Welcome to our fourth and final Vancouver Whitecaps statistical snapshot from the MLS is Back tournament, our series in which we will dive into the stats of some standout performers for the ‘Caps down in Orlando. In this one, we take a look at Theo Bair, the Vancouver Whitecaps homegrown forward, who made a claim for more minutes with his play down in Orlando. Much … Continue reading MiB Statistical Snapshots: Is it time for the Vancouver Whitecaps to start giving Theo Bair more minutes?
During the 2019 Vancouver Whitecaps MLS season, there were not a lot of bright spots. One player that stood out, however, was youngster Theo Bair, who quickly established himself as a key piece in the ‘Caps puzzle. In a recent interview with BTS, he shared his journey to where he is now, his goals, the importance of using his platform and more. So without further … Continue reading Theo Bair: Young Vancouver Whitecaps forward showing poise, maturity beyond his years as a pro
The end of his convoluted youth career is just the beginning of his professional career. On January 23rd, 2020, 21-year-old midfielder Patrick Metcalfe signed his first MLS contract, making him the latest Homegrown Player for the Vancouver Whitecaps. However, his path to this point was not simple. In terms of soccer development in the Vancouver area, Metcalfe has pretty much done it all. “I think … Continue reading Patrick Metcalfe: Persistence, patience pays off for young Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder
The Concacaf Champions League continues to rage on this week, with 8 matches to monitor. In this one, we focus on the Canadian participant, the Montreal Impact, and the battle ahead for the young squad, one littered with U23 Canadians, before rounding things off with a look at the other 7 games. With the Concacaf Olympic qualifiers also coming up, a U23 event, we also … Continue reading Olympique to Olympics: Montreal Impact’s Champions League match offers early look at CanMNT Olympic hopefuls
With Canada Soccer’s most recent friendly announcement, confirming that Canada will play Iceland in an exhibition match next month, we break down why this game is important, why Canada has a chance and also explore why we might see some more January Canada Soccer content announced soon. They left it late, but it’s finally here, and that’s good news for Canada Soccer fans. On Monday … Continue reading California Dreaming: What to make of Canada Soccer’s impending friendly against Iceland
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
Before the 2nd leg of the CPL Finals kicked off, we got a chance to speak with Marco Carducci at Media Day in Calgary. Here is what the former Whitecaps man had to say. After the busy year that Marco Carducci has had, you could excuse him for thinking that things have gone by fast. “It’s been a bit of a blur, right?” he said … Continue reading Long-Read: After year of 1sts, Cavalry’s Marco Carducci reflects on a memorable CPL campaign
Youth development is always a touchy subject in football. While each team seems to have a golden goose that buoys their past, the hardest part of the whole process is to find a sustainable model, allowing teams to build off a mix of acquired talent and domestic homegrowns to find success, much like Ajax Amsterdam was able to do this past season en route to … Continue reading Youth Development: How the Caps’ can try and Erase the Past While try and Build for the Future