Toronto’s on top: Late lapse from the Impact gives rival TFC 2-1 win and one foot in Canadian Championship final

The Montreal Impact fell 2-1 to Toronto FC in the latest chapter of the 3 team Canadian mini-tournament. The result eliminates the Vancouver Whitecaps from contention for the Canadian Championship final and a chance to represent Canada in the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League. A lot was on the line when the Montreal Impact hosted Toronto FC at Stade Saputo on Wednesday night. A win for … Continue reading Toronto’s on top: Late lapse from the Impact gives rival TFC 2-1 win and one foot in Canadian Championship final

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps offensive woes continue in 2-0 loss to Montreal Impact

In the latest edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, the day-after column looking at all things Vancouver Whitecaps, we break down a tough loss to the Montreal Impact to close out a 3-game ‘Caps road trip, in which they got swept aside by their Eastern rivals.  Let’s not pretend otherwise: it’s not an easy time to be a Vancouver Whitecap right now.  While it’s certainly not … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps offensive woes continue in 2-0 loss to Montreal Impact

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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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Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

On Thursday, the MLS announced their ‘Phase 1’ plan for Canadian MLS teams, while Canada Soccer announced its plan for the 2020 Canadian Championship. In this, we look at the details of both announcements, and what this all means for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  There will be MLS games in Canada this season.  After seeing the MLS move down to Florida during the last month for … Continue reading Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

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Congestion Conundrum: Looking at the potential impact of CanMNT’s busy World Cup qualifying schedule

While there is no doubt that CONCACAF’s new World Cup qualifying format is good for Canada’s Men’s National Team, it has also created an interesting slate of questions concerning potential fixture congestion and fatigue woes. In this piece, we look at how that may impact the next year or so worth of games for the CanMNT, who may have to rely on the help of … Continue reading Congestion Conundrum: Looking at the potential impact of CanMNT’s busy World Cup qualifying schedule

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The Third Sub Episode 31: Debating a best CanMNT lineup and answering the Canadian Olympic question (Ft. Peter Galindo)

In their 31st episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are once again joined by Peter Galindo of Sportsnet, who comes on the show to chat all things CanMNT, along with a bit of CPL and MLS. Here’s the second part of their chat, as they chat about their best CanMNT lineups, look at Canada’s upcoming Olympic qualifying conundrum, and speak about … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 31: Debating a best CanMNT lineup and answering the Canadian Olympic question (Ft. Peter Galindo)

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The Third Sub Episode 30: Breaking down the CanMNT’s road to Qatar and talking Canadians Abroad (FT: Peter Galindo)

In their 30th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Peter Galindo of Sportsnet, who comes on the show to chat all things CanMNT, along with a bit of CPL and MLS. Here’s the first part of their chat, as they talk CanMNT players abroad, the new CONCACAF Men’s World Cup qualifying format and what it means for Canada. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 30: Breaking down the CanMNT’s road to Qatar and talking Canadians Abroad (FT: Peter Galindo)

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Bring on the Octo: CanMNT get huge boost with latest CONCACAF World Cup qualification adjustment

CONCACAF finally announced their revised qualifying format for the 2022 Men’s World Cup on Monday, which for Canadian Soccer fans, was big news, as it now gives them an idea of the road that their team will soon face on the road to Qatar.  After months of speculation, there is finally a solution.  In a long-awaited announcement about the future of their Men’s World Cup … Continue reading Bring on the Octo: CanMNT get huge boost with latest CONCACAF World Cup qualification adjustment

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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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Theo Bair: Young Vancouver Whitecaps forward showing poise, maturity beyond his years as a pro

During the 2019 Vancouver Whitecaps MLS season, there were not a lot of bright spots. One player that stood out, however, was youngster Theo Bair, who quickly established himself as a key piece in the ‘Caps puzzle. In a recent interview with BTS, he shared his journey to where he is now, his goals, the importance of using his platform and more. So without further … Continue reading Theo Bair: Young Vancouver Whitecaps forward showing poise, maturity beyond his years as a pro