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MiB Statistical Snapshots: Can Derek Cornelius be the beacon of simplicity in a Vancouver Whitecaps defensive storm?

Welcome to our second Vancouver Whitecaps statistical snapshot from the MLS is Back tournament, our series in which we will dive into the stats of some standout performers for the ‘Caps down in Orlando. In this one, we take a look at Derek Cornelius, the Canadian defender who provided a huge bright spot when inserted in the lineup halfway through the tournament, sparking a Whitecaps … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Can Derek Cornelius be the beacon of simplicity in a Vancouver Whitecaps defensive storm?

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Double Vision: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avoid being ‘surprised’ by familiar SKC foes (MiB Preview #4)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Sporting Kansas City in the Round of 16 at MLS is Back on Sunday. Here is our preview ahead of that match.  After sitting on the brink, they’ve lived to fight another day.  In one of the more surprising turns that we’ve seen so far at the MLS is Back tournament, the Vancouver Whitecaps etched their way through the group … Continue reading Double Vision: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avoid being ‘surprised’ by familiar SKC foes (MiB Preview #4)

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Fighting the Fire: Vancouver Whitecaps trying to balance ‘risks’ in quest to put out the Fire on Thursday (MiB Preview #3)

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on the Chicago Fire in a pivotal early game Thursday morning, with both teams MLS is Back lives on the line. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  There’s a fire, and the Vancouver Whitecaps have a chance to put it out.  While in this case, this metaphor could extend to segments of the ‘Caps play … Continue reading Fighting the Fire: Vancouver Whitecaps trying to balance ‘risks’ in quest to put out the Fire on Thursday (MiB Preview #3)

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The Third Sub Episode 25: Vancouver Whitecaps plug one leak, open another vs Seattle Sounders

In their 25th episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back, this time to chat the latest Vancouver Whitecaps loss to the Seattle Sounders this past Sunday at MLS is Back. To kick things off, they chat what went wrong against the Sounders, who executed a masterclass in counter-attacking football against the ‘Caps. How could the ‘Caps have reacted better to that? Alex … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 25: Vancouver Whitecaps plug one leak, open another vs Seattle Sounders

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Second’ Caps Thoughts: Final third woes, defensive instability sink Vancouver Whitecaps against Sounders

In this edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column on the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look at their offensive woes against the Sounders, look at what’s plaguing the defence and talk some formations, as Vancouver prepares to keep its MLS is Back hopes alive against the Chicago Fire this upcoming Thursday.  It was an improved performance, but despite that, they were undone by … Continue reading Second’ Caps Thoughts: Final third woes, defensive instability sink Vancouver Whitecaps against Sounders

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Lessons Learned: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to stay ‘together’ ahead of derby with Sounders (MiB Preview #2)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, marking their 2nd game at the MLS is Back tournament. Here is our comprehensive preview ahead of that game.  After a tough loss, sometimes all you want to do is get right back out there, giving yourself a chance to prove that what happened was all just a fluke.  While the Vancouver Whitecaps won’t get … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to stay ‘together’ ahead of derby with Sounders (MiB Preview #2)

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Fatigue, midfield struggles big factors for Whitecaps in loss to Earthquakes

In our latest edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking back at the Vancouver Whitecaps game that was, we take a look at what stood out for us in the ‘Caps 4-3 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes to open up their MLS is Back tournament.  At the very least, you can’t fault them for not being entertaining.  Entertainment is probably the last … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Fatigue, midfield struggles big factors for Whitecaps in loss to Earthquakes

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Delayed Debut: Whitecaps eager and ‘excited’ to finally take on Earthquakes Wednesday (MiB Preview #1)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, officially kicking off their MLS is Back tournament. Here is our comprehensive match preview ahead of that clash.  Are you ready to rumble?  The Vancouver Whitecaps sure are, as they get set to take the field to kick off their MLS is Back tournament in thunderstorm-riddled Florida on Wednesday evening, when they’ll take on … Continue reading Delayed Debut: Whitecaps eager and ‘excited’ to finally take on Earthquakes Wednesday (MiB Preview #1)

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Roster Roundup: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps squad and picking players to watch at MLS is Back

In this piece, ahead of the start of MLS is Back for the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look at the club’s roster down in Orlando, project their starting lineup, pick some players to watch and talk some tactics.  In a matter of days, things are going to get real for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are going to kick off their MLS is Back tournament … Continue reading Roster Roundup: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps squad and picking players to watch at MLS is Back

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps keeping busy, connecting the dots during postponement

Despite the lack of Vancouver Whitecaps game this weekend, due to the MLS’s postponement of games due to the outbreak of COVID-19, they kept busy online, entertaining many via alternate avenues. In this edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, we tip our hat to them for that, before looking at why the break may benefit them, as this mandatory postponement continues. It wasn’t a conventional way … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps keeping busy, connecting the dots during postponement