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2019 Match Preview #27: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs DC United: Home at last

The Vancouver Whitecaps return home after a lengthy road trip, but things do not get easier for them on Saturday, with a strong DC United side awaiting them at BC Place.  After falling 3-1 in a rainy evening down in Portland, the Vancouver Whitecaps return home to face DC United at BC Place, taking on …

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A look at why the Caps heavy pursuit of strikers seems curious 

The Vancouver Whitecaps have been interested in strikers all season. From bringing in 2 last winter, to being linked to 2 big-money ones in the summer before signing a cheaper Tosaint Ricketts, the Caps have been enamoured with frontmen this year. Therefore, in light of all of that, we take a look at why all …

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Dime on the Dollar: Internal options to try and fill the #10 hole for the Caps

The eternal question remains: who will fill the role as a number 10 for the Caps? Over their tenure in MLS, it has constantly remained a question mark. While investment could certainly remedy that, we will have to wait until the winter to see if that happens. So while they wait, they can only experiment …

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The Bright Side: Extracting the positives from a tough Whitecaps summer

It’s no secret - this Whitecaps “rebuilding season” has not gone as well as the fans have hoped.  With the promise of a new coach, some exciting new players, and a new throwback season kit, fans were optimistic about this season. Many supporters were tired of the Whitecaps’ “Robbo Ball” counter-attacking philosophy under Carl Robinson, …

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Caps rained out as Timbers triumph in classic Cascadian clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps (5W-12L-9D) were unable to ride the wave of a Theo Bair wonder-strike, instead finding themselves flushed out of Providence Park, as they were unable to best the Timbers (10W-9L-4D) on what was a rainy night down in Portland. It was not for a lack of trying, as the Caps put up a …

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Dos Santos unable to reel in prized fish ahead of MLS Transfer Deadline

Vancouver Whitecaps manager Marc Dos Santos was out with his lure and rod on Wednesday but ultimately came back empty-handed, with the luck of the sea not turning with his Caps on the night. While a lot of it may have been circumstantial, with his bait not being enough to get any names to bite, …

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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 …

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“Midfield Island” gives out signs of life for Caps vs Cincinnati

Much like people lost at sea, the Vancouver Whitecaps midfield has often found themselves stranded on the pitch this season, unable to link with the mainland, which in this case has been the forward line.  The Caps have struggled in the midfield area for a large part of the campaign, unable to push the play …

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Post-Match Review #25– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs FC Cincinnati: Old Friends Fall

In a reunion of sorts in the “Queen City”, the Vancouver Whitecaps had the last laugh as their former friends at FC Cincinnati fell in a match between two closely linked sides.  While it wasn’t pretty at times, the Caps did exactly what they needed to do, handing Cincinnati their 15th loss in the last …

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Caps’ attempt to take down high-flying “Loons” as downward spiral continues

While the 3rd-year Minnesota United, also known as the Loons, continue to soar in MLS, the Vancouver Whitecaps remain grounded, looking much more like their affectionate mascot “Spike”, a flightless bird, as they remain winless since May. Most seasoned aviation experts would suggest that what goes up must eventually come down, but Minnesota doesn’t look …

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