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Designating the Best: Ranking the top 5 DPs in the Vancouver Whitecaps’s short MLS history

Over their time in MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps have had 15 Designated Players, to mixed results. In this, we take the best and put them in a top 5, ranked by the impact and production that they provided the club.  As time has gone on, the term ‘Designated Player’ has become nearly synonymous with MLS, etching itself as the holy grail of the league’s confusing … Continue reading Designating the Best: Ranking the top 5 DPs in the Vancouver Whitecaps’s short MLS history

Dime on the Dollar: Internal options to try and fill the #10 hole for the Caps

The eternal question remains: who will fill the role as a number 10 for the Caps? Over their tenure in MLS, it has constantly remained a question mark. While investment could certainly remedy that, we will have to wait until the winter to see if that happens. So while they wait, they can only experiment from within. We look at some names that could step … Continue reading Dime on the Dollar: Internal options to try and fill the #10 hole for the Caps

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

Wayback Wednesday: Pedro Morales Signs in Vancouver

While it is more Throwback Thursday than Wayback Wednesday this week, here is another edition of our column where we take a look back at transactions made by the Vancouver Whitecaps, and thanks to the beauty of hindsight, we get to analyze them. Prior editions can be found here, with a special Canadian edition we did here.  In this edition, in honour of the MLS … Continue reading Wayback Wednesday: Pedro Morales Signs in Vancouver

Wayback Wednesday: Octavio Rivero Comes to Vancouver

When Pedro Morales stood over the ball in the 96th minute of the 2015 clash between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Orlando City SC, there was excitement amongst supporters, as it was a great chance to provide a deadly final action in a 0-0 game. With Vancouver being known as a solid set-piece team under coach Carl Robinson, and Morales being well-recognized for his juicy deliveries, … Continue reading Wayback Wednesday: Octavio Rivero Comes to Vancouver

Wayback Wednesday: The Alain Rochat Trade

Alain Rochat was a fan favourite in Vancouver, so it was a shock to see the Swiss centre back/left back shuttled over to DC United in 2013 for only a second rounder in the MLS SuperDraft. It was the end of a tenure filled with lots of exciting moments from Rochat, as he had a knack for good defending and scoring clutch goals, including a … Continue reading Wayback Wednesday: The Alain Rochat Trade

Wayback Wednesday: Gershon Koffie to New England

Welcome to Wayback Wednesday, where we take a look at past transactions made by the Whitecaps during their MLS era and look at how they have turned out today. We will be hoping to do this on a regular basis, so feel free to comment some suggestions for trades/transfers or tell us how you think some of those transactions went down in your opinion. We … Continue reading Wayback Wednesday: Gershon Koffie to New England

Time for Third-Wheel Caps to Impose Themselves in Cascadia, Canadian Rivalries

With the Seattle Sounders in town tonight for another installation of the Cascadia Cup, the mini-competition contested between Seattle, the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Portland Timbers, the Whitecaps will be looking to take a step towards once again becoming an important cog in the derby, as they try to push the third-wheel reputation away and attempt to catch up to their two rivals down south. … Continue reading Time for Third-Wheel Caps to Impose Themselves in Cascadia, Canadian Rivalries