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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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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