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2019 Match Preview #31: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo: 2020 Preseason kicks off in Vancouver

The Vancouver Whitecaps return to action this Saturday, taking on a desperate Houston side, as the Caps kick off their post-elimination portion of their 2019 campaign.  After a break from MLS play as players from around the world convened at their various national team set-ups for World Cup qualifiers, inter-confederation matches and friendlies, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Houston Dynamo get set to renew hostilities … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #31: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo: 2020 Preseason kicks off in Vancouver

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2019 Match Preview #30: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New York City FC: Weathered souls vs rested foes

All the lead up to this game has concentrated on travel plans, as the Whitecaps returned to Vancouver midday Thursday with some rocky tales of their voyage to La Belle Province, while New York took it a little easier, arriving in Vancouver on Tuesday, taking in what the city has had to offer, as well as taking the time to properly train ahead of today.  … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #30: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New York City FC: Weathered souls vs rested foes

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Whitecaps hoping some home-cooking quiets pain of tough to stomach loss vs San Jose

Some Vancouver Whitecaps (6W-13L-9D) members and players returned to the place they call home this week, with a date with the Montreal Impact (10W-14L-4D) looming on Wednesday.  Call it what you want, but there was no denying that Saturday’s game was a gut-punch, leaving a lingering stomach ache of sorts. While losing sucks, the way the Whitecaps lost left a bad taste in the mouth, … Continue reading Whitecaps hoping some home-cooking quiets pain of tough to stomach loss vs San Jose

2019 Match Preview #29: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Montreal Impact: 3 weeks too late

The Vancouver Whitecaps make the long trek to Montreal for the first and only time this season. After a tough defeat against San Jose during Rivalry Week, they now get to take on the Impact, a team that they have a much more storied rivalry with. With both teams coming off tough defeats, they will look to bring their A-games in front of the fans … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #29: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Montreal Impact: 3 weeks too late

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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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2019 Match Preview #28: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Fault Lines at play

Once again, the Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes meet during MLS’s Rivalry Week, both the third-wheel teams in a set of intense derby matches on either side. While there is yet to be much of a rivalry between these two, maybe this match will be the start of something special.  What will the name of this rivalry be? Yet to be decided. With both … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #28: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Fault Lines at play

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2019 Match Preview #27: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs DC United: Home at last

The Vancouver Whitecaps return home after a lengthy road trip, but things do not get easier for them on Saturday, with a strong DC United side awaiting them at BC Place.  After falling 3-1 in a rainy evening down in Portland, the Vancouver Whitecaps return home to face DC United at BC Place, taking on a team currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference playoff race. … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #27: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs DC United: Home at last

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Game Day: Caps looking to stump Timbers in the Rose City

With Portland being long known as “Stumptown” for the stumps left behind during their biggest phases of urban development back in the 19th century, the Vancouver Whitecaps (5W-11L-9D) will look to leave the Portland Timbers (9W-9L-4D) in a similar state of ruin, as they try to chop down their high-flying Cascadian rivals in another edition of the Cascadia Cup.  The Caps come into this match … Continue reading Game Day: Caps looking to stump Timbers in the Rose City

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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 bright lights of the playoffs slowly fading away with each … Continue reading 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

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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, despite both teams spending lengthy periods of time in and … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #25: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs FC Cincinnati: Battle in the Basement