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Surreal Start: 10 months into tenure with Vancouver Whitecaps, Axel Schuster looks ahead to busy rest of 2020 for ‘Caps

Axel Schuster sat down with media for an hour-long roundtable this week. Here are our big takeaways from that availability, as he shared some interesting tidbits on the MLS schedule, youth development, young DPs, signing players and more.  It’s been a few busy days off of the field for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Earlier this week, they announced that current first-team assistant coach, Vanni Startini, would … Continue reading Surreal Start: 10 months into tenure with Vancouver Whitecaps, Axel Schuster looks ahead to busy rest of 2020 for ‘Caps

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The Third Sub Episode 35: Reviewing CPL’s ‘Island Games’ kick-off and previewing Whitecaps return to action vs TFC

In their 35th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down the first weekend of action at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, preview the Vancouver Whitecaps clash with Toronto FC this Tuesday, before going ‘Around the World’ with a look at the play of some Canadians abroad this weekend. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 35: Reviewing CPL’s ‘Island Games’ kick-off and previewing Whitecaps return to action vs TFC

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Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

On Thursday, the MLS announced their ‘Phase 1’ plan for Canadian MLS teams, while Canada Soccer announced its plan for the 2020 Canadian Championship. In this, we look at the details of both announcements, and what this all means for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  There will be MLS games in Canada this season.  After seeing the MLS move down to Florida during the last month for … Continue reading Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

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The Third Sub Episode 32: In Beom gone, CPL/MLS schedule woes, and Jonathan David’s transfer

In their 32nd episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan sit back and dive into the In Beom Hwang saga, look at the MLS scheduling headache, share some CPL schedule/kit news and talk about the latest Jonathan David transfer, in what is a jam-packed episode. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub podcast! In their 32nd episode, Alex and … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 32: In Beom gone, CPL/MLS schedule woes, and Jonathan David’s transfer

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In Beom Gone?: In Beom Hwang’s complicated Whitecaps adventure continues with recent Russian transfer rumours

Over the weekend, reports of a possible In Beom Hwang transfer came about online, as the South Korean now seems likely to head to Russia soon. In this, we explore his complicated time in Vancouver, the legacy this move can leave behind and where this puts the ‘Caps heading into the winter. In the global transfer market, things move fast.  For fans of the Vancouver … Continue reading In Beom Gone?: In Beom Hwang’s complicated Whitecaps adventure continues with recent Russian transfer rumours

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MiB Statistical Snapshots: Could Leonard Owusu be an answer to the Vancouver Whitecaps #8 question?

Welcome to our first Vancouver Whitecaps statistical snapshot from the MLS is Back tournament, our series in which we will dive into the stats of some standout performers for the ‘Caps down in Orlando. Up first is Leonard Owusu, the Ghanian midfielder who led the way for Vancouver in midfield all tournament, provoking several questions about his best position going forward.  It was a tough … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Could Leonard Owusu be an answer to the Vancouver Whitecaps #8 question?

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show fight, resilience despite tough PK loss to SKC

In this edition of ‘Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column about the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look back at their heartbreaking loss to Sporting Kansas City via penalty kicks on Sunday. It wasn’t the way the ‘Caps would’ve liked to go out, but they learned several valuable lessons this tournament, showing some good growth over the 4 games that they played down in Orlando.  … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show fight, resilience despite tough PK loss to SKC

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Penalty Peril: Vancouver Whitecaps fall to SKC on spot-kicks after regular time defensive stalemate

The Vancouver Whitecaps narrowly fell to Sporting KC in the Round of 16 at MLS is Back on Sunday, as SKC found a way to best them on penalty kicks, after things stayed 0-0 throughout the 90 minutes. Here is our match report from what was a tight game between MLS Western Conference foes.  After doing well to bounce back, it was a tough way … Continue reading Penalty Peril: Vancouver Whitecaps fall to SKC on spot-kicks after regular time defensive stalemate

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Double Vision: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avoid being ‘surprised’ by familiar SKC foes (MiB Preview #4)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Sporting Kansas City in the Round of 16 at MLS is Back on Sunday. Here is our preview ahead of that match.  After sitting on the brink, they’ve lived to fight another day.  In one of the more surprising turns that we’ve seen so far at the MLS is Back tournament, the Vancouver Whitecaps etched their way through the group … Continue reading Double Vision: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avoid being ‘surprised’ by familiar SKC foes (MiB Preview #4)

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Stats Splurge: 3 Vancouver Whitecaps statistical storylines to monitor ahead of SKC clash at MLS is Back

Ahead of the Vancouver Whitecaps pivotal knockout round matchup vs Sporting Kansas City at MLS is Back, we take a look at some ‘Caps statistical storylines to monitor, as they get set to make a run down in Orlando.  It wasn’t textbook, but they did what they had to do in order to survive.  Despite losing their first 2 games at the MLS is Back … Continue reading Stats Splurge: 3 Vancouver Whitecaps statistical storylines to monitor ahead of SKC clash at MLS is Back