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Twice the Fun: Vancouver Whitecaps beat Chicago Fire 3-2, fall 2-0 to Indy Eleven in preseason doubleheader

The Vancouver Whitecaps closed out their preseason slate with a pair of games versus the Chicago Fire and Indy Eleven on Saturday. Here’s what stood out from that doubleheader, with the Fire game proving to be more of a regular-season tuneup, while the Indy game ended up being more of an audition for a few youngsters. Results aside, it was just good to see them … Continue reading Twice the Fun: Vancouver Whitecaps beat Chicago Fire 3-2, fall 2-0 to Indy Eleven in preseason doubleheader

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Studying the Squad: Evaluating the Vancouver Whitecaps roster ahead of the start of the 2021 MLS season

The Vancouver Whitecaps will get their 2021 MLS season underway in less than two weeks, as they’ll take on the Portland Timbers at ‘home’ on April 18th. In this, the second part of our 2021 season preview, we look at the state of their roster at the moment, looking at who stands out among the 28 players the ‘Caps currently have signed to first-team deals … Continue reading Studying the Squad: Evaluating the Vancouver Whitecaps roster ahead of the start of the 2021 MLS season

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Last Taste of Home: Caicedo’s hot arrival, academy kids continue to impress, and other Vancouver Whitecaps training notes ahead of Utah departure

The Vancouver Whitecaps began their last week of training in Vancouver on Monday, as they get set to head down to Utah on Friday. In a surprise twist, they also were able to get clearance for the media to attend those last sessions, as well, so here’s some of what stood out from a viewing of Wednesday’s session, in particular.  It’s the last bit of … Continue reading Last Taste of Home: Caicedo’s hot arrival, academy kids continue to impress, and other Vancouver Whitecaps training notes ahead of Utah departure

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Not All Bad: Analyzing what Canada Soccer’s Men’s National U23 team can take away from their performance at Olympic qualifiers

It was a tough CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament for Canada’s Men’s National U23 Team down in Mexico, as they came up short against the hosts in a decisive semi-final. Here’s how despite that negative result, they still have a few positive things to take away from the games they played at this tournament. After a positive start to the tournament, things didn’t end the way … Continue reading Not All Bad: Analyzing what Canada Soccer’s Men’s National U23 team can take away from their performance at Olympic qualifiers

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Stiff Test: CanM23’s ready to throw everything they’ve got at CONCACAF ‘giant’ Mexico in crucial ‘win and you’re in’ semi-final with Olympic spot on the line

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National U23 team will take on Mexico in a crucial semi-final on Sunday, with a spot in the Olympics on the line. Here’s how the mood currently is in the Canadian camp, as they look to make history against a CONCACAF giant. It wasn’t pretty, but they got the first part of the job done.  Heading into this CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament, … Continue reading Stiff Test: CanM23’s ready to throw everything they’ve got at CONCACAF ‘giant’ Mexico in crucial ‘win and you’re in’ semi-final with Olympic spot on the line

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Familiar Sight: CanM23 team left frustrated after 0-0 draw with Haiti in 2nd game of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers

After a strong start to their CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying campaign last Friday, Canada suffered through a frustrating 0-0 draw with Haiti on Monday, putting them at 4 points after 2 matchdays. Here’s what stood out from that one, as Canada will look to bounce back ahead of their final group stage game versus Honduras on Thursday.  On the back of a strong start to the … Continue reading Familiar Sight: CanM23 team left frustrated after 0-0 draw with Haiti in 2nd game of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers

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The Kids are Alright: Vancouver Whitecaps continued youth movement helping Marc Dos Santos, coaching staff stomach key training camp absences

The Vancouver Whitecaps 2021 preseason has continued to roll on this week, even despite some key absences. In this, we hear from ‘Caps head coach Marc Dos Santos, who shared his thoughts on how things have progressed with his group so far, as his team continues to grind through a tough second half of March. They may be short a few familiar faces, but the … Continue reading The Kids are Alright: Vancouver Whitecaps continued youth movement helping Marc Dos Santos, coaching staff stomach key training camp absences

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s Olympic squad ahead of March 2021’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

Canada’s Men’s National U23 team has come together down in Mexico, as they’ve started preparation ahead of Olympic qualifiers in less than 2 weeks. In this, we break down the squad selected for the occasion, giving ‘Surprise Ratings’ for each selection.  After a long road to get to this point, they’ve finally put a squad together.  A year after CONCACAF’s Men’s Olympic Soccer qualifiers were … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s Olympic squad ahead of March 2021’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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March Madness: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps, bracing for March ‘struggle’ as absences start to pile up

The Vancouver Whitecaps may be barely 2 weeks into their training camp, but things are about to get real interesting for this team, as a hectic next month awaits them. In this, we look at how they’re feeling ahead of that rough patch, as they’re keeping optimistic despite the looming rough patch. Slowly but steadily, it’s starting to feel more and more real with each … Continue reading March Madness: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps, bracing for March ‘struggle’ as absences start to pile up

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Ring-chasing: 2021 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers provides chance for CanMNT to break 5-ring drought, audition young players

Canada Men’s National Soccer Team’s under 23 squad will head down to Mexico this week, where they’ll begin their final preparations ahead of Olympic qualifiers, which start on March 18th. In this, we look at what to expect from them this tournament, in which they’ll look to try and break a 37-year Olympic drought. It’s flown under the radar, but it’s a chance to make … Continue reading Ring-chasing: 2021 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers provides chance for CanMNT to break 5-ring drought, audition young players