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Abila’s Airstrike: Ramon Abila’s second-half header sinks Vancouver Whitecaps versus Minnesota United despite bright performance in 1-0 loss

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Minnesota United on Wednesday at Allianz Field, but fell just short of beating the struggling Loons, who rode a second-half goal to their first win of the season. Here’s our match report from this one.  All things considered, it was a tough pill to swallow.  Away from home, against a struggling Minnesota United team, the Vancouver Whitecaps had every chance … Continue reading Abila’s Airstrike: Ramon Abila’s second-half header sinks Vancouver Whitecaps versus Minnesota United despite bright performance in 1-0 loss

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Loons Looming: Streaking Vancouver Whitecaps expecting ‘difficult’ Minnesota United side despite slow start

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Minnesota United on Wednesday in their 5th game of the 2021 MLS season. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  A chance to continue a strong start beckons.  With 7 points from their first 4 games, the Vancouver Whitecaps will head to Minnesota on Wednesday looking to make that 10 from 5 on Wednesday, when they’ll take on Minnesota United … Continue reading Loons Looming: Streaking Vancouver Whitecaps expecting ‘difficult’ Minnesota United side despite slow start

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show good resolve after slow start in 2-0 win over CF Montreal

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the Whitecaps game that was from over the weekend. For this edition, that was a scrappy 2-0 win over fellow Canadian rivals, CF Montreal.  They did the job that they set out to do.  That doesn’t necessarily mean that the Vancouver Whitecaps were full value for their victory over … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show good resolve after slow start in 2-0 win over CF Montreal

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Montreal Mashing: Second half Cristian Dajome brace paces big 2-0 Vancouver Whitecaps win over CF Montreal

The Vancouver Whitecaps picked up a big 2-0 win over CF Montreal on Saturday, thanks to a Cristian Dajome brace. Here’s our match report from that one.  It might not have been a piece of art, but it certainly did the job. If anything, the result was probably more akin to a couple of loose scribbles in crayon on a ripped piece of paper, but … Continue reading Montreal Mashing: Second half Cristian Dajome brace paces big 2-0 Vancouver Whitecaps win over CF Montreal

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Montreal Meet-up: Vancouver Whitecaps ‘aware’ of looming CF Montreal threat in all-Canadian matchup

The Vancouver Whitecaps are taking on CF Montreal in week 4 of MLS action. Here’s our match preview ahead of that one.  After a tough week, the show must go on.  The Vancouver Whitecaps might have been disappointed after dropping a 1-0 result to the Colorado Rapids last week, but they’ve had to quickly pick themselves back up and get ready for what lies ahead, … Continue reading Montreal Meet-up: Vancouver Whitecaps ‘aware’ of looming CF Montreal threat in all-Canadian matchup

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AGR’s Analysis: Breaking down Michael Baldisimo’s ‘growing’ importance to the Vancouver Whitecaps offence

Welcome to the first edition of AGR’s analysis! In this series, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic dives into some game film to help break down some tactical situations that stand out to him from the Vancouver Whitecaps, the Canadian National Teams and more. Today, he dives into Michael Baldisimo’s role in the Vancouver Whitecaps offence through the first two games of the 2021 MLS season.  Ever since he’s … Continue reading AGR’s Analysis: Breaking down Michael Baldisimo’s ‘growing’ importance to the Vancouver Whitecaps offence

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Timbers Toppled: Vancouver Whitecaps kick off 2021 MLS season with big 1-0 win over Portland Timbers

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off their 2021 season on Sunday, as they took on the Portland Timbers at ‘home’. Here’s our match report from that one, as the ‘Caps picked up a timely goal before cruising to a 1-0 win.  It was the dream start.  Facing off against a Portland Timbers team where they were seen as the underdogs, the Vancouver Whitecaps snatched a huge … Continue reading Timbers Toppled: Vancouver Whitecaps kick off 2021 MLS season with big 1-0 win over Portland Timbers

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Fluid Formation: Analyzing the ‘Vancouver Whitecaps staggered 4-4-2 and how Marc Dos Santos might look to tweak it going forward

With the 2021 Vancouver Whitecaps season just around the corner, we dive into the team’s tactics ahead of first kick, looking at ways that their fluid 4-4-2 might look in game action.  Heading into the start of a new season, they finally appear to have a tactical identity.  After tinkering with several different formations in 2020, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to have settled on a … Continue reading Fluid Formation: Analyzing the ‘Vancouver Whitecaps staggered 4-4-2 and how Marc Dos Santos might look to tweak it going forward

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Twice the Fun: Vancouver Whitecaps beat Chicago Fire 3-2, fall 2-0 to Indy Eleven in preseason doubleheader

The Vancouver Whitecaps closed out their preseason slate with a pair of games versus the Chicago Fire and Indy Eleven on Saturday. Here’s what stood out from that doubleheader, with the Fire game proving to be more of a regular-season tuneup, while the Indy game ended up being more of an audition for a few youngsters. Results aside, it was just good to see them … Continue reading Twice the Fun: Vancouver Whitecaps beat Chicago Fire 3-2, fall 2-0 to Indy Eleven in preseason doubleheader

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Studying the Squad: Evaluating the Vancouver Whitecaps roster ahead of the start of the 2021 MLS season

The Vancouver Whitecaps will get their 2021 MLS season underway in less than two weeks, as they’ll take on the Portland Timbers at ‘home’ on April 18th. In this, the second part of our 2021 season preview, we look at the state of their roster at the moment, looking at who stands out among the 28 players the ‘Caps currently have signed to first-team deals … Continue reading Studying the Squad: Evaluating the Vancouver Whitecaps roster ahead of the start of the 2021 MLS season