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Finding Robin: Analyzing the race between Derek Cornelius and Ranko Veselinovic to be the Vancouver Whitecaps #2 centre back

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

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No Salt, Please: Vancouver Whitecaps complete double over Real Salt Lake thanks to late Lucas Cavallini winner

The Vancouver Whitecaps snapped a 4 game losing streak on Saturday, as they beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 at Providence Park, all thanks to a Lucas Cavallini winner. Here is our report from that one, as the ‘Caps crawled back up into the playoff race with a big victory.  Usually, salt is quite useful for melting snow.  In this case, however, the salt hasn’t been … Continue reading No Salt, Please: Vancouver Whitecaps complete double over Real Salt Lake thanks to late Lucas Cavallini winner

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Building it Up: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping for more ‘consistent’ tactical approach ahead of Real Salt Lake clash (Preview #17)

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on Real Salt Lake at ‘home’ in Portland on Saturday. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to avoid losing their 5th MLS game in a row, tying a high under Marc Dos Santos.  After a short break, it’s time to get right back at it.  Mere days after losing their 4th … Continue reading Building it Up: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping for more ‘consistent’ tactical approach ahead of Real Salt Lake clash (Preview #17)

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps not in ‘dark place’ but lights continue to flicker in loss to Earthquakes

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we pick over the bones of a tough Vancouver loss on Wednesday against the San Jose Earthquakes.  After a rough end to September, let’s just say that October hasn’t started out too great, either.  The Vancouver Whitecaps current rough patch continued on Wednesday, as they fell 3-0 to the San Jose Earthquakes for … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps not in ‘dark place’ but lights continue to flicker in loss to Earthquakes

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps weather slow start vs RSL to keep rolling with 3rd win in 4 games

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look back at their win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday, as they weathered a slow start to find a victory thanks to some Fredy Montero and Lucas Cavallini magic.  Suddenly, they’ve found a bit of a groove here.  After finding themselves with a record of 2W-6L-0D heading into game … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps weather slow start vs RSL to keep rolling with 3rd win in 4 games

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Rivalry Rekindled: Vancouver Whitecaps fall 4-2 to Montreal Impact in feisty clash between old rivals

The Vancouver Whitecaps fell to the Montreal Impact 4-2 in an entertaining match for several reasons, as both teams combined for 4 goals and 2 red cards. Here is our match report from that one, as both teams rekindled their rivalry at BC Place on Sunday.  At the very least, it was entertaining.  While the Vancouver Whitecaps didn’t look good for a good chunk of … Continue reading Rivalry Rekindled: Vancouver Whitecaps fall 4-2 to Montreal Impact in feisty clash between old rivals

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Next Step: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to be ‘even better’ against Impact after win over TFC last week (Preview #5)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Montreal Impact in a big game for both sides on Sunday. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to make it two wins from two games at BC Place in September, after they did well to beat TFC at home last week.  After getting a taste of victory last week, they’re looking to repeat … Continue reading Next Step: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to be ‘even better’ against Impact after win over TFC last week (Preview #5)

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Second Chance: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to disrupt Toronto FC’s rhythm after ‘disjointed’ Tuesday loss (Preview #2)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Toronto FC in their 2nd match of MLS’s phase 2 restart on Friday. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  Not often in life that you get a chance to hit a metaphorical do-over button.  You may get a second chance to rectify something, but rarely do you ever get a chance to basically try something over nearly right … Continue reading Second Chance: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to disrupt Toronto FC’s rhythm after ‘disjointed’ Tuesday loss (Preview #2)

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: What can the Vancouver Whitecaps learn from loss to Toronto FC ahead of rematch?

Welcome back to Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column about the Vancouver Whitecaps. In this one, we look back at the ‘Caps 3-0 loss to Toronto FC Tuesday, and look at what they should focus on improving ahead of their rematch with TFC on Friday.  There’s no tip-toeing around it: the Vancouver Whitecaps put up a stinker on Tuesday.  After building up some goodwill with … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: What can the Vancouver Whitecaps learn from loss to Toronto FC ahead of rematch?

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MiB Statistical Snapshots: Could Leonard Owusu be an answer to the Vancouver Whitecaps #8 question?

Welcome to our first 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. Up first is Leonard Owusu, the Ghanian midfielder who led the way for Vancouver in midfield all tournament, provoking several questions about his best position going forward.  It was a tough … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Could Leonard Owusu be an answer to the Vancouver Whitecaps #8 question?