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CanMNT Road to 2022: What to make of Canada’s midfield depth ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Once these unprecedented times are behind us, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will get underway, in some form or another. In this series, we look at who Canada’s best options at each position will be heading into those matches, as they try to get back to the World Cup for the first time in 30 years. Here is part 2, where we move up the pitch … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: What to make of Canada’s midfield depth ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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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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Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

After looking at Adjusted Save Percentage back in August, as we looked to see how good Max Crepeau had been for the Whitecaps, we revisit the concept, as MLS teams prepare to make moves this offseason.  Back in August, we took a stab at trying to see how good Maxime Crepeau had been for the Vancouver Whitecaps up to that point in the season, by … Continue reading Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

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Pacific FC send message that ‘we don’t settle for average’ in 2-0 victory over Valour 

After firing head coach Michael Silberbauer on Friday, Pacific came out flying the next day, winning 2-0 at home on Saturday to close their 2019 Canadian Premier League season.  Complacency, comfort, consistency. Those were 3 of the many different Cs being thrown around Pacific FC’s Westhills Stadium this weekend, as they finished off their Canadian Premier League campaign with a home date against Valour. After … Continue reading Pacific FC send message that ‘we don’t settle for average’ in 2-0 victory over Valour 

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New Inter Miami CF man David Norman Jr adjusting well to CPL on loan to Pacific FC after surprise trade from Vancouver Whitecaps

Pacific dropped 3 points to Forge to fall out of Championship contention on Saturday. After the game, we got the chance to speak with David Norman Jr, who broke down the match and gave us some insight into his time so far with Pacific, as he continues to adjust after his move from Vancouver to the Island via Miami.  It was not a pretty afternoon … Continue reading New Inter Miami CF man David Norman Jr adjusting well to CPL on loan to Pacific FC after surprise trade from Vancouver Whitecaps

David Norman Jr trade a curious case of asset management for Whitecaps

The longtime Whitecaps academy product was moved on earlier this week, opening up several questions of asset management and youth development.  The Vancouver Whitecaps made a surprising move earlier this week, moving on from longtime academy product David Norman Jr, cutting ties with the 21-year-old midfielder. What seemed like a good move at first, with Canadian Premier League side Pacific FC originally announcing that Norman … Continue reading David Norman Jr trade a curious case of asset management for Whitecaps