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Rose’s Rise: Breaking down how Andy Rose has quietly been one of the best centre backs in MLS over the past year

31-year-old Vancouver Whitecaps centre back Andy Rose has quietly been one of the best centre backs in MLS over the past 16 months, despite not really playing the position before then. Here’s a look at some of the numbers that suggest that the ‘Caps might have unearthed a hidden gem at centre back in Rose.  Despite a few injuries to start the season, it has … Continue reading Rose’s Rise: Breaking down how Andy Rose has quietly been one of the best centre backs in MLS over the past year

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The Third Sub Episode 91: Vancouver Whitecaps hot start cools down with loss to Colorado Rapids

In episode 91 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps after a busy weekend of news. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast, presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat about all things Vancouver Whitecaps after a busy weekend of MLS action. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 91: Vancouver Whitecaps hot start cools down with loss to Colorado Rapids

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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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Colorado Cruising: Rapids ride Rubio Rocket to 1-0 result over Vancouver Whitecaps

In their 3rd game of the MLS season, the Vancouver Whitecaps fell to the Colorado Rapids 1-0 via a Diego Rubio free-kick, giving them their first loss of the season. Here’s our match report from that one.  It was a tough way to go down.  The Vancouver Whitecaps might not have deserved to have picked up all 3 points against the Colorado Rapids on Sunday, … Continue reading Colorado Cruising: Rapids ride Rubio Rocket to 1-0 result over Vancouver Whitecaps

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Been a Minute: Vancouver Whitecaps wary of ‘dangerous’ Colorado Rapids in long-awaited matchup

The Vancouver Whitecaps will take on the Colorado Rapids in MLS action on Sunday. Here’s our preview ahead of that game.  It’s been a while since they met, but they’re ready to renew acquaintances this weekend.  Having been nearly 2 years since they last met in June of 2019, the Vancouver Whitecaps will take on the Colorado Rapids on Sunday, in what will be expected … Continue reading Been a Minute: Vancouver Whitecaps wary of ‘dangerous’ Colorado Rapids in long-awaited matchup

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The Third Sub Episode 90: Vancouver Whitecaps host Colorado Rapids at familiar home for both teams (Ft: Rachel Vigil)

In Episode 90 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Rachel Vigil of the Colorado Rapids to chat about this weekend’s big clash between the Rapids and the Vancouver Whitecaps. 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 ahead … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 90: Vancouver Whitecaps host Colorado Rapids at familiar home for both teams (Ft: Rachel Vigil)

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AGR’s Analysis: Breaking down Michael Baldisimo’s ‘growing’ importance to the Vancouver Whitecaps offence

Welcome to the first edition of AGR’s analysis! In this series, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic dives into some game film to help break down some tactical situations that stand out to him from the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Canadian National Teams and more. Today, he dives into Michael Baldisimo’s role in the Vancouver Whitecaps offence through the first two games of the 2021 MLS season.  Ever since he’s … Continue reading AGR’s Analysis: Breaking down Michael Baldisimo’s ‘growing’ importance to the Vancouver Whitecaps offence

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The Quest Continues: Breaking down what the Vancouver Whitecaps Jean Pyerre and Gabriel Pirani rumours mean in team’s hunt for a #10

The Vancouver Whitecaps had a busy weekend on the transfer rumours front, finding themselves linked with a couple of Brazilian #10s. While those rumours are pretty much done and dusted at this stage, that the ‘Caps were even linked in them is good news – and here’s why.  It feels like something big is on the horizon.  No one’s quite yet sure what it is, … Continue reading The Quest Continues: Breaking down what the Vancouver Whitecaps Jean Pyerre and Gabriel Pirani rumours mean in team’s hunt for a #10

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The Third Sub Episode 89: Vancouver Whitecaps exit Orlando with 1 point after entertaining draw against Toronto FC

In Episode 89 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into an entertaining second week of Vancouver Whitecaps action. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk all things Vancouver Whitecaps after they drew Toronto FC in their second week of MLS action. First, they … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 89: Vancouver Whitecaps exit Orlando with 1 point after entertaining draw against Toronto FC

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Strong start to 2021 MLS season continues for Vancouver Whitecaps after 2-2 draw with Toronto FC

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column where we break down all things Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at their 2-2 draw with rivals Toronto FC from Saturday.  They may feel like they dropped 2 points, but that doesn’t mean that picking up 1 wasn’t a bad bit of business, either. On a hot Saturday afternoon in Orlando, the Vancouver Whitecaps picked up a valuable … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Strong start to 2021 MLS season continues for Vancouver Whitecaps after 2-2 draw with Toronto FC