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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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Small Steps: Vancouver Whitecaps “encouraged” by phase 1 of MLS’s return-to-play plan

MLS partly lifted their training moratorium this week, allowing teams to return to individual but voluntary training at their facilities, provided that social distancing rules were properly enforced. While not every team took that option, the Vancouver Whitecaps did, opening up their facility this Tuesday to their players, after which they took the time to share how things went, as they slowly inch towards a … Continue reading Small Steps: Vancouver Whitecaps “encouraged” by phase 1 of MLS’s return-to-play plan

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Fresh Start: Whitecaps might not be painting a ‘Starry Night’, but 4 cornerstones have been a good guide

As the Vancouver Whitecaps get their San Diego portion of their training camp underway this week, we look at the parting words of Marc Dos Santos, along with a look at how the Whitecaps are aiming to push the presence of their ‘4 cornerstones’ through the start of preseason. Mentality. Team Spirit. Work Ethic. Discipline.  4 defining characteristics. On their own, they all embody different … Continue reading Fresh Start: Whitecaps might not be painting a ‘Starry Night’, but 4 cornerstones have been a good guide

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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

Caps trade Felipe to DC United, keeping a careful eye on 2020 

While the move certainly hurts them today, it was made with an eye on the future, as the Caps look to build on the rest of this season and beyond.  The Vancouver Whitecaps lost their second Brazilian in less than a week, as midfielder Felipe Martins was traded to DC United on Tuesday, with $75 000 in 2020 TAM and a 2020 international roster spot … Continue reading Caps trade Felipe to DC United, keeping a careful eye on 2020 

Dos Santos, Caps Looking to Improve Decision Making, Maintain Consistency as Schedule Crunch Looms

The Vancouver Whitecaps were back at training this week after a tough loss to Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Co over the weekend. After another frustrating defeat, his team remains upbeat and optimistic as they look to pick up that elusive first victory of the season as they head to Chicago on Friday for another pivotal match. “I was pleased with the first half, but at the … Continue reading Dos Santos, Caps Looking to Improve Decision Making, Maintain Consistency as Schedule Crunch Looms