6:19 AM EDT, Mon August 20, 2018
Eighty Six Forever 19 hours ago
Report Card: Whitecaps vs Red Bulls

Report Card: Whitecaps vs Red Bulls

The Vancouver Whitecaps dropped points at home in a 2-2 draw against New York Red Bulls. Let’s look at how the players performed individually. Stefan Marinovic: 7.5/10 A case could be made that he should have done better on both goals but both balls were played into difficult areas that are difficult for goalkeepers to come for. He also made two very important saves that potentially saved the point for the Whitecaps Jake Nerwinski: 6/10 A wholly unremarkable game from Nerwinski. Not necessarily a bad thing. Kendall Waston: 9/10 He most notably scored two goals, both times leaping over...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 18, 2018
Parker Upstaged by Former CB Partner Waston in Return to BC Place

Parker Upstaged by Former CB Partner Waston in Return to BC Place

Like Portland, New York Red Bulls came into Saturday’s match on their own hot streak and had one of the best road records in MLS. Would the Caps take down another hot team or would their Voyageurs Cup hangover spell doom. The Vancouver Whitecaps came into Saturday afternoon’s match on a bit of a low note, suffering a 5-2 loss to Toronto FC in the final of the Voyageurs Cup on Wednesday night. However, in Major League Soccer play, they were on a bit of a high, being undefeated in their past three, including a late draw at New York City FC and snapping Portland Timber’s 15-match...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 18, 2018
Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps v. New York Red Bulls

Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps v. New York Red Bulls

Saturday afternoon the ‘Caps return home to BC Place to play host to Tim Parker and New York Red Bulls. Kick-off is scheduled for 4:00PM PDT and can be seen on TSN1/5, MSG and ESPN+. With the disappointment of Wednesday’s Canadian Championship Final behind them, Carl Robinson will have to get his ready for another key match in MLS as the ‘Caps look to keep pace in the Western Conference playoff hunt. This Vancouver Whitecaps team has shown signs of frustration boiling over before this season, so it will be important to see if they can get back on track. Of course Saturday will mark...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 17, 2018
Vancouver Whitecaps Release Marco Bustos and Add Roberto Dominguez

Vancouver Whitecaps Release Marco Bustos and Add Roberto Dominguez

The Vancouver Whitecaps made two roster moves in the last few days, releasing Marco Bustos and signing Roberto Dominguez. We review the two moves and discuss what they mean. Marco Bustos Prior to the second leg of the Voyageurs Cup final on Wednesday, the Vancouver Whitecaps parted ways with former WFC Residency product Marco Bustos. The move comes after he returned from a loan to Ascenso MX side Club Atletico Zacatepec. It is hard to fully understand what happened with Bustos. It could be argued that he never really received an opportunity to show his skills with the Whitecaps, making...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 16, 2018
Report Card: Canadian Championship Final (2nd Leg)

Report Card: Canadian Championship Final (2nd Leg)

Recapping another disheartening Canadian Championship loss. It was a rough Wednesday night for the Vancouver Whitecaps as they were thoroughly dismantled by Toronto FC in the second leg of the Canadian Championship 5-2 (7-4 on aggregate). In the aftermath of the loss, many VWFC commentators have cited the vast difference in payroll between the two clubs and the need for coaching and/or front office changes within the Whitecaps organization. While I don’t wish to disparage such discussion, these are problems which span far beyond the realm of a singular Canadian Championship match - and...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 15, 2018
Match Report: Toronto FC v. Vancouver Whitecaps

Match Report: Toronto FC v. Vancouver Whitecaps

A disappointing night for the Whitecaps in Toronto. After battling back after going down to ten-men in the first leg, and earning a hard fought draw, the ‘Caps were thoroughly outplayed by a Toronto FC side that controlled large parts of this game. With the Canadian Championship final and the Voyageurs Cup on the line, the Vancouver Whitecaps came out of the gates flying. Carl Robinson selected what many would view as the strongest starting XI at his disposal, with Alphonso Davies (hip flexor) and Doneil Henry (hand) both deemed fit enough to start. In the heart of midfield, Aly Ghazal...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 15, 2018
Depth Chart Battles - Blondell v. Hurtado

Depth Chart Battles - Blondell v. Hurtado

As the Whitecaps head into the home stretch of the 2018 season, there are crucial decisions to be made about squad selection. We’ll be taking a look at several key battles on the Depth Chart to see who should be getting minutes during the run in. In light of some recent super sub heroics, the debate has come to a head as to which of the two strikers should be primary back-up to Headmaster Kei Kamara. Erik Hurtado has picked up two goals in his last two appearances which were both timely, and really well finished. Meanwhile Anthony Blondell has only managed one goal and one assist so far...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 14, 2018
Pre Match: Vancouver Vs Toronto (2nd leg)

Pre Match: Vancouver Vs Toronto (2nd leg)

Kick Off: 4:30 TV: TSN1 TSN4 Radio: TSN1040 Once again the Vancouver Whitecaps are on the precipice of a Voyageurs Cup disappointment. They are up against it, as T.F.C have the benefit of two away goals and undoubtedly the stronger squad on paper. But, as Clive Tyldesley frequently told the guy who got fired for saying women don’t understand the offside rule in FIFA 06, Games aren’t played on paper. So let’s look at how this game might shakedown. The Whitecaps need either a win or a draw where they score 3+ goals in order to advance. A 2-2 draw will see the game advance to extra time...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 13, 2018
Guess the Starting XI and Final Score (Non-MLS Match #4 – Toronto FC)

Guess the Starting XI and Final Score (Non-MLS Match #4 – Toronto FC)

Win or lose, this is the FINAL match of our Non-MLS contest. It all comes down to this. Make sure to get your predictions in and see who the winner will be! Oh yeah, and if the Whitecaps secure the Voyageurs Cup (and the CCL spot). Welcome to another season of our Vancouver Whitecaps contest “Guess the Starting XI and Final Score”. As is tradition, thanks to former regular Spencer for starting this several years ago. It has grown into a great contest and I am appreciative of him for the original idea. Like last season, we will break the contest up into the three ‘seasons’: first...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 13, 2018
The Top 5 Whitecaps Who Are Actually Really Good

The Top 5 Whitecaps Who Are Actually Really Good

The Vancouver Whitecaps will have to rebuild for the 2019 season. This is well known. Just as important as who will be brought in is who should be kept. A lot of the players have been quite inconsistent and thus fan opinion is divided on many of them. For this list i’m choosing to focus on players who are quietly having a good season. Everybody knows that Kamara and Davies have had brilliant seasons. I’m choosing to focus on players who i’ve seen people express disappointment with for the purposes of this list. 5. Jake Nerwinski I think for the most part people appreciate Nerwinski...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 12, 2018
Report Card: Whitecaps Vs Timbers

Report Card: Whitecaps Vs Timbers

The Vancouver Whitecaps managed a hard fought 2-1 triumph against the Portland Timbers. let’s have a look at how everyone got on. Stefan Marinovic: 10/10 There’s no getting past it, Marinovic robbed Portland of 3 points. He made eight saves many of which were quite difficult. His close range save on Alvas Powell and his free kick save on Diego Valeri stand out in particular. Marinovic also did a good job of keeping things calm while the Whitecaps were under immense pressure. There have been a few Whitecaps goalkeepers over the years who I could see crumbling under the pressure but...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 11, 2018
Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps @ Portland Timbers

Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps @ Portland Timbers

The Whitecaps take on the Timbers this Saturday in an all important Cascadia clash. After two very different 2-2 draws over the past week, the Vancouver Whitecaps dive headlong this Saturday into a crucial Cascadia clash against the Portland Timbers at Providence Park. Just like NYCFC last weekend, the Portland Timbers are undefeated at home this season with a record of 7-0-3 following a decisive victory over the Philadelphia Union last Saturday. Portland could not be in better form at the moment, undefeated in their last 15 league games, tied for the sixth-longest such streak in MLS...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 9, 2018
Report Card - Vancouver Whitecaps v. Toronto FC

Report Card - Vancouver Whitecaps v. Toronto FC

10-man Vancouver battled to a draw with TFC on Wednesday evening, here’s our take on how each player fared. Following Wednesday’s Voyageurs Cup Final First Leg, the Vancouver Whitecaps were left with a 2-2 draw that felt incredibly bitter, and let’s face it, still feels pretty disappointing. We’ve taken a breather and allowed some time to reflect and consider how to grade the performances of each Whitecaps player. As much as the result is painful, there were a lot of good things that happened in the second half following some dubious refereeing. For reference, I grade based on...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 9, 2018
Whitecaps Quiet at Transfer Deadline

Whitecaps Quiet at Transfer Deadline

While the Vancouver Whitecaps were licking their wounds from a terrible end to the first leg of the Voyageurs Cup final, the MLS Secondary Transfer Window came to a close... Last night the Major League Soccer Secondary Transfer Window closed, with little fanfare in Vancouver. While the other two Canadian club were strengthening their squad through trades and transfers, and Western Conference opponents were bringing in key additions, the Whitecaps elected to go the conservative route, making a few minor, fringe, moves. Myer Bevan After returning from a three-month loan to Huqvarna FF, in...
Eighty Six Forever Aug 9, 2018
Post Match: Whitecaps Vs TFC

Post Match: Whitecaps Vs TFC

It was a classically tragic result for the Vancouver Whitecaps they drew 2-2 against Toronto F.C in the first leg of the Voyageurs Cup. Kei Kamara had an early chance from a Marcel De Jong cross but the target man fired it over the bar. For the most part though the match started slowly as the two teams felt each other out. This was just as well as bloggers currently in the U.S were still scrambling to find a stream that would work. In the 15th minute Stefan Marinovic made a save from a sharp angle on Jozy Altidore. Shortly after the Whitecaps answered with a dangerous attack of their own....

Whitecaps FC Player News

Whitecaps FC Photos