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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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Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

On Thursday, the MLS announced their ‘Phase 1’ plan for Canadian MLS teams, while Canada Soccer announced its plan for the 2020 Canadian Championship. In this, we look at the details of both announcements, and what this all means for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  There will be MLS games in Canada this season.  After seeing the MLS move down to Florida during the last month for … Continue reading Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

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Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

In this one, members of the BTS team (and a special guest) do their best to predict the Vancouver and MLS 2020 season, by answering a set of questions on both the ‘Caps and the rest of the league. After a long wait, MLS is finally back, with a busy slate of games on tap this weekend.  As MLS heads into its 25th season, this … Continue reading Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

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Teibert Time: Amidst seas of Whitecaps change, Russell Teibert aims to help calm the waters

As the Vancouver Whitecaps preseason camp continues to progress, we take a look at the longest-tenured Whitecap, midfielder Russell Teibert, and his importance to this ever-changing Vancouver squad. Teitur Thordarson. Tom Soehn. Martin Rennie. Carl Robinson. Craig Dalrymple. Marc Dos Santos. The list of all-time Vancouver Whitecaps MLS coaches isn’t that long, but only one player has had the chance to work under each of … Continue reading Teibert Time: Amidst seas of Whitecaps change, Russell Teibert aims to help calm the waters

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Long-Read: After year of 1sts, Cavalry’s Marco Carducci reflects on a memorable CPL campaign

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

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Forge and Cavalry both ready to ‘enjoy the occasion’ in first-ever CPL final

With the first leg of the Canadian Premier League Finals now just around the corner, Cavalry and Forge trained at Tim Hortons Field on Friday, as they prepare to do battle in the first-ever CPL championship round. On the last day before the inaugural Canadian Premier League Finals kicked off, both teams, Cavalry and Forge, convened at Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field for Media Day. More … Continue reading Forge and Cavalry both ready to ‘enjoy the occasion’ in first-ever CPL final

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Samuel Piette: The midfield rampart offering steady hand to still-growing Canadian team

Against the US, Canada had some dominant performances from the midfield, including from Samuel Piette, who continues to be a rock for both club and country.  While the attackers usually hog the spotlights on this Canadian Men’s National Team, the midfield got a lot of due praise against the US last week, as they rode to a 2-0 performance thanks to a strong showing from … Continue reading Samuel Piette: The midfield rampart offering steady hand to still-growing Canadian team

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Overloads, presses and quick passes: How Canada vs USA shaped up from a tactical standpoint

After Canada took out the US in a huge victory on Tuesday, we look at what happened to tactically to allow that to happen, as Canada managed to get a strategic upper-hand over their neighbours. In a battle of what seemed like David vs Goliath, at least on paper, Canada showed the US they were closer to the latter than they are to the former, … Continue reading Overloads, presses and quick passes: How Canada vs USA shaped up from a tactical standpoint

“It’s gonna be fantastic for the city.”: Montreal Impact excited for 2020 CONCACAF Champions League after Voyageurs Cup triumph vs TFC

With the memories of a 2015 run in the back of their minds, the Impact make a return to the Champions League next spring, looking to best a run that had them oh so close to MLS history In the afterglow of a triumphant victory over Toronto FC in the Voyageurs Cup final, Wilmer Cabrera was reflective on what it meant for his club to … Continue reading “It’s gonna be fantastic for the city.”: Montreal Impact excited for 2020 CONCACAF Champions League after Voyageurs Cup triumph vs TFC

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