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Final Frontier: June friendlies important test for Bev Priestman and CanWNT ahead of tough Olympic decisions

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play a pair of friendlies in June, giving them valuable last-minute preparation time ahead of the Olympics this summer. Here’s some of what head coach Bev Priestman had to say ahead of these games, as she and her staff undergo their last preparations ahead of a big Olympic tournament for this Canadian team.   The last push towards the Olympics … Continue reading Final Frontier: June friendlies important test for Bev Priestman and CanWNT ahead of tough Olympic decisions

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Time Ticking: Breaking down how Alan Patrick’s links to the Vancouver Whitecaps highlights their growing need for DP #10

Reports came out on Thursday morning that the Vancouver Whitecaps were linked to Brazilian midfielder, Alan Patrick, from Shakhtar Donetsk. In this, we see what these reports might mean for Vancouver, as the ‘Caps need for a DP #10 continues to grow by the game.  As the days tick by, the calls get louder.  Now that the Vancouver Whitecaps have completed just over 20% of … Continue reading Time Ticking: Breaking down how Alan Patrick’s links to the Vancouver Whitecaps highlights their growing need for DP #10

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Battles Brewing: 3 CanMNT positional battles to keep an eye on ahead of busy summer of action

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team has a busy summer of games ahead of them, thanks to the combination of World Cup qualifiers and the Gold Cup. In this, we look at 3 positional battles to keep an eye on ahead of those camps.  It’s going to be a busy summer.  Over the next 2 months, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will get set to play … Continue reading Battles Brewing: 3 CanMNT positional battles to keep an eye on ahead of busy summer of action

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps get set to hit reset button during break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after piece looking at all things Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the ‘Caps latest result, a tough 2-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo. Here’s some of what stood out from that game.  After a strong start, it’s time to head back to the drawing board.  As they get set to take on a month-long break, the Vancouver Whitecaps will … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps get set to hit reset button during break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo

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Missed Memo: Vancouver Whitecaps crawl into international break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo extends losing streak to 3 games

The Vancouver Whitecaps fell 2-1 to the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Here’s our match report from that one.  The rain may have only been drizzling in Houston on Saturday, but for the Vancouver Whitecaps, it may as well have been pouring.  Heading into their last game before a month-long break, having lost 2 games in a row, they were hoping that this clash against the … Continue reading Missed Memo: Vancouver Whitecaps crawl into international break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo extends losing streak to 3 games

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Dynamo Duel: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for a ‘war’ against Houston Dynamo in pivotal MLS Western Conference clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Houston Dynamo down in Houston on Saturday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  One last ride awaits before a short break.  They might be only 6 games into their 34-game MLS season, but the Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to play their last match for a month on Saturday, when they’ll take on the Houston Dynamo.  Thanks to … Continue reading Dynamo Duel: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for a ‘war’ against Houston Dynamo in pivotal MLS Western Conference clash

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To 4-3-3 or not to 4-3-3: Analyzing how 15 minutes of play (and some stats) might spell the end of the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-4-2

The ‘Caps have continued to rock with a 4-4-2 to start the 2021 season, to mixed results. Based on 15 minutes of play, and some numbers, that might be set to change, though. Here’s a look at why.  To 4-3-3 or not to 4-3-3, that is the question.  It might not be as existential as Shakespeare’s original quote, but in a sense, answering this sort … Continue reading To 4-3-3 or not to 4-3-3: Analyzing how 15 minutes of play (and some stats) might spell the end of the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-4-2

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AGR’s Analysis: Breaking down ‘Caio Alexandre theory’ and why it’s so important to the Vancouver Whitecaps

In the 2nd installment of AGR’s Analysis, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic dives into some Vancouver Whitecaps game film and breaks down what he dubbed as ‘Caio Alexandre Theory’, explaining why it’s so important for the ‘Caps to buy into that going forward.  He may only have a handful of MLS games under his belt, but he’s quickly impressed in his short time in the league.  Caio Alexandre … Continue reading AGR’s Analysis: Breaking down ‘Caio Alexandre theory’ and why it’s so important to the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: A few old problems come back to haunt Vancouver Whitecaps against SKC, but changes are on the horizon

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we reflect on a tough ‘Caps loss to Sporting Kansas City from Sunday. Here’s some of what stood out to us.  It was one heck of a way to be brought back to reality.  Riding the wave of a strong start to the 2021 MLS season, the Vancouver Whitecaps were brought back down … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: A few old problems come back to haunt Vancouver Whitecaps against SKC, but changes are on the horizon

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Crushed in Kansas: Alan Pulido brace sinks Vancouver Whitecaps in dominant 3-0 Sporting Kansas City win

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Sporting Kansas City on Sunday in their 6th game of the MLS season, as they’d fall 3-0 to their fellow Western Conference foes, who rode an Alan Pulido brace to victory. Here’s our match report from that one.  Unfortunately, it was a familiar sight for Vancouver soccer fans on Sunday.  Faced off against a Sporting Kansas City side that they’d … Continue reading Crushed in Kansas: Alan Pulido brace sinks Vancouver Whitecaps in dominant 3-0 Sporting Kansas City win