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Door wide-open: Do the recent Vancouver Whitecaps moves suggest a formation shift for 2020?

As it looks less and less likely that Michaell Chirinos returns to Vancouver, we look at why a shift to the 3-5-2 may now be in order for the Whitecaps, especially with Lucas Cavallini coming into the fold.  With another winger supposedly out of the picture, the push away from a 4-3-3 might have just gotten another boost. Reports emerged out of Honduras late Wednesday … Continue reading Door wide-open: Do the recent Vancouver Whitecaps moves suggest a formation shift for 2020?

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Cruz Control: Breaking down why the Stephen Eustaquio rumours have been so complicated

Stephen Eustaquio’s future remains far from sorted, as transfer rumours continue to swirl around the Canadian midfielder. With all that’s been going on, we look at what may be next for him, and why a move to Vancouver could easily either work or flame out.  In silly season, it can be hard to keep track of all that’s going on.  With Lucas Cavallini’s big-money move … Continue reading Cruz Control: Breaking down why the Stephen Eustaquio rumours have been so complicated

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Thursday Thoughts Mailbag: 2020 Whitecaps expectations and signings, MLS talk and more 

In this edition of Thursday Thoughts, we open things up for a mailbag, as we set out to answer some burning questions that were sent to us ahead of today.  Welcome back to another edition of ‘Thursday Thoughts’, a column where we look to take a look around at what’s going on in the Canada Soccer, Whitecaps and CPL world. Today, we open things up … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts Mailbag: 2020 Whitecaps expectations and signings, MLS talk and more 

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Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos

As the future of Michaell Chirinos in Vancouver remains up in the air, we look at what’s holding up negotiations with the Honduran International, and why he may deserve a decent chunk of change The offseason has felt so long, yet is still barely getting underway.  It’s been nearly 2 months since the Vancouver Whitecaps last played a game, a tight 1-0 loss to Real … Continue reading Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos

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Done(il) with Henry: How things shape up for the Whitecaps with the defender now transferred out

With the transfer of Doneil Henry to the Suwon Samsung Bluewings in Korea now official, we look at how that move impacts the Whitecaps, who continue building their roster for 2020.  It was only 2 years, but boy were they ever memorable.  After rumours had circulated a week prior surrounding the possible transfer of Whitecaps centre back Doneil Henry to an unnamed team in Asia, … Continue reading Done(il) with Henry: How things shape up for the Whitecaps with the defender now transferred out

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Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

After looking at Adjusted Save Percentage back in August, as we looked to see how good Max Crepeau had been for the Whitecaps, we revisit the concept, as MLS teams prepare to make moves this offseason.  Back in August, we took a stab at trying to see how good Maxime Crepeau had been for the Vancouver Whitecaps up to that point in the season, by … Continue reading Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

New Vancouver Whitecaps Sporting Director Axel Schuster excited to hit ground running in new role

With the hiring of Axel Schuster on Friday, the Vancouver Whitecaps finally got their long-awaited Sporting Director. Here are some of the things that he had to say in his first press conference: The global search has landed and found its target. Early Friday morning, it was reported that the Vancouver Whitecaps had hired Axel Schuster as their new Sporting Director, putting an end to … Continue reading New Vancouver Whitecaps Sporting Director Axel Schuster excited to hit ground running in new role

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It’s all over: MLS Cup Final takeaways for Whitecaps heading into 1st week of offseason

With the 2019 MLS season now officially finished, the Vancouver Whitecaps can turn their attention to start making moves. As they begin that process, here are some things they can takeaway from Sunday, as they can begin their wheeling and dealing as early as Monday. For Whitecaps fans, it’s finally all over.  After a tough 2019 MLS season, the offseason is finally here, as the … Continue reading It’s all over: MLS Cup Final takeaways for Whitecaps heading into 1st week of offseason

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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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Tools of the Trade: Some ways the Vancouver Whitecaps may try to improve from within MLS

As the Whitecaps look to build for 2020, we look at some of the ways they may try to improve their team from within MLS, as they get creative on the route to making this side a playoff team next season.  The Vancouver Whitecaps have just begun what is expected to be a relatively busy offseason, with many holes still left yet to be filled … Continue reading Tools of the Trade: Some ways the Vancouver Whitecaps may try to improve from within MLS