The Vancouver Whitecaps made a trade this past weekend, moving their third-longest tenured player, the enigmatic Peruvian attacker, Yordy Reyna, to DC United for some Allocation money. In this piece, we look at what the ‘Caps lose by moving Reyna, and see if they’ve got the depth to stomach his departure. Completely out of the blue, the Vancouver Whitecaps made a move on Saturday. In … Continue reading End of his Reyn(a): Do the Vancouver Whitecaps have the depth to offset the loss of Yordy Reyna?
With Erik Godoy looking set to return to the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2020, we look at the impact the Argentine had in his debut 2019 MLS season, and what his move can teach them ahead of the opening of the Winter Transfer Window. He might have already been in their midst, but the Whitecaps locked up their centre back solution this week. Just over a … Continue reading Godoy’s Plan: A look at Erik Godoy and why his signing is important for the Vancouver Whitecaps
As it looks less and less likely that Michaell Chirinos returns to Vancouver, we look at why a shift to the 3-5-2 may now be in order for the Whitecaps, especially with Lucas Cavallini coming into the fold. With another winger supposedly out of the picture, the push away from a 4-3-3 might have just gotten another boost. Reports emerged out of Honduras late Wednesday … Continue reading Door wide-open: Do the recent Vancouver Whitecaps moves suggest a formation shift for 2020?
The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off their offseason with their first slate of roster moves, with some key names sticking around for next year, while others will now have to seek new employment with other clubs. While the Vancouver Whitecaps are just beginning their long winter offseason period, they wasted no time in starting things off in a hurry, announcing that they had picked up contract … Continue reading The remodeling begins: Vancouver Whitecaps announce first slate of roster moves for 2020
The Vancouver Whitecaps face some formation questions heading into 2020, so we decided to weigh the pros and cons of their two main options to line up in next season. Marc Dos Santos has had a few preferred alignments in his first year as a Whitecaps head coach, with the Caps mainly using a 4-3-3 throughout his inaugural campaign in Vancouver. He hasn’t been completely … Continue reading Get in formation: Weighing the pros and cons of 4-3-3s and 3-5-2s for the Vancouver Whitecaps
The Vancouver Whitecaps and the Columbus Crew meet at BC Place on Saturday, and with Columbus looking to keep their season alive, while Vancouver looks to build on something, it makes for some intriguing storylines heading into this one. After a surprise victory last week against Houston, the Vancouver Whitecaps will look to do something they have only done once this season: follow up a … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #32: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Columbus Crew SC: Chasing Consistency
We break down the comments made by Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos this past week, as he made some honest admissions about the lessons he learned on recruitment ahead of a crucial 2019-2020 winter transfer window. Last week, Marc Dos Santos spoke with the Province’s JJ Adams, and he dropped some interesting nuggets on recruitment, as he delved deeper into the thought process that he’s … Continue reading Marc Dos Santos candid on 2019 shortcomings as Whitecaps look to continue building foundation for 2020
The Whitecaps got back to winning ways this Saturday, as they took down Houston Dynamo 2-1. It wasn’t easy, as a Zac MacMath error nearly undid a second-half lead, but Fredy Montero came up huge to grab all 3 points as Vancouver kicked off their post-2019 playoff lives. It was unsure if the game was going to be entertaining at BC Place on Saturday, as … Continue reading Post-Match Review #31: Fredy Montero rescues Whitecaps against Houston after second-half blunder nearly sinks Vancouver at BC Place
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
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