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Designating the Best: Ranking the top 5 DPs in the Vancouver Whitecaps’s short MLS history

Over their time in MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps have had 15 Designated Players, to mixed results. In this, we take the best and put them in a top 5, ranked by the impact and production that they provided the club.  As time has gone on, the term ‘Designated Player’ has become nearly synonymous with MLS, etching itself as the holy grail of the league’s confusing … Continue reading Designating the Best: Ranking the top 5 DPs in the Vancouver Whitecaps’s short MLS history

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Growth proves to be key for Vancouver Whitecaps in win over LA Galaxy

The Vancouver Whitecaps played a game this weekend, as they downed the LA Galaxy in a surprise road victory. In our 2nd edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, our new day-after column, we look at what we can take away from the match, with the morale-boosting victory providing no shortage of talking points.  Well, it appears that the sky hasn’t quite fallen, yet. Such is life … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Growth proves to be key for Vancouver Whitecaps in win over LA Galaxy

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Post-Match: Vancouver Whitecaps buy tickets to show, ride Ricketts goal to win over LA Galaxy

The Vancouver Whitecaps picked up their first 3 points of the season this weekend, as they downed the LA Galaxy down in Carson, giving them their first victory in 2020 MLS play. Here is how things broke down on the night.  They had a ticket to the dance, and once they got in, they sure made it count.  Fittingly enough, the man who seemed to … Continue reading Post-Match: Vancouver Whitecaps buy tickets to show, ride Ricketts goal to win over LA Galaxy

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Growth Curve: Vancouver Whitecaps continuing quest to establish tactical ‘trademarks’ against LA Galaxy

Ahead of their clash with the LA Galaxy, the Vancouver Whitecaps have been hard at work this week, as they continue their quest to become a more solid team tactically this season. Against the Galaxy, it won’t be easy, but they appear ready to give it their all. It’s early days, but heading into the 2nd game of the season, they’re still searching for their … Continue reading Growth Curve: Vancouver Whitecaps continuing quest to establish tactical ‘trademarks’ against LA Galaxy

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Redemption: Vancouver Whitecaps ‘focused’ on LA Galaxy clash after tough opening day loss (Preview #2)

The Vancouver Whitecaps are preparing to head down to LA this weekend, where they’ll face off against the Galaxy in what promises to be an entertaining matchup. After a tough loss in their home opener vs SKC, they head down with redemption on their minds, as they look to pick up their first win of the season.  There’s no doubt, losses can be deflating.  For … Continue reading Redemption: Vancouver Whitecaps ‘focused’ on LA Galaxy clash after tough opening day loss (Preview #2)

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Get on your Bike(l): Have the Vancouver Whitecaps found their #6 solution in Janio Bikel?

Less than 48 hours before the start of the MLS season, the Vancouver Whitecaps made a surprise move, bringing in midfielder/right back Janio Bikel from CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria, giving the ‘Caps a boost ahead of their 2020 campaign. In this, we look at what Bikel can bring to the team, by analyzing his style of play, statistical profile and fit with the club.  As … Continue reading Get on your Bike(l): Have the Vancouver Whitecaps found their #6 solution in Janio Bikel?

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Second ‘Caps thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show glimpses, highlight flaws in loss to Sporting KC

In this first edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, a day-after column where we break down the Vancouver Whitecaps game from that weekend, we look at what we can take from the ‘Caps opening-day loss to Sporting KC, both positively and negatively.  After riding the high of a successful preseason, it was a sobering gut punch, snapping them right back to reality.  The Vancouver Whitecaps opened … Continue reading Second ‘Caps thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show glimpses, highlight flaws in loss to Sporting KC

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Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

In this one, members of the BTS team (and a special guest) do their best to predict the Vancouver and MLS 2020 season, by answering a set of questions on both the ‘Caps and the rest of the league. After a long wait, MLS is finally back, with a busy slate of games on tap this weekend.  As MLS heads into its 25th season, this … Continue reading Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

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Final Sprint: Vancouver Whitecaps making moves, training hard as they wrap up ‘demanding’ preseason

The Vancouver Whitecaps officially wrap up preseason this week, as they get set to take on Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. They haven’t finished things off quietly, however, with plenty of movement happening on and off the pitch this week. Here is the latest roundup of news around the team, before things get underway, for real, this weekend.  It’s the “back to school” week for … Continue reading Final Sprint: Vancouver Whitecaps making moves, training hard as they wrap up ‘demanding’ preseason

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Showtime: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to ‘set the tone’ in stern first test against Sporting Kansas City (Preview #1)

After a long offseason, the MLS regular season is finally upon us. Here is what the Vancouver Whitecaps had to say this week, along with a look at both sides, in our first match preview of 2020. Continue reading Showtime: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to ‘set the tone’ in stern first test against Sporting Kansas City (Preview #1)