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Designating the Best: Ranking the top 5 DPs in the Vancouver Whitecaps’s short MLS history

Over their time in MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps have had 15 Designated Players, to mixed results. In this, we take the best and put them in a top 5, ranked by the impact and production that they provided the club.  As time has gone on, the term ‘Designated Player’ has become nearly synonymous with MLS, etching itself as the holy grail of the league’s confusing … Continue reading Designating the Best: Ranking the top 5 DPs in the Vancouver Whitecaps’s short MLS history

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The Third Sub Episode 11: MLS feeling some heat, PFACan sees the light of day, and an ode to the old ‘Caps

Welcome back to another Episode of the Third Sub! In this 11th episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time to look at the latest Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, CPL and international soccer news. First, they take a look at MLS, and the heat that the league is currently facing with some recent declarations, and how that could affect the CBA. They then pivot up towards … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 11: MLS feeling some heat, PFACan sees the light of day, and an ode to the old ‘Caps

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Path To Pro: USports, Canadian Premier League offering alternate pathway for young soccer hopefuls

Many of Canada’s top young soccer players fall through the cracks once they reach 18. In this, we explore why that happens, and what is being done to change it. There is a hole in Canadian soccer player development. Many of the country’s top players are apart of academies operated by teams in Major League Soccer, although few make it to the pinnacle of their … Continue reading Path To Pro: USports, Canadian Premier League offering alternate pathway for young soccer hopefuls

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CanMNT Road to 2022: Analyzing the Canadian attack ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Once these unprecedented times are behind us, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will get underway, in some form or another. In this series, we look at who Canada’s best options at each position will be heading into those matches, as they try to get back to the World Cup for the first time in 30 years. Here is part 3, where we move up the pitch … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: Analyzing the Canadian attack ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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The Third Sub Episode 10: The need for a CPL Players Union, Anthony Blondell, MLS plans and more

Welcome to our 10th episode of the Third Sub! We’re very excited to have hit double digits in episodes for our show, and we hope to continue and ramp up our audio content as the year progresses along. In this 10th episode, Alex and Sam take a step back and dive into some more serious topics, as they discuss the Anthony Blondell situation that has … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 10: The need for a CPL Players Union, Anthony Blondell, MLS plans and more

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The Third Sub Episode 9: Analyzing the Whitecaps zoom call with Russell Teibert and Max Crepeau

Welcome back to this special bonus episode of the Third Sub! In this 9th episode, Alex and Sam are back to break down the zoom call hosted by the Vancouver Whitecaps earlier in the week, where Russell Teibert and Max Crepeau held court with local media for nearly half an hour. From a look at how Crepeau’s staying fit, to hearing how the team is … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 9: Analyzing the Whitecaps zoom call with Russell Teibert and Max Crepeau

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CanMNT Road to 2022: What to make of Canada’s midfield depth ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Once these unprecedented times are behind us, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will get underway, in some form or another. In this series, we look at who Canada’s best options at each position will be heading into those matches, as they try to get back to the World Cup for the first time in 30 years. Here is part 2, where we move up the pitch … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: What to make of Canada’s midfield depth ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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The Third Sub Episode 8: Who makes a Vancouver Whitecaps substitutes Mount Rushmore?

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, this time with Episode #8, as they break down the latest news in MLS, CPL and Whitecaps land. They start things off with a look at the latest updates from MLS, before looking at how the COVID-19 situation in both the US and Canada could impact the … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 8: Who makes a Vancouver Whitecaps substitutes Mount Rushmore?

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CanMNT Road to 2022: How does Canada’s squad project defensively ahead of World Cup qualifiers?

Once these unprecedented times are behind us, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will get underway, in some form or another. In this series, we look at who Canada’s best options at each position will be heading into those matches, as they try to get back to the World Cup for the first time in 30 years. Here is part 1, where we kick things off with … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: How does Canada’s squad project defensively ahead of World Cup qualifiers?

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The Third Sub Episode 7.2: A look at the short and long term future of the Vancouver Whitecaps and COVID-19

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex, Keveren and Sam are back with the 2nd part of Episode 7, as they pivot their conversation to the Vancouver Whitecaps, and more specifically, the press conference held by CEO Mark Pannes and CMO Dr. Jim Bovard, which was held to discuss how the ‘Caps were handling the current outbreak of … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 7.2: A look at the short and long term future of the Vancouver Whitecaps and COVID-19