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Options Aplenty: Vancouver Whitecaps get ball rolling on 2020 offseason with latest roster announcements

As expected, the Vancouver Whitecaps released some roster news on Monday, as they confirmed the return of 7 players for 2021, along with the release of 2 others, with a few ‘Caps still remaining in negotiations. Here is what we took away from that news, along with some information from Sporting Director Axel Schuster, who spoke to reporters on Monday.  Change is on the horizon.  … Continue reading Options Aplenty: Vancouver Whitecaps get ball rolling on 2020 offseason with latest roster announcements

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The Third Sub Episode 64: MLS’s growing reputation and the transfer valuation process (Ft: Manuel Veth)

In the 64th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Manuel Veth of Transfermarkt, as they dive into a wide-ranging conversation about North American soccer. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their latest episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by Manuel Veth of Transfermarkt! First, they dive into … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 64: MLS’s growing reputation and the transfer valuation process (Ft: Manuel Veth)

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Hungry for More: Manny Aparicio signing latest show of ambition for growing Pacific FC side

Pacific FC recently made waves around the Canadian Premier League with the signing of Manny Aparicio, the creative midfielder who the Island side poached from York 9. In this, we look at what he can bring to their squad, as well as Pacific’s promise to keep building for the long-term with their moves this offseason.  After taking a step forward in 2020, they want to … Continue reading Hungry for More: Manny Aparicio signing latest show of ambition for growing Pacific FC side

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Draw it out: Tough 2021 Gold Cup draw presents unique challenge to already-busy CanMNT side next year

CONCACAF held its first-ever Gold Cup draw on Monday, revealing the groups for next summer’s edition of the region’s marquee men’s tournament. Here is how the draw shaped up for Canada, and why next summer’s tournament promises to be an intriguing one for them, mostly due to the uncertainty surrounding their schedule and who will be available.  In the midst of uncertainty, CONCACAF made history … Continue reading Draw it out: Tough 2021 Gold Cup draw presents unique challenge to already-busy CanMNT side next year

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The Third Sub Episode 49: Reviewing the Canadian Premier League’s 2020 season and looking ahead to 2021 (Ft: AFCCurtis)

In the 49th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Canadian Premier League YouTuber AFCCurtis, as they take an in-depth look back at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ that recently wrapped up. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In their 49th episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by AFCCurtis, Canadian Premier … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 49: Reviewing the Canadian Premier League’s 2020 season and looking ahead to 2021 (Ft: AFCCurtis)

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The Third Sub Episode 44: Previewing the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ final

In the 44th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into some Canadian Premier League talk, as they preview the league’s final, which will be between Forge FC and Halifax Wanderers this Saturday. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In episode 44 of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk all … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 44: Previewing the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ final

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Final Countdown: Forge and Halifax relaxed ahead of what’s expected to be a ‘competitive’ Canadian Premier League finale

Nearly a month after they kicked off their 2020 season, the Canadian Premier League is wrapping things up this weekend, as Forge FC takes on the Halifax Wanderers in the final of the ‘Island Games’ on Saturday. Here is what both sides had to say ahead of that game, as they held a media day on Friday.  It’s been a sprint all the way through, … Continue reading Final Countdown: Forge and Halifax relaxed ahead of what’s expected to be a ‘competitive’ Canadian Premier League finale

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Fredy’s Revenge: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Montero brace to surprise 3-1 victory over the Impact at BC Place

Mere days after losing to the Montreal Impact by a score of 4-2 on their home field, the Vancouver Whitecaps got revenge on their rivals on Wednesday, as they beat the Impact by a score of 3-1 on that same BC Place pitch. Here is our report from that one, as the ‘Caps found a way to beat an Impact side that seemed to have … Continue reading Fredy’s Revenge: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Montero brace to surprise 3-1 victory over the Impact at BC Place

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The Third Sub Episode 43: Breaking down a fiery Vancouver Whitecaps loss to the Impact and a CPL update

In the 43rd episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan pick over the bones of yet another Vancouver Whitecaps loss, this time coming against the Montreal Impact, before taking a look at the last few days of action in the Canadian Premier League. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In their 43rd episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 43: Breaking down a fiery Vancouver Whitecaps loss to the Impact and a CPL update

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Surreal Start: 10 months into tenure with Vancouver Whitecaps, Axel Schuster looks ahead to busy rest of 2020 for ‘Caps

Axel Schuster sat down with media for an hour-long roundtable this week. Here are our big takeaways from that availability, as he shared some interesting tidbits on the MLS schedule, youth development, young DPs, signing players and more.  It’s been a few busy days off of the field for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Earlier this week, they announced that current first-team assistant coach, Vanni Startini, would … Continue reading Surreal Start: 10 months into tenure with Vancouver Whitecaps, Axel Schuster looks ahead to busy rest of 2020 for ‘Caps