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Surreal Start: 10 months into tenure with Vancouver Whitecaps, Axel Schuster looks ahead to busy rest of 2020 for ‘Caps

Axel Schuster sat down with media for an hour-long roundtable this week. Here are our big takeaways from that availability, as he shared some interesting tidbits on the MLS schedule, youth development, young DPs, signing players and more.  It’s been a few busy days off of the field for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Earlier this week, they announced that current first-team assistant coach, Vanni Startini, would … Continue reading Surreal Start: 10 months into tenure with Vancouver Whitecaps, Axel Schuster looks ahead to busy rest of 2020 for ‘Caps

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The Third Sub Episode 19: Analyzing the departures of Mark Pannes and Kenneth Heiner-Moller (Feat: Harjeet Johal)

Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub! In this special episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time joined by Harjeet Johal, A.K.A Har Journalist, a local Vancouver journalist who covers the Whitecaps, the Canada Women’s national team and more, with bylines in ProSoccerUSA, The Equalizer, Daily Hive and more! To kick things off, they take a look at the departure of CEO … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 19: Analyzing the departures of Mark Pannes and Kenneth Heiner-Moller (Feat: Harjeet Johal)

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: The Vancouver Whitecaps have just entered murky waters by throwing away their best paddle

In this edition of Second ‘Caps thoughts, our column about all things Whitecaps and MLS, we take a look at the busy week that was in ‘Caps land, as we break down the departure of Mark Pannes and the Orlando tournament’s draw. Despite a productive middle period, how it ended was quite similar to how it started.  Out of the blue this past Tuesday, it … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: The Vancouver Whitecaps have just entered murky waters by throwing away their best paddle

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The Third Sub Episode 7.2: A look at the short and long term future of the Vancouver Whitecaps and COVID-19

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex, Keveren and Sam are back with the 2nd part of Episode 7, as they pivot their conversation to the Vancouver Whitecaps, and more specifically, the press conference held by CEO Mark Pannes and CMO Dr. Jim Bovard, which was held to discuss how the ‘Caps were handling the current outbreak of … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 7.2: A look at the short and long term future of the Vancouver Whitecaps and COVID-19

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“Ahead of the Curve”: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to remain proactive during COVID-19 pandemic

The Vancouver Whitecaps held a conference call on Tuesday, giving the latest update on how the club was dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is some of what stood out, including one key message: stay home as much as possible, and let’s all play our role to help fight this virus. In these unprecedented times, sometimes communication can play a big role.  For the Vancouver … Continue reading “Ahead of the Curve”: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to remain proactive during COVID-19 pandemic

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Showtime: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to ‘set the tone’ in stern first test against Sporting Kansas City (Preview #1)

After a long offseason, the MLS regular season is finally upon us. Here is what the Vancouver Whitecaps had to say this week, along with a look at both sides, in our first match preview of 2020. Continue reading Showtime: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to ‘set the tone’ in stern first test against Sporting Kansas City (Preview #1)

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New Wave: First day of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason about new faces, fresh start for 2020

With the Vancouver Whitecaps kicking off their 2020 preseason this week, we report back from the first day of training, as Sporting Director, Axel Schuster, and head coach, Marc Dos Santos, shared some opening thoughts. It was like the first day of school, as a bunch of faces new and old gathered at UBC on Monday.  You’d be excused for thinking that applied to the … Continue reading New Wave: First day of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason about new faces, fresh start for 2020

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Flurry of Action: Erice gone, Didic and Gutierrez in, what’s it all mean for the Vancouver Whitecaps?

With the Vancouver Whitecaps keeping busy this week, bringing in 2 players, while shuffling one out, we analyze the 3 moves for the club, as they ramp up their activity heading into the start of their MLS preseason.  Much like the snow that dogged the lower mainland recently, the moves seemed to come in a flurry of action in Vancouver late this week. The start … Continue reading Flurry of Action: Erice gone, Didic and Gutierrez in, what’s it all mean for the Vancouver Whitecaps?

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Goal-Setter: New Vancouver Whitecaps CEO Mark Pannes aiming to grow global brand, fill BC Place

With the latest Vancouver Whitecaps front office signing, CEO Mark Pannes, we look at his introductory press conference on Tuesday, and see how he’s going to play a role to help them grow their brand, fill the stadium and more, as the front office rejig continues. He might not score goals, but he can set and break them.  The Vancouver Whitecaps made another off the … Continue reading Goal-Setter: New Vancouver Whitecaps CEO Mark Pannes aiming to grow global brand, fill BC Place