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Marc Dos Santos candid on 2019 shortcomings as Whitecaps look to continue building foundation for 2020

We break down the comments made by Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos this past week, as he made some honest admissions about the lessons he learned on recruitment ahead of a crucial 2019-2020 winter transfer window.  Last week, Marc Dos Santos spoke with the Province’s JJ Adams, and he dropped some interesting nuggets on recruitment, as he delved deeper into the thought process that he’s … Continue reading Marc Dos Santos candid on 2019 shortcomings as Whitecaps look to continue building foundation for 2020

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CanPL Notebook: Thundercaps, Pacific and now York 9

The Canadian Premier League is the unknown newborn in the Canadian sporting scene. It spans from coast to coast, more so than any other league in North America. With teams as far as Vancouver Island and all the way to Halifax- the span of the league is continent-wide. In April, I was able to attend the second-ever CanPL game in Victoria, which pitted Pacific FC … Continue reading CanPL Notebook: Thundercaps, Pacific and now York 9

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Post-Match Review #31: Fredy Montero rescues Whitecaps against Houston after second-half blunder nearly sinks Vancouver at BC Place

The Whitecaps got back to winning ways this Saturday, as they took down Houston Dynamo 2-1. It wasn’t easy, as a Zac MacMath error nearly undid a second-half lead, but Fredy Montero came up huge to grab all 3 points as Vancouver kicked off their post-2019 playoff lives.  It was unsure if the game was going to be entertaining at BC Place on Saturday, as … Continue reading Post-Match Review #31: Fredy Montero rescues Whitecaps against Houston after second-half blunder nearly sinks Vancouver at BC Place

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Pacific FC continue strong run with tight victory at home vs Edmonton

After dropping all 3 points this past Wednesday against York 9, Pacific got back to winning ways this Saturday afternoon against FC Edmonton.  On this grey afternoon at Westhills Stadium, Pacific FC took on FC Edmonton in another crucial midtable clash in the Canadian Premier League. With both teams dropping their games this past Wednesday, it was a good chance for both of them to … Continue reading Pacific FC continue strong run with tight victory at home vs Edmonton

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Well-travelled Sam Adekugbe staking his claim to be Canada’s starting left-back ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign

With Sam Adekugbe putting up some strong performances in Norway, he continues to push to become Canada’s starting left-back ahead of the start of their 2022 World Cup Qualifying process. With Canada playing a couple of games this past week in Toronto, we caught up with the former Vancouver Whitecap, as he spoke on a couple of topics, including his time in Vancouver, his European … Continue reading Well-travelled Sam Adekugbe staking his claim to be Canada’s starting left-back ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign

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2019 Match Preview #31: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo: 2020 Preseason kicks off in Vancouver

The Vancouver Whitecaps return to action this Saturday, taking on a desperate Houston side, as the Caps kick off their post-elimination portion of their 2019 campaign.  After a break from MLS play as players from around the world convened at their various national team set-ups for World Cup qualifiers, inter-confederation matches and friendlies, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Houston Dynamo get set to renew hostilities … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #31: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo: 2020 Preseason kicks off in Vancouver

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Pacific FC unable to take advantage of a strong start as York 9 rides second-half wave to victory

Pacific FC took on York 9 in a pivotal midweek clash, with the Ontario-based side taking home all 3 points as they rode a second-half surge to lead them to victory.  In a crucial midweek clash in the Canadian Premier League, Pacific FC took on York 9 at Langford’s Westhills Stadium, with both teams looking to close the gap between them and the team to … Continue reading Pacific FC unable to take advantage of a strong start as York 9 rides second-half wave to victory

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Canada avoid slip-up in tight victory vs Cuba to continue sterling run in the Nations League 

10-men Canada took home all 3 points on Tuesday as they fought off a tough performance from Cuba. While it wasn’t easy, as suggested by the 1-0 scoreline, Canada’s Men’s National team made sure they took care of business against Cuba on Tuesday, giving them 6 points as they sit on top of Nations League A Group A. It gives them a 6-0 record (qualifiers+tournament) … Continue reading Canada avoid slip-up in tight victory vs Cuba to continue sterling run in the Nations League 

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Long-read: Milan Borjan relishing his role as a leader for Canada as he continues to give back to the country that helped both him and his family

On this warm Thursday evening at Canada’s Men’s National Team training camp, spirits are high. As training concluded for the day, they engaged in a fun post-training shooting competition, where the majority of the players participated in the popular game of two-touch, with goals being met with cheers and misses being met with intense ribbing from teammates.  As goalkeepers Max Crepeau and Marco Carducci stood … Continue reading Long-read: Milan Borjan relishing his role as a leader for Canada as he continues to give back to the country that helped both him and his family

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Preview: Canada looking to find another level against Cuba as Nations League quest continues 

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team continues its quest for the Nations League and World Cup qualification on Tuesday, taking on Cuba for the 3rd time in 2019.   After getting their Nations League campaign off to a dominant start this past Saturday against Cuba, Canada gets another chance to try and take out their Cuban foes, this time within the unfamiliar confines of the Cayman Islands. … Continue reading Preview: Canada looking to find another level against Cuba as Nations League quest continues