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Third Time’s Not the Charm: Vancouver Whitecaps continue 2020 struggles against Sounders with 2-0 loss

In their third meeting of the season, the Vancouver Whitecaps completed a rare hat trick – a hat trick of losses against the same team in the same season – as they lost to the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday. Here is our match report from that one, as the ‘Caps failed to build off of a win over San Jose on the weekend.  At least … Continue reading Third Time’s Not the Charm: Vancouver Whitecaps continue 2020 struggles against Sounders with 2-0 loss

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Short Turnaround: Despite likely changes, ‘confident’ Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to surprise Sounders (Preview #21)

Fresh off of a big victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on the weekend, the Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Seattle Sounders on Tuesday. Here is our preview for that one, as the ‘Caps look to avoid a sweep at the hands of their Cascadian rivals.  On such a short turnaround, a stiff task awaits.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, who are fresh off of beating … Continue reading Short Turnaround: Despite likely changes, ‘confident’ Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to surprise Sounders (Preview #21)

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Cascadian Catastrophe: Vancouver Whitecaps lose back-to-back derby games with 3-1 loss to Seattle Sounders

A week removed from their 1-0 loss to Cascadian rivals, the Portland Timbers, the ‘Caps fell to 0W-3L-0D against their Cascadian foes this season, as they fell by a score of 3-1 to the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. Here is our report from that one, as they lost their 3rd consecutive game, putting them back into the Western Conference basement.  If you’re Seattle, good things … Continue reading Cascadian Catastrophe: Vancouver Whitecaps lose back-to-back derby games with 3-1 loss to Seattle Sounders

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Point to Prove: Recharged Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to use Seattle Sounders clash as ‘proof’ of their abilities (Preview #15)

The Vancouver Whitecaps travel to Seattle to take on the Sounders this weekend, as they look to crawl back into the MLS playoff race. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to get revenge for an earlier season pounding that the Sounders dished out to them.  After a short break to recharge, they’re hoping to get things back on track … Continue reading Point to Prove: Recharged Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to use Seattle Sounders clash as ‘proof’ of their abilities (Preview #15)

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Second’ Caps Thoughts: Final third woes, defensive instability sink Vancouver Whitecaps against Sounders

In this edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column on the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look at their offensive woes against the Sounders, look at what’s plaguing the defence and talk some formations, as Vancouver prepares to keep its MLS is Back hopes alive against the Chicago Fire this upcoming Thursday.  It was an improved performance, but despite that, they were undone by … Continue reading Second’ Caps Thoughts: Final third woes, defensive instability sink Vancouver Whitecaps against Sounders

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Seattle Sweep: Vancouver Whitecaps unable to hold down high-flying Morris, Lodeiro, Ruidiaz in 3-0 loss to Sounders

The Vancouver Whitecaps fell to the Seattle Sounders by a score of 3-0 in their 2nd game of MLS is Back on Sunday. Here is our match report from that one, as we look at the game that was down in Orlando.  Sometimes in MLS, the big players can make a big difference. Unfortunately for the Vancouver Whitecaps, that was only true in the case … Continue reading Seattle Sweep: Vancouver Whitecaps unable to hold down high-flying Morris, Lodeiro, Ruidiaz in 3-0 loss to Sounders

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Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos

As the future of Michaell Chirinos in Vancouver remains up in the air, we look at what’s holding up negotiations with the Honduran International, and why he may deserve a decent chunk of change The offseason has felt so long, yet is still barely getting underway.  It’s been nearly 2 months since the Vancouver Whitecaps last played a game, a tight 1-0 loss to Real … Continue reading Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos

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Canada vs USA Tactical Review: Plenty of lessons to be learned for Les Rouges in Orlando 

With Canada’s 4-1 loss against the US now behind us, we take a step back and break down how the game went from a tactical standpoint, as the US bounced back nicely from Canada’s tactical dominance in October.
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Lock it down: What has Canada done to improve defensively ahead of 2nd USA clash? 

After a rocky defensive outing at this summer’s Gold Cup, where a meltdown against Haiti denied them an opportunity to take on Mexico, Canada has shown strong defensive improvements these past few months. What has changed? In this one, we set out to answer that question. Defence wins championships.  It’s an age-old adage, but it is one that still holds value today, as defending remains … Continue reading Lock it down: What has Canada done to improve defensively ahead of 2nd USA clash? 

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Battle of Orlando: The individuals and battles to watch in Canada vs USA (Tactical Preview Part 2) 

After looking at the profiles of both Canada and the US in the 1st part of our tactical preview, we now take a look at some individuals and battles that will shape the game, as both teams look to gain a massive victory in the quest for the Nations League knockout stages.  Canada vs USA in-depth tactical preview part 1: What to expect from both … Continue reading Battle of Orlando: The individuals and battles to watch in Canada vs USA (Tactical Preview Part 2)