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The Third Sub Episode 83: Analyzing long-term Vancouver Whitecaps youth development plans (Ft: Vanni Sartini)

In Episode 83, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Vancouver Whitecaps Director of Methodology, Vanni Sartini, to chat about all things ‘Caps youth development. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by a very special guest, Vancouver Whitecaps Director of Methodology and former assistant coach, Vanni Sartini. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 83: Analyzing long-term Vancouver Whitecaps youth development plans (Ft: Vanni Sartini)

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The Third Sub Episode 69: Looking at the Whitecaps new Atlantic Canada Development Centre and more (Ft: Mike Ayyash)

In episode 69 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by head coach Mike Ayyash of the Vancouver Whitecaps Atlantic Canada Development Centre, who talks about the ‘Caps latest youth development initiative, his coaching career and more. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 69: Looking at the Whitecaps new Atlantic Canada Development Centre and more (Ft: Mike Ayyash)

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Surreal Start: 10 months into tenure with Vancouver Whitecaps, Axel Schuster looks ahead to busy rest of 2020 for ‘Caps

Axel Schuster sat down with media for an hour-long roundtable this week. Here are our big takeaways from that availability, as he shared some interesting tidbits on the MLS schedule, youth development, young DPs, signing players and more.  It’s been a few busy days off of the field for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Earlier this week, they announced that current first-team assistant coach, Vanni Startini, would … Continue reading Surreal Start: 10 months into tenure with Vancouver Whitecaps, Axel Schuster looks ahead to busy rest of 2020 for ‘Caps

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“You have to be calm”: Vancouver Whitecaps preach patience in quest to fix offensive woes

The ‘Caps have struggled offensively as of late, as they’ve been shut out in 5 of their last 6 games. Ahead of their next match, against Toronto FC on Saturday, they took the time Tuesday to talk about those woes and how they’ve looked to fix them, as they look to find some magic at BC Place this weekend.  When things go wrong, sometimes you’ve … Continue reading “You have to be calm”: Vancouver Whitecaps preach patience in quest to fix offensive woes

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Patrick Metcalfe: Persistence, patience pays off for young Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder

The end of his convoluted youth career is just the beginning of his professional career. On January 23rd, 2020, 21-year-old midfielder Patrick Metcalfe signed his first MLS contract, making him the latest Homegrown Player for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  However, his path to this point was not simple. In terms of soccer development in the Vancouver area, Metcalfe has pretty much done it all.  “I think … Continue reading Patrick Metcalfe: Persistence, patience pays off for young Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder

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Long-Read: Axel Schuster looking to build off Cavallini signing in next steps of Project Whitecaps

After the recent signing of the Vancouver Whitecaps latest DP, striker Lucas Cavallini, we analyze some of the thoughts shared by Sporting Director Axel Schuster during Cavallini’s press conference this week, as he gives us an idea of what the rest of the offseason may look like for Vancouver. It took some time, but Vancouver finally made their much-anticipated big splash this week.  The Vancouver … Continue reading Long-Read: Axel Schuster looking to build off Cavallini signing in next steps of Project Whitecaps

Well-travelled Sam Adekugbe staking his claim to be Canada’s starting left-back ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign

With Sam Adekugbe putting up some strong performances in Norway, he continues to push to become Canada’s starting left-back ahead of the start of their 2022 World Cup Qualifying process. With Canada playing a couple of games this past week in Toronto, we caught up with the former Vancouver Whitecap, as he spoke on a couple of topics, including his time in Vancouver, his European … Continue reading Well-travelled Sam Adekugbe staking his claim to be Canada’s starting left-back ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign

Caps’ top off busy week of movement, with more yet to come before August 8th

After a slow start to the MLS transfer window, Marc Dos Santos and the Vancouver Whitecaps got some work done this past week, as they work to turn around a struggling outfit.  Things got started early in the week, with the news that goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau had signed a contract extension on Monday, keeping Vancouver’s star goalie this season in the fold until at least … Continue reading Caps’ top off busy week of movement, with more yet to come before August 8th

Magic of the Cup: What to takeaway from a historic round of Voyageurs Cup action

Fans of Canadian football were treated to a grand slate of games last night, as the second leg of the Canadian Championship 3rd round kicked off all around the country. While fans in Vancouver, Halifax and York can be disappointed that their teams were unable to make it through to the next round, they can look back and acknowledge that last night was a great … Continue reading Magic of the Cup: What to takeaway from a historic round of Voyageurs Cup action