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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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