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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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New Wave: First day of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason about new faces, fresh start for 2020

With the Vancouver Whitecaps kicking off their 2020 preseason this week, we report back from the first day of training, as Sporting Director, Axel Schuster, and head coach, Marc Dos Santos, shared some opening thoughts. It was like the first day of school, as a bunch of faces new and old gathered at UBC on Monday.  You’d be excused for thinking that applied to the … Continue reading New Wave: First day of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason about new faces, fresh start for 2020

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Iced out: Quick lapse costs Canada’s Men’s National Team dearly in 1-0 loss to Iceland

In their 3rd match of this January ‘Camp Poutine’, Canada was unable to match the offensive output they showed during their first two matches, as they fell by a score of 1-0 to Iceland. Here are how things went down in California.  In a 90 minute game, sometimes pockets of 5 seconds can make all the difference.  Just ask Canada, whos race towards the Hexagonal … Continue reading Iced out: Quick lapse costs Canada’s Men’s National Team dearly in 1-0 loss to Iceland

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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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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

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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?

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The remodeling begins: Vancouver Whitecaps announce first slate of roster moves for 2020

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off their offseason with their first slate of roster moves, with some key names sticking around for next year, while others will now have to seek new employment with other clubs.  While the Vancouver Whitecaps are just beginning their long winter offseason period, they wasted no time in starting things off in a hurry, announcing that they had picked up contract … Continue reading The remodeling begins: Vancouver Whitecaps announce first slate of roster moves for 2020