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Marc Dos Santos candid on 2019 shortcomings as Whitecaps look to continue building foundation for 2020

We break down the comments made by Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos this past week, as he made some honest admissions about the lessons he learned on recruitment ahead of a crucial 2019-2020 winter transfer window.  Last week, Marc Dos Santos spoke with the Province’s JJ Adams, and he dropped some interesting nuggets on recruitment, as he delved deeper into the thought process that he’s … Continue reading Marc Dos Santos candid on 2019 shortcomings as Whitecaps look to continue building foundation for 2020

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2019 Match Preview #31: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo: 2020 Preseason kicks off in Vancouver

The Vancouver Whitecaps return to action this Saturday, taking on a desperate Houston side, as the Caps kick off their post-elimination portion of their 2019 campaign.  After a break from MLS play as players from around the world convened at their various national team set-ups for World Cup qualifiers, inter-confederation matches and friendlies, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Houston Dynamo get set to renew hostilities … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #31: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Houston Dynamo: 2020 Preseason kicks off in Vancouver

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Long-read: Milan Borjan relishing his role as a leader for Canada as he continues to give back to the country that helped both him and his family

On this warm Thursday evening at Canada’s Men’s National Team training camp, spirits are high. As training concluded for the day, they engaged in a fun post-training shooting competition, where the majority of the players participated in the popular game of two-touch, with goals being met with cheers and misses being met with intense ribbing from teammates.  As goalkeepers Max Crepeau and Marco Carducci stood … Continue reading Long-read: Milan Borjan relishing his role as a leader for Canada as he continues to give back to the country that helped both him and his family

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Preview: Canada looking to find another level against Cuba as Nations League quest continues 

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team continues its quest for the Nations League and World Cup qualification on Tuesday, taking on Cuba for the 3rd time in 2019.   After getting their Nations League campaign off to a dominant start this past Saturday against Cuba, Canada gets another chance to try and take out their Cuban foes, this time within the unfamiliar confines of the Cayman Islands. … Continue reading Preview: Canada looking to find another level against Cuba as Nations League quest continues 

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Canada’s Men’s National Team using Cuba matches to instill strong habits and core principles to avenge demons of Gold Cup 

Ahead of the crucial pair of games against Cuba, we catch up with both sides ahead of the first match. Canada is looking to set out some good habits after a rough end to their Gold Cup aspirations, while Cuba is looking to grow the game in their country and pick up some key results after a tough summer shellacking. It’s the beauty of the … Continue reading Canada’s Men’s National Team using Cuba matches to instill strong habits and core principles to avenge demons of Gold Cup 

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s September Men’s National Team squad by “Surprise Rating”

With the announcement of Canada’s squad ahead of September 7th and 10th dates against Cuba, we once again rank the squad by “Surprise Rating” With Canada’s crucial pair of fixtures against Cuba now less than a week from kicking off, John Herdman’s 23 man squad was released this past week. Ahead of those Cuba matches, Canada has a lot to play for, as it also … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s September Men’s National Team squad by “Surprise Rating”

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Whitecaps lights flicker out for 2019 as New York draws the curtain on Vancouver’s 2019 MLS campaign

In a must-win match at BC Place, the Vancouver Whitecaps were unable to get past a strong New York City side, spelling the end of their 2019 aspirations.  The Vancouver Whitecaps, for the last time this campaign, entered the field with aspirations of making the 2019 MLS playoffs. With one of the leagues best sides awaiting them in a well-rested New York City FC, it … Continue reading Whitecaps lights flicker out for 2019 as New York draws the curtain on Vancouver’s 2019 MLS campaign

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2019 Match Preview #30: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New York City FC: Weathered souls vs rested foes

All the lead up to this game has concentrated on travel plans, as the Whitecaps returned to Vancouver midday Thursday with some rocky tales of their voyage to La Belle Province, while New York took it a little easier, arriving in Vancouver on Tuesday, taking in what the city has had to offer, as well as taking the time to properly train ahead of today.  … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #30: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New York City FC: Weathered souls vs rested foes

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Between The Sticks: How good has Max Crepeau been for the Whitecaps this year? 

Editors Note: The stats that were collected were as of August 26th, which means the Vancouver Whitecaps match vs the Montreal Impact on the 28th was not counted, so it is not mentioned in the piece, nor is it added to the stats.  What started out as a look at trying to figure out how good Maxime Crepeau has been for the Whitecaps this season, … Continue reading Between The Sticks: How good has Max Crepeau been for the Whitecaps this year? 

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Post-Match Review #29– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Montreal Impact: Dinged in La Belle Province

The Caps fell 2-1 to the Impact in a hard-fought match at Stade Saputo The lone midweek MLS fixture at Stade Saputo today was definitely a treat for the neutral. Neither club was in the best shape overall, as the ‘Caps came from San Jose a little shaken up while the Impact are becoming more desperate for victories after their loss to rivals Toronto FC. … Continue reading Post-Match Review #29– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Montreal Impact: Dinged in La Belle Province