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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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The Third Sub Episode 20: Whitecaps Schedule news, the future of USports and the CPL Draft (Feat: Ben Steiner)

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this special episode, number 20, Alex and Sam are joined by BTS’s own Ben Steiner, who is also the founder of 49Sport (https://49-sport.com/), a website covering all things USports in Canada, to chat MLS, USports and CPL soccer. So to kick things off, they dive straight into the latest Vancouver Whitecaps news, starting off … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 20: Whitecaps Schedule news, the future of USports and the CPL Draft (Feat: Ben Steiner)

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Comeback Season: MLS is back, and ‘Caps are more than happy to take ‘opportunity’, despite concerns

The Major League of Soccer announced its return-to-play plan on Wednesday, paving the way for a tournament in Orlando next month, making the MLS the first major male sports league to return in North America. Here is a look at what we took away from that announcement, along with how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps, who have started preparing for this tournament in earnest.  After … Continue reading Comeback Season: MLS is back, and ‘Caps are more than happy to take ‘opportunity’, despite concerns

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The Third Sub Episode 17: MLS is back, CPL not far away, applauding players supporting Black Lives Matter and more

Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk about some loaded subjects in both the North American and European soccer scene. First, they take a look at MLS’s return to play strategy, which only materialized after intense negotiations, during which the MLSPA and MLS’s owners butted heads on a myriad … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 17: MLS is back, CPL not far away, applauding players supporting Black Lives Matter and more

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The Third Sub Episode 16: Breaking down the impending returns of the MLS, CPL and NWSL

Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time to discuss the American and Canadian soccer scene as a whole, as various leagues within the two countries prepare for a return. They start with a look at the MLS plan for a return, with Orlando remaining as the likely hub city solution there, before shifting … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 16: Breaking down the impending returns of the MLS, CPL and NWSL

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The Third Sub Episode 15: The Bundesliga returns, CPL considering hub solution, MLS as well

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam kick things off with a look at their impressions of the Bundesliga’s return, and how they thought the games that they saw this weekend went. Could it be a template for other leagues to follow? It will depend on a multitude of factors, but the early returns look positive. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 15: The Bundesliga returns, CPL considering hub solution, MLS as well

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The Third Sub Episode 14: The KLeague returns, MLS restarts training and CPL makes huge transfer

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to discuss some lighter soccer subjects, at least compared to some of the news that had been emerging the past couple episodes. They take a look at the official return of the KLeague, with a special look at how Doneil Henry fared, before … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 14: The KLeague returns, MLS restarts training and CPL makes huge transfer

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The Third Sub Episode 12: Analyzing how South Korea’s return to play could affect MLS, CPL

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to discuss soccer from more of a global standpoint, as parts of the world find themselves close to returning to play after this COVID-19 related hiatus. They analyze how the return of some of those leagues, such as South Korea’s KLeague, can impact … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 12: Analyzing how South Korea’s return to play could affect MLS, CPL

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The Third Sub Episode 11: MLS feeling some heat, PFACan sees the light of day, and an ode to the old ‘Caps

Welcome back to another Episode of the Third Sub! In this 11th episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time to look at the latest Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS, CPL and international soccer news. First, they take a look at MLS, and the heat that the league is currently facing with some recent declarations, and how that could affect the CBA. They then pivot up towards … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 11: MLS feeling some heat, PFACan sees the light of day, and an ode to the old ‘Caps

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CanMNT Road to 2022: What to make of Canada’s midfield depth 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 2, where we move up the pitch … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: What to make of Canada’s midfield depth ahead of World Cup qualifiers