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A last Gasp(ar)? Analyzing what potential signing Bruno Gaspar could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps (and other Day 1 training camp storylines)

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off training camp on Monday, officially putting an end to a long offseason. Here are some important storylines ahead of this first week of camp, including an analysis of a potential signing, the ‘Caps goals for the first week and an ode to paperwork.  Don’t look now, but the start of the MLS season is slowly starting to sneak up on … Continue reading A last Gasp(ar)? Analyzing what potential signing Bruno Gaspar could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps (and other Day 1 training camp storylines)

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‘Caic’ Closed: New Vancouver Whitecaps signing Deiber Caicedo ‘glad’ to complete long-awaited move to MLS

The Vancouver Whitecaps got the ball rolling on their offseason on Tuesday, as they officially announced the signing of young Colombian winger Deiber Caicedo through 2023. Here is what Caicedo, Sporting Director Axel Schuster and head coach Marc Dos Santos had to say on the move Tuesday, as they broke down what was a very interesting transfer process.  After a long wait, they’ve finally got … Continue reading ‘Caic’ Closed: New Vancouver Whitecaps signing Deiber Caicedo ‘glad’ to complete long-awaited move to MLS

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The Third Sub Episode 67: MLS Transfers, Youth Development, Vancouver Whitecaps talk and more (FT: Tom Bogert)

In Episode 67 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Tom Bogert of MLSSoccer.com, as they dive into some MLS and Vancouver Whitecaps chatter. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In their 67th episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat some MLS and Vancouver Whitecaps. To help them do this, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 67: MLS Transfers, Youth Development, Vancouver Whitecaps talk and more (FT: Tom Bogert)

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Dealing with Deiber: What to make of the reports surrounding potential Vancouver Whitecaps signing, Deiber Caicedo

Last weekend, reports of the Vancouver Whitecaps potentially signing winger, Deiber Caicedo, surfaced in Colombia. In this, we look at those rumours and what to make of them, before seeing what Caicedo brings to the table, and why this sort of signing will only become more popular in the next few years.  It’s that time of year once again.  As the Vancouver Whitecaps offseason starts … Continue reading Dealing with Deiber: What to make of the reports surrounding potential Vancouver Whitecaps signing, Deiber Caicedo

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‘Caps Look Back: Analyzing how the Vancouver Whitecaps offseason signings performed in 2020

In the next part of our ‘Caps Look Back, we take a look at some of the Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 signings, giving them a score based on how they fared this season.  After a look at the old, it’s time to look at some of the new.  For the second year in a row, the Vancouver Whitecaps had plenty of roster turnover, as they started … Continue reading ‘Caps Look Back: Analyzing how the Vancouver Whitecaps offseason signings performed in 2020

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Starting the Tank: After a tough debut MLS season, could Lucas Cavallini be primed for a 2021 breakout?

It was far from the ideal debut season for the Vancouver Whitecaps’ most-expensive signing, Lucas Cavallini, but as we look at in this piece, things weren’t all that bad this year, suggesting a strong 2021 could be on the cards for the Canadian international.  Nearly a year ago, the ‘Caps splashed the cash.  After some not-so-secret negotiations that had supposedly started months earlier, the Vancouver … Continue reading Starting the Tank: After a tough debut MLS season, could Lucas Cavallini be primed for a 2021 breakout?

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The Third Sub Episode 62: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps year-end media availability

In episode 62 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into the Vancouver Whitecaps year-end media availability, sharing some of what stood out from the ‘Caps final press conference of the 2020 season. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk about the Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 62: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps year-end media availability

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Staying the Course: Heading into another crucial offseason, Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to prove that things are different this time

The Vancouver Whitecaps held their year-end media availabilities on Thursday, as they took time to answer questions about this past season and the upcoming offseason. Here is what stood out from that, as they get set to go into an important transfer window for this club.  You can be excused if you’ve heard this story before.  For the third straight offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps are … Continue reading Staying the Course: Heading into another crucial offseason, Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to prove that things are different this time

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Silver Lining: How missing the playoffs can help the Vancouver Whitecaps in quest to find identity

The Vancouver Whitecaps were eliminated from the playoffs on Wednesday. In this piece, we look at why that could be a good thing for them, as they now have a chance to keep building their identity this offseason. With 1 game to go, the dream has ended.  They’ll be no Decision Day drama for the Vancouver Whitecaps this season, as they were officially eliminated from … Continue reading Silver Lining: How missing the playoffs can help the Vancouver Whitecaps in quest to find identity

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Emotional fireworks overshadow Vancouver Whitecaps defensive woes in 4-2 loss to Impact

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the most recent Vancouver loss, a 4-2 result to the Montreal Impact on Sunday, and look at what ailed the ‘Caps, including some defensive lapses, disciplinary woes and more, before finishing with some positive points worth highlighting from the game. With smoke hanging over the pitch all game, it … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Emotional fireworks overshadow Vancouver Whitecaps defensive woes in 4-2 loss to Impact