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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for January’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the next round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers sitting just around the corner here, the CanMNT revealed the squad that they’ll lean on in those games as they continue their ongoing quest to try and qualify for the 2022 World Cup. In this, we break down that squad by ‘Surprise Rating’.  It’s that time again.  Just over 2 months after they last convened as … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for January’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Chaos to the Max: Surprise Maxime Crépeau trade to LAFC taps off a topsy-turvy first week of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason

The Vancouver Whitecaps had a busy first week of training camp, one that included some surprise departures, as well as some new faces. In this, we look at some of those moves.  After a relatively quiet offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps opened up their 2022 training camp at UBC without too much fanfare this week.  And coming off of a big 2021 season, one where they … Continue reading Chaos to the Max: Surprise Maxime Crépeau trade to LAFC taps off a topsy-turvy first week of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason

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The Third Sub Episode 122 (.5): Vancouver Whitecaps kick off their 2022 preseason, Maxime Crepeau gets traded

In Episode 122 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps as they opened up their 2022 training camp this week. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps in the midst of … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 122 (.5): Vancouver Whitecaps kick off their 2022 preseason, Maxime Crepeau gets traded

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Mountain to Climb: As the absences mount, the CanMNT ready to face stiffest ‘Octo’ test yet with this January window

Just days out from a massive window for the CanMNT, the challenges have started to pile up for John Herdman’s side as they get set to tackle some crucial World Cup qualifiers later this month. In this, we look at what lies ahead of them now as they continue their journey towards the World Cup next week. All of a sudden, we’re just days away … Continue reading Mountain to Climb: As the absences mount, the CanMNT ready to face stiffest ‘Octo’ test yet with this January window

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The Third Sub Episode 121: ‘Caps continue quiet offseason, CanMNT transfers rack up, and MLS continues interesting winter

In Episode 121 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan catch up on a month of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS and CanMNT news to kick off 2022. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to catch up on a busy month’s worth of Vancouver … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 121: ‘Caps continue quiet offseason, CanMNT transfers rack up, and MLS continues interesting winter

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“Our club wants to first and foremost be a Canadian club”: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping that recent changes can allow them to become the Canadian talent pool they’ve long dreamt of being

Long seen as a weak spot in the club, they’re trying their best to change things.   Despite being a club that is best known globally for having once been home to current World XI left back and global superstar, Alphonso Davies, who came up through their academy, the Vancouver Whitecaps have otherwise struggled to get players through their youth system and onto the pitch for … Continue reading “Our club wants to first and foremost be a Canadian club”: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping that recent changes can allow them to become the Canadian talent pool they’ve long dreamt of being

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$475 000 on Black(mon): Vancouver Whitecaps tick off key offseason need with Tristan Blackmon trade

The Vancouver Whitecaps made an under-the-radar move on Tuesday, picking up LAFC defender, Tristan Blackmon, via expansion side Charlotte FC at the 2022 Expansion Draft. In this, we break down the move from the ‘Caps perspective.  All things considered, it was a tidy bit of business.  Heading into the 2022 MLS Expansion Draft on Tuesday, no one was quite sure how things would go down, … Continue reading $475 000 on Black(mon): Vancouver Whitecaps tick off key offseason need with Tristan Blackmon trade

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The Third Sub Episode 120: Pacific FC’s golden moment and 2021 end-of-year Vancouver Whitecaps awards

In Episode 120 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan hand out the hardware in a special edition of the show. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things awards in a special edition of the show. To start, they … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 120: Pacific FC’s golden moment and 2021 end-of-year Vancouver Whitecaps awards

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Small Tweaks: Breaking down the Vancouver Whitecaps end-of-season roster decisions, and looking ahead to what’s next for the ‘Caps

The Vancouver Whitecaps announced their 2021 end-of-season roster decisions on Thursday. In this, we break them down, before seeing what they what might mean for the ‘Caps going forward.  It’s that time of the offseason again.  Just a few weeks removed from their elimination from the 2021 MLS Playoffs, this offseason is still quite young for the Vancouver Whitecaps, but that hasn’t stopped them from … Continue reading Small Tweaks: Breaking down the Vancouver Whitecaps end-of-season roster decisions, and looking ahead to what’s next for the ‘Caps

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“He makes you love the game”: Vancouver Whitecaps kicks off big 21/22 offseason on a high note by hiring head coach Vanni Sartini on a permanent basis

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off their 2021 offseason on a high note on Tuesday, signing interim head coach Vanni Sartini on a permanent basis. In this, we look at that announcement, as well as what that means for the ‘Caps, who are just getting started in terms of what awaits them this offseason.  It took a few weeks, but it was finally made official on … Continue reading “He makes you love the game”: Vancouver Whitecaps kicks off big 21/22 offseason on a high note by hiring head coach Vanni Sartini on a permanent basis