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Delayed Debut: Whitecaps eager and ‘excited’ to finally take on Earthquakes Wednesday (MiB Preview #1)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, officially kicking off their MLS is Back tournament. Here is our comprehensive match preview ahead of that clash.  Are you ready to rumble?  The Vancouver Whitecaps sure are, as they get set to take the field to kick off their MLS is Back tournament in thunderstorm-riddled Florida on Wednesday evening, when they’ll take on … Continue reading Delayed Debut: Whitecaps eager and ‘excited’ to finally take on Earthquakes Wednesday (MiB Preview #1)

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Roster Roundup: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps squad and picking players to watch at MLS is Back

In this piece, ahead of the start of MLS is Back for the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look at the club’s roster down in Orlando, project their starting lineup, pick some players to watch and talk some tactics.  In a matter of days, things are going to get real for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are going to kick off their MLS is Back tournament … Continue reading Roster Roundup: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps squad and picking players to watch at MLS is Back

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Depth-Tested: Marc Dos Santos stresses value of tactics, work rate for shorthanded Whitecaps

Ahead of the Vancouver Whitecaps first game down in Orlando, head coach Marc Dos Santos took the time to speak about his team’s approach to the tournament. Here is what he had to say, as he and the ‘Caps expect to use their energy, tactical discipline and solid (if not a bit thin) roster to their advantage in Group B of MLS is Back.  As … Continue reading Depth-Tested: Marc Dos Santos stresses value of tactics, work rate for shorthanded Whitecaps

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: The MLS is Back bubble might pop. Could the concerns have been avoided?

In this latest edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our column for all things Whitecaps and MLS, we take a look at the impact that rushing things have had on the MLS is Back bubble, the ‘Caps prudent roster decisions for that tournament, and what the CPL could learn from this.  After what has felt like a month of sprinting, the MLS is Back tournament has … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: The MLS is Back bubble might pop. Could the concerns have been avoided?

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Cristian Dajome: Colombian winger reflects on signing with the ‘Caps & his adjustment to life in Vancouver

This offseason, the ‘Caps made a splash when they signed Colombian winger Cristian Dajome. Recently, as the ‘Caps inch towards an MLS return, Sebastian Pereira had the chance to interview the newcomer. Here is his exclusive interview. After a busy season, he had a big decision to make. Upon being freshly named a Copa Sudamericana champion with Ecuadorian side Independiente Del Valle, 26-year-old winger Cristian … Continue reading Cristian Dajome: Colombian winger reflects on signing with the ‘Caps & his adjustment to life in Vancouver

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Disney Dreaming: Vancouver Whitecaps looking for balance, results, during MLS return

Despite concerns, in less than 2 weeks, the Whitecaps will likely take the field down in Orlando. Here is how the boss is feeling ahead of that date, which is coming up pretty quickly now. In just under 2 weeks’ time, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to begin their Disney dream. While, much like a typical rollercoaster, there are risks that could put it off, as … Continue reading Disney Dreaming: Vancouver Whitecaps looking for balance, results, during MLS return

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: The Vancouver Whitecaps have just entered murky waters by throwing away their best paddle

In this edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, our column about all things Whitecaps and MLS, we take a look at the busy week that was in ‘Caps land, as we break down the departure of Mark Pannes and the Orlando tournament’s draw. Despite a productive middle period, how it ended was quite similar to how it started.  Out of the blue this past Tuesday, it … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: The Vancouver Whitecaps have just entered murky waters by throwing away their best paddle

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Comeback Season: MLS is back, and ‘Caps are more than happy to take ‘opportunity’, despite concerns

The Major League of Soccer announced its return-to-play plan on Wednesday, paving the way for a tournament in Orlando next month, making the MLS the first major male sports league to return in North America. Here is a look at what we took away from that announcement, along with how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps, who have started preparing for this tournament in earnest.  After … Continue reading Comeback Season: MLS is back, and ‘Caps are more than happy to take ‘opportunity’, despite concerns

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Why the Whitecaps are in a good position for an MLS return, lockout permitting

In this edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, our column about all things Whitecaps and MLS, we take a look at the rumblings around a potential MLS labour dispute, why the ‘Caps could benefit from a return-to-play, and how the league recently took an important step towards that return, before this recent roadblock hit. During this period where time has moved so slowly, some news has … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Why the Whitecaps are in a good position for an MLS return, lockout permitting

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Small Steps: Vancouver Whitecaps “encouraged” by phase 1 of MLS’s return-to-play plan

MLS partly lifted their training moratorium this week, allowing teams to return to individual but voluntary training at their facilities, provided that social distancing rules were properly enforced. While not every team took that option, the Vancouver Whitecaps did, opening up their facility this Tuesday to their players, after which they took the time to share how things went, as they slowly inch towards a … Continue reading Small Steps: Vancouver Whitecaps “encouraged” by phase 1 of MLS’s return-to-play plan