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Marc Dos Santos candid on 2019 shortcomings as Whitecaps look to continue building foundation for 2020

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

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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

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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

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Game Day: Caps looking to stump Timbers in the Rose City

With Portland being long known as “Stumptown” for the stumps left behind during their biggest phases of urban development back in the 19th century, the Vancouver Whitecaps (5W-11L-9D) will look to leave the Portland Timbers (9W-9L-4D) in a similar state of ruin, as they try to chop down their high-flying Cascadian rivals in another edition of the Cascadia Cup.  The Caps come into this match … Continue reading Game Day: Caps looking to stump Timbers in the Rose City

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Dos Santos unable to reel in prized fish ahead of MLS Transfer Deadline

Vancouver Whitecaps manager Marc Dos Santos was out with his lure and rod on Wednesday but ultimately came back empty-handed, with the luck of the sea not turning with his Caps on the night. While a lot of it may have been circumstantial, with his bait not being enough to get any names to bite, it did little to appease a disappointed fanbase, who was … Continue reading Dos Santos unable to reel in prized fish ahead of MLS Transfer Deadline

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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

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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”

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Caps’ top off busy week of movement, with more yet to come before August 8th

After a slow start to the MLS transfer window, Marc Dos Santos and the Vancouver Whitecaps got some work done this past week, as they work to turn around a struggling outfit.  Things got started early in the week, with the news that goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau had signed a contract extension on Monday, keeping Vancouver’s star goalie this season in the fold until at least … Continue reading Caps’ top off busy week of movement, with more yet to come before August 8th

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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