The Vancouver Whitecaps might have just gotten their 10-game unbeaten run in MLS play snapped this past weekend, when they lost to the Portland Timbers, but in this, we dive into a key question – was that run indicative of the ‘Caps actually improving after a slow start to the season, or was it just luck? After a tough start to the summer, they’ve found … Continue reading A Step Forward: Their 10-game MLS unbeaten run might be over, but have the Vancouver Whitecaps actually been playing better as of late?
Having now played 18 games out of 34 so far this MLS season, we’ve gotten a good idea of what the 2021 edition of the Vancouver Whitecaps looks like. In this, we dive into the numbers behind their first half (and a bit) of MLS action to date. Having crossed the halfway point, you’d like to think you have a better idea of who they … Continue reading Halfway There: Analyzing what we know (and what we don’t) about the Vancouver Whitecaps through the halfway point of the 2021 MLS season
Despite not always getting the recognition that he deserves from around MLS, Vancouver Whitecaps winger Cristian Dajome has quietly been one of the league’s best forwards this year. Here’s a look at why his strong play has made him a potential league all-star candidate, even if those around MLS aren’t talking about it quite yet. In just his 2nd season, he’s taken a big step … Continue reading Quiet Star: Analyzing how Cristian Dajome has quietly turned into an MLS all-star candidate for the Vancouver Whitecaps
The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Houston Dynamo in MLS action on Tuesday. Here is our preview ahead of that one. After having gotten a taste of glory, the quest is now to avoid complacency. Having snapped an 8-game winless run this past weekend, the Vancouver Whitecaps will have had every reason to want to revel in their recent victory, a 2-1 triumph over the … Continue reading No Rest for the Weary: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for quick ‘turnaround’ ahead of clash against Houston Dynamo
The Vancouver Whitecaps were wheeling and dealing on Wednesday, as they acquired forward Brian White from the New York Red Bulls for $400 000 in GAM. In this, we dive deeper into the move, seeing why it’s a curious one for this ‘Caps team. An acquisition was on the horizon, and now, it is finally here. It wasn’t necessarily the transaction most people were expecting … Continue reading Price is ‘White’: Breaking down the Vancouver Whitecaps surprising trade for striker Brian White from the New York Red Bulls
In the 2nd installment of AGR’s Analysis, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic dives into some Vancouver Whitecaps game film and breaks down what he dubbed as ‘Caio Alexandre Theory’, explaining why it’s so important for the ‘Caps to buy into that going forward. He may only have a handful of MLS games under his belt, but he’s quickly impressed in his short time in the league. Caio Alexandre … Continue reading AGR’s Analysis: Breaking down ‘Caio Alexandre theory’ and why it’s so important to the Vancouver Whitecaps
The Vancouver Whitecaps midfield has been a hot topic of discussion in MLS these past few years — mostly for the wrong reasons. In this, we look at the work the ‘Caps have done this past year and a half to try and fix that, and if they’ve done enough to improve their group ahead of the start of the 2021 season. There’s no doubt … Continue reading Midfield Musings: Have the Vancouver Whitecaps done enough to improve their midfield ahead of the start of the 2021 MLS season?
It was far from the ideal debut season for the Vancouver Whitecaps’ most-expensive signing, Lucas Cavallini, but as we look at in this piece, things weren’t all that bad this year, suggesting a strong 2021 could be on the cards for the Canadian international. Nearly a year ago, the ‘Caps splashed the cash. After some not-so-secret negotiations that had supposedly started months earlier, the Vancouver … Continue reading Starting the Tank: After a tough debut MLS season, could Lucas Cavallini be primed for a 2021 breakout?
While Erik Godoy is a no-doubt, everyday starter for the Vancouver Whitecaps at centre back, the ‘Caps have some hard decisions to make when deciding who to play beside him. The 2 favourites right now appear to be Ranko Veselinovic and Derek Cornelius, a pair of U23 defenders who’ve put in some good shifts this season. In this, we try to compare the two, seeing … Continue reading Finding Robin: Analyzing the race between Derek Cornelius and Ranko Veselinovic to be the Vancouver Whitecaps #2 centre back
Welcome to our fourth and final Vancouver Whitecaps statistical snapshot from the MLS is Back tournament, our series in which we will dive into the stats of some standout performers for the ‘Caps down in Orlando. In this one, we take a look at Theo Bair, the Vancouver Whitecaps homegrown forward, who made a claim for more minutes with his play down in Orlando. Much … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Is it time for the Vancouver Whitecaps to start giving Theo Bair more minutes?