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A last Gasp(ar)? Analyzing what potential signing Bruno Gaspar could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps (and other Day 1 training camp storylines)

The Vancouver Whitecaps kicked off training camp on Monday, officially putting an end to a long offseason. Here are some important storylines ahead of this first week of camp, including an analysis of a potential signing, the ‘Caps goals for the first week and an ode to paperwork.  Don’t look now, but the start of the MLS season is slowly starting to sneak up on … Continue reading A last Gasp(ar)? Analyzing what potential signing Bruno Gaspar could bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps (and other Day 1 training camp storylines)

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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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Path To Pro: USports, Canadian Premier League offering alternate pathway for young soccer hopefuls

Many of Canada’s top young soccer players fall through the cracks once they reach 18. In this, we explore why that happens, and what is being done to change it. There is a hole in Canadian soccer player development. Many of the country’s top players are apart of academies operated by teams in Major League Soccer, although few make it to the pinnacle of their … Continue reading Path To Pro: USports, Canadian Premier League offering alternate pathway for young soccer hopefuls

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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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Trust the Kids: Looking at what to expect from Pacific FC’s re-signed youngsters

With Pacific FC announcing the return of 6 of their core young players for the 2020 Canadian Premier League season, we take a look at what to expect from those re-signed pieces, as well as see what’s next for the Island club this offseason. The youth movement will continue to blossom on the Island in 2020.  After a slow start to the offseason, Pacific FC … Continue reading Trust the Kids: Looking at what to expect from Pacific FC’s re-signed youngsters

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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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Pacific FC send message that ‘we don’t settle for average’ in 2-0 victory over Valour 

After firing head coach Michael Silberbauer on Friday, Pacific came out flying the next day, winning 2-0 at home on Saturday to close their 2019 Canadian Premier League season.  Complacency, comfort, consistency. Those were 3 of the many different Cs being thrown around Pacific FC’s Westhills Stadium this weekend, as they finished off their Canadian Premier League campaign with a home date against Valour. After … Continue reading Pacific FC send message that ‘we don’t settle for average’ in 2-0 victory over Valour 

Well-travelled Sam Adekugbe staking his claim to be Canada’s starting left-back ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign

With Sam Adekugbe putting up some strong performances in Norway, he continues to push to become Canada’s starting left-back ahead of the start of their 2022 World Cup Qualifying process. With Canada playing a couple of games this past week in Toronto, we caught up with the former Vancouver Whitecap, as he spoke on a couple of topics, including his time in Vancouver, his European … Continue reading Well-travelled Sam Adekugbe staking his claim to be Canada’s starting left-back ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign