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On the Front Foot: It’s not perfect yet, but Whitecaps are pressing in ‘right direction’ after San Diego trip

The Vancouver Whitecaps wrapped up the first portion of their preseason this week, finishing their San Diego trip with a record of 1W-1L-1D, using the trip to improve on tactical ideologies and their team bonding. Here is what the team had to say on all of that after 10 days down in Sunny California.  On the field, it wasn’t quite perfect, not matching the sandy … Continue reading On the Front Foot: It’s not perfect yet, but Whitecaps are pressing in ‘right direction’ after San Diego trip

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Fresh Start: Whitecaps might not be painting a ‘Starry Night’, but 4 cornerstones have been a good guide

As the Vancouver Whitecaps get their San Diego portion of their training camp underway this week, we look at the parting words of Marc Dos Santos, along with a look at how the Whitecaps are aiming to push the presence of their ‘4 cornerstones’ through the start of preseason. Mentality. Team Spirit. Work Ethic. Discipline.  4 defining characteristics. On their own, they all embody different … Continue reading Fresh Start: Whitecaps might not be painting a ‘Starry Night’, but 4 cornerstones have been a good guide

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Thrift Shopping: A statistical look at some MLS free agents that the Vancouver Whitecaps could sign

With the opening of the MLS Free Agent period this week, we analyze some potential names that the Vancouver Whitecaps could look at, as they aim to acquire some MLS Experience ahead of 2020.  MLS’s Free Agent Period opened earlier this week, giving out of contract players aged 28 and older, with 8+ years of MLS, experience under the belt, a chance to find a … Continue reading Thrift Shopping: A statistical look at some MLS free agents that the Vancouver Whitecaps could sign

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Canada and US ready to kick off ‘new era’ of rivalry on Tuesday

After a long wait, the day is finally upon us, as the US comes up to Toronto to take on their northern neighbours Canada in a CONCACAF Nations League clash with plenty at stake.  In a match ridden with World Cup, Gold Cup and Nations League implications, Canada takes on the US in Toronto on Tuesday, as both teams look to rekindle their men’s soccer … Continue reading Canada and US ready to kick off ‘new era’ of rivalry on Tuesday

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“We’ve got a mission here” Test vs US big roadblock in long highway as Canada looks to return to World Cup 

John Herdman spoke to reporters on Wednesday, as his team is in the midst of a week-long camp, one that culminates with a huge clash against CONCACAF giants and their neighbours, the US.  After what has felt like a journey down a long, winding road these past few months, Canada’s Men’s National Team are now only a few days away from taking on the US, … Continue reading “We’ve got a mission here” Test vs US big roadblock in long highway as Canada looks to return to World Cup 

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No time off for the restless: Marc Dos Santos embarks on busy offseason to reboot Whitecaps 

Despite nearly 5 months until the Vancouver Whitecaps play their next competitive game, that doesn’t mean that there will be any rest for head coach Marc Dos Santos, who doesn’t plan on slowing down much this winter. It’s been but mere days since the Vancouver Whitecaps offseason kicked off, yet Marc Dos Santos has just ramped up his workload, as he and his staff look … Continue reading No time off for the restless: Marc Dos Santos embarks on busy offseason to reboot Whitecaps 

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Whitecaps chasing “perfect solution” of 3 points against RSL before diving into pivotal offseason 

With game 34 of 34 on the MLS calendar looming, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to give back to the fans on Sunday before diving into a critical and lengthy offseason. The Vancouver Whitecaps won’t be receiving party invitations anytime soon. After struggling for a big part of this 2019 MLS season, they have found a bit of a groove as of late, putting together a … Continue reading Whitecaps chasing “perfect solution” of 3 points against RSL before diving into pivotal offseason 

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2019 Match Preview #34: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake: One last party at the disco

On Sunday, the Vancouver Whitecaps host Real Salt Lake at BC Place, in what will be the final game of their 2019 MLS regular season.  With this 2019 MLS campaign nearing its business end, the Vancouver Whitecaps play host to Real Salt Lake at home on Sunday, a team they last played in the second game of this season. It seems so long ago that … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #34: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake: One last party at the disco

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Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players

In this preview series, we will be breaking things down ahead of the pivotal Canada vs USA clash in Toronto in less than 2 weeks. We will look at the squads, storylines, some key players, tactical analysis, statistical analysis, FIFA implications and more. Today, we kick things off with a look at both teams squads, their projected starting lineups, storylines and some key players to … Continue reading Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players

Marc Dos Santos continues to build on “foundation” as Vancouver Whitecaps juggle 2020 lineup and tactical questions

The Vancouver Whitecaps continue to both build on and find their identity as they try to improve on their various woes ahead of 2020.  The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Columbus Crew this past Saturday, with both teams sharing the spoils in a relatively uneventful 1-1 draw, with the most exciting moment coming right at the 93rd minute of 93. Fredy Montero, who probably had … Continue reading Marc Dos Santos continues to build on “foundation” as Vancouver Whitecaps juggle 2020 lineup and tactical questions