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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps unable to overcome fatigue in tough loss to Galaxy

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at a tough ‘Caps loss to the LA Galaxy from Sunday, seeing what Vancouver should try and take away from that one.  While it was never going to be easy, it definitely felt like a missed opportunity.  At the same time, you did expect that the Vancouver Whitecaps, winners of … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps unable to overcome fatigue in tough loss to Galaxy

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Underdog Upset: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Lucas Cavallini brace to surprise 2-1 victory over LAFC

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on LAFC on Wednesday, looking to avenge a 6-0 beating from 3 weeks ago. And they’d do just that, beating LA 2-1, giving them a big win in their quest to make the MLS playoffs. Here is our report from that one, as the ‘Caps rode a strong start to a solid victory.  After taking a big 6-0 knockout punch a … Continue reading Underdog Upset: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Lucas Cavallini brace to surprise 2-1 victory over LAFC

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Heavy-Handed: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to punch back versus LAFC after taking knockout punch in 6-0 loss 3 weeks ago

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on LAFC on Wednesday with revenge on their minds, as they look to bounce back from a 6-0 loss against LA the last time these two teams met. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to jump back into a playoff spot with a win.  After taking some heavy blows last time out, they’re still ready … Continue reading Heavy-Handed: Vancouver Whitecaps ready to punch back versus LAFC after taking knockout punch in 6-0 loss 3 weeks ago

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Thrift Shopping: A statistical look at some MLS free agents that the Vancouver Whitecaps could sign

With the opening of the MLS Free Agent period this week, we analyze some potential names that the Vancouver Whitecaps could look at, as they aim to acquire some MLS Experience ahead of 2020.  MLS’s Free Agent Period opened earlier this week, giving out of contract players aged 28 and older, with 8+ years of MLS, experience under the belt, a chance to find a … Continue reading Thrift Shopping: A statistical look at some MLS free agents that the Vancouver Whitecaps could sign

Well-travelled Sam Adekugbe staking his claim to be Canada’s starting left-back ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign

With Sam Adekugbe putting up some strong performances in Norway, he continues to push to become Canada’s starting left-back ahead of the start of their 2022 World Cup Qualifying process. With Canada playing a couple of games this past week in Toronto, we caught up with the former Vancouver Whitecap, as he spoke on a couple of topics, including his time in Vancouver, his European … Continue reading Well-travelled Sam Adekugbe staking his claim to be Canada’s starting left-back ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign

Wayback Wednesday: Pedro Morales Signs in Vancouver

While it is more Throwback Thursday than Wayback Wednesday this week, here is another edition of our column where we take a look back at transactions made by the Vancouver Whitecaps, and thanks to the beauty of hindsight, we get to analyze them. Prior editions can be found here, with a special Canadian edition we did here.  In this edition, in honour of the MLS … Continue reading Wayback Wednesday: Pedro Morales Signs in Vancouver

Wayback Wednesday: Steven Beitashour to Toronto FC

After a short break, we are back with another installment of Wayback Wednesday! In this series, we take a look at transactions done by the Vancouver Whitecaps, be it trades, signings or transfers, and what has changed since. In this piece, we take a look at when the ‘Caps traded Steven Beitashour to Toronto. Back in 2015, Steven Beitashour was a big part of the … Continue reading Wayback Wednesday: Steven Beitashour to Toronto FC

Post-Game Review #6: Whitecaps FC vs Chicago Fire (Winded by Var)

After somehow finding a lead in the 57th minute, the Vancouver Whitecaps were left winded in Chicago as VAR continued its season-long rampage on the Caps with another game defining decision leaving them chasing that elusive first victory of the season. While the Caps were left under siege most of the night, they found a way to get that crucial goal, leaving fans imagining the … Continue reading Post-Game Review #6: Whitecaps FC vs Chicago Fire (Winded by Var)

Wayback Wednesday: The Alain Rochat Trade

Alain Rochat was a fan favourite in Vancouver, so it was a shock to see the Swiss centre back/left back shuttled over to DC United in 2013 for only a second rounder in the MLS SuperDraft. It was the end of a tenure filled with lots of exciting moments from Rochat, as he had a knack for good defending and scoring clutch goals, including a … Continue reading Wayback Wednesday: The Alain Rochat Trade