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Sleeping Giants: Surging Vancouver Whitecaps set for ‘difficult’ game against struggling Galaxy (Preview #19)

The Vancouver Whitecaps travel down to LA to take on the Galaxy on Sunday, as they look to win 3 games in a row for the first time in nearly 3 years. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  Can they pull off the triple?  Fresh off back-to-back wins over Real Salt Lake and LAFC, the Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to do something … Continue reading Sleeping Giants: Surging Vancouver Whitecaps set for ‘difficult’ game against struggling Galaxy (Preview #19)

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Draw it out: Tough 2021 Gold Cup draw presents unique challenge to already-busy CanMNT side next year

CONCACAF held its first-ever Gold Cup draw on Monday, revealing the groups for next summer’s edition of the region’s marquee men’s tournament. Here is how the draw shaped up for Canada, and why next summer’s tournament promises to be an intriguing one for them, mostly due to the uncertainty surrounding their schedule and who will be available.  In the midst of uncertainty, CONCACAF made history … Continue reading Draw it out: Tough 2021 Gold Cup draw presents unique challenge to already-busy CanMNT side next year

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Young and inconsistent Vancouver Whitecaps taught a lesson in heavy 6-0 loss to LAFC

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after piece looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at their tough 6-0 loss to LAFC on Wednesday, and look what they can try to take away from that one, as they try to have short memories and bounce back in their next game versus the Portland Timbers this Sunday.  Where do you start after a loss like that? … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Young and inconsistent Vancouver Whitecaps taught a lesson in heavy 6-0 loss to LAFC

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Triple Threat: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps expecting ‘motivated’ LAFC side in quest to get 3rd straight win (Preview #13)

The Vancouver Whitecaps head to LA to take on LAFC on Wednesday, with the ‘Caps looking to win 3 consecutive games for the first time in the Marc Dos Santos era. Here is our match preview ahead of that one, as the streaking ‘Caps side gets set to take on a reeling but hungry LA side.  It’s amazing what a few wins can do for … Continue reading Triple Threat: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps expecting ‘motivated’ LAFC side in quest to get 3rd straight win (Preview #13)

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Montero steals thunder from improved Vancouver Whitecaps defensive performance in win over Impact

The Vancouver Whitecaps snatched an important 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Wednesday. In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look at what paved the way towards that win, including a formation switch, some defensive growth and a throwback Fredy Montero performance. Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Montero steals thunder from improved Vancouver Whitecaps defensive performance in win over Impact

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First Step: Analyzing the CanMNT’s first-round draw for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

The Canadian Men’s National Soccer team’s first-round path to the World Cup was revealed on Wednesday, as CONCACAF drew the groups for the first round of their qualifiers, which are set to kick off in October. Here is a look at how Canada’s group shapes up, as some good tests await them in the road towards the 2nd round.  That new road has just been … Continue reading First Step: Analyzing the CanMNT’s first-round draw for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

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Rouges Rising: Jonathan David transfer to Lille OSC an important one for career, CanMNT

Jonathan David officially joined Lille OSC on Tuesday, as the French club broke their transfer record to acquire the Canadian’s services, making David the marquee signing of their ‘Mercato’. In this, we look at David’s potential fit in Lille’s squad, see the importance of this move for him, as well as other Canadians looking to play abroad.  Canada’s biggest transfer saga of the summer has … Continue reading Rouges Rising: Jonathan David transfer to Lille OSC an important one for career, CanMNT

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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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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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Roster Roundup: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps squad and picking players to watch at MLS is Back

In this piece, ahead of the start of MLS is Back for the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look at the club’s roster down in Orlando, project their starting lineup, pick some players to watch and talk some tactics.  In a matter of days, things are going to get real for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are going to kick off their MLS is Back tournament … Continue reading Roster Roundup: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps squad and picking players to watch at MLS is Back