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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to build identity in 1-0 win over Portland Timbers

In our return of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column where we break down storylines surrounding the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at what stood out in their opening day win over the Portland Timbers to kick off their MLS season on Sunday.  It’d be hard to imagine them drawing up a better start beforehand.  A clutch goal from their DP #9. A big clean … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps continue to build identity in 1-0 win over Portland Timbers

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Staying the Course: Heading into another crucial offseason, Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to prove that things are different this time

The Vancouver Whitecaps held their year-end media availabilities on Thursday, as they took time to answer questions about this past season and the upcoming offseason. Here is what stood out from that, as they get set to go into an important transfer window for this club.  You can be excused if you’ve heard this story before.  For the third straight offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps are … Continue reading Staying the Course: Heading into another crucial offseason, Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to prove that things are different this time

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps weather slow start vs RSL to keep rolling with 3rd win in 4 games

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look back at their win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday, as they weathered a slow start to find a victory thanks to some Fredy Montero and Lucas Cavallini magic.  Suddenly, they’ve found a bit of a groove here.  After finding themselves with a record of 2W-6L-0D heading into game … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps weather slow start vs RSL to keep rolling with 3rd win in 4 games

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Montero steals thunder from improved Vancouver Whitecaps defensive performance in win over Impact

The Vancouver Whitecaps snatched an important 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Wednesday. In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look at what paved the way towards that win, including a formation switch, some defensive growth and a throwback Fredy Montero performance. Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Montero steals thunder from improved Vancouver Whitecaps defensive performance in win over Impact

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Roster Roundup: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps squad and picking players to watch at MLS is Back

In this piece, ahead of the start of MLS is Back for the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look at the club’s roster down in Orlando, project their starting lineup, pick some players to watch and talk some tactics.  In a matter of days, things are going to get real for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are going to kick off their MLS is Back tournament … Continue reading Roster Roundup: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps squad and picking players to watch at MLS is Back

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Get on your Bike(l): Have the Vancouver Whitecaps found their #6 solution in Janio Bikel?

Less than 48 hours before the start of the MLS season, the Vancouver Whitecaps made a surprise move, bringing in midfielder/right back Janio Bikel from CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria, giving the ‘Caps a boost ahead of their 2020 campaign. In this, we look at what Bikel can bring to the team, by analyzing his style of play, statistical profile and fit with the club.  As … Continue reading Get on your Bike(l): Have the Vancouver Whitecaps found their #6 solution in Janio Bikel?

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Final Sprint: Vancouver Whitecaps making moves, training hard as they wrap up ‘demanding’ preseason

The Vancouver Whitecaps officially wrap up preseason this week, as they get set to take on Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. They haven’t finished things off quietly, however, with plenty of movement happening on and off the pitch this week. Here is the latest roundup of news around the team, before things get underway, for real, this weekend.  It’s the “back to school” week for … Continue reading Final Sprint: Vancouver Whitecaps making moves, training hard as they wrap up ‘demanding’ preseason

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Press to Impress: An in-depth breakdown of the 2020 Vancouver Whitecaps tactical profile

The Vancouver Whitecaps wrapped up their final portion of the preseason this weekend, as they took on Minnesota United, winning by a score of 2 to 1. Here is what we took away tactically from that one, as we dive into the Xs and Os used by Marc Dos Santos so far this training camp. Philosophical changes were promised, and they appear to have so … Continue reading Press to Impress: An in-depth breakdown of the 2020 Vancouver Whitecaps tactical profile

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Reyna’s Redemption: Why Yordy Reyna has the potential to be the Vancouver Whitecaps wild card in 2020

Heading into the start of the 2020 MLS season, we take a deeper look at one of Vancouver’s longest-tenured players, Yordy Reyna, and why he can be a wild card on this Whitecaps team looking to improve offensively.  These past few years, his presence in Vancouver has remained consistent, while his performances have both entertained and frustrated. Many faces have come and gone this offseason … Continue reading Reyna’s Redemption: Why Yordy Reyna has the potential to be the Vancouver Whitecaps wild card in 2020