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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Fatigue, midfield struggles big factors for Whitecaps in loss to Earthquakes

In our latest edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking back at the Vancouver Whitecaps game that was, we take a look at what stood out for us in the ‘Caps 4-3 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes to open up their MLS is Back tournament.  At the very least, you can’t fault them for not being entertaining.  Entertainment is probably the last … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Fatigue, midfield struggles big factors for Whitecaps in loss to Earthquakes

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Roster Roundup: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps squad and picking players to watch at MLS is Back

In this piece, ahead of the start of MLS is Back for the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look at the club’s roster down in Orlando, project their starting lineup, pick some players to watch and talk some tactics.  In a matter of days, things are going to get real for the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are going to kick off their MLS is Back tournament … Continue reading Roster Roundup: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps squad and picking players to watch at MLS is Back

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The Inbeom Factor: How the Whitecaps can get the best out of Inbeom Hwang this year

When thinking about Vancouver’s lineup for this upcoming season, Inbeom Hwang stands out as a key piece of the puzzle to Vancouver’s success, as he will likely be the one to occupy that central #8 role. The South Korean had a whirlwind of a first season with the Whitecaps. At just 22 years old, Inbeom ventured to North America.  For Inbeom, this move meant a … Continue reading The Inbeom Factor: How the Whitecaps can get the best out of Inbeom Hwang this year

Marc Dos Santos continues to build on “foundation” as Vancouver Whitecaps juggle 2020 lineup and tactical questions

The Vancouver Whitecaps continue to both build on and find their identity as they try to improve on their various woes ahead of 2020.  The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Columbus Crew this past Saturday, with both teams sharing the spoils in a relatively uneventful 1-1 draw, with the most exciting moment coming right at the 93rd minute of 93. Fredy Montero, who probably had … Continue reading Marc Dos Santos continues to build on “foundation” as Vancouver Whitecaps juggle 2020 lineup and tactical questions

Canadian Championship Post-Match Review #2- Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Cavalry FC: Cinderella Torments

On Wednesday night at BC Place occurred the biggest match of the Whitecaps’ 2019 season. Just on the other side of False Creek, Bard on the beach was putting on a Shakespeare play. A nearly empty stadium suggests the latter was a hotter ticket, and the two teams on display attempted to emulate a play themselves. The Whitecaps are the bigger club, the MLS side, … Continue reading Canadian Championship Post-Match Review #2- Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Cavalry FC: Cinderella Torments

Canadian Championship Post-Match Review #1- Cavalry FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Tight Tussle Doesn’t Tell Much

This wasn’t the prettiest match in Calgary, but it confirms that this tie could go either way, as Cavalry showed they’re not one to be taken lightly. Both sides can be optimistic going into the second leg, as Cavalry holds the advantage considering away goals and the Whitecaps will feel they can take the edge if they turn it up another notch at home. Thoughts: … Continue reading Canadian Championship Post-Match Review #1- Cavalry FC vs Vancouver Whitecaps FC: Tight Tussle Doesn’t Tell Much

Post-Match Review #12 – Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Atlanta United – Champions Prevail

With BC Place’s roof open on a rainy wednesday evening, the Vancouver Whitecaps took on MLS Champions Atlanta United. The match started off looking pretty equal with not many chances, until Lass Bangoura made a clumsy challenge on Josef Martinez, which resulted in last year’s Golden Boot winner perfectly converting a 29th penalty. At this point, the Whitecaps were leading possession by 64% after 30 … Continue reading Post-Match Review #12 – Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Atlanta United – Champions Prevail