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Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos

As the future of Michaell Chirinos in Vancouver remains up in the air, we look at what’s holding up negotiations with the Honduran International, and why he may deserve a decent chunk of change The offseason has felt so long, yet is still barely getting underway.  It’s been nearly 2 months since the Vancouver Whitecaps last played a game, a tight 1-0 loss to Real … Continue reading Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos

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Thrift Shopping: A statistical look at some MLS free agents that the Vancouver Whitecaps could sign

With the opening of the MLS Free Agent period this week, we analyze some potential names that the Vancouver Whitecaps could look at, as they aim to acquire some MLS Experience ahead of 2020.  MLS’s Free Agent Period opened earlier this week, giving out of contract players aged 28 and older, with 8+ years of MLS, experience under the belt, a chance to find a … Continue reading Thrift Shopping: A statistical look at some MLS free agents that the Vancouver Whitecaps could sign

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

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Thursday Thoughts: Navigating through a busy period for Canada Soccer 

After a busy period, with more still to come, we navigate through the Canada Soccer landscape in this edition of ‘Thursday Thoughts’. We look at the U17s tournament in Brazil, look ahead to the U23’s next year and set the table for both the Men and Women’s Senior National Team programs.  It’s November, and it’s a busy time, at least for those who are fans … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Navigating through a busy period for Canada Soccer 

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Youthful Spring: Some players 24 and under for the Whitecaps to build around in 2020

With the Vancouver Whitecaps looking to improve their squad over the transfer window, we look at 5 players 24 and under that should also help them get better from within, as the journey towards 2020 continues.  As the calendar turns from winter to spring next year, will the Whitecaps see some budding growth? That question could be easily asked of the plants and grass at … Continue reading Youthful Spring: Some players 24 and under for the Whitecaps to build around in 2020

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2019 Match Preview #34: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake: One last party at the disco

On Sunday, the Vancouver Whitecaps host Real Salt Lake at BC Place, in what will be the final game of their 2019 MLS regular season.  With this 2019 MLS campaign nearing its business end, the Vancouver Whitecaps play host to Real Salt Lake at home on Sunday, a team they last played in the second game of this season. It seems so long ago that … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #34: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Real Salt Lake: One last party at the disco

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Post Match Review #33: Late-game heroics continue for Vancouver as Whitecaps down LA Galaxy in goal-fest

The Vancouver Whitecaps took out LA Galaxy in a 7 goal thriller Sunday, as some late-game drama provided the Caps with all 3 points heading into Decision Day.  Heading into the penultimate day of the Whitecaps season, fans of the Caps could be forgiven for being a bit down on their team. Facing the second in the West Galaxy, who were on a bit of … Continue reading Post Match Review #33: Late-game heroics continue for Vancouver as Whitecaps down LA Galaxy in goal-fest

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

2019 Match Preview #32: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Columbus Crew SC: Chasing Consistency

The Vancouver Whitecaps and the Columbus Crew meet at BC Place on Saturday, and with Columbus looking to keep their season alive, while Vancouver looks to build on something, it makes for some intriguing storylines heading into this one.  After a surprise victory last week against Houston, the Vancouver Whitecaps will look to do something they have only done once this season: follow up a … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #32: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Columbus Crew SC: Chasing Consistency