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

2019 Match Preview #27: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs DC United: Home at last

The Vancouver Whitecaps return home after a lengthy road trip, but things do not get easier for them on Saturday, with a strong DC United side awaiting them at BC Place.  After falling 3-1 in a rainy evening down in Portland, the Vancouver Whitecaps return home to face DC United at BC Place, taking on a team currently 3rd in the Eastern Conference playoff race. … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #27: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs DC United: Home at last

Caps rained out as Timbers triumph in classic Cascadian clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps (5W-12L-9D) were unable to ride the wave of a Theo Bair wonder-strike, instead finding themselves flushed out of Providence Park, as they were unable to best the Timbers (10W-9L-4D) on what was a rainy night down in Portland. It was not for a lack of trying, as the Caps put up a spirited performance, but in the end, their dam was broken … Continue reading Caps rained out as Timbers triumph in classic Cascadian clash

Game Day: Caps looking to stump Timbers in the Rose City

With Portland being long known as “Stumptown” for the stumps left behind during their biggest phases of urban development back in the 19th century, the Vancouver Whitecaps (5W-11L-9D) will look to leave the Portland Timbers (9W-9L-4D) in a similar state of ruin, as they try to chop down their high-flying Cascadian rivals in another edition of the Cascadia Cup.  The Caps come into this match … Continue reading Game Day: Caps looking to stump Timbers in the Rose City

Dos Santos unable to reel in prized fish ahead of MLS Transfer Deadline

Vancouver Whitecaps manager Marc Dos Santos was out with his lure and rod on Wednesday but ultimately came back empty-handed, with the luck of the sea not turning with his Caps on the night. While a lot of it may have been circumstantial, with his bait not being enough to get any names to bite, it did little to appease a disappointed fanbase, who was … Continue reading Dos Santos unable to reel in prized fish ahead of MLS Transfer Deadline

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

The particular case of the Caps and the “whipping boy”

Each club always seems to have one, with many more having multiples of them. It’s the whipping boy, the player who is a lightning rod for criticism, soaking up anger from outsiders, justified or not.  Over the last week, the Vancouver Whitecaps shipped out two players who filled that role for them this season, with Lucas Venuto and Felipe Martins being sent packing in the … Continue reading The particular case of the Caps and the “whipping boy”

Caps trade Felipe to DC United, keeping a careful eye on 2020 

While the move certainly hurts them today, it was made with an eye on the future, as the Caps look to build on the rest of this season and beyond.  The Vancouver Whitecaps lost their second Brazilian in less than a week, as midfielder Felipe Martins was traded to DC United on Tuesday, with $75 000 in 2020 TAM and a 2020 international roster spot … Continue reading Caps trade Felipe to DC United, keeping a careful eye on 2020 

“Midfield Island” gives out signs of life for Caps vs Cincinnati

Much like people lost at sea, the Vancouver Whitecaps midfield has often found themselves stranded on the pitch this season, unable to link with the mainland, which in this case has been the forward line.  The Caps have struggled in the midfield area for a large part of the campaign, unable to push the play forward, often finding themselves hemmed in front of the defensive … Continue reading “Midfield Island” gives out signs of life for Caps vs Cincinnati

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