The Vancouver Whitecaps might have just gotten their 10-game unbeaten run in MLS play snapped this past weekend, when they lost to the Portland Timbers, but in this, we dive into a key question – was that run indicative of the ‘Caps actually improving after a slow start to the season, or was it just luck? After a tough start to the summer, they’ve found … Continue reading A Step Forward: Their 10-game MLS unbeaten run might be over, but have the Vancouver Whitecaps actually been playing better as of late?
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team kicked off the Octagonal, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, earlier this month. In this, we look back at what we learned about them in their first 3 games of this 14 game odyssey that they’re hoping ends with them punching a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. All in all, it was a pretty good … Continue reading Out of the Gates: Reviewing a solid September window for the CanMNT to kick off final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers
Despite being known for their strong offence, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team has been starved for goals as of late. In this, we dive deeper into the numbers to see if that’s a trend to worry about long-term, or just the case of some plain old bad luck for Les Rouges. It’s been an interesting trend to monitor as of late. As we’ve rolled through … Continue reading Firing Blanks: Exploring the CanMNT’s recent offensive woes – a worrying trend, or just bad luck?
Canada Soccer’s and US Soccer’s National Teams get set to face off in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying action on Sunday. Ahead of then, though, they’ll have to erase their memories from the opening day of the ‘Octagonal’, where they were left wanting more in a pair of draws, which only upped the stakes in this clash between two longtime rivals. Heading in with such high … Continue reading “We have to be stronger”: The CanMNT and USMNT looking to put day 1 Octo disappointments behind them ahead of pivotal Sunday clash
The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Austin FC in MLS action on Wednesday. Here’s our match preview ahead of that one. It’s a chance to meet the new guys on the block. For the Vancouver Whitecaps, a big game awaits them on Wednesday, when they take on expansion side Austin FC in a pivotal MLS Western Conference clash. Against the league’s newest expansion side, needing a … Continue reading Meet the New Guy: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for 1st visit to expansion newbies Austin in pivotal must-win match
Having now played 18 games out of 34 so far this MLS season, we’ve gotten a good idea of what the 2021 edition of the Vancouver Whitecaps looks like. In this, we dive into the numbers behind their first half (and a bit) of MLS action to date. Having crossed the halfway point, you’d like to think you have a better idea of who they … Continue reading Halfway There: Analyzing what we know (and what we don’t) about the Vancouver Whitecaps through the halfway point of the 2021 MLS season
Despite not always getting the recognition that he deserves from around MLS, Vancouver Whitecaps winger Cristian Dajome has quietly been one of the league’s best forwards this year. Here’s a look at why his strong play has made him a potential league all-star candidate, even if those around MLS aren’t talking about it quite yet. In just his 2nd season, he’s taken a big step … Continue reading Quiet Star: Analyzing how Cristian Dajome has quietly turned into an MLS all-star candidate for the Vancouver Whitecaps
The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Houston Dynamo in MLS action on Tuesday. Here is our preview ahead of that one. After having gotten a taste of glory, the quest is now to avoid complacency. Having snapped an 8-game winless run this past weekend, the Vancouver Whitecaps will have had every reason to want to revel in their recent victory, a 2-1 triumph over the … Continue reading No Rest for the Weary: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for quick ‘turnaround’ ahead of clash against Houston Dynamo
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
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