Post-Match Review #28– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Earthquakes cause a Tsunami

In a meeting of Mountain vs Earthquake, it was the Earthquakes that would eventually take down the Caps, as they dominated at home en route to an impressive 3-1 win. While the scoreline was close, the match was certainly not, with the Quakes sending wave after wave of attack towards the Vancouver goal, not too dissimilar to a Tsunami in full flight.  The Caps held … Continue reading Post-Match Review #28– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Earthquakes cause a Tsunami

20/20 vision: Some names to watch in the Caps last 7 matches of 2019

It’s no secret: The Caps have not had much of a 2019 season to remember. It’s almost over, however, so with only a handful of games remaining before they put the curtains on this 40th anniversary campaign, we offer you some names to watch in those last few matches.  Despite what has felt like a long and calamitous campaign, the Vancouver Whitecaps still have 7 … Continue reading 20/20 vision: Some names to watch in the Caps last 7 matches of 2019

Dime on the Dollar: Internal options to try and fill the #10 hole for the Caps

The eternal question remains: who will fill the role as a number 10 for the Caps? Over their tenure in MLS, it has constantly remained a question mark. While investment could certainly remedy that, we will have to wait until the winter to see if that happens. So while they wait, they can only experiment from within. We look at some names that could step … Continue reading Dime on the Dollar: Internal options to try and fill the #10 hole for the Caps

Caps rained out as Timbers triumph in classic Cascadian clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps (5W-12L-9D) were unable to ride the wave of a Theo Bair wonder-strike, instead finding themselves flushed out of Providence Park, as they were unable to best the Timbers (10W-9L-4D) on what was a rainy night down in Portland. It was not for a lack of trying, as the Caps put up a spirited performance, but in the end, their dam was broken … Continue reading Caps rained out as Timbers triumph in classic Cascadian clash

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

The particular case of the Caps and the “whipping boy”

Each club always seems to have one, with many more having multiples of them. It’s the whipping boy, the player who is a lightning rod for criticism, soaking up anger from outsiders, justified or not.  Over the last week, the Vancouver Whitecaps shipped out two players who filled that role for them this season, with Lucas Venuto and Felipe Martins being sent packing in the … Continue reading The particular case of the Caps and the “whipping boy”

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

Post-Match Review #24– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Minnesota United FC: Winnesota no More

An uneventful goalless draw away from home can be considered a disappointment for most teams, but it almost felt like a win for the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday, who were able to slow down a soaring Minnesota side, winners of 7 of the last 8 heading into this clash. While the Loons were fresh off a draw away to Real Salt Lake themselves, it seemed … Continue reading Post-Match Review #24– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Minnesota United FC: Winnesota no More

2019 Match Preview #24: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Minnesota United FC: Divergent Paths Meet Once Again

For the first time since the opening day of the season, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Minnesota United meet again, as Vancouver makes it’s first-ever trip to Allianz Field to take on the Loons. While they both came into the campaign with similar expectations, things could not be more different for both teams. While Vancouver underwent a coaching change and a massive roster haul, Minnesota underwent … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #24: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Minnesota United FC: Divergent Paths Meet Once Again

2019 Match Preview #23: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Avoiding Aftershocks

After another tough performance on Wednesday, as Vancouver was overrun by the New England Revolution on the other side of the continent, the Whitecaps get back to action against the San Jose Earthquakes, a team with a fitting name as the Caps themselves try to avoid another aftershock after the earthquake that was the 6-1 defeat by LAFC 3 weeks ago.  The last 4 MLS … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #23: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Avoiding Aftershocks