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Pacemaking: Vancouver Whitecaps show growth, offensive flashes in 2-1 loss to Timbers

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

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Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

Another Vancouver Whitecaps signing was wrapped up this past weekend, as the team brought in 20-year-old Serbian centre back Ranko Veselinovic on a 1-year loan. Here is a look at what he can bring to the team.  He might be the latest addition to their ‘rank and file’, but his leadership attributes suggest he’ll be more than just an ordinary squad member. The Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

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Pieces of the Puzzle: A look at how the Whitecaps 2020 rebuild stacks up from a statistical standpoint

The Vancouver Whitecaps added their latest player to their roster on Monday, bringing in winger David Milinkovic on a 1-year loan with an option to buy, pushing their roster 1 step closer to full completion. We break down the signing, and also take a look at how the rebuild has gone so far from a statistical standpoint, as the Caps look to find enough goals … Continue reading Pieces of the Puzzle: A look at how the Whitecaps 2020 rebuild stacks up from a statistical standpoint

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Fresh Start: Whitecaps might not be painting a ‘Starry Night’, but 4 cornerstones have been a good guide

As the Vancouver Whitecaps get their San Diego portion of their training camp underway this week, we look at the parting words of Marc Dos Santos, along with a look at how the Whitecaps are aiming to push the presence of their ‘4 cornerstones’ through the start of preseason. Mentality. Team Spirit. Work Ethic. Discipline.  4 defining characteristics. On their own, they all embody different … Continue reading Fresh Start: Whitecaps might not be painting a ‘Starry Night’, but 4 cornerstones have been a good guide

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Behind the #8 Ball: What can newest Whitecaps signing, Leonard Owusu, bring to Vancouver?

On the 2nd day of training camp, the Vancouver Whitecaps added the latest piece to their ‘project 2020’, signing Ghanian midfielder Leonard Owusu to a TAM deal. Here is a look at what their newest signing can bring to Vancouver.  After teasing a new #8 two weeks ago, the Vancouver Whitecaps have found their man. 1 day after 2020 training camp kicked off, the Whitecaps … Continue reading Behind the #8 Ball: What can newest Whitecaps signing, Leonard Owusu, bring to Vancouver?

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Moving Up: Analyzing the futures of Ali Adnan and Hwang In Beom on the Vancouver Whitecaps

With In Beom Hwang recently stating in an interview that he’d like to move to Europe as soon as the opportunity arises, while rumours have swirled around Ali Adnan concerning a move abroad for a while now, we look at how this affects the Whitecaps, who appear to be prepared for this to happen as soon as next year.  Heading into an uncertain 2020 season, … Continue reading Moving Up: Analyzing the futures of Ali Adnan and Hwang In Beom on the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Goal-Setter: New Vancouver Whitecaps CEO Mark Pannes aiming to grow global brand, fill BC Place

With the latest Vancouver Whitecaps front office signing, CEO Mark Pannes, we look at his introductory press conference on Tuesday, and see how he’s going to play a role to help them grow their brand, fill the stadium and more, as the front office rejig continues. He might not score goals, but he can set and break them.  The Vancouver Whitecaps made another off the … Continue reading Goal-Setter: New Vancouver Whitecaps CEO Mark Pannes aiming to grow global brand, fill BC Place

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Godoy’s Plan: A look at Erik Godoy and why his signing is important for the Vancouver Whitecaps

With Erik Godoy looking set to return to the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2020, we look at the impact the Argentine had in his debut 2019 MLS season, and what his move can teach them ahead of the opening of the Winter Transfer Window. He might have already been in their midst, but the Whitecaps locked up their centre back solution this week. Just over a … Continue reading Godoy’s Plan: A look at Erik Godoy and why his signing is important for the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Door wide-open: Do the recent Vancouver Whitecaps moves suggest a formation shift for 2020?

As it looks less and less likely that Michaell Chirinos returns to Vancouver, we look at why a shift to the 3-5-2 may now be in order for the Whitecaps, especially with Lucas Cavallini coming into the fold.  With another winger supposedly out of the picture, the push away from a 4-3-3 might have just gotten another boost. Reports emerged out of Honduras late Wednesday … Continue reading Door wide-open: Do the recent Vancouver Whitecaps moves suggest a formation shift for 2020?

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Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos

As the future of Michaell Chirinos in Vancouver remains up in the air, we look at what’s holding up negotiations with the Honduran International, and why he may deserve a decent chunk of change The offseason has felt so long, yet is still barely getting underway.  It’s been nearly 2 months since the Vancouver Whitecaps last played a game, a tight 1-0 loss to Real … Continue reading Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos