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2019 Match Preview #31: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo: 2020 Preseason kicks off in Vancouver

The Vancouver Whitecaps return to action this Saturday, taking on a desperate Houston side, as the Caps kick off their post-elimination portion of their 2019 campaign.  After a break from MLS play as players from around the world convened at their various national team set-ups for World Cup qualifiers, inter-confederation matches and friendlies, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Houston Dynamo get set to renew hostilities … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #31: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo: 2020 Preseason kicks off in Vancouver

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Whitecaps lights flicker out for 2019 as New York draws the curtain on Vancouver’s 2019 MLS campaign

In a must-win match at BC Place, the Vancouver Whitecaps were unable to get past a strong New York City side, spelling the end of their 2019 aspirations.  The Vancouver Whitecaps, for the last time this campaign, entered the field with aspirations of making the 2019 MLS playoffs. With one of the leagues best sides awaiting them in a well-rested New York City FC, it … Continue reading Whitecaps lights flicker out for 2019 as New York draws the curtain on Vancouver’s 2019 MLS campaign

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2019 Match Preview #30: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New York City FC: Weathered souls vs rested foes

All the lead up to this game has concentrated on travel plans, as the Whitecaps returned to Vancouver midday Thursday with some rocky tales of their voyage to La Belle Province, while New York took it a little easier, arriving in Vancouver on Tuesday, taking in what the city has had to offer, as well as taking the time to properly train ahead of today.  … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #30: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New York City FC: Weathered souls vs rested foes

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Caps ready for what Earthquakes and “great guy” Almeyda have to offer

The Vancouver Whitecaps (6W-12L-9D) take on San Jose in a rematch of a contest that the Earthquakes (11W-10L-5D) took up in Vancouver back in July, winning 3-1 at BC Place. In a battle of third-wheel sides in MLS’s Rivalry week, Vancouver will look to repeat some 2018 California magic, as they won 3-2 in San Jose last year, despite being down 2-0 early on.  The … Continue reading Caps ready for what Earthquakes and “great guy” Almeyda have to offer

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2019 Match Preview #28: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Fault Lines at play

Once again, the Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes meet during MLS’s Rivalry Week, both the third-wheel teams in a set of intense derby matches on either side. While there is yet to be much of a rivalry between these two, maybe this match will be the start of something special.  What will the name of this rivalry be? Yet to be decided. With both … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #28: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Fault Lines at play

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Post-Match Review #27– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs DC United: A sigh of relief

With Wayne Rooney and co coming to Vancouver, the Caps were not expected to tie, let alone win and pick up a clean sheet in the process. But despite the pessimistic thoughts of others, they managed to do just that, providing a gutsy performance at BC Place, giving fans a lot to cheer about in the process.  The Caps put in a workhorse performance on … Continue reading Post-Match Review #27– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs DC United: A sigh of relief

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Post-Match Review #26– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers FC: Rained on by the Timbers

With the skies opening up to deliver a passionate pre-match storm, this match had all of the elements to create a classic derby. And it certainly delivered on that promise, with both teams combining to provide fans with a night to remember.  The Vancouver Whitecaps will feel hard done by the result, as they came into this one with 4 points in their last 6 … Continue reading Post-Match Review #26– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers FC: Rained on by the Timbers

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2019 Match Preview #26: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers: Expansion cousins renew hostilities

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

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Post-Match Review #25– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs FC Cincinnati: Old Friends Fall

In a reunion of sorts in the “Queen City”, the Vancouver Whitecaps had the last laugh as their former friends at FC Cincinnati fell in a match between two closely linked sides.  While it wasn’t pretty at times, the Caps did exactly what they needed to do, handing Cincinnati their 15th loss in the last 18 games. They showed the kind of resilience they had … Continue reading Post-Match Review #25– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs FC Cincinnati: Old Friends Fall

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2019 Match Preview #25: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs FC Cincinnati: Battle in the Basement

For the first time ever, the Vancouver Whitecaps will make the trek to Cincinnati, Ohio, as they take on first-year expansion side FC Cincinnati. While this match doesn’t have the shine that was expected it would have when the fixtures list was released earlier this year, there are a lot of intriguing storylines at hand, despite both teams spending lengthy periods of time in and … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #25: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs FC Cincinnati: Battle in the Basement