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The Third Sub Episode 99: The Brian White trade, Marc Dos Santos’s future and a look around MLS

In Episode 99 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Third Sub contributor Peter Hicken to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS, as … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 99: The Brian White trade, Marc Dos Santos’s future and a look around MLS

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Price is ‘White’: Breaking down the Vancouver Whitecaps surprising trade for striker Brian White from the New York Red Bulls

The Vancouver Whitecaps were wheeling and dealing on Wednesday, as they acquired forward Brian White from the New York Red Bulls for $400 000 in GAM. In this, we dive deeper into the move, seeing why it’s a curious one for this ‘Caps team.  An acquisition was on the horizon, and now, it is finally here.  It wasn’t necessarily the transaction most people were expecting … Continue reading Price is ‘White’: Breaking down the Vancouver Whitecaps surprising trade for striker Brian White from the New York Red Bulls

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The Third Sub Episode 18: Breaking down the MLS’s ‘Return to Play’ tournament

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, this time to discuss the return of MLS! With the news that the North American soccer circuit is planning to return next month in Orlando, they take a look at the positives and negatives of this ‘Return to Play’ tournament, both from a competitive and health protocol … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 18: Breaking down the MLS’s ‘Return to Play’ tournament

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Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

In this one, members of the BTS team (and a special guest) do their best to predict the Vancouver and MLS 2020 season, by answering a set of questions on both the ‘Caps and the rest of the league. After a long wait, MLS is finally back, with a busy slate of games on tap this weekend.  As MLS heads into its 25th season, this … Continue reading Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

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Long-Read: Axel Schuster looking to build off Cavallini signing in next steps of Project Whitecaps

After the recent signing of the Vancouver Whitecaps latest DP, striker Lucas Cavallini, we analyze some of the thoughts shared by Sporting Director Axel Schuster during Cavallini’s press conference this week, as he gives us an idea of what the rest of the offseason may look like for Vancouver. It took some time, but Vancouver finally made their much-anticipated big splash this week.  The Vancouver … Continue reading Long-Read: Axel Schuster looking to build off Cavallini signing in next steps of Project Whitecaps

2019 Match Preview #32: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Columbus Crew SC: Chasing Consistency

The Vancouver Whitecaps and the Columbus Crew meet at BC Place on Saturday, and with Columbus looking to keep their season alive, while Vancouver looks to build on something, it makes for some intriguing storylines heading into this one.  After a surprise victory last week against Houston, the Vancouver Whitecaps will look to do something they have only done once this season: follow up a … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #32: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Columbus Crew SC: Chasing Consistency

Wayback Wednesday: Alphonso Davies goes pro

With July 25th being the one-year anniversary of the now-famed Alphonso Davies transfer, where the young Canadian winger made his then MLS-record transfer to Bavarian giants Bayern Munich, giving MLS a big reputation boost while providing the Vancouver Whitecaps with a nice sum of cash. While the loss of the star winger was certainly a big loss for the Caps, who have badly missed his … Continue reading Wayback Wednesday: Alphonso Davies goes pro

Youth Development: How the Caps’ can try and Erase the Past While try and Build for the Future

Youth development is always a touchy subject in football. While each team seems to have a golden goose that buoys their past, the hardest part of the whole process is to find a sustainable model, allowing teams to build off a mix of acquired talent and domestic homegrowns to find success, much like Ajax Amsterdam was able to do this past season en route to … Continue reading Youth Development: How the Caps’ can try and Erase the Past While try and Build for the Future

Caps Talk – The Fallacy of the 3-5-2: Was the 4-3-3 Better Than we Thought?

The Vancouver Whitecaps have been running with a 3-5-2 formation as of late, joining the list of many modern teams that are embracing the 3 defender formation that was popularized by Antonio Conte’s great Juventus team of the early 2010s. It’s a great formation, as it allows for great flexibility both in attack and in defence, but it requires the right players and a lot … Continue reading Caps Talk – The Fallacy of the 3-5-2: Was the 4-3-3 Better Than we Thought?