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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps left to ponder missed chances and moral victories after 1-0 loss to Minnesota United

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at all things Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the ‘Caps loss to Minnesota United from Wednesday night. Here’s what stood out to us in that one.  For how close they were to making magic happen, the ending had to hurt.  Having fought hard throughout the first 70 minutes, the Vancouver Whitecaps seemed like they were close … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps left to ponder missed chances and moral victories after 1-0 loss to Minnesota United

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‘Caps Look Back: Breaking down how the Vancouver Whitecaps U23 homegrowns and draftees did in 2020

In the next part of our ‘Caps Look Back, we take a look at how the Vancouver Whitecaps Homegrowns and draftees aged 23 and under fared in 2020, giving an overall grade for how they handled themselves this season.  The ‘next wave’ took a step forward this season.  Ever since Marc Dos Santos was hired as head coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps, he’s given a … Continue reading ‘Caps Look Back: Breaking down how the Vancouver Whitecaps U23 homegrowns and draftees did in 2020

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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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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps put up complete performance in statement win over LAFC

In our day-after column, we look back at a big Vancouver Whitecaps victory, as the ‘Caps avenged a heavy defeat in a rematch with LAFC on Wednesday.  The wild ride continues.  After seeming down and out a week ago, in the midst of a 4-game losing streak, the Vancouver Whitecaps have jumped back to life these past 2 games, picking up back-to-back wins and throwing … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps put up complete performance in statement win over LAFC

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Midfield woes, second-half meltdown sink Vancouver Whitecaps versus Sounders

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we break down the ‘Caps latest result, a 3-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field on Saturday. Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Midfield woes, second-half meltdown sink Vancouver Whitecaps versus Sounders

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Early defensive lapse undoes improved Vancouver Whitecaps performance in 1-0 loss to Timbers

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column about the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at their most recent game, a tight loss to the Portland Timbers, and look at what stood out in what was a unique game, for a multitude of reasons. On paper, it isn’t a terrible result.  Taking on the team tied for first in the Western Conference table, the Portland Timbers, … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Early defensive lapse undoes improved Vancouver Whitecaps performance in 1-0 loss to Timbers

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New Home: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to stay in the thick of ‘close’ Western Conference race versus Timbers at temporary home (Preview #14)

Mere days after a heavy loss to LAFC, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to bounce back with a win over their Cascadian Rivals, the Portland Timbers, in a unique ‘home’ game in Portland. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to claw their way back into a tight Western Conference playoff race with a win.  No better way to bounce back … Continue reading New Home: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to stay in the thick of ‘close’ Western Conference race versus Timbers at temporary home (Preview #14)

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Triple Threat: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps expecting ‘motivated’ LAFC side in quest to get 3rd straight win (Preview #13)

The Vancouver Whitecaps head to LA to take on LAFC on Wednesday, with the ‘Caps looking to win 3 consecutive games for the first time in the Marc Dos Santos era. Here is our match preview ahead of that one, as the streaking ‘Caps side gets set to take on a reeling but hungry LA side.  It’s amazing what a few wins can do for … Continue reading Triple Threat: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps expecting ‘motivated’ LAFC side in quest to get 3rd straight win (Preview #13)

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps weather slow start vs RSL to keep rolling with 3rd win in 4 games

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look back at their win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday, as they weathered a slow start to find a victory thanks to some Fredy Montero and Lucas Cavallini magic.  Suddenly, they’ve found a bit of a groove here.  After finding themselves with a record of 2W-6L-0D heading into game … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps weather slow start vs RSL to keep rolling with 3rd win in 4 games