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Quieted ‘Quakes: Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes combine for quiet 0-0 draw in Friday night clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the San Jose Earthquakes in MLS action on Friday night. Here’s our match review from that one.  They didn’t necessarily take a step back, but they didn’t take a step forward, either.  In the midst of a streak that has seen them pick up 4 draws in a row, drawing 6 of their last 8 games total, one could only … Continue reading Quieted ‘Quakes: Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes combine for quiet 0-0 draw in Friday night clash

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Fortune Reversal: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to kick off 2nd half of season on a high note vs Earthquakes

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the San Jose Earthquakes in MLS action on Friday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  It’s almost like the start of a new season.  For the Vancouver Whitecaps, it won’t feel that way quite yet, but having breached the halfway point of their 2021 campaign, they’re ready to now focus on the back half of what has already been … Continue reading Fortune Reversal: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to kick off 2nd half of season on a high note vs Earthquakes

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3rd Attempt: ‘Recovered’ Vancouver Whitecaps look to get revenge against San Jose in 2nd rematch (Preview #20)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the San Jose Earthquakes in Portland on Saturday. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to get one back over a ‘Quakes side that beat them 3-0 a few weeks back.  After a short rest, it’s time for them to dive right back in.  For the first time in 3 weeks, the Vancouver Whitecaps didn’t … Continue reading 3rd Attempt: ‘Recovered’ Vancouver Whitecaps look to get revenge against San Jose in 2nd rematch (Preview #20)

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps not in ‘dark place’ but lights continue to flicker in loss to Earthquakes

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we pick over the bones of a tough Vancouver loss on Wednesday against the San Jose Earthquakes.  After a rough end to September, let’s just say that October hasn’t started out too great, either.  The Vancouver Whitecaps current rough patch continued on Wednesday, as they fell 3-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes for … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps not in ‘dark place’ but lights continue to flicker in loss to Earthquakes

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Still Slumping: Shaky second half sees Vancouver Whitecaps crumble at hands of San Jose Earthquakes

The Vancouver Whitecaps lost their 4th game in a row on Wednesday, as they fell 3-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes down in California. Here is our report from that one, as the ‘Caps American nightmare continued.  After a bright start, things faded off quickly.  While that statement could describe the Vancouver Whitecaps trip down to the US as a whole so far, a trip … Continue reading Still Slumping: Shaky second half sees Vancouver Whitecaps crumble at hands of San Jose Earthquakes

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California Chaos: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to shake the ground in ‘hectic’ matchup versus Earthquakes (Preview #16)

The Vancouver Whitecaps continue their American MLS adventure on Wednesday, as they travel to San Jose to take on the Earthquakes. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to avenge 1.5 seasons of domination laid on them by the ‘Quakes in previous matchups.  All of a sudden, the wild ride is slowly starting to reach its conclusion.  While there is … Continue reading California Chaos: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping to shake the ground in ‘hectic’ matchup versus Earthquakes (Preview #16)

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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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Lessons Learned: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to stay ‘together’ ahead of derby with Sounders (MiB Preview #2)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, marking their 2nd game at the MLS is Back tournament. Here is our comprehensive preview ahead of that game.  After a tough loss, sometimes all you want to do is get right back out there, giving yourself a chance to prove that what happened was all just a fluke.  While the Vancouver Whitecaps won’t get … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to stay ‘together’ ahead of derby with Sounders (MiB Preview #2)

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Fatigue, midfield struggles big factors for Whitecaps in loss to Earthquakes

In our latest edition of Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking back at the Vancouver Whitecaps game that was, we take a look at what stood out for us in the ‘Caps 4-3 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes to open up their MLS is Back tournament.  At the very least, you can’t fault them for not being entertaining.  Entertainment is probably the last … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Fatigue, midfield struggles big factors for Whitecaps in loss to Earthquakes

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Delayed Debut: Whitecaps eager and ‘excited’ to finally take on Earthquakes Wednesday (MiB Preview #1)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday, officially kicking off their MLS is Back tournament. Here is our comprehensive match preview ahead of that clash.  Are you ready to rumble?  The Vancouver Whitecaps sure are, as they get set to take the field to kick off their MLS is Back tournament in thunderstorm-riddled Florida on Wednesday evening, when they’ll take on … Continue reading Delayed Debut: Whitecaps eager and ‘excited’ to finally take on Earthquakes Wednesday (MiB Preview #1)