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Cascadia to the Coast: Plenty of storylines to monitor heading into 2nd week of Whitecaps camp

As the Vancouver Whitecaps continue their 2020 preseason, which officially kicked off earlier this week, we look at some storylines to watch for this camp, as they get set to play 6 games over the next month or so.  With a new year, comes new storylines, new faces and new expectations. Earlier this week, the Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 training camp got underway at UBC, as … Continue reading Cascadia to the Coast: Plenty of storylines to monitor heading into 2nd week of Whitecaps camp

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Learning Moments: What to take away from Canada Men's National Team 'Camp Poutine'

With Canada’s Men’s National Team’s latest camp wrapping up down in California, we look back at some things we noticed from during the two weeks, as some players stepped up, lessons were learned and the path towards the 2022 World Cup took its latest winding twist.  Results-wise, the circumstances demanded perfection, a standard which they were unable to meet.  Besides that, it was overall a … Continue reading Learning Moments: What to take away from Canada Men's National Team 'Camp Poutine'

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Behind the #8 Ball: What can newest Whitecaps signing, Leonard Owusu, bring to Vancouver?

On the 2nd day of training camp, the Vancouver Whitecaps added the latest piece to their ‘project 2020’, signing Ghanian midfielder Leonard Owusu to a TAM deal. Here is a look at what their newest signing can bring to Vancouver.  After teasing a new #8 two weeks ago, the Vancouver Whitecaps have found their man. 1 day after 2020 training camp kicked off, the Whitecaps … Continue reading Behind the #8 Ball: What can newest Whitecaps signing, Leonard Owusu, bring to Vancouver?

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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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Goal-Setter: New Vancouver Whitecaps CEO Mark Pannes aiming to grow global brand, fill BC Place

With the latest Vancouver Whitecaps front office signing, CEO Mark Pannes, we look at his introductory press conference on Tuesday, and see how he’s going to play a role to help them grow their brand, fill the stadium and more, as the front office rejig continues. He might not score goals, but he can set and break them.  The Vancouver Whitecaps made another off the … Continue reading Goal-Setter: New Vancouver Whitecaps CEO Mark Pannes aiming to grow global brand, fill BC Place

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of January’s ‘Camp Poutine’ by ‘Surprise Rating’

With Canada Soccer releasing their list of 26 players to face Barbados and Iceland next week, we break things down by ‘Surprise Ranking’ while also doing some research into how these players have fared leading into what is expected to be a busy camp for Les Rouges.  It’s a new year, and with it comes some fresh faces.  Canada’s Men’s National team released their latest … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of January’s ‘Camp Poutine’ by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Dream-Chasing: How Canada Soccer's January games affect their Olympic squad and Hex hopes

With Canada Soccer releasing their squad for the upcoming January Men’s National Team friendlies, which now include a pair of clashes against Barbados, we look at how those games affect their Hex chances, and how this camp will be important for Olympic qualifiers, which are later in 2020. It promises to be a busy start to the new year for Canada Soccer. After news came … Continue reading Dream-Chasing: How Canada Soccer's January games affect their Olympic squad and Hex hopes

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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?