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The Third Sub Episode 53: Previewing Vancouver Whitecaps vs RSL part 2 and talking MLS officiating (FT: Ian Knighton)

In episode 53 of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan preview the upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps match versus RSL with Ian Knighton, writer for RSL Soapbox, the SB Nation website covering all things soccer in Utah. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by Ian Knighton of RSL … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 53: Previewing Vancouver Whitecaps vs RSL part 2 and talking MLS officiating (FT: Ian Knighton)

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Island Introspections: Forge vs Cavalry set tone for CPL ‘Island Games’ tournament in opening day clash

In our first edition of ‘Island Introspections’, a column looking at the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ tournament, we look at the first day of action from P.E.I., where 2019 finalists Forge FC and Cavalry FC put up a show.  The Canadian Premier League is back! Nearly 300 days after the league put a wrap on its 2019 season, they finally kicked off their 2020 … Continue reading Island Introspections: Forge vs Cavalry set tone for CPL ‘Island Games’ tournament in opening day clash

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps use surprise knockout blow over Fire to move on at MLS is Back

Thanks to a surprise tactical decision, 5 minutes of magic and some VAR, the Vancouver Whitecaps narrowly pushed their way to the MLS is Back knockout stage with a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Fire on Thursday. In our day-after column, we look at what paved the way towards that unlikely result, as we analyze what went right for the ‘Caps in that match.  Sometimes … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps use surprise knockout blow over Fire to move on at MLS is Back

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Lightning in a Bottle: Vancouver Whitecaps ride electric last 30 minutes vs Fire to MLS is Back Round of 16

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Chicago Fire in a pivotal MLS is Back Group B matchup on Thursday, eventually winning by a score of 2-0. Here is our recap from what was an intriguing match, for a multitude of reasons. Even after the storm cleared, the Vancouver Whitecaps made sure to bring the thunder.  In one of the most surprising moments of the MLS … Continue reading Lightning in a Bottle: Vancouver Whitecaps ride electric last 30 minutes vs Fire to MLS is Back Round of 16

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Faux départ: l’Impact n’arrive pas à s’imposer en premier match des quarts de finale

Avant le début du match de ligue des champions mardi soir au Stade Olympique entre CD Olimpia et l’Impact de Montréal, il y avait un air de confiance autour de l’équipe recevante. Les experts prédisaient une victoire aux alentours de 2-0 contre un adversaire vu comme favorable. En fait, CD Olimpia est la seule équipe qui reste dans le tournoi à part des équipes MLS … Continue reading Faux départ: l’Impact n’arrive pas à s’imposer en premier match des quarts de finale

Magic of the Cup: Montreal Impact overcome wild second-half vs Toronto FC to win 10th Voyageurs Cup title on penalties 

The Montreal Impact overcame a crazy second-half to down their rivals Toronto on their own turf and win their 10th Voyageurs Cup on Wednesday, putting an end to a remarkable year for the competition.  On a cool fall evening in Toronto, rivals Montreal Impact and Toronto FC met at BMO field in what promised to be an entertaining affair, with the Voyageurs Cup and a … Continue reading Magic of the Cup: Montreal Impact overcome wild second-half vs Toronto FC to win 10th Voyageurs Cup title on penalties 

Post-Match Review #29– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Montreal Impact: Dinged in La Belle Province

The Caps fell 2-1 to the Impact in a hard-fought match at Stade Saputo The lone midweek MLS fixture at Stade Saputo today was definitely a treat for the neutral. Neither club was in the best shape overall, as the ‘Caps came from San Jose a little shaken up while the Impact are becoming more desperate for victories after their loss to rivals Toronto FC. … Continue reading Post-Match Review #29– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Montreal Impact: Dinged in La Belle Province

Despite resurgent performance, Whitecaps slip-up in rainy night at Saputo

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Montreal Impact in a slippery performance at Saputo, and while they would eventually fall to their Eastern Canada foes, they did well to bounce back on Wednesday, so soon after a statistical tidal wave in San Jose put them well underwater heading into this one.  With the memories of that San Jose game behind them, Vancouver got right back … Continue reading Despite resurgent performance, Whitecaps slip-up in rainy night at Saputo

Time for ‘Caps to Buck Away Trend as Stern Tests Loom

In MLS, teams often live or die by their records on the road, due to the strength of most teams around the league at home. While there are some historically porous teams that can buck that trend, any team in the thick of the playoff race can be usually expected to provide a tough challenge at home. The Vancouver Whitecaps of this season are a … Continue reading Time for ‘Caps to Buck Away Trend as Stern Tests Loom