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MiB Statistical Snapshots: Could Leonard Owusu be an answer to the Vancouver Whitecaps #8 question?

Welcome to our first Vancouver Whitecaps statistical snapshot from the MLS is Back tournament, our series in which we will dive into the stats of some standout performers for the ‘Caps down in Orlando. Up first is Leonard Owusu, the Ghanian midfielder who led the way for Vancouver in midfield all tournament, provoking several questions about his best position going forward.  It was a tough … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Could Leonard Owusu be an answer to the Vancouver Whitecaps #8 question?

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The Third Sub Episode 28: Penalty kick woes spoil otherwise solid Vancouver Whitecaps performance vs SKC

In their 28th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan take the time to break down the Vancouver Whitecaps loss against Sporting Kansas City this past Sunday, by looking at both the good and the bad from what was overall a strong performance from the losing ‘Caps. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In their 28th episode of … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 28: Penalty kick woes spoil otherwise solid Vancouver Whitecaps performance vs SKC

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show fight, resilience despite tough PK loss to SKC

In this edition of ‘Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column about the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look back at their heartbreaking loss to Sporting Kansas City via penalty kicks on Sunday. It wasn’t the way the ‘Caps would’ve liked to go out, but they learned several valuable lessons this tournament, showing some good growth over the 4 games that they played down in Orlando.  … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps show fight, resilience despite tough PK loss to SKC

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Penalty Peril: Vancouver Whitecaps fall to SKC on spot-kicks after regular time defensive stalemate

The Vancouver Whitecaps narrowly fell to Sporting KC in the Round of 16 at MLS is Back on Sunday, as SKC found a way to best them on penalty kicks, after things stayed 0-0 throughout the 90 minutes. Here is our match report from what was a tight game between MLS Western Conference foes.  After doing well to bounce back, it was a tough way … Continue reading Penalty Peril: Vancouver Whitecaps fall to SKC on spot-kicks after regular time defensive stalemate

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Double Vision: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avoid being ‘surprised’ by familiar SKC foes (MiB Preview #4)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Sporting Kansas City in the Round of 16 at MLS is Back on Sunday. Here is our preview ahead of that match.  After sitting on the brink, they’ve lived to fight another day.  In one of the more surprising turns that we’ve seen so far at the MLS is Back tournament, the Vancouver Whitecaps etched their way through the group … Continue reading Double Vision: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to avoid being ‘surprised’ by familiar SKC foes (MiB Preview #4)

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Stats Splurge: 3 Vancouver Whitecaps statistical storylines to monitor ahead of SKC clash at MLS is Back

Ahead of the Vancouver Whitecaps pivotal knockout round matchup vs Sporting Kansas City at MLS is Back, we take a look at some ‘Caps statistical storylines to monitor, as they get set to make a run down in Orlando.  It wasn’t textbook, but they did what they had to do in order to survive.  Despite losing their first 2 games at the MLS is Back … Continue reading Stats Splurge: 3 Vancouver Whitecaps statistical storylines to monitor ahead of SKC clash at MLS is Back

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps use surprise knockout blow over Fire to move on at MLS is Back

Thanks to a surprise tactical decision, 5 minutes of magic and some VAR, the Vancouver Whitecaps narrowly pushed their way to the MLS is Back knockout stage with a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Thursday. In our day-after column, we look at what paved the way towards that unlikely result, as we analyze what went right for the ‘Caps in that match.  Sometimes … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps use surprise knockout blow over Fire to move on at MLS is Back

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The Third Sub Episode 26: Delay paves the way for late Vancouver Whitecaps storm surge vs Fire

For the first time in a while, there’s a Vancouver Whitecaps victory to talk about, so in the latest episode of their podcast, The Third Sub, Alex and Sam do just that. Check it out below. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time to talk about the Vancouver Whitecaps surprise victory over … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 26: Delay paves the way for late Vancouver Whitecaps storm surge vs Fire

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Lightning in a Bottle: Vancouver Whitecaps ride electric last 30 minutes vs Fire to MLS is Back Round of 16

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Chicago Fire in a pivotal MLS is Back Group B matchup on Thursday, eventually winning by a score of 2-0. Here is our recap from what was an intriguing match, for a multitude of reasons. Even after the storm cleared, the Vancouver Whitecaps made sure to bring the thunder.  In one of the most surprising moments of the MLS … Continue reading Lightning in a Bottle: Vancouver Whitecaps ride electric last 30 minutes vs Fire to MLS is Back Round of 16

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Fighting the Fire: Vancouver Whitecaps trying to balance ‘risks’ in quest to put out the Fire on Thursday (MiB Preview #3)

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on the Chicago Fire in a pivotal early game Thursday morning, with both teams MLS is Back lives on the line. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  There’s a fire, and the Vancouver Whitecaps have a chance to put it out.  While in this case, this metaphor could extend to segments of the ‘Caps play … Continue reading Fighting the Fire: Vancouver Whitecaps trying to balance ‘risks’ in quest to put out the Fire on Thursday (MiB Preview #3)