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Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

After looking at Adjusted Save Percentage back in August, as we looked to see how good Max Crepeau had been for the Whitecaps, we revisit the concept, as MLS teams prepare to make moves this offseason.  Back in August, we took a stab at trying to see how good Maxime Crepeau had been for the Vancouver Whitecaps up to that point in the season, by … Continue reading Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

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Canada vs USA Tactical Review: Plenty of lessons to be learned for Les Rouges in Orlando 

With Canada’s 4-1 loss against the US now behind us, we take a step back and break down how the game went from a tactical standpoint, as the US bounced back nicely from Canada’s tactical dominance in October.
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New Vancouver Whitecaps Sporting Director Axel Schuster excited to hit ground running in new role

With the hiring of Axel Schuster on Friday, the Vancouver Whitecaps finally got their long-awaited Sporting Director. Here are some of the things that he had to say in his first press conference: The global search has landed and found its target. Early Friday morning, it was reported that the Vancouver Whitecaps had hired Axel Schuster as their new Sporting Director, putting an end to … Continue reading New Vancouver Whitecaps Sporting Director Axel Schuster excited to hit ground running in new role

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It’s all over: MLS Cup Final takeaways for Whitecaps heading into 1st week of offseason

With the 2019 MLS season now officially finished, the Vancouver Whitecaps can turn their attention to start making moves. As they begin that process, here are some things they can takeaway from Sunday, as they can begin their wheeling and dealing as early as Monday. For Whitecaps fans, it’s finally all over.  After a tough 2019 MLS season, the offseason is finally here, as the … Continue reading It’s all over: MLS Cup Final takeaways for Whitecaps heading into 1st week of offseason

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MLS: Seattle Sounders take round 3 over Toronto FC in 2019 MLS Cup Finals 

It was a day of 3s for Seattle on Sunday.  In their third MLS Cup Final, the Seattle Sounders managed to win their 2nd MLS Cup, beating Toronto FC 3-1 in front of 69 000 fans. After dispatching FC Dallas, Real Salt Lake and LAFC en route to this clash, they were clinical in the final, riding a wave of Toronto dominance before finding 3 … Continue reading MLS: Seattle Sounders take round 3 over Toronto FC in 2019 MLS Cup Finals 

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Canada vs USA in-depth tactical preview: What to expect from both teams in Orlando

Ahead of Canada vs USA, we break down both team’s tactics, and look forward to some matchups to watch. After a 1st game where tactics proved to play a huge role, there’s a lot to talk about heading into this one, so we’ll look at some of those talking points in this 2 part series.  As the clock continues to tick, preparations are ramping up … Continue reading Canada vs USA in-depth tactical preview: What to expect from both teams in Orlando

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Thursday Thoughts: Navigating through a busy period for Canada Soccer 

After a busy period, with more still to come, we navigate through the Canada Soccer landscape in this edition of ‘Thursday Thoughts’. We look at the U17s tournament in Brazil, look ahead to the U23’s next year and set the table for both the Men and Women’s Senior National Team programs.  It’s November, and it’s a busy time, at least for those who are fans … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Navigating through a busy period for Canada Soccer 

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Long-Read: After year of 1sts, Cavalry’s Marco Carducci reflects on a memorable CPL campaign

Before the 2nd leg of the CPL Finals kicked off, we got a chance to speak with Marco Carducci at Media Day in Calgary. Here is what the former Whitecaps man had to say.  After the busy year that Marco Carducci has had, you could excuse him for thinking that things have gone by fast.  “It’s been a bit of a blur, right?” he said … Continue reading Long-Read: After year of 1sts, Cavalry’s Marco Carducci reflects on a memorable CPL campaign

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After quiet first leg, Dominique Malonga and Cavalry ready to put bow on strong 1st CPL season

While the result wasn’t as hoped, Cavalry was still happy with how things turned out, as they head home with only a 1-0 deficit despite a strong performance from Forge. Now, as they prepare to find a huge victory at home, they’ll be relying on their experienced leading scorer, Dominique Malonga, to help push them over the line.  It wasn’t an ideal start for Cavalry.  … Continue reading After quiet first leg, Dominique Malonga and Cavalry ready to put bow on strong 1st CPL season

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Youthful Spring: Some players 24 and under for the Whitecaps to build around in 2020

With the Vancouver Whitecaps looking to improve their squad over the transfer window, we look at 5 players 24 and under that should also help them get better from within, as the journey towards 2020 continues.  As the calendar turns from winter to spring next year, will the Whitecaps see some budding growth? That question could be easily asked of the plants and grass at … Continue reading Youthful Spring: Some players 24 and under for the Whitecaps to build around in 2020