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End of his Reyn(a): Do the Vancouver Whitecaps have the depth to offset the loss of Yordy Reyna?

The Vancouver Whitecaps made a trade this past weekend, moving their third-longest tenured player, the enigmatic Peruvian attacker, Yordy Reyna, to DC United for some Allocation money. In this piece, we look at what the ‘Caps lose by moving Reyna, and see if they’ve got the depth to stomach his departure.  Completely out of the blue, the Vancouver Whitecaps made a move on Saturday.  In … Continue reading End of his Reyn(a): Do the Vancouver Whitecaps have the depth to offset the loss of Yordy Reyna?

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps weather slow start vs RSL to keep rolling with 3rd win in 4 games

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look back at their win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday, as they weathered a slow start to find a victory thanks to some Fredy Montero and Lucas Cavallini magic.  Suddenly, they’ve found a bit of a groove here.  After finding themselves with a record of 2W-6L-0D heading into game … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps weather slow start vs RSL to keep rolling with 3rd win in 4 games

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Emotional fireworks overshadow Vancouver Whitecaps defensive woes in 4-2 loss to Impact

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the most recent Vancouver loss, a 4-2 result to the Montreal Impact on Sunday, and look at what ailed the ‘Caps, including some defensive lapses, disciplinary woes and more, before finishing with some positive points worth highlighting from the game. With smoke hanging over the pitch all game, it … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Emotional fireworks overshadow Vancouver Whitecaps defensive woes in 4-2 loss to Impact

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Surreal Start: 10 months into tenure with Vancouver Whitecaps, Axel Schuster looks ahead to busy rest of 2020 for ‘Caps

Axel Schuster sat down with media for an hour-long roundtable this week. Here are our big takeaways from that availability, as he shared some interesting tidbits on the MLS schedule, youth development, young DPs, signing players and more.  It’s been a few busy days off of the field for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Earlier this week, they announced that current first-team assistant coach, Vanni Startini, would … Continue reading Surreal Start: 10 months into tenure with Vancouver Whitecaps, Axel Schuster looks ahead to busy rest of 2020 for ‘Caps

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Home-cooking helps Vancouver Whitecaps find offence in gutsy win over TFC

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the ‘Caps victory over Toronto FC on the weekend, and see what paved the way for a memorable win at home over their eastern foes.  Maybe some home-cooking was exactly what the doctor ordered.  Be it a return to their home stadium, the recent time off, a return to … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Home-cooking helps Vancouver Whitecaps find offence in gutsy win over TFC

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“You have to be calm”: Vancouver Whitecaps preach patience in quest to fix offensive woes

The ‘Caps have struggled offensively as of late, as they’ve been shut out in 5 of their last 6 games. Ahead of their next match, against Toronto FC on Saturday, they took the time Tuesday to talk about those woes and how they’ve looked to fix them, as they look to find some magic at BC Place this weekend.  When things go wrong, sometimes you’ve … Continue reading “You have to be calm”: Vancouver Whitecaps preach patience in quest to fix offensive woes

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Tactical Trouble: An in-depth look at the Vancouver Whitecaps offensive woes and how they can fix them

The Vancouver Whitecaps have struggled offensively as of late, as they’ve been shut out in 5 of their last 6 games. In this piece, we look at some of the reasons why that’s been the case, and look at how a switch to the 4-3-3, along with some other shifts, could change that.  Without a doubt, the Vancouver Whitecaps are in a rut right now.  … Continue reading Tactical Trouble: An in-depth look at the Vancouver Whitecaps offensive woes and how they can fix them

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: What can the Vancouver Whitecaps learn from loss to Toronto FC ahead of rematch?

Welcome back to Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column about the Vancouver Whitecaps. In this one, we look back at the ‘Caps 3-0 loss to Toronto FC Tuesday, and look at what they should focus on improving ahead of their rematch with TFC on Friday.  There’s no tip-toeing around it: the Vancouver Whitecaps put up a stinker on Tuesday.  After building up some goodwill with … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: What can the Vancouver Whitecaps learn from loss to Toronto FC ahead of rematch?

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MiB Statistical Snapshots: Is it time for the Vancouver Whitecaps to start giving Theo Bair more minutes?

Welcome to our fourth and final Vancouver Whitecaps statistical snapshot from the MLS is Back tournament, our series in which we will dive into the stats of some standout performers for the ‘Caps down in Orlando. In this one, we take a look at Theo Bair, the Vancouver Whitecaps homegrown forward, who made a claim for more minutes with his play down in Orlando.  Much … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Is it time for the Vancouver Whitecaps to start giving Theo Bair more minutes?

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Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

On Thursday, the MLS announced their ‘Phase 1’ plan for Canadian MLS teams, while Canada Soccer announced its plan for the 2020 Canadian Championship. In this, we look at the details of both announcements, and what this all means for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  There will be MLS games in Canada this season.  After seeing the MLS move down to Florida during the last month for … Continue reading Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps