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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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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Emotional fireworks overshadow Vancouver Whitecaps defensive woes in 4-2 loss to Impact

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the most recent Vancouver loss, a 4-2 result to the Montreal Impact on Sunday, and look at what ailed the ‘Caps, including some defensive lapses, disciplinary woes and more, before finishing with some positive points worth highlighting from the game. With smoke hanging over the pitch all game, it … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Emotional fireworks overshadow Vancouver Whitecaps defensive woes in 4-2 loss to Impact

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Growth Curve: Vancouver Whitecaps continuing quest to establish tactical ‘trademarks’ against LA Galaxy

Ahead of their clash with the LA Galaxy, the Vancouver Whitecaps have been hard at work this week, as they continue their quest to become a more solid team tactically this season. Against the Galaxy, it won’t be easy, but they appear ready to give it their all. It’s early days, but heading into the 2nd game of the season, they’re still searching for their … Continue reading Growth Curve: Vancouver Whitecaps continuing quest to establish tactical ‘trademarks’ against LA Galaxy

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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

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Long-Read: Axel Schuster looking to build off Cavallini signing in next steps of Project Whitecaps

After the recent signing of the Vancouver Whitecaps latest DP, striker Lucas Cavallini, we analyze some of the thoughts shared by Sporting Director Axel Schuster during Cavallini’s press conference this week, as he gives us an idea of what the rest of the offseason may look like for Vancouver. It took some time, but Vancouver finally made their much-anticipated big splash this week.  The Vancouver … Continue reading Long-Read: Axel Schuster looking to build off Cavallini signing in next steps of Project Whitecaps