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

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 #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

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

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?

Post-Match Review #21– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Sporting Kansas City: Misery Compiler

After a tough last week out for the Vancouver Whitecaps, they made their way home to face Sporting Kansas City in what was a statement game for both sides. The Caps came out on the wrong side of that statement, however, as they fell 3-0 in what was a underwhelming performance from the blue and white. While there were glimpses of hopes here and there, … Continue reading Post-Match Review #21– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Sporting Kansas City: Misery Compiler

Vancouver Comes up Short Against Seattle as Questions of Rotation, Breaks and Depth Loom Large

Vancouver played it’s third league game in a week Saturday, taking on the Seattle Sounders in another installment of the Cascadia Cup. The Whitecaps came back from their three week international break last Saturday in a wild affair against Colorado at home. They then left for Texas where another 2-2 finish was in the cards, even though Lucas Venuto saved it for late. After Dallas, … Continue reading Vancouver Comes up Short Against Seattle as Questions of Rotation, Breaks and Depth Loom Large

2019 Match Preview #19: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Seattle Sounders FC: Super Soccer Saturday in Seattle

After picking up 1 point in a dramatic finish down in Dallas, the Vancouver Whitecaps are set to take on their rivals, the Seattle Sounders, in another installment of the Cascadia Cup. After splitting the points in a surprisingly entertaining 0-0 draw back at BC Place in March, these two teams are set to do battle down at CenturyLink field in what promises to be … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #19: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Seattle Sounders FC: Super Soccer Saturday in Seattle