Heading into the start of the 2020 MLS season, we take a deeper look at one of Vancouver’s longest-tenured players, Yordy Reyna, and why he can be a wild card on this Whitecaps team looking to improve offensively. These past few years, his presence in Vancouver has remained consistent, while his performances have both entertained and frustrated. Many faces have come and gone this offseason … Continue reading Reyna’s Redemption: Why Yordy Reyna has the potential to be the Vancouver Whitecaps wild card in 2020
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
As the Vancouver Whitecaps look to find a way to improve their offence next season, it’s led to plenty of debate on what the best way to do that is. In this one, we look at why the answer may be as much tactical as it is statistical. While the Whitecaps got their big fish in Lucas Cavallini, one big question remains, can they feed … Continue reading Service Charge: Solving the Vancouver Whitecaps offensive woes, will it be tactically or statistically?
Given the obvious links between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Jonathan Osorio, along with the recent Nicolas Benezet situation, we look to see if there could be a fit for either player in Vancouver, as the Whitecaps could look to take them off of their rivals. Sometimes to get better, you must poach from the competition. This MLS offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps have the option to … Continue reading In the Ozone: Seeing if a Vancouver Whitecaps move for Jonathan Osorio could make sense
With the opening of the MLS Free Agent period this week, we analyze some potential names that the Vancouver Whitecaps could look at, as they aim to acquire some MLS Experience ahead of 2020. MLS’s Free Agent Period opened earlier this week, giving out of contract players aged 28 and older, with 8+ years of MLS, experience under the belt, a chance to find a … Continue reading Thrift Shopping: A statistical look at some MLS free agents that the Vancouver Whitecaps could sign
The Vancouver Whitecaps continue to both build on and find their identity as they try to improve on their various woes ahead of 2020. The Vancouver Whitecaps took on the Columbus Crew this past Saturday, with both teams sharing the spoils in a relatively uneventful 1-1 draw, with the most exciting moment coming right at the 93rd minute of 93. Fredy Montero, who probably had … Continue reading Marc Dos Santos continues to build on “foundation” as Vancouver Whitecaps juggle 2020 lineup and tactical questions
In a meeting of Milan Borjan’s Red Star and Alphonso Davies’s Bayern Munich, it gave a chance for a first-ever Canadian matchup in the Champions League. Instead, it was not meant to be, as Bayern won comfortably without the help of Davies, who was an unused substitute on the evening. German champions Bayern Munich took on Serbian Champions Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, kicking off … Continue reading Milan Borjan’s Red Star unable to hold off strong Bayern Munich side in Champions League as Canadian history waits for another game
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 from within. We look at some names that could step … Continue reading Dime on the Dollar: Internal options to try and fill the #10 hole for the Caps
Welcome back to Thoughts and Musings, a column where I ponder the happenings in Whitecaps and Canadian Soccer lore. Our first edition (check that out here) was well-received, so we’ll continue to do it as long as there is stuff to talk about in Whitecaps Land or in the Canada Soccer World. In today’s edition, we take a look at some Whitecaps news, with the … Continue reading Thoughts and Musings: Adnan Signs, What Should be Next for the Caps?