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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps get unfortunate reality check against Colorado Rapids as open play woes continue

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we break down their latest game, a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids from Sunday night. Here’s some of what stood out from that match.  It was an unfortunate reality check, that’s for sure.  After a strong start to the 2021 MLS season, the Vancouver Whitecaps suffered their first loss of the year … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps get unfortunate reality check against Colorado Rapids as open play woes continue

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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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Midfield Musings: Have the Vancouver Whitecaps done enough to improve their midfield ahead of the start of the 2021 MLS season?

The Vancouver Whitecaps midfield has been a hot topic of discussion in MLS these past few years — mostly for the wrong reasons. In this, we look at the work the ‘Caps have done this past year and a half to try and fix that, and if they’ve done enough to improve their group ahead of the start of the 2021 season.  There’s no doubt … Continue reading Midfield Musings: Have the Vancouver Whitecaps done enough to improve their midfield ahead of the start of the 2021 MLS season?

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Last Taste of Home: Caicedo’s hot arrival, academy kids continue to impress, and other Vancouver Whitecaps training notes ahead of Utah departure

The Vancouver Whitecaps began their last week of training in Vancouver on Monday, as they get set to head down to Utah on Friday. In a surprise twist, they also were able to get clearance for the media to attend those last sessions, as well, so here’s some of what stood out from a viewing of Wednesday’s session, in particular.  It’s the last bit of … Continue reading Last Taste of Home: Caicedo’s hot arrival, academy kids continue to impress, and other Vancouver Whitecaps training notes ahead of Utah departure

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The Kids are Alright: Vancouver Whitecaps continued youth movement helping Marc Dos Santos, coaching staff stomach key training camp absences

The Vancouver Whitecaps 2021 preseason has continued to roll on this week, even despite some key absences. In this, we hear from ‘Caps head coach Marc Dos Santos, who shared his thoughts on how things have progressed with his group so far, as his team continues to grind through a tough second half of March. They may be short a few familiar faces, but the … Continue reading The Kids are Alright: Vancouver Whitecaps continued youth movement helping Marc Dos Santos, coaching staff stomach key training camp absences

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Splashing the Cash: Axel Schuster, Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to continue to ‘surprise’ on transfer market amid another high-spending offseason

The Vancouver Whitecaps high-spending offseason rolled on last week, as they brought in two new signings, Caio Alexandre and Bruno Gaspar, showing their continued intent to improve after missing the playoffs for 3 years straight. On Friday, CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster spoke a bit about all of these signings, as well as some other changes going on at the club. Here is what … Continue reading Splashing the Cash: Axel Schuster, Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to continue to ‘surprise’ on transfer market amid another high-spending offseason

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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