinclair becoming the world’s leading international goalscorer this week, Ben Steiner takes a look to see if the professional women’s game could one day come to BC, gracing it’s shores as it once did years ago. A former Vancouver Whitecap has captured the scoring title for the most ever international goals.  As I’m sure you know by now, that happened when Christine Sinclair … Continue reading OPINION: Could professional women’s soccer one day come to British Columbia?

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Pristine Christine: Sinclair scores record-breaking 185th goal, Canada cruises to 11-0 victory in Olympic Qualifiers

Canada kicked off its 2020 CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers on Wednesday, as they scored early and often en route to an 11-0 victory. It’s a game that will be remembered for other reasons, however, as Canada’s captain, Christine Sinclair, forever etched her name in the history books with her record-setting 185th international goal, putting her alone atop the all-time goalscorer list. A moment of magic, a … Continue reading Pristine Christine: Sinclair scores record-breaking 185th goal, Canada cruises to 11-0 victory in Olympic Qualifiers

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Locked and Loaded: Despite talk of record, Christine Sinclair focused on ‘important’ Olympic qualifiers

Canada’s Women’s National Team kicks off its Olympic qualifying campaign this week. Here is what their all-time leading goalscorer, Christine Sinclair, had to say ahead of what promises to be an exciting couple of weeks down in Texas.  Goal scoring records. The pursuit of 5 rings. Revenge for 2019.  There’s a lot on the mind of Canada’s Women’s National Team players heading into this 2020 … Continue reading Locked and Loaded: Despite talk of record, Christine Sinclair focused on ‘important’ Olympic qualifiers

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Pieces of the Puzzle: A look at how the Whitecaps 2020 rebuild stacks up from a statistical standpoint

The Vancouver Whitecaps added their latest player to their roster on Monday, bringing in winger David Milinkovic on a 1-year loan with an option to buy, pushing their roster 1 step closer to full completion. We break down the signing, and also take a look at how the rebuild has gone so far from a statistical standpoint, as the Caps look to find enough goals … Continue reading Pieces of the Puzzle: A look at how the Whitecaps 2020 rebuild stacks up from a statistical standpoint

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Fresh Start: Whitecaps might not be painting a ‘Starry Night’, but 4 cornerstones have been a good guide

As the Vancouver Whitecaps get their San Diego portion of their training camp underway this week, we look at the parting words of Marc Dos Santos, along with a look at how the Whitecaps are aiming to push the presence of their ‘4 cornerstones’ through the start of preseason. Mentality. Team Spirit. Work Ethic. Discipline.  4 defining characteristics. On their own, they all embody different … Continue reading Fresh Start: Whitecaps might not be painting a ‘Starry Night’, but 4 cornerstones have been a good guide

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Big Dreams in Texas: What to expect from Canada’s Women National Team in Olympic Qualifiers

With Canada’s Women’s National Team getting set to get their 2020 Olympic Dreams underway later next week, we break down their road to Tokyo, some tactical questions and other burning questions ahead of their first match down at qualifiers; a date with St.Kitts and Nevis. They’re heading down to Texas, where they’ll wrangle with their dreams of 5 ring bling. In a few days, Canada’s … Continue reading Big Dreams in Texas: What to expect from Canada’s Women National Team in Olympic Qualifiers

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Cascadia to the Coast: Plenty of storylines to monitor heading into 2nd week of Whitecaps camp

As the Vancouver Whitecaps continue their 2020 preseason, which officially kicked off earlier this week, we look at some storylines to watch for this camp, as they get set to play 6 games over the next month or so.  With a new year, comes new storylines, new faces and new expectations. Earlier this week, the Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 training camp got underway at UBC, as … Continue reading Cascadia to the Coast: Plenty of storylines to monitor heading into 2nd week of Whitecaps camp

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Middle Man: Canada’s Liam Fraser could take the reigns in Toronto’s midfield with Bradley injury

With Michael Bradley injured for an expected four months, it presents a chance to a young Canadian to make his mark on MLS, this time being Toronto FC’s homegrown Liam Fraser. Well, that was not the plan. Toronto FC opened preseason this week, only to find out that captain Michael Bradley was still nursing an injury which he had picked up in the MLS Cup … Continue reading Middle Man: Canada’s Liam Fraser could take the reigns in Toronto’s midfield with Bradley injury

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Learning Moments: What to take away from Canada Men’s National Team ‘Camp Poutine’

With Canada’s Men’s National Team’s latest camp wrapping up down in California, we look back at some things we noticed from during the two weeks, as some players stepped up, lessons were learned and the path towards the 2022 World Cup took its latest winding twist.  Results-wise, the circumstances demanded perfection, a standard which they were unable to meet.  Besides that, it was overall a … Continue reading Learning Moments: What to take away from Canada Men’s National Team ‘Camp Poutine’

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Behind the #8 Ball: What can newest Whitecaps signing, Leonard Owusu, bring to Vancouver?

On the 2nd day of training camp, the Vancouver Whitecaps added the latest piece to their ‘project 2020’, signing Ghanian midfielder Leonard Owusu to a TAM deal. Here is a look at what their newest signing can bring to Vancouver.  After teasing a new #8 two weeks ago, the Vancouver Whitecaps have found their man. 1 day after 2020 training camp kicked off, the Whitecaps … Continue reading Behind the #8 Ball: What can newest Whitecaps signing, Leonard Owusu, bring to Vancouver?

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New Wave: First day of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason about new faces, fresh start for 2020

With the Vancouver Whitecaps kicking off their 2020 preseason this week, we report back from the first day of training, as Sporting Director, Axel Schuster, and head coach, Marc Dos Santos, shared some opening thoughts. It was like the first day of school, as a bunch of faces new and old gathered at UBC on Monday.  You’d be excused for thinking that applied to the … Continue reading New Wave: First day of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason about new faces, fresh start for 2020

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Flurry of Action: Erice gone, Didic and Gutierrez in, what’s it all mean for the Vancouver Whitecaps?

With the Vancouver Whitecaps keeping busy this week, bringing in 2 players, while shuffling one out, we analyze the 3 moves for the club, as they ramp up their activity heading into the start of their MLS preseason.  Much like the snow that dogged the lower mainland recently, the moves seemed to come in a flurry of action in Vancouver late this week. The start … Continue reading Flurry of Action: Erice gone, Didic and Gutierrez in, what’s it all mean for the Vancouver Whitecaps?

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Iced out: Quick lapse costs Canada’s Men’s National Team dearly in 1-0 loss to Iceland

In their 3rd match of this January ‘Camp Poutine’, Canada was unable to match the offensive output they showed during their first two matches, as they fell by a score of 1-0 to Iceland. Here are how things went down in California.  In a 90 minute game, sometimes pockets of 5 seconds can make all the difference.  Just ask Canada, whos race towards the Hexagonal … Continue reading Iced out: Quick lapse costs Canada’s Men’s National Team dearly in 1-0 loss to Iceland

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Family Man: New head coach Pa-Modou Kah aiming to bring ‘family is everything’ mantra to Pacific FC

Pa-Modou Kah was offically announced as Pacific FC’s second-ever head coach on Tuesday, as he looks to advance the ‘Play Your Kids’ movement one step further on the Island. Here is what he had to say on his first day on the job.  After a 3 month search, Pacific FC have found the new face of their youth movement.  With rumours swirling around his potential … Continue reading Family Man: New head coach Pa-Modou Kah aiming to bring ‘family is everything’ mantra to Pacific FC

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Moving Up: Analyzing the futures of Ali Adnan and Hwang In Beom on the Vancouver Whitecaps

With In Beom Hwang recently stating in an interview that he’d like to move to Europe as soon as the opportunity arises, while rumours have swirled around Ali Adnan concerning a move abroad for a while now, we look at how this affects the Whitecaps, who appear to be prepared for this to happen as soon as next year.  Heading into an uncertain 2020 season, … Continue reading Moving Up: Analyzing the futures of Ali Adnan and Hwang In Beom on the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Sources: Cavalry FC’s Joel Waterman moving to Montreal Impact in a historic move for CPL

Joel Waterman has been sold to the Montreal Impact, BTSVancity has learned.  The 6’2” centre back is close to reaching an agreement with the MLS-side, multiple sources have indicated to BTS, which would mark another landmark move for the Canadian Premier League. Waterman was drafted by Cavalry in last year’s USports Draft out of Trinity Western University, and quickly became a foundation of their inaugural … Continue reading Sources: Cavalry FC’s Joel Waterman moving to Montreal Impact in a historic move for CPL

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Double Vision: Canada Men’s National Team beats Barbados 4-1 for the 2nd time this week

Canada got their 2020 slate of games off to a positive start this week, as they beat Barbados in a pair of back-to-back games down in California. Here is our report from the 2nd of those 2 games.  The games may have been different, but the results would eventually prove to be the same.  After a tough loss against the US to end off 2019, … Continue reading Double Vision: Canada Men’s National Team beats Barbados 4-1 for the 2nd time this week

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Free Trade: What could Colombian winger Cristian Dajome bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps?

With reports suggesting that Colombian winger Cristian Dajome is the newest Vancouver Whitecaps player, we look at what the tricky winger could bring to the Whitecaps, before taking a quick look at what Vancouver’s 4th overall Super Draft pick, Ryan Raposo, also brings to the fold. After a quiet offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps had a flying end to the workweek, bringing in 2 new wingers … Continue reading Free Trade: What could Colombian winger Cristian Dajome bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps?

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CanMNT Chalkboard Talk: 3 tactical ideas Canada Soccer should carry over from 2019 to 2020

With Canada Soccer’s 2020 Men’s National team slate kicking off with a victory over Barbados this week, we look at some tactical ideas that they should carry over from 2019 to 2020, as they look to take the next step and join the elite of CONCACAF.  In international football, tactics are a good way to offset deficiencies in talent throughout a team’s squad. Over the … Continue reading CanMNT Chalkboard Talk: 3 tactical ideas Canada Soccer should carry over from 2019 to 2020

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Goal-Setter: New Vancouver Whitecaps CEO Mark Pannes aiming to grow global brand, fill BC Place

With the latest Vancouver Whitecaps front office signing, CEO Mark Pannes, we look at his introductory press conference on Tuesday, and see how he’s going to play a role to help them grow their brand, fill the stadium and more, as the front office rejig continues. He might not score goals, but he can set and break them.  The Vancouver Whitecaps made another off the … Continue reading Goal-Setter: New Vancouver Whitecaps CEO Mark Pannes aiming to grow global brand, fill BC Place

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Service Charge: Solving the Vancouver Whitecaps offensive woes, will it be tactically or statistically?

As the Vancouver Whitecaps look to find a way to improve their offence next season, it’s led to plenty of debate on what the best way to do that is. In this one, we look at why the answer may be as much tactical as it is statistical.  While the Whitecaps got their big fish in Lucas Cavallini, one big question remains, can they feed … Continue reading Service Charge: Solving the Vancouver Whitecaps offensive woes, will it be tactically or statistically?

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

With Canada Soccer releasing their list of 26 players to face Barbados and Iceland next week, we break things down by ‘Surprise Ranking’ while also doing some research into how these players have fared leading into what is expected to be a busy camp for Les Rouges.  It’s a new year, and with it comes some fresh faces.  Canada’s Men’s National team released their latest … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of January’s ‘Camp Poutine’ by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Dream-Chasing: How Canada Soccer’s January games affect their Olympic squad and Hex hopes

With Canada Soccer releasing their squad for the upcoming January Men’s National Team friendlies, which now include a pair of clashes against Barbados, we look at how those games affect their Hex chances, and how this camp will be important for Olympic qualifiers, which are later in 2020. It promises to be a busy start to the new year for Canada Soccer. After news came … Continue reading Dream-Chasing: How Canada Soccer’s January games affect their Olympic squad and Hex hopes

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In the Ozone: Seeing if a Vancouver Whitecaps move for Jonathan Osorio could make sense

Given the obvious links between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Jonathan Osorio, along with the recent Nicolas Benezet situation, we look to see if there could be a fit for either player in Vancouver, as the Whitecaps could look to take them off of their rivals. Sometimes to get better, you must poach from the competition. This MLS offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps have the option to … Continue reading In the Ozone: Seeing if a Vancouver Whitecaps move for Jonathan Osorio could make sense

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The Inbeom Factor: How the Whitecaps can get the best out of Inbeom Hwang this year

When thinking about Vancouver’s lineup for this upcoming season, Inbeom Hwang stands out as a key piece of the puzzle to Vancouver’s success, as he will likely be the one to occupy that central #8 role. The South Korean had a whirlwind of a first season with the Whitecaps. At just 22 years old, Inbeom ventured to North America.  For Inbeom, this move meant a … Continue reading The Inbeom Factor: How the Whitecaps can get the best out of Inbeom Hwang this year

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California Dreaming: What to make of Canada Soccer’s impending friendly against Iceland 

With Canada Soccer’s most recent friendly announcement, confirming that Canada will play Iceland in an exhibition match next month, we break down why this game is important, why Canada has a chance and also explore why we might see some more January Canada Soccer content announced soon.  They left it late, but it’s finally here, and that’s good news for Canada Soccer fans. On Monday … Continue reading California Dreaming: What to make of Canada Soccer’s impending friendly against Iceland 

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Godoy’s Plan: A look at Erik Godoy and why his signing is important for the Vancouver Whitecaps

With Erik Godoy looking set to return to the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2020, we look at the impact the Argentine had in his debut 2019 MLS season, and what his move can teach them ahead of the opening of the Winter Transfer Window. He might have already been in their midst, but the Whitecaps locked up their centre back solution this week. Just over a … Continue reading Godoy’s Plan: A look at Erik Godoy and why his signing is important for the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Friendly Fire: Analyzing Canada Soccer’s CANMNT 2020 scheduling and formation questions

With Canada yet to organize any friendlies, along with the consistent Alphonso Davies at left back conundrum, we set out to answer both when and how Canada might play when the calendar flips to 2020. When will the friendlies arrive? It’s been quiet on the Canada Men’s National Team front as of late, with no news to report on any 2020 friendlies, as there doesn’t … Continue reading Friendly Fire: Analyzing Canada Soccer’s CANMNT 2020 scheduling and formation questions

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Thursday (Friday) Thoughts: Breaking down a busy week for the Vancouver Whitecaps 

After a busy couple of days for the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look back at some of the things that went down this week, in another edition of Thursday (Friday) thoughts.  The pace was bumped up a notch as of late. It’s been a busy week in Whitecaps land, with news of trades, schedule announcements, signings, preseason plans and the long-awaited report on the … Continue reading Thursday (Friday) Thoughts: Breaking down a busy week for the Vancouver Whitecaps 

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Long-Read: Axel Schuster looking to build off Cavallini signing in next steps of Project Whitecaps

After the recent signing of the Vancouver Whitecaps latest DP, striker Lucas Cavallini, we analyze some of the thoughts shared by Sporting Director Axel Schuster during Cavallini’s press conference this week, as he gives us an idea of what the rest of the offseason may look like for Vancouver. It took some time, but Vancouver finally made their much-anticipated big splash this week.  The Vancouver … Continue reading Long-Read: Axel Schuster looking to build off Cavallini signing in next steps of Project Whitecaps

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Poached: He’s no ‘postman’, but Lucas Cavallini is aiming to deliver goals for the Vancouver Whitecaps

With the introduction of the Vancouver Whitecaps newest Designated Player signing, Lucas Cavallini, on Monday, we bring you the latest from the press conference announcing the man they call ‘El Tanque’.   It’s not every day that you get introduced to a new team with the aid of a personal armoured vehicle.  That was the case with the latest Vancouver Whitecaps signing, Lucas Cavallini, who was … Continue reading Poached: He’s no ‘postman’, but Lucas Cavallini is aiming to deliver goals for the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Door wide-open: Do the recent Vancouver Whitecaps moves suggest a formation shift for 2020?

As it looks less and less likely that Michaell Chirinos returns to Vancouver, we look at why a shift to the 3-5-2 may now be in order for the Whitecaps, especially with Lucas Cavallini coming into the fold.  With another winger supposedly out of the picture, the push away from a 4-3-3 might have just gotten another boost. Reports emerged out of Honduras late Wednesday … Continue reading Door wide-open: Do the recent Vancouver Whitecaps moves suggest a formation shift for 2020?

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Trust the Kids: Looking at what to expect from Pacific FC’s re-signed youngsters

With Pacific FC announcing the return of 6 of their core young players for the 2020 Canadian Premier League season, we take a look at what to expect from those re-signed pieces, as well as see what’s next for the Island club this offseason. The youth movement will continue to blossom on the Island in 2020.  After a slow start to the offseason, Pacific FC … Continue reading Trust the Kids: Looking at what to expect from Pacific FC’s re-signed youngsters

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Cruz Control: Breaking down why the Stephen Eustaquio rumours have been so complicated

Stephen Eustaquio’s future remains far from sorted, as transfer rumours continue to swirl around the Canadian midfielder. With all that’s been going on, we look at what may be next for him, and why a move to Vancouver could easily either work or flame out.  In silly season, it can be hard to keep track of all that’s going on.  With Lucas Cavallini’s big-money move … Continue reading Cruz Control: Breaking down why the Stephen Eustaquio rumours have been so complicated

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Forging his way: The flexible Elimane Cisse providing value to Forge after a unique path to CPL

After Forge’s historic CPL season, where they eventually lifted the ‘North Star Shield’ as Champions, we take a look at Elimane Cisse, the versatile Forge midfielder that we got to speak to during the finals.  When things don’t go as planned, you can be excused for wanting to look back. Shortly after his team had won a hard-fought 1st leg of the Canadian Premier League … Continue reading Forging his way: The flexible Elimane Cisse providing value to Forge after a unique path to CPL

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Northbound Star: A look at what Lucas Cavallini could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps

With the recent re-ignition of the rumours that Lucas Cavallini might be on his way to the Vancouver Whitecaps, we decided to take a look at what the dangerous frontman could bring to the West Coast. Is ‘Air Canada’ going to be on the move over the winter? The popular airline that goes by that name will certainly be racking up the mileage during this … Continue reading Northbound Star: A look at what Lucas Cavallini could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Thursday Thoughts Mailbag: 2020 Whitecaps expectations and signings, MLS talk and more 

In this edition of Thursday Thoughts, we open things up for a mailbag, as we set out to answer some burning questions that were sent to us ahead of today.  Welcome back to another edition of ‘Thursday Thoughts’, a column where we look to take a look around at what’s going on in the Canada Soccer, Whitecaps and CPL world. Today, we open things up … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts Mailbag: 2020 Whitecaps expectations and signings, MLS talk and more 

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Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos

As the future of Michaell Chirinos in Vancouver remains up in the air, we look at what’s holding up negotiations with the Honduran International, and why he may deserve a decent chunk of change The offseason has felt so long, yet is still barely getting underway.  It’s been nearly 2 months since the Vancouver Whitecaps last played a game, a tight 1-0 loss to Real … Continue reading Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos

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Thrift Shopping: A statistical look at some MLS free agents that the Vancouver Whitecaps could sign

With the opening of the MLS Free Agent period this week, we analyze some potential names that the Vancouver Whitecaps could look at, as they aim to acquire some MLS Experience ahead of 2020.  MLS’s Free Agent Period opened earlier this week, giving out of contract players aged 28 and older, with 8+ years of MLS, experience under the belt, a chance to find a … Continue reading Thrift Shopping: A statistical look at some MLS free agents that the Vancouver Whitecaps could sign

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Honour Roll: Forge and Cavalry once again steal the show at Canadian Premier League Awards

The first-ever CPL Awards ceremonies happened in Toronto on Tuesday. Here are how things broke down, with some comments from a couple of the winners, as the CPL gathered to celebrate a big first year.  After a season of firsts, it was a good chance to celebrate.  On a sunny afternoon in downtown Toronto, the Canadian Premier League conducted its first-ever Awards ceremony. With 6 … Continue reading Honour Roll: Forge and Cavalry once again steal the show at Canadian Premier League Awards

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CanMNT Watch: Bayern’s Lewandowski steals the show in historic UCL clash between Alphonso Davies and Milan Borjan 

Some Canadian Men’s soccer history was made on Tuesday, as Alphonso Davies and Milan Borjan met in Champions League play, the 1st time that two Canadians had ever faced off in the competition.  A small piece of Canadian Men’s soccer history was made in Serbia.  For the first time in Canadian’s Men’s National Team history, two Canadian Male players faced off in a Champions League … Continue reading CanMNT Watch: Bayern’s Lewandowski steals the show in historic UCL clash between Alphonso Davies and Milan Borjan 

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Stats Splurge: Calculating Adjusted Save Percentage totals in the Canadian Premier League

With the release of the CPL Centre Circle DATA! this week, we decided to dive in and attempt to calculate adjusted save percentage numbers across the league, allowing us to get a better idea of who stood out in goal this season.  Goalkeepers were the flavour of the day in the CPL Finals. The brand-new Canadian Premier League recently wrapped up proceedings with their first-ever … Continue reading Stats Splurge: Calculating Adjusted Save Percentage totals in the Canadian Premier League

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CPL: Forge assistant Johan Albert on the modern GK, time at Nantes and Forge’s strength in goal

Ahead of Forge’s victory over Cavalry in the CPL Finals, we spoke to Forge goalkeeper Johan Albert. Having spent over 2 decades coaching in France, he brought some interesting insight to the Hamilton-based side, and he shared some of that with us here.  It’s a position with demands unlike any other.  Visually, they stand out right away. Dressed in a different kit than their 10 … Continue reading CPL: Forge assistant Johan Albert on the modern GK, time at Nantes and Forge’s strength in goal

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Done(il) with Henry: How things shape up for the Whitecaps with the defender now transferred out

With the transfer of Doneil Henry to the Suwon Samsung Bluewings in Korea now official, we look at how that move impacts the Whitecaps, who continue building their roster for 2020.  It was only 2 years, but boy were they ever memorable.  After rumours had circulated a week prior surrounding the possible transfer of Whitecaps centre back Doneil Henry to an unnamed team in Asia, … Continue reading Done(il) with Henry: How things shape up for the Whitecaps with the defender now transferred out

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What’s next for Canada Soccer on the path to the 2022 World Cup?

With the results from CONCACAF Nations League now finalized, as Canada missed out on making the knockout stages on goal difference, they now turn their focus to qualifying for the Hex by next fall. Here is how that journey looks to be shaping up for them.  The latest round of CONCACAF Nations League fixtures are now over, as the 2019 international slate wrapped up yesterday. … Continue reading What’s next for Canada Soccer on the path to the 2022 World Cup?

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Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

After looking at Adjusted Save Percentage back in August, as we looked to see how good Max Crepeau had been for the Whitecaps, we revisit the concept, as MLS teams prepare to make moves this offseason.  Back in August, we took a stab at trying to see how good Maxime Crepeau had been for the Vancouver Whitecaps up to that point in the season, by … Continue reading Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

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Canada vs USA Tactical Review: Plenty of lessons to be learned for Les Rouges in Orlando 

With Canada’s 4-1 loss against the US now behind us, we take a step back and break down how the game went from a tactical standpoint, as the US bounced back nicely from Canada’s tactical dominance in October.
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Canada suffers big blow in big 4-1 loss to US in their Nations League finale

Canada took on the US on Friday, with plenty of hope surrounding a possible draw or victory. Instead, it was all US in this one, as they cruised to a comfortable 4-1 win. The nightmare started early, and it didn’t cease over 90 minutes.  It would be easy to think that we were describing Disney World’s famed ‘Tower of Terror’, a theme park ride known … Continue reading Canada suffers big blow in big 4-1 loss to US in their Nations League finale

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Canada aiming to stay on ‘same page’ ahead of crucial USA rematch 

On Thursday, both Canada and US’s men’s national teams trained in Orlando, as they prepare to do battle for the 2nd time in a month. Here is what they had to say ahead of the pivotal match at Exploria Stadium.  Time for a wild ride.  Around 27 kilometres from the famed Disney World theme park, Canada and the US will get set to embark on … Continue reading Canada aiming to stay on ‘same page’ ahead of crucial USA rematch 

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1st place or bust: Why Canada needs to top the US in Group A ahead of World Cup Qualifying

What does Friday’s Canada versus USA match mean for what happens next in CONCACAF? As any Canadian soccer supporter would do following Friday’s match against the US, we know you’ll be rushing to BTS to find out what it all really means. Well for this one, folks, we’re ahead of the game. The last month has been a very exciting one for soccer aficionados in … Continue reading 1st place or bust: Why Canada needs to top the US in Group A ahead of World Cup Qualifying

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Lock it down: What has Canada done to improve defensively ahead of 2nd USA clash? 

After a rocky defensive outing at this summer’s Gold Cup, where a meltdown against Haiti denied them an opportunity to take on Mexico, Canada has shown strong defensive improvements these past few months. What has changed? In this one, we set out to answer that question. Defence wins championships.  It’s an age-old adage, but it is one that still holds value today, as defending remains … Continue reading Lock it down: What has Canada done to improve defensively ahead of 2nd USA clash? 

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Battle of Orlando: The individuals and battles to watch in Canada vs USA (Tactical Preview Part 2) 

After looking at the profiles of both Canada and the US in the 1st part of our tactical preview, we now take a look at some individuals and battles that will shape the game, as both teams look to gain a massive victory in the quest for the Nations League knockout stages.  Canada vs USA in-depth tactical preview part 1: What to expect from both … Continue reading Battle of Orlando: The individuals and battles to watch in Canada vs USA (Tactical Preview Part 2) 

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of 2nd USA clash by “Surprise Rating” 

With the recent release of the Canada  squad, as they prepare to take on the US in a pivotal CONCACAF Nations League clash, here is our breakdown of the team, as we go over the selections by allocating a ‘Surprise Rating’ to each player.  Another camp, another squad announcement. Like the international break’s version of a trade deadline, team selection decisions often bringing surprises and … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of 2nd USA clash by “Surprise Rating” 

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It’s all over: MLS Cup Final takeaways for Whitecaps heading into 1st week of offseason

With the 2019 MLS season now officially finished, the Vancouver Whitecaps can turn their attention to start making moves. As they begin that process, here are some things they can takeaway from Sunday, as they can begin their wheeling and dealing as early as Monday. For Whitecaps fans, it’s finally all over.  After a tough 2019 MLS season, the offseason is finally here, as the … Continue reading It’s all over: MLS Cup Final takeaways for Whitecaps heading into 1st week of offseason

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MLS: Seattle Sounders take round 3 over Toronto FC in 2019 MLS Cup Finals 

It was a day of 3s for Seattle on Sunday.  In their third MLS Cup Final, the Seattle Sounders managed to win their 2nd MLS Cup, beating Toronto FC 3-1 in front of 69 000 fans. After dispatching FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake and LAFC en route to this clash, they were clinical in the final, riding a wave of Toronto dominance before finding 3 … Continue reading MLS: Seattle Sounders take round 3 over Toronto FC in 2019 MLS Cup Finals 

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Canada vs USA in-depth tactical preview: What to expect from both teams in Orlando

Ahead of Canada vs USA, we break down both team’s tactics, and look forward to some matchups to watch. After a 1st game where tactics proved to play a huge role, there’s a lot to talk about heading into this one, so we’ll look at some of those talking points in this 2 part series.  As the clock continues to tick, preparations are ramping up … Continue reading Canada vs USA in-depth tactical preview: What to expect from both teams in Orlando

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Thursday Thoughts: Navigating through a busy period for Canada Soccer 

After a busy period, with more still to come, we navigate through the Canada Soccer landscape in this edition of ‘Thursday Thoughts’. We look at the U17s tournament in Brazil, look ahead to the U23’s next year and set the table for both the Men and Women’s Senior National Team programs.  It’s November, and it’s a busy time, at least for those who are fans … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Navigating through a busy period for Canada Soccer 

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CanMNT watch: Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich cruise in first game without Niko Kovac 

After a run of starts domestically for Bayern Munich, Alphonso Davies got his first start in the Champions League Wednesday, as he and teammates cruised to a 2-0 victory at home.  Bayern Munich started life without departed manager Niko Kovac on Wednesday, as they took on Olympiacos in the Champions League on Wednesday. With interim manager Hansi Flick at the helm, it was a good … Continue reading CanMNT watch: Alphonso Davies, Bayern Munich cruise in first game without Niko Kovac 

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Long-Read: After year of 1sts, Cavalry’s Marco Carducci reflects on a memorable CPL campaign

Before the 2nd leg of the CPL Finals kicked off, we got a chance to speak with Marco Carducci at Media Day in Calgary. Here is what the former Whitecaps man had to say.  After the busy year that Marco Carducci has had, you could excuse him for thinking that things have gone by fast.  “It’s been a bit of a blur, right?” he said … Continue reading Long-Read: After year of 1sts, Cavalry’s Marco Carducci reflects on a memorable CPL campaign

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After whirlwind rookie pro season, Triston Henry on top of CPL mountain with Forge victory

Shortly after he had lifted the trophy for the first time, we spoke to Forge goalkeeper Triston Henry. Here are is post-match thoughts, as he completed a rollercoaster of a first-ever professional season.  After a season of highs and lows, they managed to finish at the peak of the Canadian Premier League’s first season.  Against the best offensive squad, the aptly named Cavalry FC, Forge … Continue reading After whirlwind rookie pro season, Triston Henry on top of CPL mountain with Forge victory

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What to take away from Forge’s victory over Cavalry in first-ever CPL Finals 

Forge FC emerged victorious on Saturday, becoming the first-ever CPL champions, as they put an end to a fun first season of Canadian Premier League action.  It was a day of firsts, and also a day of learning.  Forge FC was crowned inaugural CPL Champions on Saturday, as they dropped Cavalry by a score of 2-0, earning the privilege to be the first team to … Continue reading What to take away from Forge’s victory over Cavalry in first-ever CPL Finals 

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Forge rise over Cavalry to claim ‘North Star Shield’, putting an emphatic end to CPL Finals 

As the second leg of the CPL Finals shifted to Calgary, it was unsure who would come out on top, with only a narrow 1-0 Forge lead separating the teams. And after a hotly contested 90 minutes, where momentum swung both ways, it proved to be Forge, who rode a strong performance to become inaugural champions of the CPL.  It wasn’t as drawn up, but … Continue reading Forge rise over Cavalry to claim ‘North Star Shield’, putting an emphatic end to CPL Finals 

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Forge, Cavalry promising high flying football in 2nd leg of CPL Finals

For the final time this year, Forge and Cavalry practiced, as they prepare to do battle in the 2nd leg of the CPL Finals Saturday. As we reach the end of this first-year CPL marathon, confidence remains high on both sides. Heading into their final game of the season, both Forge and Cavalry were in high spirits on Friday, as they got set to do … Continue reading Forge, Cavalry promising high flying football in 2nd leg of CPL Finals

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After quiet first leg, Dominique Malonga and Cavalry ready to put bow on strong 1st CPL season

While the result wasn’t as hoped, Cavalry was still happy with how things turned out, as they head home with only a 1-0 deficit despite a strong performance from Forge. Now, as they prepare to find a huge victory at home, they’ll be relying on their experienced leading scorer, Dominique Malonga, to help push them over the line.  It wasn’t an ideal start for Cavalry.  … Continue reading After quiet first leg, Dominique Malonga and Cavalry ready to put bow on strong 1st CPL season

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Pitting a Hammer vs an Army: 3 key battles to watch between Forge and Cavalry in 2nd leg of CPL Finals 

After a hotly contested first leg of the CPL Finals in Hamilton, the series now shifts to Calgary, with the ‘North Star Shield’ on the line for both Forge and Cavalry. In this one, we take a look at some key battles to watch, as both teams look to finish the season as champions.  As both Forge and Cavalry get set to play the last … Continue reading Pitting a Hammer vs an Army: 3 key battles to watch between Forge and Cavalry in 2nd leg of CPL Finals 

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With England adventure over, David Edgar excited to be part of Forge for CPL Finals

After a busy last few years, centre back David Edgar is excited to be back in Canada, as he and Forge take a narrow lead into the second leg of the first-ever CPL Finals.  There was a rush of excitement in Hamilton over the weekend.  As they both convened at the aptly named Tim Hortons Field for a few days, Forge FC and Cavalry’s players … Continue reading With England adventure over, David Edgar excited to be part of Forge for CPL Finals

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Youthful Spring: Some players 24 and under for the Whitecaps to build around in 2020

With the Vancouver Whitecaps looking to improve their squad over the transfer window, we look at 5 players 24 and under that should also help them get better from within, as the journey towards 2020 continues.  As the calendar turns from winter to spring next year, will the Whitecaps see some budding growth? That question could be easily asked of the plants and grass at … Continue reading Youthful Spring: Some players 24 and under for the Whitecaps to build around in 2020

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Cavalry, Forge puts up spectacle worth watching in first-ever CPL final

Cavalry combined for an entertaining affair on Saturday, one that sold the sport well on a day where plenty of eyeballs were watching.  It wasn’t pretty, but it sold the sport well.  That was the sentiment shared by both Cavalry and Forge, who combined for an entertaining 90 minutes of play on Saturday.  “The finals often not the prettiest,” said Wheeldon Jr shortly after the … Continue reading Cavalry, Forge puts up spectacle worth watching in first-ever CPL final

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Forge drop Cavalry in entertaining 1st leg of CPL Final

In the first leg of the first-ever Canadian Premier League Final, Forge emerged victorious, winning 1-0 in an entertaining 90 minutes in Hamilton. Forge FC took a slim first leg advantage in the 2019 Canadian Premier League finals after a 1-0 win over Cavalry FC at the Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton on Saturday, 26 October. “We were on the front foot, we played Forge … Continue reading Forge drop Cavalry in entertaining 1st leg of CPL Final

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Forge and Cavalry both ready to ‘enjoy the occasion’ in first-ever CPL final

With the first leg of the Canadian Premier League Finals now just around the corner, Cavalry and Forge trained at Tim Hortons Field on Friday, as they prepare to do battle in the first-ever CPL championship round. On the last day before the inaugural Canadian Premier League Finals kicked off, both teams, Cavalry and Forge, convened at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field for Media Day. More … Continue reading Forge and Cavalry both ready to ‘enjoy the occasion’ in first-ever CPL final

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Key CONCACAF games to watch next month as Canada now sits top 6 in latest FIFA Rankings

With the release of the latest edition of the FIFA rankings now out, we take a look at how that affects Canada for the next international window, as they fight for a top 6 spot ahead of summer 2020.  The latest edition of the FIFA world rankings hit the press early Thursday morning, revealing the biggest movers and shakers from the latest FIFA International window, … Continue reading Key CONCACAF games to watch next month as Canada now sits top 6 in latest FIFA Rankings

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Tools of the Trade: Some ways the Vancouver Whitecaps may try to improve from within MLS

As the Whitecaps look to build for 2020, we look at some of the ways they may try to improve their team from within MLS, as they get creative on the route to making this side a playoff team next season.  The Vancouver Whitecaps have just begun what is expected to be a relatively busy offseason, with many holes still left yet to be filled … Continue reading Tools of the Trade: Some ways the Vancouver Whitecaps may try to improve from within MLS

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Samuel Piette: The midfield rampart offering steady hand to still-growing Canadian team

Against the US, Canada had some dominant performances from the midfield, including from Samuel Piette, who continues to be a rock for both club and country.  While the attackers usually hog the spotlights on this Canadian Men’s National Team, the midfield got a lot of due praise against the US last week, as they rode to a 2-0 performance thanks to a strong showing from … Continue reading Samuel Piette: The midfield rampart offering steady hand to still-growing Canadian team

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Pacific FC send message that ‘we don’t settle for average’ in 2-0 victory over Valour 

After firing head coach Michael Silberbauer on Friday, Pacific came out flying the next day, winning 2-0 at home on Saturday to close their 2019 Canadian Premier League season.  Complacency, comfort, consistency. Those were 3 of the many different Cs being thrown around Pacific FC’s Westhills Stadium this weekend, as they finished off their Canadian Premier League campaign with a home date against Valour. After … Continue reading Pacific FC send message that ‘we don’t settle for average’ in 2-0 victory over Valour 

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Five-Alive: Toronto FC keep MLS Cup hopes intact with big home win vs DC in Rooney’s last game

Toronto dispatched DC United at BMO Field on Saturday, riding 4 extra-time goals to a 5-1 victory, after DC did well to tie things up late.  Under the colourful late evening sky in Toronto, TFC got their playoff campaign off to a strong start, dismantling DC United by a 5-1 scoreline. After Lucas Rodriguez had done well to equalize off a last-minute Wayne Rooney corner … Continue reading Five-Alive: Toronto FC keep MLS Cup hopes intact with big home win vs DC in Rooney’s last game

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CPL: York, Halifax reflect on what’s next heading into first-ever offseason

As teams conclude the end of the CPL regular season, we reflect on what the 5 teams missing out on the finals will have to do to match the success of their peers, from building identities and improving the calibre of their squads.  On a sunny Saturday in Toronto, the city doesn’t seem to stop moving, with people racing around as they try to keep … Continue reading CPL: York, Halifax reflect on what’s next heading into first-ever offseason

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Opinion: The CPL Playoffs: Are they right?

Success. That is one word that could sum up the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League. A league that started as a dream hit a lot of goals right from the beginning and was part of a historic year in the Canadian game. There have been many groundbreaking moments, but there were also some finer points where the league missed the mark. One of … Continue reading Opinion: The CPL Playoffs: Are they right?

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The remodeling begins: Vancouver Whitecaps announce first slate of roster moves for 2020

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off their offseason with their first slate of roster moves, with some key names sticking around for next year, while others will now have to seek new employment with other clubs.  While the Vancouver Whitecaps are just beginning their long winter offseason period, they wasted no time in starting things off in a hurry, announcing that they had picked up contract … Continue reading The remodeling begins: Vancouver Whitecaps announce first slate of roster moves for 2020

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Kamal Miller continues emergence with strong performance in Canada’s clean sheet win over the US

A surprise starter against the US, Kamal Miller continues to make a case for himself in Nations League play, as the Orlando youngster stood out once again for Canada on Tuesday A lot of the attention surrounding Canada’s big 2-0 victory over the US centred around tactics, mentality and goals, and rightfully so. With Les Rouges finding their first goals over the US in over … Continue reading Kamal Miller continues emergence with strong performance in Canada’s clean sheet win over the US

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Overloads, presses and quick passes: How Canada vs USA shaped up from a tactical standpoint

After Canada took out the US in a huge victory on Tuesday, we look at what happened to tactically to allow that to happen, as Canada managed to get a strategic upper-hand over their neighbours. In a battle of what seemed like David vs Goliath, at least on paper, Canada showed the US they were closer to the latter than they are to the former, … Continue reading Overloads, presses and quick passes: How Canada vs USA shaped up from a tactical standpoint

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Canada ends 34-year drought with emphatic 2-0 victory over US, giving big boost to World Cup hopes 

Canada took on the US in a much-anticipated clash of two old rivals at BMO Field, as Canada looked to find a much-needed victory, while the US aimed to deny their neighbours a crucial 17 points in their journey to climb the FIFA Rankings. Under the bright lights of BMO Field, Canada and the US got set to do battle, as they looked to renew … Continue reading Canada ends 34-year drought with emphatic 2-0 victory over US, giving big boost to World Cup hopes 

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Canada and US ready to kick off ‘new era’ of rivalry on Tuesday

After a long wait, the day is finally upon us, as the US comes up to Toronto to take on their northern neighbours Canada in a CONCACAF Nations League clash with plenty at stake.  In a match ridden with World Cup, Gold Cup and Nations League implications, Canada takes on the US in Toronto on Tuesday, as both teams look to rekindle their men’s soccer … Continue reading Canada and US ready to kick off ‘new era’ of rivalry on Tuesday

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34-year droughts, World Cup hopes, Gold Cup and Nations League dreams: what’s at stake in Canada vs USA

In part 4 of our preview series leading up to Canada vs the US on October 15th, we take a look at why this game is important for both sides, as they take each other on in their first competitive match in nearly a decade.  Part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players Part 2: Analyzing both teams tactical profiles Part 3: Key … Continue reading 34-year droughts, World Cup hopes, Gold Cup and Nations League dreams: what’s at stake in Canada vs USA

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“We’ve got a mission here” Test vs US big roadblock in long highway as Canada looks to return to World Cup 

John Herdman spoke to reporters on Wednesday, as his team is in the midst of a week-long camp, one that culminates with a huge clash against CONCACAF giants and their neighbours, the US.  After what has felt like a journey down a long, winding road these past few months, Canada’s Men’s National Team are now only a few days away from taking on the US, … Continue reading “We’ve got a mission here” Test vs US big roadblock in long highway as Canada looks to return to World Cup 

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Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 3: Key players and individual battles to watch tactically 

In the third part of our preview series ahead of Canada taking on the US in Nations League play next week, we bring the second of 2 tactical profiles on both teams. After exploring how both teams play and how they might interact with each other in the last part, we will now take a look at some of the more intriguing individual tactical profiles … Continue reading Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 3: Key players and individual battles to watch tactically 

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No time off for the restless: Marc Dos Santos embarks on busy offseason to reboot Whitecaps 

Despite nearly 5 months until the Vancouver Whitecaps play their next competitive game, that doesn’t mean that there will be any rest for head coach Marc Dos Santos, who doesn’t plan on slowing down much this winter. It’s been but mere days since the Vancouver Whitecaps offseason kicked off, yet Marc Dos Santos has just ramped up his workload, as he and his staff look … Continue reading No time off for the restless: Marc Dos Santos embarks on busy offseason to reboot Whitecaps 

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What to take away as Canada’s Women’s National Team falls to Japan in their first friendly since World Cup 

Canada took on Japan late Saturday night, as they resumed action after taking a break since the World Cup. Here is what we learned.  Canada’s Women’s National Team returned to action for the first time since the World Cup this past summer, as they flew to Japan to take on 10th ranked Japan, with both teams looking to recover from earlier than expected exits in … Continue reading What to take away as Canada’s Women’s National Team falls to Japan in their first friendly since World Cup 

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Post-Match Review #34: The Men in Blue and White see their 2019 campaign come to an end with a loss vs RSL

It was a rare afternoon kickoff in Vancouver, and MLS Decision Day was raging around the league, with all the teams playing at the same time (for added drama). 18,378 people made their way to BC Place to see the Whitecaps last match of the season against Real Salt Lake. Not much was on the line for the ‘Caps, but the stakes were higher for … Continue reading Post-Match Review #34: The Men in Blue and White see their 2019 campaign come to an end with a loss vs RSL

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CPL: “Que sera, sera”: Forge glad to continue success over York 9 in so far one-sided “905 derby”

In the second-last meeting of Forge and York 9 on Sunday, it was another installment of the “905 derby”, an all Ontario affair that has produced some entertaining tilts this season.  Heading into Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field before the game, it was unsure how much sting this derby match was going to have, with Forge and York 9 mostly trending in opposite directions this year … Continue reading CPL: “Que sera, sera”: Forge glad to continue success over York 9 in so far one-sided “905 derby”

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Ranking Canada’s Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of US clash by “Surprise Rating” 

As Canada gets set to take on the US in a pivotal CONCACAF Nations League matchup on October 15th, we break down the squad of players Canada will be expected to rely on for that game, giving each player a “Surprise Rating”. Earlier this week, Canada Soccer announced the 23-man squad that their Men’s National team have called up ahead of their Nations League clash … Continue reading Ranking Canada’s Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of US clash by “Surprise Rating” 

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Whitecaps chasing “perfect solution” of 3 points against RSL before diving into pivotal offseason 

With game 34 of 34 on the MLS calendar looming, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to give back to the fans on Sunday before diving into a critical and lengthy offseason. The Vancouver Whitecaps won’t be receiving party invitations anytime soon. After struggling for a big part of this 2019 MLS season, they have found a bit of a groove as of late, putting together a … Continue reading Whitecaps chasing “perfect solution” of 3 points against RSL before diving into pivotal offseason 

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2019 Match Preview #34: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake: One last party at the disco

On Sunday, the Vancouver Whitecaps host Real Salt Lake at BC Place, in what will be the final game of their 2019 MLS regular season.  With this 2019 MLS campaign nearing its business end, the Vancouver Whitecaps play host to Real Salt Lake at home on Sunday, a team they last played in the second game of this season. It seems so long ago that … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #34: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake: One last party at the disco

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Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players

In this preview series, we will be breaking things down ahead of the pivotal Canada vs USA clash in Toronto in less than 2 weeks. We will look at the squads, storylines, some key players, tactical analysis, statistical analysis, FIFA implications and more. Today, we kick things off with a look at both teams squads, their projected starting lineups, storylines and some key players to … Continue reading Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players

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Blasco’s banger not enough for Pacific FC as they get washed out by Halifax Wanderers in late draw at Westhills

Under the strong Victoria rain Wednesday, the two Candian Premier League coastal sides, Pacific and Halifax, played out to an exciting 1-1 draw at Westhills Stadium.  Under the rain at Westhills Stadium, Pacific FC hosted Halifax in a fitting coastal clash between cross-continental rivals. With Pacific reeling after being eliminated from CPL final contention this past weekend, they came back to Victoria hoping that some … Continue reading Blasco’s banger not enough for Pacific FC as they get washed out by Halifax Wanderers in late draw at Westhills

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A look at Canada Soccer’s Stephen Eustaquio, the latest building block for project 2022 and beyond

On Tuesday, Stephen Eustaquio was announced as part of John Herdman’s 23 man squad for the upcoming Nations League clash with the USA, as the midfielder continues his return from a tough knee injury.  Back in February, Canada Soccer announced that Cruz Azul defensive midfielder and former Portugal U21 player, Stephen Eustaquio, had committed to playing for Canada internationally. Born and raised in Leamington Ontario, … Continue reading A look at Canada Soccer’s Stephen Eustaquio, the latest building block for project 2022 and beyond