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The Third Sub Episode 99: The Brian White trade, Marc Dos Santos’s future and a look around MLS

In Episode 99 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Third Sub contributor Peter Hicken to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS, as … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 99: The Brian White trade, Marc Dos Santos’s future and a look around MLS

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Price is ‘White’: Breaking down the Vancouver Whitecaps surprising trade for striker Brian White from the New York Red Bulls

The Vancouver Whitecaps were wheeling and dealing on Wednesday, as they acquired forward Brian White from the New York Red Bulls for $400 000 in GAM. In this, we dive deeper into the move, seeing why it’s a curious one for this ‘Caps team.  An acquisition was on the horizon, and now, it is finally here.  It wasn’t necessarily the transaction most people were expecting … Continue reading Price is ‘White’: Breaking down the Vancouver Whitecaps surprising trade for striker Brian White from the New York Red Bulls

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps get set to hit reset button during break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after piece looking at all things Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the ‘Caps latest result, a tough 2-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo. Here’s some of what stood out from that game.  After a strong start, it’s time to head back to the drawing board.  As they get set to take on a month-long break, the Vancouver Whitecaps will … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps get set to hit reset button during break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo

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Missed Memo: Vancouver Whitecaps crawl into international break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo extends losing streak to 3 games

The Vancouver Whitecaps fell 2-1 to the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Here’s our match report from that one.  The rain may have only been drizzling in Houston on Saturday, but for the Vancouver Whitecaps, it may as well have been pouring.  Heading into their last game before a month-long break, having lost 2 games in a row, they were hoping that this clash against the … Continue reading Missed Memo: Vancouver Whitecaps crawl into international break after 2-1 loss to Houston Dynamo extends losing streak to 3 games

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To 4-3-3 or not to 4-3-3: Analyzing how 15 minutes of play (and some stats) might spell the end of the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-4-2

The ‘Caps have continued to rock with a 4-4-2 to start the 2021 season, to mixed results. Based on 15 minutes of play, and some numbers, that might be set to change, though. Here’s a look at why.  To 4-3-3 or not to 4-3-3, that is the question.  It might not be as existential as Shakespeare’s original quote, but in a sense, answering this sort … Continue reading To 4-3-3 or not to 4-3-3: Analyzing how 15 minutes of play (and some stats) might spell the end of the Vancouver Whitecaps 4-4-2

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: A few old problems come back to haunt Vancouver Whitecaps against SKC, but changes are on the horizon

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we reflect on a tough ‘Caps loss to Sporting Kansas City from Sunday. Here’s some of what stood out to us.  It was one heck of a way to be brought back to reality.  Riding the wave of a strong start to the 2021 MLS season, the Vancouver Whitecaps were brought back down … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: A few old problems come back to haunt Vancouver Whitecaps against SKC, but changes are on the horizon

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Crushed in Kansas: Alan Pulido brace sinks Vancouver Whitecaps in dominant 3-0 Sporting Kansas City win

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on Sporting Kansas City on Sunday in their 6th game of the MLS season, as they’d fall 3-0 to their fellow Western Conference foes, who rode an Alan Pulido brace to victory. Here’s our match report from that one.  Unfortunately, it was a familiar sight for Vancouver soccer fans on Sunday.  Faced off against a Sporting Kansas City side that they’d … Continue reading Crushed in Kansas: Alan Pulido brace sinks Vancouver Whitecaps in dominant 3-0 Sporting Kansas City win

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Sporting Spirit: Vancouver Whitecaps prepared for a bit ‘extra’ from motivated Sporting Kansas City side on Sunday

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Sporting Kansas City in their 6th match of the MLS season on Sunday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  Against a team that has had their number in recent years, they’ve got a chance to try and return the favour.  Reeling after a midweek loss to Minnesota United, the Vancouver Whitecaps will look to get back to winning ways … Continue reading Sporting Spirit: Vancouver Whitecaps prepared for a bit ‘extra’ from motivated Sporting Kansas City side on Sunday

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The Third Sub Episode 94: Vancouver Whitecaps tumble vs Minnesota United, get set to bounce back against Sporting KC

In episode 94 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps as a busy week for the ‘Caps continues. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk all things Vancouver Whitecaps, as a … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 94: Vancouver Whitecaps tumble vs Minnesota United, get set to bounce back against Sporting KC

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps left to ponder missed chances and moral victories after 1-0 loss to Minnesota United

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at all things Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the ‘Caps loss to Minnesota United from Wednesday night. Here’s what stood out to us in that one.  For how close they were to making magic happen, the ending had to hurt.  Having fought hard throughout the first 70 minutes, the Vancouver Whitecaps seemed like they were close … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps left to ponder missed chances and moral victories after 1-0 loss to Minnesota United