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A bit of good, a bit of bad: MLS is back, but headaches loom for Vancouver Whitecaps to start the 2021 season

It’s official: MLS will be back in 2021! In this, we look at the news that MLS will be back this year, as they avoided a labour dispute, before diving into how the start of 2021 promises to provide plenty of headache for the Whitecaps and fellow Canadian teams.  It’s been a busy week for MLS fans.  After narrowly avoiding a lockout, thanks to an … Continue reading A bit of good, a bit of bad: MLS is back, but headaches loom for Vancouver Whitecaps to start the 2021 season

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The Third Sub Episode 71: Whitecaps make moves, CF Montreal continue to build, and some other MLS chatter

In Episode 71 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into the latest Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS news from this past week, before finishing off with some more MLS kit chatter. 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 and MLS. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 71: Whitecaps make moves, CF Montreal continue to build, and some other MLS chatter

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The Third Sub Episode 70: Whitecaps sign Deiber Caicedo, their #10 search continues, an MLS update and more

In Episode 70 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into everything Vancouver Whitecaps, as well as a bit of MLS, catching up from a busy few weeks of ‘Caps news. 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 and MLS. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 70: Whitecaps sign Deiber Caicedo, their #10 search continues, an MLS update and more

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‘Caic’ Closed: New Vancouver Whitecaps signing Deiber Caicedo ‘glad’ to complete long-awaited move to MLS

The Vancouver Whitecaps got the ball rolling on their offseason on Tuesday, as they officially announced the signing of young Colombian winger Deiber Caicedo through 2023. Here is what Caicedo, Sporting Director Axel Schuster and head coach Marc Dos Santos had to say on the move Tuesday, as they broke down what was a very interesting transfer process.  After a long wait, they’ve finally got … Continue reading ‘Caic’ Closed: New Vancouver Whitecaps signing Deiber Caicedo ‘glad’ to complete long-awaited move to MLS

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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 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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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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Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

In this one, members of the BTS team (and a special guest) do their best to predict the Vancouver and MLS 2020 season, by answering a set of questions on both the ‘Caps and the rest of the league. After a long wait, MLS is finally back, with a busy slate of games on tap this weekend.  As MLS heads into its 25th season, this … Continue reading Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

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Labour Lifeline: A look at the new MLS CBA and how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps

Early Thursday morning, a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the MLS and the MLS Players Association (MLSPA), putting any worries of a potential labour stoppage to rest. Here is how the deal shaped up, and how it stands to impact the Vancouver Whitecaps in the short and long term future. They locked things down, avoiding a lockout. After starting negotiations nearly 2 years ago, … Continue reading Labour Lifeline: A look at the new MLS CBA and how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Northbound Star: A look at what Lucas Cavallini could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps

With the recent re-ignition of the rumours that Lucas Cavallini might be on his way to the Vancouver Whitecaps, we decided to take a look at what the dangerous frontman could bring to the West Coast. Is ‘Air Canada’ going to be on the move over the winter? The popular airline that goes by that name will certainly be racking up the mileage during this … Continue reading Northbound Star: A look at what Lucas Cavallini could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps