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“We don’t have to be scared”: Despite the pressure of playoff push, the Vancouver Whitecaps are remaining calm ahead of crucial home Dallas clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on FC Dallas in MLS action at BC Place on Saturday night. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  With just 10 games left in the MLS season, it’s starting to be do-or-die time for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  Having done so well to crawl back into the Western Conference playoff picture with a good run of form … Continue reading “We don’t have to be scared”: Despite the pressure of playoff push, the Vancouver Whitecaps are remaining calm ahead of crucial home Dallas clash

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Here We Go Again: Pacific FC vs Cavalry FC, Canadian Championship Edition

Pacific FC is getting set to take on Cavalry FC in Canadian Championship action this week. Here’s our preview ahead of that one. It’s yet another top-of-the-table clash between Pacific FC and Cavalry FC, only this time it’s in the Canadian Championship Quarterfinal. On the line? A berth into the semifinals against either Toronto FC or York United FC.  Here’s how things look for the … Continue reading Here We Go Again: Pacific FC vs Cavalry FC, Canadian Championship Edition

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On the Road Again: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to boost playoff hopes by surprising surging Colorado Rapids on the road

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on the Colorado Rapids in MLS action on Sunday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  It’s a chance to get back on a roll again.  Having snapped a 4 game winning streak and 10 game unbeaten run in one quick swoop last weekend, all thanks to a 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers last Friday, the … Continue reading On the Road Again: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to boost playoff hopes by surprising surging Colorado Rapids on the road

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Cascadia Comeback: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to continue hot run of form ahead of Cascadia Cup clash vs Portland Timbers

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Portland Timbers in MLS action on Friday night. Here’s our preview ahead of that one. It’s a return that’s been years in the making. For the Vancouver Whitecaps, it’s not as if they’ve gone a particularly long time since they last played the Portland Timbers, their Friday opponents in MLS action this weekend, having done so in their opening … Continue reading Cascadia Comeback: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to continue hot run of form ahead of Cascadia Cup clash vs Portland Timbers

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“We know what’s at stake”: CanMNT ready to turn BMO Field into a fortress ahead of must-win World Cup qualifier vs El Salvador

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is getting set to play a pivotal CONCACAF World Cup qualifier vs El Salvador on Wednesday night. Here’s how they’re feeling ahead of that one.  After 2 good battles, they’re ready for one last showdown.  Heading into their match with El Salvador at BMO Field on Wednesday night, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are prepared for absolutely anything in that … Continue reading “We know what’s at stake”: CanMNT ready to turn BMO Field into a fortress ahead of must-win World Cup qualifier vs El Salvador

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Firing Blanks: Exploring the CanMNT’s recent offensive woes – a worrying trend, or just bad luck?

Despite being known for their strong offence, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team has been starved for goals as of late. In this, we dive deeper into the numbers to see if that’s a trend to worry about long-term, or just the case of some plain old bad luck for Les Rouges.  It’s been an interesting trend to monitor as of late.  As we’ve rolled through … Continue reading Firing Blanks: Exploring the CanMNT’s recent offensive woes – a worrying trend, or just bad luck?

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“We’ll come prepared”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking for 4th straight MLS win as they continue homestand with clash versus Austin FC

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Austin FC in MLS action on Saturday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  They’re looking to keep the good times rolling at home.  As they continue a 4-game homestand, the Vancouver Whitecaps are looking to keep up the positive roll that they’re on as of late, having won back-to-back home games at BC Place over the past 14 days.  … Continue reading “We’ll come prepared”: Vancouver Whitecaps looking for 4th straight MLS win as they continue homestand with clash versus Austin FC

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Into the Octagon: An in-depth preview of the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers

On Thursday, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, kicks off. Here’s our in-depth preview of that ahead of then. Let’s get ready to rumble.  After a summer of waiting, the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers, is set to officially kick off later this week.  On Thursday, September 2nd, 8 of CONCACAF’s finest will take the field to … Continue reading Into the Octagon: An in-depth preview of the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers

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It’s a great moment to play for Canada’: The CanMNT is ready to ride positive wave of momentum into start of the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is getting set to kick off the start of the final round of World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, later this week. Here’s a look at the mood in the squad ahead of that one.  It’s a great time to be a Canadian soccer fan right now.  Fresh off of a summer where Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team won a historic … Continue reading It’s a great moment to play for Canada’: The CanMNT is ready to ride positive wave of momentum into start of the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

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Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo

Ahead of the start of the final round of World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, we dive into Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s diverse tactical profile, analyzing their use of the 3-5-2 and 4-4-2 formations, before looking at some potential lineups to use within those formations.  The value is there, but it needs to be properly extracted.  Heading into the start of the final round of … Continue reading Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo