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Finding Robin: Analyzing the race between Derek Cornelius and Ranko Veselinovic to be the Vancouver Whitecaps #2 centre back

While Erik Godoy is a no-doubt, everyday starter for the Vancouver Whitecaps at centre back, the ‘Caps have some hard decisions to make when deciding who to play beside him. The 2 favourites right now appear to be Ranko Veselinovic and Derek Cornelius, a pair of U23 defenders who’ve put in some good shifts this season. In this, we try to compare the two, seeing … Continue reading Finding Robin: Analyzing the race between Derek Cornelius and Ranko Veselinovic to be the Vancouver Whitecaps #2 centre back

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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 50: Vancouver Whitecaps lose to Timbers, and a CanMNT Gold Cup update

In the 50th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan discuss the most recent Vancouver Whitecaps game, a 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers, before also delving into some other topics, including the Whitecaps long term plan, the value of substitutions, and the most recent Gold Cup draw. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In a special milestone episode, their 50th, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 50: Vancouver Whitecaps lose to Timbers, and a CanMNT Gold Cup update

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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 38: Week 2 of the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ and Alphonso Davies’s UCL triumph

In the 38th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down the 2nd week of action at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, before taking the time to talk about the significance of Alphonso Davies’s UCL victory with Bayern Munich in the scope of Canadian sporting history. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 38: Week 2 of the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ and Alphonso Davies’s UCL triumph

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Treble Triumph: Alphonso Davies ends strong Bayern Munich debut campaign with historic UEFA Champions League victory

CanMNT star Alphonso Davies won the UEFA Men’s Champions League with Bayern Munich on Sunday, becoming the first Canadian male player to accomplish such a feat. Here is what this means for he, Bayern and Canada, as they all bask in the glow of what was a big triumph for many reasons. It’ll take a while for it to properly sink in.  For the first … Continue reading Treble Triumph: Alphonso Davies ends strong Bayern Munich debut campaign with historic UEFA Champions League victory

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First Step: Analyzing the CanMNT’s first-round draw for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

The Canadian Men’s National Soccer team’s first-round path to the World Cup was revealed on Wednesday, as CONCACAF drew the groups for the first round of their qualifiers, which are set to kick off in October. Here is a look at how Canada’s group shapes up, as some good tests await them in the road towards the 2nd round.  That new road has just been … Continue reading First Step: Analyzing the CanMNT’s first-round draw for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

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MiB Statistical Snapshots: Is it time for the Vancouver Whitecaps to start giving Theo Bair more minutes?

Welcome to our fourth and final Vancouver Whitecaps statistical snapshot from the MLS is Back tournament, our series in which we will dive into the stats of some standout performers for the ‘Caps down in Orlando. In this one, we take a look at Theo Bair, the Vancouver Whitecaps homegrown forward, who made a claim for more minutes with his play down in Orlando.  Much … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Is it time for the Vancouver Whitecaps to start giving Theo Bair more minutes?

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Rouges Rising: Jonathan David transfer to Lille OSC an important one for career, CanMNT

Jonathan David officially joined Lille OSC on Tuesday, as the French club broke their transfer record to acquire the Canadian’s services, making David the marquee signing of their ‘Mercato’. In this, we look at David’s potential fit in Lille’s squad, see the importance of this move for him, as well as other Canadians looking to play abroad.  Canada’s biggest transfer saga of the summer has … Continue reading Rouges Rising: Jonathan David transfer to Lille OSC an important one for career, CanMNT

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The Third Sub Episode 32: In Beom gone, CPL/MLS schedule woes, and Jonathan David’s transfer

In their 32nd episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan sit back and dive into the In Beom Hwang saga, look at the MLS scheduling headache, share some CPL schedule/kit news and talk about the latest Jonathan David transfer, in what is a jam-packed episode. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub podcast! In their 32nd episode, Alex and … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 32: In Beom gone, CPL/MLS schedule woes, and Jonathan David’s transfer