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2019 Match Preview #31: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo: 2020 Preseason kicks off in Vancouver

The Vancouver Whitecaps return to action this Saturday, taking on a desperate Houston side, as the Caps kick off their post-elimination portion of their 2019 campaign.  After a break from MLS play as players from around the world convened at their various national team set-ups for World Cup qualifiers, inter-confederation matches and friendlies, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Houston Dynamo get set to renew hostilities … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #31: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo: 2020 Preseason kicks off in Vancouver

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Whitecaps lights flicker out for 2019 as New York draws the curtain on Vancouver’s 2019 MLS campaign

In a must-win match at BC Place, the Vancouver Whitecaps were unable to get past a strong New York City side, spelling the end of their 2019 aspirations.  The Vancouver Whitecaps, for the last time this campaign, entered the field with aspirations of making the 2019 MLS playoffs. With one of the leagues best sides awaiting them in a well-rested New York City FC, it … Continue reading Whitecaps lights flicker out for 2019 as New York draws the curtain on Vancouver’s 2019 MLS campaign

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2019 Match Preview #30: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New York City FC: Weathered souls vs rested foes

All the lead up to this game has concentrated on travel plans, as the Whitecaps returned to Vancouver midday Thursday with some rocky tales of their voyage to La Belle Province, while New York took it a little easier, arriving in Vancouver on Tuesday, taking in what the city has had to offer, as well as taking the time to properly train ahead of today.  … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #30: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New York City FC: Weathered souls vs rested foes

2019 Match Preview #29: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Montreal Impact: 3 weeks too late

The Vancouver Whitecaps make the long trek to Montreal for the first and only time this season. After a tough defeat against San Jose during Rivalry Week, they now get to take on the Impact, a team that they have a much more storied rivalry with. With both teams coming off tough defeats, they will look to bring their A-games in front of the fans … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #29: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Montreal Impact: 3 weeks too late

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Post-Match Review #28– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Earthquakes cause a Tsunami

In a meeting of Mountain vs Earthquake, it was the Earthquakes that would eventually take down the Caps, as they dominated at home en route to an impressive 3-1 win. While the scoreline was close, the match was certainly not, with the Quakes sending wave after wave of attack towards the Vancouver goal, not too dissimilar to a Tsunami in full flight.  The Caps held … Continue reading Post-Match Review #28– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Earthquakes cause a Tsunami

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Post-Match Review #27– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs DC United: A sigh of relief

With Wayne Rooney and co coming to Vancouver, the Caps were not expected to tie, let alone win and pick up a clean sheet in the process. But despite the pessimistic thoughts of others, they managed to do just that, providing a gutsy performance at BC Place, giving fans a lot to cheer about in the process.  The Caps put in a workhorse performance on … Continue reading Post-Match Review #27– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs DC United: A sigh of relief

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2019 Match Preview #26: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers: Expansion cousins renew hostilities

While Portland and Vancouver have seemed to fly in opposite directions since their expansion, with the Timbers having one MLS Cup triumph and 2 finals appearances total compared to Vancouver’s none, the teams always combine for entertaining affairs, with this one expected to live up to the shine that many Cascadia Derby days in the past has provided.  The Vancouver Whitecaps make the trek down … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #26: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers: Expansion cousins renew hostilities

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Post-Match Review #25– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs FC Cincinnati: Old Friends Fall

In a reunion of sorts in the “Queen City”, the Vancouver Whitecaps had the last laugh as their former friends at FC Cincinnati fell in a match between two closely linked sides.  While it wasn’t pretty at times, the Caps did exactly what they needed to do, handing Cincinnati their 15th loss in the last 18 games. They showed the kind of resilience they had … Continue reading Post-Match Review #25– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs FC Cincinnati: Old Friends Fall

Post-Match Review #24– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Minnesota United FC: Winnesota no More

An uneventful goalless draw away from home can be considered a disappointment for most teams, but it almost felt like a win for the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, who were able to slow down a soaring Minnesota side, winners of 7 of the last 8 heading into this clash. While the Loons were fresh off a draw away to Real Salt Lake themselves, it seemed … Continue reading Post-Match Review #24– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Minnesota United FC: Winnesota no More

2019 Match Preview #23: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Avoiding Aftershocks

After another tough performance on Wednesday, as Vancouver was overrun by the New England Revolution on the other side of the continent, the Whitecaps get back to action against the San Jose Earthquakes, a team with a fitting name as the Caps themselves try to avoid another aftershock after the earthquake that was the 6-1 defeat by LAFC 3 weeks ago.  The last 4 MLS … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #23: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Avoiding Aftershocks