The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off the ‘Rose City Invitational Tournament’ on Sunday, where they narrowly fell to the Portland Timbers, 2-1. Here are the coaches’ post-game thoughts, as well as a look at what went well, and what went less well. As one man famously once said, no one ever remembers your preseason record at the end of the campaign. That doesn’t quite discount the … Continue reading Pacemaking: Vancouver Whitecaps show growth, offensive flashes in 2-1 loss to Timbers
Given the obvious links between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Jonathan Osorio, along with the recent Nicolas Benezet situation, we look to see if there could be a fit for either player in Vancouver, as the Whitecaps could look to take them off of their rivals. Sometimes to get better, you must poach from the competition. This MLS offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps have the option to … Continue reading In the Ozone: Seeing if a Vancouver Whitecaps move for Jonathan Osorio could make sense
In this edition of Thursday Thoughts, we open things up for a mailbag, as we set out to answer some burning questions that were sent to us ahead of today. Welcome back to another edition of ‘Thursday Thoughts’, a column where we look to take a look around at what’s going on in the Canada Soccer, Whitecaps and CPL world. Today, we open things up … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts Mailbag: 2020 Whitecaps expectations and signings, MLS talk and more
The eternal question remains: who will fill the role as a number 10 for the Caps? Over their tenure in MLS, it has constantly remained a question mark. While investment could certainly remedy that, we will have to wait until the winter to see if that happens. So while they wait, they can only experiment from within. We look at some names that could step … Continue reading Dime on the Dollar: Internal options to try and fill the #10 hole for the Caps
With Portland being long known as “Stumptown” for the stumps left behind during their biggest phases of urban development back in the 19th century, the Vancouver Whitecaps (5W-11L-9D) will look to leave the Portland Timbers (9W-9L-4D) in a similar state of ruin, as they try to chop down their high-flying Cascadian rivals in another edition of the Cascadia Cup. The Caps come into this match … Continue reading Game Day: Caps looking to stump Timbers in the Rose City
While Portland and Vancouver have seemed to fly in opposite directions since their expansion, with the Timbers having one MLS Cup triumph and 2 finals appearances total compared to Vancouver’s none, the teams always combine for entertaining affairs, with this one expected to live up to the shine that many Cascadia Derby days in the past has provided. The Vancouver Whitecaps make the trek down … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #26: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers: Expansion cousins renew hostilities
The Vancouver Whitecaps have been much-maligned for their rebuilding year falling flat so far. As they compete within a changing MLS, manager Marc Dos Santos is trying to find the best way to complete his roster to avoid a repeat season next year. Here is a look at what he has said and what he can do, as the Caps try to fit into the … Continue reading How MDS and the Caps can try to build within MLS’s shifting recruitment profile.
With the Seattle Sounders in town tonight for another installation of the Cascadia Cup, the mini-competition contested between Seattle, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers, the Whitecaps will be looking to take a step towards once again becoming an important cog in the derby, as they try to push the third-wheel reputation away and attempt to catch up to their two rivals down south. … Continue reading Time for Third-Wheel Caps to Impose Themselves in Cascadia, Canadian Rivalries