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Post-Match Review #31: Fredy Montero rescues Whitecaps against Houston after second-half blunder nearly sinks Vancouver at BC Place

The Whitecaps got back to winning ways this Saturday, as they took down Houston Dynamo 2-1. It wasn’t easy, as a Zac MacMath error nearly undid a second-half lead, but Fredy Montero came up huge to grab all 3 points as Vancouver kicked off their post-2019 playoff lives.  It was unsure if the game was going to be entertaining at BC Place on Saturday, as … Continue reading Post-Match Review #31: Fredy Montero rescues Whitecaps against Houston after second-half blunder nearly sinks Vancouver at BC Place

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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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2019 Post-Match Review #30: Whitecaps FC vs New York City FC : Vancouver’s Playoff Hopes Come to an End as Yordy Reyna Dazzles.

After a quick turn around from the match in Montreal, the Whitecaps were back home on the last day of August 2019 for a match against New York City FC. Not much was at stake for the Whitecaps in terms of the league, but the 17,512 fans in attendance were hoping for a pleasant surprise for a Whitecaps team which was definitely not favoured to … Continue reading 2019 Post-Match Review #30: Whitecaps FC vs New York City FC : Vancouver’s Playoff Hopes Come to an End as Yordy Reyna Dazzles.

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Despite resurgent performance, Whitecaps slip-up in rainy night at Saputo

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Montreal Impact in a slippery performance at Saputo, and while they would eventually fall to their Eastern Canada foes, they did well to bounce back on Wednesday, so soon after a statistical tidal wave in San Jose put them well underwater heading into this one.  With the memories of that San Jose game behind them, Vancouver got right back … Continue reading Despite resurgent performance, Whitecaps slip-up in rainy night at Saputo

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Post-Match Review #28– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Earthquakes cause a Tsunami

In a meeting of Mountain vs Earthquake, it was the Earthquakes that would eventually take down the Caps, as they dominated at home en route to an impressive 3-1 win. While the scoreline was close, the match was certainly not, with the Quakes sending wave after wave of attack towards the Vancouver goal, not too dissimilar to a Tsunami in full flight.  The Caps held … Continue reading Post-Match Review #28– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Earthquakes cause a Tsunami

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Post-Match Review #27– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs DC United: A sigh of relief

With Wayne Rooney and co coming to Vancouver, the Caps were not expected to tie, let alone win and pick up a clean sheet in the process. But despite the pessimistic thoughts of others, they managed to do just that, providing a gutsy performance at BC Place, giving fans a lot to cheer about in the process.  The Caps put in a workhorse performance on … Continue reading Post-Match Review #27– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs DC United: A sigh of relief

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Caps rained out as Timbers triumph in classic Cascadian clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps (5W-12L-9D) were unable to ride the wave of a Theo Bair wonder-strike, instead finding themselves flushed out of Providence Park, as they were unable to best the Timbers (10W-9L-4D) on what was a rainy night down in Portland. It was not for a lack of trying, as the Caps put up a spirited performance, but in the end, their dam was broken … Continue reading Caps rained out as Timbers triumph in classic Cascadian clash

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Post-Match Review #26– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers FC: Rained on by the Timbers

With the skies opening up to deliver a passionate pre-match storm, this match had all of the elements to create a classic derby. And it certainly delivered on that promise, with both teams combining to provide fans with a night to remember.  The Vancouver Whitecaps will feel hard done by the result, as they came into this one with 4 points in their last 6 … Continue reading Post-Match Review #26– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers FC: Rained on by the Timbers

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2019 Match Preview #26: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers: Expansion cousins renew hostilities

While Portland and Vancouver have seemed to fly in opposite directions since their expansion, with the Timbers having one MLS Cup triumph and 2 finals appearances total compared to Vancouver’s none, the teams always combine for entertaining affairs, with this one expected to live up to the shine that many Cascadia Derby days in the past has provided.  The Vancouver Whitecaps make the trek down … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #26: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers: Expansion cousins renew hostilities

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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 forward, often finding themselves hemmed in front of the defensive … Continue reading “Midfield Island” gives out signs of life for Caps vs Cincinnati