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The Third Sub Episode 15: The Bundesliga returns, CPL considering hub solution, MLS as well

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam kick things off with a look at their impressions of the Bundesliga’s return, and how they thought the games that they saw this weekend went. Could it be a template for other leagues to follow? It will depend on a multitude of factors, but the early returns look positive. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 15: The Bundesliga returns, CPL considering hub solution, MLS as well

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Small Steps: Vancouver Whitecaps “encouraged” by phase 1 of MLS’s return-to-play plan

MLS partly lifted their training moratorium this week, allowing teams to return to individual but voluntary training at their facilities, provided that social distancing rules were properly enforced. While not every team took that option, the Vancouver Whitecaps did, opening up their facility this Tuesday to their players, after which they took the time to share how things went, as they slowly inch towards a … Continue reading Small Steps: Vancouver Whitecaps “encouraged” by phase 1 of MLS’s return-to-play plan

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“It’s up to me now to prove”: Hungry and motivated, David Milinkovic relishing opportunity with Vancouver Whitecaps

Before COVID-19 rocked the global football world, forcing delays and cancellations all over the planet, the Vancouver Whitecaps had gotten off to a solid start in MLS, paced by strong performances from the likes of David Milinkovic, a new arrival this offseason. Recently, we had a chance to interview Mlinkovic, as he took the time to give us insight into how his adjustment to Vancouver … Continue reading “It’s up to me now to prove”: Hungry and motivated, David Milinkovic relishing opportunity with Vancouver Whitecaps

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Designating the Best: Ranking the top 5 DPs in the Vancouver Whitecaps’s short MLS history

Over their time in MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps have had 15 Designated Players, to mixed results. In this, we take the best and put them in a top 5, ranked by the impact and production that they provided the club.  As time has gone on, the term ‘Designated Player’ has become nearly synonymous with MLS, etching itself as the holy grail of the league’s confusing … Continue reading Designating the Best: Ranking the top 5 DPs in the Vancouver Whitecaps’s short MLS history

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps keeping busy, connecting the dots during postponement

Despite the lack of Vancouver Whitecaps game this weekend, due to the MLS’s postponement of games due to the outbreak of COVID-19, they kept busy online, entertaining many via alternate avenues. In this edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, we tip our hat to them for that, before looking at why the break may benefit them, as this mandatory postponement continues. It wasn’t a conventional way … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps keeping busy, connecting the dots during postponement

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The Third Sub Episode 5: Vancouver Whitecaps play out of this Galaxy down in LA

Here is the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this 5th installation of the show, Alex and Sam are back for more, this time breaking down the Whitecaps huge win over LA on the weekend. After it seemed like the sky was falling a week ago, things are looking up in Vancouver, with the victory playing a big part in that. They start by … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 5: Vancouver Whitecaps play out of this Galaxy down in LA

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Growth proves to be key for Vancouver Whitecaps in win over LA Galaxy

The Vancouver Whitecaps played a game this weekend, as they downed the LA Galaxy in a surprise road victory. In our 2nd edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, our new day-after column, we look at what we can take away from the match, with the morale-boosting victory providing no shortage of talking points.  Well, it appears that the sky hasn’t quite fallen, yet. Such is life … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Growth proves to be key for Vancouver Whitecaps in win over LA Galaxy

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Growth Curve: Vancouver Whitecaps continuing quest to establish tactical ‘trademarks’ against LA Galaxy

Ahead of their clash with the LA Galaxy, the Vancouver Whitecaps have been hard at work this week, as they continue their quest to become a more solid team tactically this season. Against the Galaxy, it won’t be easy, but they appear ready to give it their all. It’s early days, but heading into the 2nd game of the season, they’re still searching for their … Continue reading Growth Curve: Vancouver Whitecaps continuing quest to establish tactical ‘trademarks’ against LA Galaxy

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Redemption: Vancouver Whitecaps ‘focused’ on LA Galaxy clash after tough opening day loss (Preview #2)

The Vancouver Whitecaps are preparing to head down to LA this weekend, where they’ll face off against the Galaxy in what promises to be an entertaining matchup. After a tough loss in their home opener vs SKC, they head down with redemption on their minds, as they look to pick up their first win of the season.  There’s no doubt, losses can be deflating.  For … Continue reading Redemption: Vancouver Whitecaps ‘focused’ on LA Galaxy clash after tough opening day loss (Preview #2)

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The Third Sub Episode 4: Vancouver Whitecaps lose to SKC, but at least help is on the way

In the 4th episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back, this time to dissect the first Whitecaps MLS game of 2020. They start things off by picking over the bones of a tough opening day loss against SKC, where the ‘Caps exposed some new and old flaws, before looking at some of the positives of the match, both on and off the … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 4: Vancouver Whitecaps lose to SKC, but at least help is on the way