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The Third Sub Episode 17: MLS is back, CPL not far away, applauding players supporting Black Lives Matter and more

Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk about some loaded subjects in both the North American and European soccer scene. First, they take a look at MLS’s return to play strategy, which only materialized after intense negotiations, during which the MLSPA and MLS’s owners butted heads on a myriad … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 17: MLS is back, CPL not far away, applauding players supporting Black Lives Matter and more

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Why the Whitecaps are in a good position for an MLS return, lockout permitting

In this edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, our column about all things Whitecaps and MLS, we take a look at the rumblings around a potential MLS labour dispute, why the ‘Caps could benefit from a return-to-play, and how the league recently took an important step towards that return, before this recent roadblock hit. During this period where time has moved so slowly, some news has … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Why the Whitecaps are in a good position for an MLS return, lockout permitting

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The Third Sub Episode 16: Breaking down the impending returns of the MLS, CPL and NWSL

Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time to discuss the American and Canadian soccer scene as a whole, as various leagues within the two countries prepare for a return. They start with a look at the MLS plan for a return, with Orlando remaining as the likely hub city solution there, before shifting … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 16: Breaking down the impending returns of the MLS, CPL and NWSL

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Rouges Reflections: CanMNT players ramping up for busy summer of play, movement abroad

All over the world, football has begun its return, starting with South Korea and Germany, with Portugal set to soon join them. Luckily for Canadian Soccer fans, that will put a lot of Canadian content on display, something that won’t change anytime soon, especially with the flood of players set to join those who are already there. After a lengthy hiatus, football is starting to … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: CanMNT players ramping up for busy summer of play, movement abroad

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The Third Sub Episode 15: The Bundesliga returns, CPL considering hub solution, MLS as well

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam kick things off with a look at their impressions of the Bundesliga’s return, and how they thought the games that they saw this weekend went. Could it be a template for other leagues to follow? It will depend on a multitude of factors, but the early returns look positive. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 15: The Bundesliga returns, CPL considering hub solution, MLS as well

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Patrick Metcalfe: Persistence, patience pays off for young Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder

The end of his convoluted youth career is just the beginning of his professional career. On January 23rd, 2020, 21-year-old midfielder Patrick Metcalfe signed his first MLS contract, making him the latest Homegrown Player for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  However, his path to this point was not simple. In terms of soccer development in the Vancouver area, Metcalfe has pretty much done it all.  “I think … Continue reading Patrick Metcalfe: Persistence, patience pays off for young Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder

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The Third Sub Episode 14: The KLeague returns, MLS restarts training and CPL makes huge transfer

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to discuss some lighter soccer subjects, at least compared to some of the news that had been emerging the past couple episodes. They take a look at the official return of the KLeague, with a special look at how Doneil Henry fared, before … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 14: The KLeague returns, MLS restarts training and CPL makes huge transfer

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Small Steps: Vancouver Whitecaps “encouraged” by phase 1 of MLS’s return-to-play plan

MLS partly lifted their training moratorium this week, allowing teams to return to individual but voluntary training at their facilities, provided that social distancing rules were properly enforced. While not every team took that option, the Vancouver Whitecaps did, opening up their facility this Tuesday to their players, after which they took the time to share how things went, as they slowly inch towards a … Continue reading Small Steps: Vancouver Whitecaps “encouraged” by phase 1 of MLS’s return-to-play plan

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The Third Sub Episode 13: A look at what’s new with the Vancouver Whitecaps (ft. David Milinkovic)

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back once again, this time to dive into all things Whitecaps in an all ‘Caps special. While they did not touch on the recent incident surrounding Yordy Reyna and Jhesser Khmiri’s foray into public soccer, as this was recorded before it came out, they touched on a myriad … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 13: A look at what’s new with the Vancouver Whitecaps (ft. David Milinkovic)

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Rouges Reflections: Davies and Henry thrust into spotlight, CanMNT ready for potential World Cup qualifying change

In this edition of Rouges Reflections, our column covering all things Canadian Soccer, we take a look at the impending returns of the Bundesliga and KLeague, and how they should give the CanMNT a boost, before taking a look at how potential changes to the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying format could impact Canada. After what has felt like an eternity without it, soccer is slowly … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: Davies and Henry thrust into spotlight, CanMNT ready for potential World Cup qualifying change