The end of his convoluted youth career is just the beginning of his professional career. On January 23rd, 2020, 21-year-old midfielder Patrick Metcalfe signed his first MLS contract, making him the latest Homegrown Player for the Vancouver Whitecaps. However, his path to this point was not simple. In terms of soccer development in the Vancouver area, Metcalfe has pretty much done it all. “I think … Continue reading Patrick Metcalfe: Persistence, patience pays off for young Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder
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
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
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
The Vancouver Whitecaps faced off against the Columbus Crew on a rare afternoon match at BC Place. The roof was open, the sky was overcast, the stands were looking sparse, and the ‘Caps were looking to get 2 wins in a row – a feat they’ve only been able to accomplish once so far this season. Things kicked off shortly after 2 PM at BC … Continue reading Post-Match Review #32 : Montero begins his 2020 preseason flying with two game-saving goals in two games.
After a quick turn around from the match in Montreal, the Whitecaps were back home on the last day of August 2019 for a match against New York City FC. Not much was at stake for the Whitecaps in terms of the league, but the 17,512 fans in attendance were hoping for a pleasant surprise for a Whitecaps team which was definitely not favoured to … Continue reading 2019 Post-Match Review #30: Whitecaps FC vs New York City FC : Vancouver’s Playoff Hopes Come to an End as Yordy Reyna Dazzles.
It’s no secret – this Whitecaps “rebuilding season” has not gone as well as the fans have hoped. With the promise of a new coach, some exciting new players, and a new throwback season kit, fans were optimistic about this season. Many supporters were tired of the Whitecaps’ “Robbo Ball” counter-attacking philosophy under Carl Robinson, and were looking forward to a fresh start under Marc … Continue reading The Bright Side: Extracting the positives from a tough Whitecaps summer
Sweet Sixteen is a selection of shots provided by our very own BTSVancity photographers, who are on the field at most games, providing us with the awesome shots that we use on our articles. This time around, Bryan had the chance to head down to BC Place and take photos at the Whitecaps FC vs Sporting KC match. On a beautiful sunny Vancouver Saturday night, … Continue reading Sweet Sixteen: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Sporting KC
With BC Place’s roof open on a rainy wednesday evening, the Vancouver Whitecaps took on MLS Champions Atlanta United. The match started off looking pretty equal with not many chances, until Lass Bangoura made a clumsy challenge on Josef Martinez, which resulted in last year’s Golden Boot winner perfectly converting a 29th penalty. At this point, the Whitecaps were leading possession by 64% after 30 … Continue reading Post-Match Review #12 – Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Atlanta United – Champions Prevail
Post-Match Review #1 – Pacific FC vs Halifax Wanderers Excitement was in the air as Westhills stadium in Langford was purple for the first ever Pacific FC game on Sunday April 28th. Having the chance to attend the historic event, I got a first hand view of the start of an era for Canadian soccer. Here’s a taste of my experience. The Atmosphere Things seemed … Continue reading Pacific Purple : Assessing the First Ever Pacific FC game.