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Splashing the Cash: Axel Schuster, Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to continue to ‘surprise’ on transfer market amid another high-spending offseason

The Vancouver Whitecaps high-spending offseason rolled on last week, as they brought in two new signings, Caio Alexandre and Bruno Gaspar, showing their continued intent to improve after missing the playoffs for 3 years straight. On Friday, CEO and Sporting Director Axel Schuster spoke a bit about all of these signings, as well as some other changes going on at the club. Here is what … Continue reading Splashing the Cash: Axel Schuster, Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to continue to ‘surprise’ on transfer market amid another high-spending offseason

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The Third Sub Episode 77: Breaking down Axel Schuster’s comments as high-spending Vancouver Whitecaps offseason continues

In episode 77 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into some Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Premier League news in a jam-packed episode of the show. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps and Canadian Premier League expansion. First, they … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 77: Breaking down Axel Schuster’s comments as high-spending Vancouver Whitecaps offseason continues

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Hey, Alexa(ndre): Breaking down what Caio Alexandre could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps despite complicated transfer

The Vancouver Whitecaps have recently been linked to 22-year-old Brazilian midfielder Caio Alexandre of Botafogo, as reports out of Brazil suggest that the talented #6 could soon find his way to MLS with Vancouver. In this, we look at what he could bring to the ‘Caps, as well as why this transfer has as much promise as it does potential headache.  It looks like some … Continue reading Hey, Alexa(ndre): Breaking down what Caio Alexandre could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps despite complicated transfer

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Silver Lining: How missing the playoffs can help the Vancouver Whitecaps in quest to find identity

The Vancouver Whitecaps were eliminated from the playoffs on Wednesday. In this piece, we look at why that could be a good thing for them, as they now have a chance to keep building their identity this offseason. With 1 game to go, the dream has ended.  They’ll be no Decision Day drama for the Vancouver Whitecaps this season, as they were officially eliminated from … Continue reading Silver Lining: How missing the playoffs can help the Vancouver Whitecaps in quest to find identity

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Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

Another Vancouver Whitecaps signing was wrapped up this past weekend, as the team brought in 20-year-old Serbian centre back Ranko Veselinovic on a 1-year loan. Here is a look at what he can bring to the team.  He might be the latest addition to their ‘rank and file’, but his leadership attributes suggest he’ll be more than just an ordinary squad member. The Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

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Labour Lifeline: A look at the new MLS CBA and how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps

Early Thursday morning, a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the MLS and the MLS Players Association (MLSPA), putting any worries of a potential labour stoppage to rest. Here is how the deal shaped up, and how it stands to impact the Vancouver Whitecaps in the short and long term future. They locked things down, avoiding a lockout. After starting negotiations nearly 2 years ago, … Continue reading Labour Lifeline: A look at the new MLS CBA and how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Moving Up: Analyzing the futures of Ali Adnan and Hwang In Beom on the Vancouver Whitecaps

With In Beom Hwang recently stating in an interview that he’d like to move to Europe as soon as the opportunity arises, while rumours have swirled around Ali Adnan concerning a move abroad for a while now, we look at how this affects the Whitecaps, who appear to be prepared for this to happen as soon as next year.  Heading into an uncertain 2020 season, … Continue reading Moving Up: Analyzing the futures of Ali Adnan and Hwang In Beom on the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Free Trade: What could Colombian winger Cristian Dajome bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps?

With reports suggesting that Colombian winger Cristian Dajome is the newest Vancouver Whitecaps player, we look at what the tricky winger could bring to the Whitecaps, before taking a quick look at what Vancouver’s 4th overall Super Draft pick, Ryan Raposo, also brings to the fold. After a quiet offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps had a flying end to the workweek, bringing in 2 new wingers … Continue reading Free Trade: What could Colombian winger Cristian Dajome bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps?

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In the Ozone: Seeing if a Vancouver Whitecaps move for Jonathan Osorio could make sense

Given the obvious links between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Jonathan Osorio, along with the recent Nicolas Benezet situation, we look to see if there could be a fit for either player in Vancouver, as the Whitecaps could look to take them off of their rivals. Sometimes to get better, you must poach from the competition. This MLS offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps have the option to … Continue reading In the Ozone: Seeing if a Vancouver Whitecaps move for Jonathan Osorio could make sense

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Long-Read: Axel Schuster looking to build off Cavallini signing in next steps of Project Whitecaps

After the recent signing of the Vancouver Whitecaps latest DP, striker Lucas Cavallini, we analyze some of the thoughts shared by Sporting Director Axel Schuster during Cavallini’s press conference this week, as he gives us an idea of what the rest of the offseason may look like for Vancouver. It took some time, but Vancouver finally made their much-anticipated big splash this week.  The Vancouver … Continue reading Long-Read: Axel Schuster looking to build off Cavallini signing in next steps of Project Whitecaps