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Press to Impress: An in-depth breakdown of the 2020 Vancouver Whitecaps tactical profile

The Vancouver Whitecaps wrapped up their final portion of the preseason this weekend, as they took on Minnesota United, winning by a score of 2 to 1. Here is what we took away tactically from that one, as we dive into the Xs and Os used by Marc Dos Santos so far this training camp. Philosophical changes were promised, and they appear to have so … Continue reading Press to Impress: An in-depth breakdown of the 2020 Vancouver Whitecaps tactical profile

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Fantastic Fredy: Whitecaps offence keeps rolling as they down high-flying ‘Loons’ with late Montero strike

The Vancouver Whitecaps wrapped up their preseason slate on Saturday, as they downed Minnesota thanks to a late Fredy Montero winner, giving them 3 wins on the preseason. Here is how things went down in Portland.  In many ways, Fredy Montero continues to turn back the clock.  He might not be a teenager anymore, but in a habit he started at the end of 2019, … Continue reading Fantastic Fredy: Whitecaps offence keeps rolling as they down high-flying ‘Loons’ with late Montero strike

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Rouges Reflections: No shortage of movement in the Canadian Men’s National Team landscape

In this edition of ‘Rouges Reflections’, a new column for anything Canada Soccer related, we take a look at a busy past week for the Men, who have a lot to look forward to in 2020. From the Olympics to World Cup qualifiers, along with a look at Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David, here is how it’s all going down in CanMNT land.  After it … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: No shortage of movement in the Canadian Men’s National Team landscape

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Pacemaking: Vancouver Whitecaps show growth, offensive flashes in 2-1 loss to Timbers

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off the ‘Rose City Invitational Tournament’ on Sunday, where they narrowly fell to the Portland Timbers, 2-1. Here are the coaches’ post-game thoughts, as well as a look at what went well, and what went less well.  As one man famously once said, no one ever remembers your preseason record at the end of the campaign.  That doesn’t quite discount the … Continue reading Pacemaking: Vancouver Whitecaps show growth, offensive flashes in 2-1 loss to Timbers

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Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

Another Vancouver Whitecaps signing was wrapped up this past weekend, as the team brought in 20-year-old Serbian centre back Ranko Veselinovic on a 1-year loan. Here is a look at what he can bring to the team.  He might be the latest addition to their ‘rank and file’, but his leadership attributes suggest he’ll be more than just an ordinary squad member. The Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

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On the Front Foot: It’s not perfect yet, but Whitecaps are pressing in ‘right direction’ after San Diego trip

The Vancouver Whitecaps wrapped up the first portion of their preseason this week, finishing their San Diego trip with a record of 1W-1L-1D, using the trip to improve on tactical ideologies and their team bonding. Here is what the team had to say on all of that after 10 days down in Sunny California.  On the field, it wasn’t quite perfect, not matching the sandy … Continue reading On the Front Foot: It’s not perfect yet, but Whitecaps are pressing in ‘right direction’ after San Diego trip

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Pieces of the Puzzle: A look at how the Whitecaps 2020 rebuild stacks up from a statistical standpoint

The Vancouver Whitecaps added their latest player to their roster on Monday, bringing in winger David Milinkovic on a 1-year loan with an option to buy, pushing their roster 1 step closer to full completion. We break down the signing, and also take a look at how the rebuild has gone so far from a statistical standpoint, as the Caps look to find enough goals … Continue reading Pieces of the Puzzle: A look at how the Whitecaps 2020 rebuild stacks up from a statistical standpoint

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Learning Moments: What to take away from Canada Men’s National Team ‘Camp Poutine’

With Canada’s Men’s National Team’s latest camp wrapping up down in California, we look back at some things we noticed from during the two weeks, as some players stepped up, lessons were learned and the path towards the 2022 World Cup took its latest winding twist.  Results-wise, the circumstances demanded perfection, a standard which they were unable to meet.  Besides that, it was overall a … Continue reading Learning Moments: What to take away from Canada Men’s National Team ‘Camp Poutine’

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Behind the #8 Ball: What can newest Whitecaps signing, Leonard Owusu, bring to Vancouver?

On the 2nd day of training camp, the Vancouver Whitecaps added the latest piece to their ‘project 2020’, signing Ghanian midfielder Leonard Owusu to a TAM deal. Here is a look at what their newest signing can bring to Vancouver.  After teasing a new #8 two weeks ago, the Vancouver Whitecaps have found their man. 1 day after 2020 training camp kicked off, the Whitecaps … Continue reading Behind the #8 Ball: What can newest Whitecaps signing, Leonard Owusu, bring to Vancouver?

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Iced out: Quick lapse costs Canada’s Men’s National Team dearly in 1-0 loss to Iceland

In their 3rd match of this January ‘Camp Poutine’, Canada was unable to match the offensive output they showed during their first two matches, as they fell by a score of 1-0 to Iceland. Here are how things went down in California.  In a 90 minute game, sometimes pockets of 5 seconds can make all the difference.  Just ask Canada, whos race towards the Hexagonal … Continue reading Iced out: Quick lapse costs Canada’s Men’s National Team dearly in 1-0 loss to Iceland