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Payback: ‘Resilient’ Cavalry FC gets on the board in the 2nd round of Island Games with win over ‘learning’ Pacific FC

In their opening match of round 2 of the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’, Cavalry FC took out Pacific FC by a score of 3-1. Here is our report from that one, as we hear from both sides after a huge early victory for Cavalry in their quest towards the final.  It was far from a dream start for Pacific.  After having done very well … Continue reading Payback: ‘Resilient’ Cavalry FC gets on the board in the 2nd round of Island Games with win over ‘learning’ Pacific FC

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The Third Sub Episode 41: The Whitecaps bust their slump vs TFC and the CPL finishes Round 1 of Island Games

In their 41st episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan look back at a rare Vancouver Whitecaps victory, recap a busy weekend in Canadian Premier League action, and look at an important announcement from within the ‘Caps Academy and first-team setup. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In their 41st episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 41: The Whitecaps bust their slump vs TFC and the CPL finishes Round 1 of Island Games

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Strong Finish: Pacific FC grind out ‘character’ victory over FC Edmonton to move on to 2nd round at ‘Island Games’

Thanks to some last gasp magic from Marco Bustos, Pacific FC were able to advance to the second round of the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ on Sunday, as they beat Edmonton by a score of 2-1 in a must-win game. Here is our recap.  With their season on the line, their marquee offseason signing came up big.  Up against the ropes against an already-eliminated … Continue reading Strong Finish: Pacific FC grind out ‘character’ victory over FC Edmonton to move on to 2nd round at ‘Island Games’

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The Third Sub Episode 39: Sports strike huge for BLM awareness, ‘Caps lose again, CPL rolls on and Buchahan’s UWCL win

In the 39th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan take the time to talk about the importance of sports going on strike, the most recent Vancouver Whitecaps loss against the Montreal Impact, the latest week of action at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, and Kadeisha Buchanan’s big European triumph. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 39: Sports strike huge for BLM awareness, ‘Caps lose again, CPL rolls on and Buchahan’s UWCL win

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The Third Sub Episode 38: Week 2 of the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ and Alphonso Davies’s UCL triumph

In the 38th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down the 2nd week of action at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, before taking the time to talk about the significance of Alphonso Davies’s UCL victory with Bayern Munich in the scope of Canadian sporting history. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 38: Week 2 of the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ and Alphonso Davies’s UCL triumph

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The Third Sub Episode 35: Reviewing CPL’s ‘Island Games’ kick-off and previewing Whitecaps return to action vs TFC

In their 35th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down the first weekend of action at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, preview the Vancouver Whitecaps clash with Toronto FC this Tuesday, before going ‘Around the World’ with a look at the play of some Canadians abroad this weekend. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 35: Reviewing CPL’s ‘Island Games’ kick-off and previewing Whitecaps return to action vs TFC

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Coastal Rollercoaster: Pacific FC, Halifax Wanderers combine for entertaining 2-2 draw in ‘Island Games’ coastal clash

Pacific FC and Halifax Wanderers combined for an entertaining 2-2 draw in their opening match clash at the ‘Island Games’ on Saturday, giving each team 1 point heading into their second set of games. Here is our post-match report from this one.  While there has yet to be a victory so far, you can’t say that it hasn’t been entertaining.  For the third straight game … Continue reading Coastal Rollercoaster: Pacific FC, Halifax Wanderers combine for entertaining 2-2 draw in ‘Island Games’ coastal clash

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Island Introspections: Forge vs Cavalry set tone for CPL ‘Island Games’ tournament in opening day clash

In our first edition of ‘Island Introspections’, a column looking at the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ tournament, we look at the first day of action from P.E.I., where 2019 finalists Forge FC and Cavalry FC put up a show.  The Canadian Premier League is back! Nearly 300 days after the league put a wrap on its 2019 season, they finally kicked off their 2020 … Continue reading Island Introspections: Forge vs Cavalry set tone for CPL ‘Island Games’ tournament in opening day clash

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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