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Fluid Formation: Analyzing the ‘Vancouver Whitecaps staggered 4-4-2 and how Marc Dos Santos might look to tweak it going forward

With the 2021 Vancouver Whitecaps season just around the corner, we dive into the team’s tactics ahead of first kick, looking at ways that their fluid 4-4-2 might look in game action.  Heading into the start of a new season, they finally appear to have a tactical identity.  After tinkering with several different formations in 2020, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to have settled on a … Continue reading Fluid Formation: Analyzing the ‘Vancouver Whitecaps staggered 4-4-2 and how Marc Dos Santos might look to tweak it going forward

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Studying the Squad: Evaluating the Vancouver Whitecaps roster ahead of the start of the 2021 MLS season

The Vancouver Whitecaps will get their 2021 MLS season underway in less than two weeks, as they’ll take on the Portland Timbers at ‘home’ on April 18th. In this, the second part of our 2021 season preview, we look at the state of their roster at the moment, looking at who stands out among the 28 players the ‘Caps currently have signed to first-team deals … Continue reading Studying the Squad: Evaluating the Vancouver Whitecaps roster ahead of the start of the 2021 MLS season

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The Third Sub Episode 77: Breaking down Axel Schuster’s comments as high-spending Vancouver Whitecaps offseason continues

In episode 77 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into some Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Premier League news in a jam-packed episode of the show. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Premier League expansion. First, they … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 77: Breaking down Axel Schuster’s comments as high-spending Vancouver Whitecaps offseason continues

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March Madness: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps, bracing for March ‘struggle’ as absences start to pile up

The Vancouver Whitecaps may be barely 2 weeks into their training camp, but things are about to get real interesting for this team, as a hectic next month awaits them. In this, we look at how they’re feeling ahead of that rough patch, as they’re keeping optimistic despite the looming rough patch. Slowly but steadily, it’s starting to feel more and more real with each … Continue reading March Madness: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps, bracing for March ‘struggle’ as absences start to pile up

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Hey, Alexa(ndre): Breaking down what Caio Alexandre could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps despite complicated transfer

The Vancouver Whitecaps have recently been linked to 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Caio Alexandre of Botafogo, as reports out of Brazil suggest that the talented #6 could soon find his way to MLS with Vancouver. In this, we look at what he could bring to the ‘Caps, as well as why this transfer has as much promise as it does potential headache.  It looks like some … Continue reading Hey, Alexa(ndre): Breaking down what Caio Alexandre could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps despite complicated transfer

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Head High: Vancouver Whitecaps staying focused despite transfer window, preseason and international break concerns

As the Vancouver Whitecaps near the end of the first week of their 2021 training camp, spirits have been high in their squad so far, as they relish the chance to be together once again. In this, we look at what head coach Marc Dos Santos had to say about that first week of camp, as he chats about being happy with what’s happening on … Continue reading Head High: Vancouver Whitecaps staying focused despite transfer window, preseason and international break concerns

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A last Gasp(ar)? Analyzing what potential signing Bruno Gaspar could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps (and other Day 1 training camp storylines)

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off training camp on Monday, officially putting an end to a long offseason. Here are some important storylines ahead of this first week of camp, including an analysis of a potential signing, the ‘Caps goals for the first week and an ode to paperwork.  Don’t look now, but the start of the MLS season is slowly starting to sneak up on … Continue reading A last Gasp(ar)? Analyzing what potential signing Bruno Gaspar could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps (and other Day 1 training camp storylines)

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A bit of good, a bit of bad: MLS is back, but headaches loom for Vancouver Whitecaps to start the 2021 season

It’s official: MLS will be back in 2021! In this, we look at the news that MLS will be back this year, as they avoided a labour dispute, before diving into how the start of 2021 promises to provide plenty of headache for the Whitecaps and fellow Canadian teams.  It’s been a busy week for MLS fans.  After narrowly avoiding a lockout, thanks to an … Continue reading A bit of good, a bit of bad: MLS is back, but headaches loom for Vancouver Whitecaps to start the 2021 season

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‘Caps Look Back: Analyzing how the Vancouver Whitecaps offseason signings performed in 2020

In the next part of our ‘Caps Look Back, we take a look at some of the Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 signings, giving them a score based on how they fared this season.  After a look at the old, it’s time to look at some of the new.  For the second year in a row, the Vancouver Whitecaps had plenty of roster turnover, as they started … Continue reading ‘Caps Look Back: Analyzing how the Vancouver Whitecaps offseason signings performed in 2020

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2020 ‘Caps Look-Back: Looking at how the Vancouver Whitecaps returnees fared in 2020 (Part 1)

In part 1 of our Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 round-up, we take a look back at their returnees and how they fared this season, one that proved to be like no other.  It was a memorable season for many reasons.  While for the Vancouver Whitecaps, not all of those memories were positive ones, there is no doubt that the 2020 MLS season was one for the … Continue reading 2020 ‘Caps Look-Back: Looking at how the Vancouver Whitecaps returnees fared in 2020 (Part 1)