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The particular case of the Caps and the “whipping boy”

Each club always seems to have one, with many more having multiples of them. It’s the whipping boy, the player who is a lightning rod for criticism, soaking up anger from outsiders, justified or not.  Over the last week, the Vancouver Whitecaps shipped out two players who filled that role for them this season, with …

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Caps trade Felipe to DC United, keeping a careful eye on 2020 

While the move certainly hurts them today, it was made with an eye on the future, as the Caps look to build on the rest of this season and beyond.  The Vancouver Whitecaps lost their second Brazilian in less than a week, as midfielder Felipe Martins was traded to DC United on Tuesday, with $75 …

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“Midfield Island” gives out signs of life for Caps vs Cincinnati

Much like people lost at sea, the Vancouver Whitecaps midfield has often found themselves stranded on the pitch this season, unable to link with the mainland, which in this case has been the forward line.  The Caps have struggled in the midfield area for a large part of the campaign, unable to push the play …

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Post-Match Review #25– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs FC Cincinnati: Old Friends Fall

In a reunion of sorts in the “Queen City”, the Vancouver Whitecaps had the last laugh as their former friends at FC Cincinnati fell in a match between two closely linked sides.  While it wasn’t pretty at times, the Caps did exactly what they needed to do, handing Cincinnati their 15th loss in the last …

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Caps’ top off busy week of movement, with more yet to come before August 8th

After a slow start to the MLS transfer window, Marc Dos Santos and the Vancouver Whitecaps got some work done this past week, as they work to turn around a struggling outfit.  Things got started early in the week, with the news that goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau had signed a contract extension on Monday, keeping Vancouver’s …

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With the embers of 2019 continuing to burn, both the Caps and Cincy look to find some fire heading into the last stretch of the season

Having raked over the coals to find a spark, both teams will try to rekindle their lost seasons on Saturday.  The Vancouver Whitecaps (4W-11L-9D), have travelled to Cincinnati, Ohio, to take on the first-year expansion side, FC Cincinnati (5W-16L-2D). Despite bright hopes early in the season, both of their fires have burned out, with the …

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2019 Match Preview #25: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs FC Cincinnati: Battle in the Basement

For the first time ever, the Vancouver Whitecaps will make the trek to Cincinnati, Ohio, as they take on first-year expansion side FC Cincinnati. While this match doesn’t have the shine that was expected it would have when the fixtures list was released earlier this year, there are a lot of intriguing storylines at hand, …

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How MDS and the Caps can try to build within MLS’s shifting recruitment profile.

The Vancouver Whitecaps have been much-maligned for their rebuilding year falling flat so far. As they compete within a changing MLS, manager Marc Dos Santos is trying to find the best way to complete his roster to avoid a repeat season next year. Here is a look at what he has said and what he …

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Shipwreck Caps’ wash up ashore in Saint-Paul and pick up point as lost month concludes

After a long month of July, where the Caps season seemed to disappear like a ship on the high seas, it resurfaced, at least temporarily, as they were able to find some hope in the "Land of 10000 Lakes", as they picked up their first MLS point all month.  The Whitecaps (4W-11L-9D) will look to …

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Post-Match Review #24– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Minnesota United FC: Winnesota no More

An uneventful goalless draw away from home can be considered a disappointment for most teams, but it almost felt like a win for the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, who were able to slow down a soaring Minnesota side, winners of 7 of the last 8 heading into this clash. While the Loons were fresh off …

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