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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps put up complete performance in statement win over LAFC

In our day-after column, we look back at a big Vancouver Whitecaps victory, as the ‘Caps avenged a heavy defeat in a rematch with LAFC on Wednesday.  The wild ride continues.  After seeming down and out a week ago, in the midst of a 4-game losing streak, the Vancouver Whitecaps have jumped back to life these past 2 games, picking up back-to-back wins and throwing … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps put up complete performance in statement win over LAFC

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Second’ Caps Thoughts: Final third woes, defensive instability sink Vancouver Whitecaps against Sounders

In this edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column on the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look at their offensive woes against the Sounders, look at what’s plaguing the defence and talk some formations, as Vancouver prepares to keep its MLS is Back hopes alive against the Chicago Fire this upcoming Thursday.  It was an improved performance, but despite that, they were undone by … Continue reading Second’ Caps Thoughts: Final third woes, defensive instability sink Vancouver Whitecaps against Sounders

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Fatigue, midfield struggles big factors for Whitecaps in loss to Earthquakes

In our latest edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking back at the Vancouver Whitecaps game that was, we take a look at what stood out for us in the ‘Caps 4-3 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes to open up their MLS is Back tournament.  At the very least, you can’t fault them for not being entertaining.  Entertainment is probably the last … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Fatigue, midfield struggles big factors for Whitecaps in loss to Earthquakes

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: The MLS is Back bubble might pop. Could the concerns have been avoided?

In this latest edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our column for all things Whitecaps and MLS, we take a look at the impact that rushing things have had on the MLS is Back bubble, the ‘Caps prudent roster decisions for that tournament, and what the CPL could learn from this.  After what has felt like a month of sprinting, the MLS is Back tournament has … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: The MLS is Back bubble might pop. Could the concerns have been avoided?

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CanMNT Road to 2022: How does Canada’s squad project defensively ahead of World Cup qualifiers?

Once these unprecedented times are behind us, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will get underway, in some form or another. In this series, we look at who Canada’s best options at each position will be heading into those matches, as they try to get back to the World Cup for the first time in 30 years. Here is part 1, where we kick things off with … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: How does Canada’s squad project defensively ahead of World Cup qualifiers?

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“Ahead of the Curve”: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to remain proactive during COVID-19 pandemic

The Vancouver Whitecaps held a conference call on Tuesday, giving the latest update on how the club was dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is some of what stood out, including one key message: stay home as much as possible, and let’s all play our role to help fight this virus. In these unprecedented times, sometimes communication can play a big role.  For the Vancouver … Continue reading “Ahead of the Curve”: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to remain proactive during COVID-19 pandemic

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Second ‘Caps thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show glimpses, highlight flaws in loss to Sporting KC

In this first edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, a day-after column where we break down the Vancouver Whitecaps game from that weekend, we look at what we can take from the ‘Caps opening-day loss to Sporting KC, both positively and negatively.  After riding the high of a successful preseason, it was a sobering gut punch, snapping them right back to reality.  The Vancouver Whitecaps opened … Continue reading Second ‘Caps thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show glimpses, highlight flaws in loss to Sporting KC

CanPL Notebook: Thundercaps, Pacific and now York 9

The Canadian Premier League is the unknown newborn in the Canadian sporting scene. It spans from coast to coast, more so than any other league in North America. With teams as far as Vancouver Island and all the way to Halifax- the span of the league is continent-wide. In April, I was able to attend the second-ever CanPL game in Victoria, which pitted Pacific FC … Continue reading CanPL Notebook: Thundercaps, Pacific and now York 9

Takeaways from the Caps press conference this past Friday

The Vancouver Whitecaps had a press confrence on Friday, revealing a couple of key details, especially on the footballing side of the club. Here are some takeaways we had from the announcement. The Whitecaps made some announcements ahead of their match against DC United this past weekend. After announcing that they had begun a search for a Technical Director that morning, as well as stating … Continue reading Takeaways from the Caps press conference this past Friday

The particular case of the Caps and the “whipping boy”

Each club always seems to have one, with many more having multiples of them. It’s the whipping boy, the player who is a lightning rod for criticism, soaking up anger from outsiders, justified or not.  Over the last week, the Vancouver Whitecaps shipped out two players who filled that role for them this season, with Lucas Venuto and Felipe Martins being sent packing in the … Continue reading The particular case of the Caps and the “whipping boy”