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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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Thursday (Friday) Thoughts: Breaking down a busy week for the Vancouver Whitecaps 

After a busy couple of days for the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look back at some of the things that went down this week, in another edition of Thursday (Friday) thoughts.  The pace was bumped up a notch as of late. It’s been a busy week in Whitecaps land, with news of trades, schedule announcements, signings, preseason plans and the long-awaited report on the … Continue reading Thursday (Friday) Thoughts: Breaking down a busy week for the Vancouver Whitecaps 

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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

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Door wide-open: Do the recent Vancouver Whitecaps moves suggest a formation shift for 2020?

As it looks less and less likely that Michaell Chirinos returns to Vancouver, we look at why a shift to the 3-5-2 may now be in order for the Whitecaps, especially with Lucas Cavallini coming into the fold.  With another winger supposedly out of the picture, the push away from a 4-3-3 might have just gotten another boost. Reports emerged out of Honduras late Wednesday … Continue reading Door wide-open: Do the recent Vancouver Whitecaps moves suggest a formation shift for 2020?

New Vancouver Whitecaps Sporting Director Axel Schuster excited to hit ground running in new role

With the hiring of Axel Schuster on Friday, the Vancouver Whitecaps finally got their long-awaited Sporting Director. Here are some of the things that he had to say in his first press conference: The global search has landed and found its target. Early Friday morning, it was reported that the Vancouver Whitecaps had hired Axel Schuster as their new Sporting Director, putting an end to … Continue reading New Vancouver Whitecaps Sporting Director Axel Schuster excited to hit ground running in new role

Get in formation: Weighing the pros and cons of 4-3-3s and 3-5-2s for the Vancouver Whitecaps 

The Vancouver Whitecaps face some formation questions heading into 2020, so we decided to weigh the pros and cons of their two main options to line up in next season.  Marc Dos Santos has had a few preferred alignments in his first year as a Whitecaps head coach, with the Caps mainly using a 4-3-3 throughout his inaugural campaign in Vancouver. He hasn’t been completely … Continue reading Get in formation: Weighing the pros and cons of 4-3-3s and 3-5-2s for the Vancouver Whitecaps 

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

Marc Dos Santos candid on 2019 shortcomings as Whitecaps look to continue building foundation for 2020

We break down the comments made by Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos this past week, as he made some honest admissions about the lessons he learned on recruitment ahead of a crucial 2019-2020 winter transfer window.  Last week, Marc Dos Santos spoke with the Province’s JJ Adams, and he dropped some interesting nuggets on recruitment, as he delved deeper into the thought process that he’s … Continue reading Marc Dos Santos candid on 2019 shortcomings as Whitecaps look to continue building foundation for 2020

Whitecaps lights flicker out for 2019 as New York draws the curtain on Vancouver’s 2019 MLS campaign

In a must-win match at BC Place, the Vancouver Whitecaps were unable to get past a strong New York City side, spelling the end of their 2019 aspirations.  The Vancouver Whitecaps, for the last time this campaign, entered the field with aspirations of making the 2019 MLS playoffs. With one of the leagues best sides awaiting them in a well-rested New York City FC, it … Continue reading Whitecaps lights flicker out for 2019 as New York draws the curtain on Vancouver’s 2019 MLS campaign

Takeaways from the Caps press conference this past Friday

The Vancouver Whitecaps had a press confrence on Friday, revealing a couple of key details, especially on the footballing side of the club. Here are some takeaways we had from the announcement. The Whitecaps made some announcements ahead of their match against DC United this past weekend. After announcing that they had begun a search for a Technical Director that morning, as well as stating … Continue reading Takeaways from the Caps press conference this past Friday