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Tangoing with the Ticos: Analyzing Costa Rica’s tactical profile ahead of 2021 Gold Cup quarter-final clash with CanMNT

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will take on Costa Rica on Sunday in the quarter-finals of the 2021 Gold Cup. Here is what to expect from the Ticos then, as Canada looks to return to the semi-finals of the Gold Cup for the first time since 2007.  After a week-long break, a sprint to the final now awaits.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, they’ll … Continue reading Tangoing with the Ticos: Analyzing Costa Rica’s tactical profile ahead of 2021 Gold Cup quarter-final clash with CanMNT

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The Third Sub Episode 63: Presenting the inaugural Third Sub End of Season Award Show

In the 63rd episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into their first-ever Third Sub End of Season Award Show, as they hand out some hardware to the Vancouver Whitecaps now that their 2020 MLS season has concluded. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 63: Presenting the inaugural Third Sub End of Season Award Show

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Designating the Best: Ranking the top 5 DPs in the Vancouver Whitecaps’s short MLS history

Over their time in MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps have had 15 Designated Players, to mixed results. In this, we take the best and put them in a top 5, ranked by the impact and production that they provided the club.  As time has gone on, the term ‘Designated Player’ has become nearly synonymous with MLS, etching itself as the holy grail of the league’s confusing … Continue reading Designating the Best: Ranking the top 5 DPs in the Vancouver Whitecaps’s short MLS history

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

With the embers of 2019 continuing to burn, both the Caps and Cincy look to find some fire heading into the last stretch of the season

Having raked over the coals to find a spark, both teams will try to rekindle their lost seasons on Saturday.  The Vancouver Whitecaps (4W-11L-9D), have travelled to Cincinnati, Ohio, to take on the first-year expansion side, FC Cincinnati (5W-16L-2D). Despite bright hopes early in the season, both of their fires have burned out, with the bright lights of the playoffs slowly fading away with each … Continue reading With the embers of 2019 continuing to burn, both the Caps and Cincy look to find some fire heading into the last stretch of the season

2019 Match Preview #25: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs FC Cincinnati: Battle in the Basement

For the first time ever, the Vancouver Whitecaps will make the trek to Cincinnati, Ohio, as they take on first-year expansion side FC Cincinnati. While this match doesn’t have the shine that was expected it would have when the fixtures list was released earlier this year, there are a lot of intriguing storylines at hand, despite both teams spending lengthy periods of time in and … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #25: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs FC Cincinnati: Battle in the Basement

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 #8: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Orlando City (The Lions Feast Again)

After what had been a long 8 days of action, heartbreak, joy and travel, the Vancouver Whitecaps finished off their most brutal stretch of the season to date, taking on Orlando City on the road, a tough matchup considering that they took on league leaders LAFC at home less than 3 days prior. While it was a tough hand dealt out by the schedule maker, … Continue reading Post-Game Review #8: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Orlando City (The Lions Feast Again)

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