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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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Theo Bair: Young Vancouver Whitecaps forward showing poise, maturity beyond his years as a pro

During the 2019 Vancouver Whitecaps MLS season, there were not a lot of bright spots. One player that stood out, however, was youngster Theo Bair, who quickly established himself as a key piece in the ‘Caps puzzle. In a recent interview with BTS, he shared his journey to where he is now, his goals, the importance of using his platform and more. So without further … Continue reading Theo Bair: Young Vancouver Whitecaps forward showing poise, maturity beyond his years as a pro

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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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Patrick Metcalfe: Persistence, patience pays off for young Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder

The end of his convoluted youth career is just the beginning of his professional career. On January 23rd, 2020, 21-year-old midfielder Patrick Metcalfe signed his first MLS contract, making him the latest Homegrown Player for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  However, his path to this point was not simple. In terms of soccer development in the Vancouver area, Metcalfe has pretty much done it all.  “I think … Continue reading Patrick Metcalfe: Persistence, patience pays off for young Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder

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“It’s up to me now to prove”: Hungry and motivated, David Milinkovic relishing opportunity with Vancouver Whitecaps

Before COVID-19 rocked the global football world, forcing delays and cancellations all over the planet, the Vancouver Whitecaps had gotten off to a solid start in MLS, paced by strong performances from the likes of David Milinkovic, a new arrival this offseason. Recently, we had a chance to interview Mlinkovic, as he took the time to give us insight into how his adjustment to Vancouver … Continue reading “It’s up to me now to prove”: Hungry and motivated, David Milinkovic relishing opportunity with Vancouver Whitecaps

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“Ahead of the Curve”: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to remain proactive during COVID-19 pandemic

The Vancouver Whitecaps held a conference call on Tuesday, giving the latest update on how the club was dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is some of what stood out, including one key message: stay home as much as possible, and let’s all play our role to help fight this virus. In these unprecedented times, sometimes communication can play a big role.  For the Vancouver … Continue reading “Ahead of the Curve”: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to remain proactive during COVID-19 pandemic

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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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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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Fresh Start: Whitecaps might not be painting a ‘Starry Night’, but 4 cornerstones have been a good guide

As the Vancouver Whitecaps get their San Diego portion of their training camp underway this week, we look at the parting words of Marc Dos Santos, along with a look at how the Whitecaps are aiming to push the presence of their ‘4 cornerstones’ through the start of preseason. Mentality. Team Spirit. Work Ethic. Discipline.  4 defining characteristics. On their own, they all embody different … Continue reading Fresh Start: Whitecaps might not be painting a ‘Starry Night’, but 4 cornerstones have been a good guide