Marc Dos Santos continues to build on “foundation” as Vancouver Whitecaps juggle 2020 lineup and tactical questions

The Vancouver Whitecaps continue to both build on and find their identity as they try to improve on their various woes ahead of 2020.  The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Columbus Crew this past Saturday, with both teams sharing the spoils in a relatively uneventful 1-1 draw, with the most exciting moment coming right at the 93rd minute of 93. Fredy Montero, who probably had … Continue reading Marc Dos Santos continues to build on “foundation” as Vancouver Whitecaps juggle 2020 lineup and tactical questions

Despite resurgent performance, Whitecaps slip-up in rainy night at Saputo

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Montreal Impact in a slippery performance at Saputo, and while they would eventually fall to their Eastern Canada foes, they did well to bounce back on Wednesday, so soon after a statistical tidal wave in San Jose put them well underwater heading into this one.  With the memories of that San Jose game behind them, Vancouver got right back … Continue reading Despite resurgent performance, Whitecaps slip-up in rainy night at Saputo

Whitecaps hoping some home-cooking quiets pain of tough to stomach loss vs San Jose

Some Vancouver Whitecaps (6W-13L-9D) members and players returned to the place they call home this week, with a date with the Montreal Impact (10W-14L-4D) looming on Wednesday.  Call it what you want, but there was no denying that Saturday’s game was a gut-punch, leaving a lingering stomach ache of sorts. While losing sucks, the way the Whitecaps lost left a bad taste in the mouth, … Continue reading Whitecaps hoping some home-cooking quiets pain of tough to stomach loss vs San Jose

Post-Match Review #28– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Earthquakes cause a Tsunami

In a meeting of Mountain vs Earthquake, it was the Earthquakes that would eventually take down the Caps, as they dominated at home en route to an impressive 3-1 win. While the scoreline was close, the match was certainly not, with the Quakes sending wave after wave of attack towards the Vancouver goal, not too dissimilar to a Tsunami in full flight.  The Caps held … Continue reading Post-Match Review #28– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Earthquakes cause a Tsunami

Caps ready for what Earthquakes and “great guy” Almeyda have to offer

The Vancouver Whitecaps (6W-12L-9D) take on San Jose in a rematch of a contest that the Earthquakes (11W-10L-5D) took up in Vancouver back in July, winning 3-1 at BC Place. In a battle of third-wheel sides in MLS’s Rivalry week, Vancouver will look to repeat some 2018 California magic, as they won 3-2 in San Jose last year, despite being down 2-0 early on.  The … Continue reading Caps ready for what Earthquakes and “great guy” Almeyda have to offer

2019 Match Preview #28: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Fault Lines at play

Once again, the Vancouver Whitecaps and San Jose Earthquakes meet during MLS’s Rivalry Week, both the third-wheel teams in a set of intense derby matches on either side. While there is yet to be much of a rivalry between these two, maybe this match will be the start of something special.  What will the name of this rivalry be? Yet to be decided. With both … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #28: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Fault Lines at play

Post-Match Review #27– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs DC United: A sigh of relief

With Wayne Rooney and co coming to Vancouver, the Caps were not expected to tie, let alone win and pick up a clean sheet in the process. But despite the pessimistic thoughts of others, they managed to do just that, providing a gutsy performance at BC Place, giving fans a lot to cheer about in the process.  The Caps put in a workhorse performance on … Continue reading Post-Match Review #27– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs DC United: A sigh of relief

Post-Match Review #23– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Natural Disaster

While there was no literal earthquake in BC Place on Saturday, there was a lot of rumbling going on amongst fans, as Vancouver continued their dry run of form as of late, falling to the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, continuing to compound what has been a tough last month and a half for the Whitecaps.  With the Whitecaps falling further and further down the … Continue reading Post-Match Review #23– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Natural Disaster

2019 Match Preview #23: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Avoiding Aftershocks

After another tough performance on Wednesday, as Vancouver was overrun by the New England Revolution on the other side of the continent, the Whitecaps get back to action against the San Jose Earthquakes, a team with a fitting name as the Caps themselves try to avoid another aftershock after the earthquake that was the 6-1 defeat by LAFC 3 weeks ago.  The last 4 MLS … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #23: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs San Jose Earthquakes: Avoiding Aftershocks

2019 Match Preview #22: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New England Revolution: Seeds of Revolt

After what can be best described as a rough outing on Saturday, the Vancouver Whitecaps look to bounce back in a big way, as they take on the New England Revolution in Foxborough, Massachusetts this coming Wednesday. While it will be no easy task, as it’s a cross-country flight for a midweek match (two deadly combos in this league), and they are missing star left-back, … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #22: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs New England Revolution: Seeds of Revolt