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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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David Norman Jr trade a curious case of asset management for Whitecaps

The longtime Whitecaps academy product was moved on earlier this week, opening up several questions of asset management and youth development.  The Vancouver Whitecaps made a surprising move earlier this week, moving on from longtime academy product David Norman Jr, cutting ties with the 21-year-old midfielder. What seemed like a good move at first, with Canadian Premier League side Pacific FC originally announcing that Norman … Continue reading David Norman Jr trade a curious case of asset management for Whitecaps

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Whitecaps lights flicker out for 2019 as New York draws the curtain on Vancouver’s 2019 MLS campaign

In a must-win match at BC Place, the Vancouver Whitecaps were unable to get past a strong New York City side, spelling the end of their 2019 aspirations.  The Vancouver Whitecaps, for the last time this campaign, entered the field with aspirations of making the 2019 MLS playoffs. With one of the leagues best sides awaiting them in a well-rested New York City FC, it … Continue reading Whitecaps lights flicker out for 2019 as New York draws the curtain on Vancouver’s 2019 MLS campaign

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Between The Sticks: How good has Max Crepeau been for the Whitecaps this year? 

Editors Note: The stats that were collected were as of August 26th, which means the Vancouver Whitecaps match vs the Montreal Impact on the 28th was not counted, so it is not mentioned in the piece, nor is it added to the stats.  What started out as a look at trying to figure out how good Maxime Crepeau has been for the Whitecaps this season, … Continue reading Between The Sticks: How good has Max Crepeau been for the Whitecaps this year? 

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Caps ready for what Earthquakes and “great guy” Almeyda have to offer

The Vancouver Whitecaps (6W-12L-9D) take on San Jose in a rematch of a contest that the Earthquakes (11W-10L-5D) took up in Vancouver back in July, winning 3-1 at BC Place. In a battle of third-wheel sides in MLS’s Rivalry week, Vancouver will look to repeat some 2018 California magic, as they won 3-2 in San Jose last year, despite being down 2-0 early on.  The … Continue reading Caps ready for what Earthquakes and “great guy” Almeyda have to offer

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20/20 vision: Some names to watch in the Caps last 7 matches of 2019

It’s no secret: The Caps have not had much of a 2019 season to remember. It’s almost over, however, so with only a handful of games remaining before they put the curtains on this 40th anniversary campaign, we offer you some names to watch in those last few matches.  Despite what has felt like a long and calamitous campaign, the Vancouver Whitecaps still have 7 … Continue reading 20/20 vision: Some names to watch in the Caps last 7 matches of 2019

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Takeaways from the Caps press conference this past Friday

The Vancouver Whitecaps had a press confrence on Friday, revealing a couple of key details, especially on the footballing side of the club. Here are some takeaways we had from the announcement. The Whitecaps made some announcements ahead of their match against DC United this past weekend. After announcing that they had begun a search for a Technical Director that morning, as well as stating … Continue reading Takeaways from the Caps press conference this past Friday

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A look at why the Caps heavy pursuit of strikers seems curious 

The Vancouver Whitecaps have been interested in strikers all season. From bringing in 2 last winter, to being linked to 2 big-money ones in the summer before signing a cheaper Tosaint Ricketts, the Caps have been enamoured with frontmen this year. Therefore, in light of all of that, we take a look at why all of the rumours seemed curious, and how the Caps need … Continue reading A look at why the Caps heavy pursuit of strikers seems curious 

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Dime on the Dollar: Internal options to try and fill the #10 hole for the Caps

The eternal question remains: who will fill the role as a number 10 for the Caps? Over their tenure in MLS, it has constantly remained a question mark. While investment could certainly remedy that, we will have to wait until the winter to see if that happens. So while they wait, they can only experiment from within. We look at some names that could step … Continue reading Dime on the Dollar: Internal options to try and fill the #10 hole for the Caps

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The Bright Side: Extracting the positives from a tough Whitecaps summer

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