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“We have to focus on ourselves”: Vancouver Whitecaps interim head coach Vanni Sartini looking for internal growth ahead of unique all-interim battle vs RSL

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Real Salt Lake at BC Place on Sunday. Here’s how the Whitecaps are feeling ahead of this one, as they look to put a busy few days behind them ahead of a massive game for their playoff aspirations.  After such a tough last 2 days, it’s going to be a tough turnaround.  For a Vancouver Whitecaps team that has gone … Continue reading “We have to focus on ourselves”: Vancouver Whitecaps interim head coach Vanni Sartini looking for internal growth ahead of unique all-interim battle vs RSL

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Twice the Fun: Vancouver Whitecaps beat Chicago Fire 3-2, fall 2-0 to Indy Eleven in preseason doubleheader

The Vancouver Whitecaps closed out their preseason slate with a pair of games versus the Chicago Fire and Indy Eleven on Saturday. Here’s what stood out from that doubleheader, with the Fire game proving to be more of a regular-season tuneup, while the Indy game ended up being more of an audition for a few youngsters. Results aside, it was just good to see them … Continue reading Twice the Fun: Vancouver Whitecaps beat Chicago Fire 3-2, fall 2-0 to Indy Eleven in preseason doubleheader

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Last Taste of Home: Caicedo’s hot arrival, academy kids continue to impress, and other Vancouver Whitecaps training notes ahead of Utah departure

The Vancouver Whitecaps began their last week of training in Vancouver on Monday, as they get set to head down to Utah on Friday. In a surprise twist, they also were able to get clearance for the media to attend those last sessions, as well, so here’s some of what stood out from a viewing of Wednesday’s session, in particular.  It’s the last bit of … Continue reading Last Taste of Home: Caicedo’s hot arrival, academy kids continue to impress, and other Vancouver Whitecaps training notes ahead of Utah departure

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March Madness: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps, bracing for March ‘struggle’ as absences start to pile up

The Vancouver Whitecaps may be barely 2 weeks into their training camp, but things are about to get real interesting for this team, as a hectic next month awaits them. In this, we look at how they’re feeling ahead of that rough patch, as they’re keeping optimistic despite the looming rough patch. Slowly but steadily, it’s starting to feel more and more real with each … Continue reading March Madness: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps, bracing for March ‘struggle’ as absences start to pile up

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The Third Sub Episode 75: Recapping a busy week of Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Soccer news to start off March

In episode 75 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan recap a busy week of Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada Soccer news, as things have started to ramp up ahead of a busy few weeks for Canadian Soccer as a whole. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 75: Recapping a busy week of Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Soccer news to start off March

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Head High: Vancouver Whitecaps staying focused despite transfer window, preseason and international break concerns

As the Vancouver Whitecaps near the end of the first week of their 2021 training camp, spirits have been high in their squad so far, as they relish the chance to be together once again. In this, we look at what head coach Marc Dos Santos had to say about that first week of camp, as he chats about being happy with what’s happening on … Continue reading Head High: Vancouver Whitecaps staying focused despite transfer window, preseason and international break concerns

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A last Gasp(ar)? Analyzing what potential signing Bruno Gaspar could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps (and other Day 1 training camp storylines)

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off training camp on Monday, officially putting an end to a long offseason. Here are some important storylines ahead of this first week of camp, including an analysis of a potential signing, the ‘Caps goals for the first week and an ode to paperwork.  Don’t look now, but the start of the MLS season is slowly starting to sneak up on … Continue reading A last Gasp(ar)? Analyzing what potential signing Bruno Gaspar could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps (and other Day 1 training camp storylines)

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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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Hammer and Tongs: Marc Dos Santos continuing to wield ‘hammer’, pounding tactical identity into Vancouver Whitecaps

The Vancouver Whitecaps get their next phases of preseaon underway this weekend, as they head down to Portland to participate in the ‘Rose City Invitational’. Here is what their head coach, Marc Dos Santos, had to say ahead of their departure.  Call him Marc “The Smith” Dos Santos.  He’s spent a good portion of this preseason hammering all of the details into place, as he … Continue reading Hammer and Tongs: Marc Dos Santos continuing to wield ‘hammer’, pounding tactical identity into Vancouver Whitecaps

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Fresh Start: Whitecaps might not be painting a ‘Starry Night’, but 4 cornerstones have been a good guide

As the Vancouver Whitecaps get their San Diego portion of their training camp underway this week, we look at the parting words of Marc Dos Santos, along with a look at how the Whitecaps are aiming to push the presence of their ‘4 cornerstones’ through the start of preseason. Mentality. Team Spirit. Work Ethic. Discipline.  4 defining characteristics. On their own, they all embody different … Continue reading Fresh Start: Whitecaps might not be painting a ‘Starry Night’, but 4 cornerstones have been a good guide