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Raise a Sartini: Vancouver Whitecaps open Vanni Sartini era with dominant 4-1 win over RSL in ‘Interim Derby’

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Real Salt Lake at BC Place on Sunday. Here’s our match report from that one.  Heading into the game, no one knew what to expect.  In a midseason MLS clash between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Real Salt Lake, two teams sitting in the middle of the Western Conference standings, it always felt like Sunday’s night clash might be a listless, … Continue reading Raise a Sartini: Vancouver Whitecaps open Vanni Sartini era with dominant 4-1 win over RSL in ‘Interim Derby’

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“We have to focus on ourselves”: Vancouver Whitecaps interim head coach Vanni Sartini looking for internal growth ahead of unique all-interim battle vs RSL

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Real Salt Lake at BC Place on Sunday. Here’s how the Whitecaps are feeling ahead of this one, as they look to put a busy few days behind them ahead of a massive game for their playoff aspirations.  After such a tough last 2 days, it’s going to be a tough turnaround.  For a Vancouver Whitecaps team that has gone … Continue reading “We have to focus on ourselves”: Vancouver Whitecaps interim head coach Vanni Sartini looking for internal growth ahead of unique all-interim battle vs RSL

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New Beginning: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to ‘maximize’ roster against RSL in 1st game back after international break

The Vancouver Whitecaps are taking on Real Salt Lake on Friday, as they return to MLS action after a lengthy international break. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  After having had a chance to recharge the batteries, they’re just ready to get back out there.  Having been just under a month since they last played a competitive game, the Vancouver Whitecaps are just chomping … Continue reading New Beginning: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to ‘maximize’ roster against RSL in 1st game back after international break

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Building it Up: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping for more ‘consistent’ tactical approach ahead of Real Salt Lake clash (Preview #17)

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on Real Salt Lake at ‘home’ in Portland on Saturday. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to avoid losing their 5th MLS game in a row, tying a high under Marc Dos Santos.  After a short break, it’s time to get right back at it.  Mere days after losing their 4th … Continue reading Building it Up: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping for more ‘consistent’ tactical approach ahead of Real Salt Lake clash (Preview #17)

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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

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Double Trouble: Vancouver Whitecaps win back-to-back games for 1st time in over 16 months with big away win over RSL

The Vancouver Whitecaps picked up a huge win on Saturday, as they took down Real Salt Lake in Salt Lake, giving them their 3rd win in 4 games. Here is our report from that game, as the ‘Caps did well to find a late winner away from home.  Blink, and you might miss it.  For the first time in over 16 months, the Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading Double Trouble: Vancouver Whitecaps win back-to-back games for 1st time in over 16 months with big away win over RSL

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2019 Match Preview #34: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake: One last party at the disco

On Sunday, the Vancouver Whitecaps host Real Salt Lake at BC Place, in what will be the final game of their 2019 MLS regular season.  With this 2019 MLS campaign nearing its business end, the Vancouver Whitecaps play host to Real Salt Lake at home on Sunday, a team they last played in the second game of this season. It seems so long ago that … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #34: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake: One last party at the disco