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Comeback Season: MLS is back, and ‘Caps are more than happy to take ‘opportunity’, despite concerns

The Major League of Soccer announced its return-to-play plan on Wednesday, paving the way for a tournament in Orlando next month, making the MLS the first major male sports league to return in North America. Here is a look at what we took away from that announcement, along with how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps, who have started preparing for this tournament in earnest.  After … Continue reading Comeback Season: MLS is back, and ‘Caps are more than happy to take ‘opportunity’, despite concerns

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New Wave: First day of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason about new faces, fresh start for 2020

With the Vancouver Whitecaps kicking off their 2020 preseason this week, we report back from the first day of training, as Sporting Director, Axel Schuster, and head coach, Marc Dos Santos, shared some opening thoughts. It was like the first day of school, as a bunch of faces new and old gathered at UBC on Monday.  You’d be excused for thinking that applied to the … Continue reading New Wave: First day of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason about new faces, fresh start for 2020

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Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos

As the future of Michaell Chirinos in Vancouver remains up in the air, we look at what’s holding up negotiations with the Honduran International, and why he may deserve a decent chunk of change The offseason has felt so long, yet is still barely getting underway.  It’s been nearly 2 months since the Vancouver Whitecaps last played a game, a tight 1-0 loss to Real … Continue reading Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos

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Thrift Shopping: A statistical look at some MLS free agents that the Vancouver Whitecaps could sign

With the opening of the MLS Free Agent period this week, we analyze some potential names that the Vancouver Whitecaps could look at, as they aim to acquire some MLS Experience ahead of 2020.  MLS’s Free Agent Period opened earlier this week, giving out of contract players aged 28 and older, with 8+ years of MLS, experience under the belt, a chance to find a … Continue reading Thrift Shopping: A statistical look at some MLS free agents that the Vancouver Whitecaps could sign

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Post-Match Review #34: The Men in Blue and White see their 2019 campaign come to an end with a loss vs RSL

It was a rare afternoon kickoff in Vancouver, and MLS Decision Day was raging around the league, with all the teams playing at the same time (for added drama). 18,378 people made their way to BC Place to see the Whitecaps last match of the season against Real Salt Lake. Not much was on the line for the ‘Caps, but the stakes were higher for … Continue reading Post-Match Review #34: The Men in Blue and White see their 2019 campaign come to an end with a loss vs RSL

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Whitecaps chasing “perfect solution” of 3 points against RSL before diving into pivotal offseason 

With game 34 of 34 on the MLS calendar looming, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to give back to the fans on Sunday before diving into a critical and lengthy offseason. The Vancouver Whitecaps won’t be receiving party invitations anytime soon. After struggling for a big part of this 2019 MLS season, they have found a bit of a groove as of late, putting together a … Continue reading Whitecaps chasing “perfect solution” of 3 points against RSL before diving into pivotal offseason 

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2019 Match Preview #34: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake: One last party at the disco

On Sunday, the Vancouver Whitecaps host Real Salt Lake at BC Place, in what will be the final game of their 2019 MLS regular season.  With this 2019 MLS campaign nearing its business end, the Vancouver Whitecaps play host to Real Salt Lake at home on Sunday, a team they last played in the second game of this season. It seems so long ago that … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #34: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake: One last party at the disco

Caps’ attempt to take down high-flying “Loons” as downward spiral continues

While the 3rd-year Minnesota United, also known as the Loons, continue to soar in MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps remain grounded, looking much more like their affectionate mascot “Spike”, a flightless bird, as they remain winless since May. Most seasoned aviation experts would suggest that what goes up must eventually come down, but Minnesota doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon, and it’s not hard to … Continue reading Caps’ attempt to take down high-flying “Loons” as downward spiral continues

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