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Door wide-open: Do the recent Vancouver Whitecaps moves suggest a formation shift for 2020?

As it looks less and less likely that Michaell Chirinos returns to Vancouver, we look at why a shift to the 3-5-2 may now be in order for the Whitecaps, especially with Lucas Cavallini coming into the fold.  With another winger supposedly out of the picture, the push away from a 4-3-3 might have just gotten another boost. Reports emerged out of Honduras late Wednesday … Continue reading Door wide-open: Do the recent Vancouver Whitecaps moves suggest a formation shift for 2020?

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The remodeling begins: Vancouver Whitecaps announce first slate of roster moves for 2020

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off their offseason with their first slate of roster moves, with some key names sticking around for next year, while others will now have to seek new employment with other clubs.  While the Vancouver Whitecaps are just beginning their long winter offseason period, they wasted no time in starting things off in a hurry, announcing that they had picked up contract … Continue reading The remodeling begins: Vancouver Whitecaps announce first slate of roster moves for 2020

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Post Match Review #33: Late-game heroics continue for Vancouver as Whitecaps down LA Galaxy in goal-fest

The Vancouver Whitecaps took out LA Galaxy in a 7 goal thriller Sunday, as some late-game drama provided the Caps with all 3 points heading into Decision Day.  Heading into the penultimate day of the Whitecaps season, fans of the Caps could be forgiven for being a bit down on their team. Facing the second in the West Galaxy, who were on a bit of … Continue reading Post Match Review #33: Late-game heroics continue for Vancouver as Whitecaps down LA Galaxy in goal-fest

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

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

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

2019 Match Preview #26: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers: Expansion cousins renew hostilities

While Portland and Vancouver have seemed to fly in opposite directions since their expansion, with the Timbers having one MLS Cup triumph and 2 finals appearances total compared to Vancouver’s none, the teams always combine for entertaining affairs, with this one expected to live up to the shine that many Cascadia Derby days in the past has provided.  The Vancouver Whitecaps make the trek down … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #26: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Portland Timbers: Expansion cousins renew hostilities

The particular case of the Caps and the “whipping boy”

Each club always seems to have one, with many more having multiples of them. It’s the whipping boy, the player who is a lightning rod for criticism, soaking up anger from outsiders, justified or not.  Over the last week, the Vancouver Whitecaps shipped out two players who filled that role for them this season, with Lucas Venuto and Felipe Martins being sent packing in the … Continue reading The particular case of the Caps and the “whipping boy”

2019 Match Preview #24: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Minnesota United FC: Divergent Paths Meet Once Again

For the first time since the opening day of the season, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Minnesota United meet again, as Vancouver makes it’s first-ever trip to Allianz Field to take on the Loons. While they both came into the campaign with similar expectations, things could not be more different for both teams. While Vancouver underwent a coaching change and a massive roster haul, Minnesota underwent … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #24: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Minnesota United FC: Divergent Paths Meet Once Again

Post-Match Review #22– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New England Revolution: Bou! Came the Lightning

The Caps were scared off by Bou, but this time it was not a ghost but instead a high-priced DP by the name of Gustavo Bou that put them to the sword on a lightning-filled, rainy day in New England. After a tough day of travel on Monday, the Vancouver Whitecaps made it to New England, Massachusetts alright, where they faced the surging New England … Continue reading Post-Match Review #22– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New England Revolution: Bou! Came the Lightning