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Twice the Fun: Vancouver Whitecaps beat Chicago Fire 3-2, fall 2-0 to Indy Eleven in preseason doubleheader

The Vancouver Whitecaps closed out their preseason slate with a pair of games versus the Chicago Fire and Indy Eleven on Saturday. Here’s what stood out from that doubleheader, with the Fire game proving to be more of a regular-season tuneup, while the Indy game ended up being more of an audition for a few youngsters. Results aside, it was just good to see them … Continue reading Twice the Fun: Vancouver Whitecaps beat Chicago Fire 3-2, fall 2-0 to Indy Eleven in preseason doubleheader

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The Third Sub Episode 84: A Vancouver Whitecaps news roundup ahead of the last week of preseason

In Episode 84 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps, catching up on a few weeks worth of ‘Caps news, as the race towards the start of the 2021 MLS season continues. Welcome to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 84: A Vancouver Whitecaps news roundup ahead of the last week of preseason

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Last Taste of Home: Caicedo’s hot arrival, academy kids continue to impress, and other Vancouver Whitecaps training notes ahead of Utah departure

The Vancouver Whitecaps began their last week of training in Vancouver on Monday, as they get set to head down to Utah on Friday. In a surprise twist, they also were able to get clearance for the media to attend those last sessions, as well, so here’s some of what stood out from a viewing of Wednesday’s session, in particular.  It’s the last bit of … Continue reading Last Taste of Home: Caicedo’s hot arrival, academy kids continue to impress, and other Vancouver Whitecaps training notes ahead of Utah departure

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Canadian Clash: Vancouver Whitecaps fighting for ‘bragging rights’ against TFC in first game of MLS’s phase 1 return (Preview #1)

Phase 1 of the MLS’s return-to-play kicks off this week for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who head to Toronto to play Toronto FC twice, with the first match coming this Tuesday. Here is our preview from that Tuesday match, in which both teams will kick start what is expected to be an exciting Canadian series between Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.  MLS is Back, this time with … Continue reading Canadian Clash: Vancouver Whitecaps fighting for ‘bragging rights’ against TFC in first game of MLS’s phase 1 return (Preview #1)

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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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MiB Statistical Snapshots: Is Thomas Hasal now a backup goalkeeper option for the Vancouver Whitecaps?

Welcome to our third 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 Thomas Hasal, the ‘Caps rookie goalkeeper, who quickly became a player that teams all over MLS took notice of at MiB, as he … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Is Thomas Hasal now a backup goalkeeper option for the Vancouver Whitecaps?

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MiB Statistical Snapshots: Can Derek Cornelius be the beacon of simplicity in a Vancouver Whitecaps defensive storm?

Welcome to our second 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 Derek Cornelius, the Canadian defender who provided a huge bright spot when inserted in the lineup halfway through the tournament, sparking a Whitecaps … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Can Derek Cornelius be the beacon of simplicity in a Vancouver Whitecaps defensive storm?

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MiB Statistical Snapshots: Could Leonard Owusu be an answer to the Vancouver Whitecaps #8 question?

Welcome to our first 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. Up first is Leonard Owusu, the Ghanian midfielder who led the way for Vancouver in midfield all tournament, provoking several questions about his best position going forward.  It was a tough … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Could Leonard Owusu be an answer to the Vancouver Whitecaps #8 question?

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Stats Splurge: 3 Vancouver Whitecaps statistical storylines to monitor ahead of SKC clash at MLS is Back

Ahead of the Vancouver Whitecaps pivotal knockout round matchup vs Sporting Kansas City at MLS is Back, we take a look at some ‘Caps statistical storylines to monitor, as they get set to make a run down in Orlando.  It wasn’t textbook, but they did what they had to do in order to survive.  Despite losing their first 2 games at the MLS is Back … Continue reading Stats Splurge: 3 Vancouver Whitecaps statistical storylines to monitor ahead of SKC clash at MLS is Back

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps use surprise knockout blow over Fire to move on at MLS is Back

Thanks to a surprise tactical decision, 5 minutes of magic and some VAR, the Vancouver Whitecaps narrowly pushed their way to the MLS is Back knockout stage with a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Thursday. In our day-after column, we look at what paved the way towards that unlikely result, as we analyze what went right for the ‘Caps in that match.  Sometimes … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps use surprise knockout blow over Fire to move on at MLS is Back