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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

Caps’ attempt to take down high-flying “Loons” as downward spiral continues

While the 3rd-year Minnesota United, also known as the Loons, continue to soar in MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps remain grounded, looking much more like their affectionate mascot “Spike”, a flightless bird, as they remain winless since May. Most seasoned aviation experts would suggest that what goes up must eventually come down, but Minnesota doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon, and it’s not hard to … Continue reading Caps’ attempt to take down high-flying “Loons” as downward spiral continues

Youth Development: How the Caps’ can try and Erase the Past While try and Build for the Future

Youth development is always a touchy subject in football. While each team seems to have a golden goose that buoys their past, the hardest part of the whole process is to find a sustainable model, allowing teams to build off a mix of acquired talent and domestic homegrowns to find success, much like Ajax Amsterdam was able to do this past season en route to … Continue reading Youth Development: How the Caps’ can try and Erase the Past While try and Build for the Future

Post-Match Review #23– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Natural Disaster

While there was no literal earthquake in BC Place on Saturday, there was a lot of rumbling going on amongst fans, as Vancouver continued their dry run of form as of late, falling to the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, continuing to compound what has been a tough last month and a half for the Whitecaps.  With the Whitecaps falling further and further down the … Continue reading Post-Match Review #23– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Natural Disaster

Post-Match Review #22– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New England Revolution: Bou! Came the Lightning

The Caps were scared off by Bou, but this time it was not a ghost but instead a high-priced DP by the name of Gustavo Bou that put them to the sword on a lightning-filled, rainy day in New England. After a tough day of travel on Monday, the Vancouver Whitecaps made it to New England, Massachusetts alright, where they faced the surging New England … Continue reading Post-Match Review #22– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New England Revolution: Bou! Came the Lightning

(Opinion) CONCACAF gonna CONCACAF: Everything Wrong With the new Qualifying Process

When it comes to FIFA, the governing body of international football, things are never boring. From dealing with corruption charges to ensuring that the many global competitions are well-ran, and everything in between, they always have a lot on their plate when it comes to running the World’s game. Within FIFA, there are many smaller governing bodies, as continental organizations are set up to run … Continue reading (Opinion) CONCACAF gonna CONCACAF: Everything Wrong With the new Qualifying Process

2019 Match Preview #22: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New England Revolution: Seeds of Revolt

After what can be best described as a rough outing on Saturday, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to bounce back in a big way, as they take on the New England Revolution in Foxborough, Massachusetts this coming Wednesday. While it will be no easy task, as it’s a cross-country flight for a midweek match (two deadly combos in this league), and they are missing star left-back, … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #22: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New England Revolution: Seeds of Revolt

Caps Talk – The Fallacy of the 3-5-2: Was the 4-3-3 Better Than we Thought?

The Vancouver Whitecaps have been running with a 3-5-2 formation as of late, joining the list of many modern teams that are embracing the 3 defender formation that was popularized by Antonio Conte’s great Juventus team of the early 2010s. It’s a great formation, as it allows for great flexibility both in attack and in defence, but it requires the right players and a lot … Continue reading Caps Talk – The Fallacy of the 3-5-2: Was the 4-3-3 Better Than we Thought?

Sweet Sixteen: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Seattle Sounders FC

Sweet Sixteen is a selection of shots provided by our very own BTSVancity photographers, who are on the field at most games, providing us with the awesome shots that we use on articles. In this edition, Keveren Guillou gives us sixteen of his finest from two weeks ago against Seattle, where the BTSVancity team had a pleasure to make it’s way down and visit the … Continue reading Sweet Sixteen: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Seattle Sounders FC

Post-Match Review #20– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs LAFC: Drubbing at the “Banc”

Coming off a tough loss in Seattle last week, the Vancouver Whitecaps were looking to bounce back against league leaders LAFC in this one, as they made the trek down to the feared Banc of California stadium. Having won in the earlier meeting between these two teams, there was some confidence that they could do the same again, but those thoughts were quickly erased as … Continue reading Post-Match Review #20– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs LAFC: Drubbing at the “Banc”