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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

The Third Sub Episode 1: Intro, latest Whitecaps news, meeting the new guys and more

In their first-ever episode of ‘The Third Sub’, co-hosts Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan kick off their brand-new show with an episode introducing themselves and the podcast, as they dive right into things on their 1st recording. They start out by looking at the latest news in Whitecaps land, with reports from training, before shifting into a look at all of the new faces to … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 1: Intro, latest Whitecaps news, meeting the new guys and more

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Hammer and Tongs: Marc Dos Santos continuing to wield ‘hammer’, pounding tactical identity into Vancouver Whitecaps

The Vancouver Whitecaps get their next phases of preseaon underway this weekend, as they head down to Portland to participate in the ‘Rose City Invitational’. Here is what their head coach, Marc Dos Santos, had to say ahead of their departure.  Call him Marc “The Smith” Dos Santos.  He’s spent a good portion of this preseason hammering all of the details into place, as he … Continue reading Hammer and Tongs: Marc Dos Santos continuing to wield ‘hammer’, pounding tactical identity into Vancouver Whitecaps

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Reyna’s Redemption: Why Yordy Reyna has the potential to be the Vancouver Whitecaps wild card in 2020

Heading into the start of the 2020 MLS season, we take a deeper look at one of Vancouver’s longest-tenured players, Yordy Reyna, and why he can be a wild card on this Whitecaps team looking to improve offensively.  These past few years, his presence in Vancouver has remained consistent, while his performances have both entertained and frustrated. Many faces have come and gone this offseason … Continue reading Reyna’s Redemption: Why Yordy Reyna has the potential to be the Vancouver Whitecaps wild card in 2020

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Something Old, Something New: Ranking past and current Vancouver Whitecaps kits

The Whitecaps unveiled their 2020 kits last Wednesday night, adding to their hefty collection of MLS strips. Here, Ben Steiner ranks them all, including the brand-new ‘wave’ kit.  Nine seasons, 11 kits. The Vancouver Whitecaps have had more kits in their MLS history than they did wins last season.  Wednesday, February 5th saw the club unveil their newest look, with their new secondary kit being … Continue reading Something Old, Something New: Ranking past and current Vancouver Whitecaps kits

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Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

Another Vancouver Whitecaps signing was wrapped up this past weekend, as the team brought in 20-year-old Serbian centre back Ranko Veselinovic on a 1-year loan. Here is a look at what he can bring to the team.  He might be the latest addition to their ‘rank and file’, but his leadership attributes suggest he’ll be more than just an ordinary squad member. The Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

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Labour Lifeline: A look at the new MLS CBA and how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps

Early Thursday morning, a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the MLS and the MLS Players Association (MLSPA), putting any worries of a potential labour stoppage to rest. Here is how the deal shaped up, and how it stands to impact the Vancouver Whitecaps in the short and long term future. They locked things down, avoiding a lockout. After starting negotiations nearly 2 years ago, … Continue reading Labour Lifeline: A look at the new MLS CBA and how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps

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On the Front Foot: It’s not perfect yet, but Whitecaps are pressing in ‘right direction’ after San Diego trip

The Vancouver Whitecaps wrapped up the first portion of their preseason this week, finishing their San Diego trip with a record of 1W-1L-1D, using the trip to improve on tactical ideologies and their team bonding. Here is what the team had to say on all of that after 10 days down in Sunny California.  On the field, it wasn’t quite perfect, not matching the sandy … Continue reading On the Front Foot: It’s not perfect yet, but Whitecaps are pressing in ‘right direction’ after San Diego trip

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Teibert Time: Amidst seas of Whitecaps change, Russell Teibert aims to help calm the waters

As the Vancouver Whitecaps preseason camp continues to progress, we take a look at the longest-tenured Whitecap, midfielder Russell Teibert, and his importance to this ever-changing Vancouver squad. Teitur Thordarson. Tom Soehn. Martin Rennie. Carl Robinson. Craig Dalrymple. Marc Dos Santos. The list of all-time Vancouver Whitecaps MLS coaches isn’t that long, but only one player has had the chance to work under each of … Continue reading Teibert Time: Amidst seas of Whitecaps change, Russell Teibert aims to help calm the waters

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Pieces of the Puzzle: A look at how the Whitecaps 2020 rebuild stacks up from a statistical standpoint

The Vancouver Whitecaps added their latest player to their roster on Monday, bringing in winger David Milinkovic on a 1-year loan with an option to buy, pushing their roster 1 step closer to full completion. We break down the signing, and also take a look at how the rebuild has gone so far from a statistical standpoint, as the Caps look to find enough goals … Continue reading Pieces of the Puzzle: A look at how the Whitecaps 2020 rebuild stacks up from a statistical standpoint