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Match Report: Vancouver Whitecaps v. Sporting KC

Match Report: Vancouver Whitecaps v. Sporting KC

In a do or die effort, the Whitecaps went out all guns blazing - at least with the piece meal squad that was available to Craig Dalrymple. I said it at the end of September, when the Vancouver Whitecaps lost at home to FC Dallas, that likely that was the end for the 2018 ‘Caps. While they were resilient through the dismissal of Carl Robinson, and then went out and picked up a win with their backs against the wall away to Toronto FC at BMO Field, unfortunately, it wasn’t enough as the ‘Caps came out on the wrong end of a 4-1 scoreline at home this evening. The scoreline doesn’t tell...
Eighty Six Forever Oct 16, 2018
Scouting Report: Vancouver Whitecaps Host Sporting KC

Scouting Report: Vancouver Whitecaps Host Sporting KC

We spoke with Blue Testament about Wednesday night’s matchup against Sporting Kansas City and let you know what to watch for in the game. The Vancouver Whitecaps will host Sporting Kansas City Wednesday evening at BC Place for their third to last match of the 2018 season. Sporting Kansas City will be without three of their top players in Johnny Russell, Krisztian Nemeth, and Felipe Gutierrez, but still have some formidable attackers in Rubio and Salloi. With the Whitecaps playoff lives hanging in the balance, we spoke with Cody Bradley from SB Nation’s The Blue Testament about their...
Eighty Six Forever Oct 16, 2018
Match Preview: Whitecaps vs. Sporting Kansas City

Match Preview: Whitecaps vs. Sporting Kansas City

The next one. Just as important as the last one. For what feels like a record 32nd week in a row, the Vancouver Whitecaps (12-12-7) find themselves in a do-or-die match, as the club scrambles to get into the top half of the Western Conference and back in the playoffs. Standing in the way is Sporting Kansas City (15-8-8), who will certainly do everything they can to win out and escape the playoff knockout round. A win Wednesday night won’t entirely leave Vancouver on the right side of comfortable, but anything less will all but end the campaign. Match Information Where: BC Place,...
Eighty Six Forever Oct 15, 2018
Guess the Starting XI and Final Score (MLS Match #32 -Sporting Kansas City)

Guess the Starting XI and Final Score (MLS Match #32 -Sporting Kansas City)

There are three matches left in the 2018 MLS season. Up first is Sporting Kansas City. Time to get your Starting XI and Final Score predictions in. 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 half, second half, and non-MLS. We will continue to have fun monthly ‘bonus’...
Eighty Six Forever Oct 11, 2018
Vancouver Whitecaps and the 2018 Playoffs

Vancouver Whitecaps and the 2018 Playoffs

The victory against TFC last week gave the Whitecaps a slight flicker of hope for making the 2018 MLS playoffs. We look ahead to their final three matches, and the two teams they will have to leapfrog to make it into the playoffs. Can they do it? Heading into the International Break, the Vancouver Whitecaps are in 8th place in the Western Conference. While technically out of the 6th and final playoff spot by a mere three points, the Caps would have to leapfrog two teams -Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy- to make the playoffs. Luckily, Vancouver has three matches remaining (vs SKC, at LAFC, vs...
Eighty Six Forever Oct 8, 2018
The Attack Of The Vancouver Whitecaps: An Analysis

The Attack Of The Vancouver Whitecaps: An Analysis

Author’s Note: I wrote this before Carl Robinson and his staff were fired. Perhaps the analysis i’ve done is a little less relevant now but I still think there’s some stuff that’s worth looking at. A few stats will now be out of date but the general trends still hold true. Quite a bit has been made of the Vancouver Whitecaps’ attack this season. It’s often floated that the Whitecaps’ new focus on attacking play is the reason for their defensive frailty. We’ve already seen that in terms of underlying numbers the team’s defence is hardly different from last year’s. However...
Eighty Six Forever Oct 7, 2018
Report Card: Whitecaps vs Toronto F.C

Report Card: Whitecaps vs Toronto F.C

Stefan Marinovic: 8/10 Had a couple of nervy moments but for the most part was excellent. Made some big stops to keep his team in the game, Something that’s been missing from the Whitecaps goalkeepers all year. Jake Nerwinski: 8/10 Made 5 interceptions and 4 blocks. Also had a few good moments going forward. Kendall Waston: 7/10 Made a lot of clearances and generally looked pretty solid. As always he did give the ball away quite a lot though. Doneil Henry: 7/10 On the one hand he gave away a very silly penalty but he also had similarly impressive defensive stats to Nerwinski. 5...
Eighty Six Forever Oct 6, 2018
Post Match: Whitecaps eliminate TFC from playoff contention

Post Match: Whitecaps eliminate TFC from playoff contention

The Vancouver Whitecaps emerge from BMO Field with a 2-1 victory, eliminating Toronto FC in the process. The Vancouver Whitecaps defeated Toronto FC 2 to 1 at BMO Field Saturday afternoon. This put an end to a disappointing MLS Cup defence for TFC while also keeping the Caps’ slim MLS Cup Playoff hopes alive in Craig Dalrymple’s first professional managerial victory. The Whitecaps went into the match making only one change from last weekend, replacing Marcel De Jong with Brett Levis and switching to a 4-1-4-1 formation. The boys repping the blue and white today. #TORvVAN #VWFC...
Eighty Six Forever Oct 6, 2018
Match Preview: Vancouver travels to Toronto for Canadian Matchup

Match Preview: Vancouver travels to Toronto for Canadian Matchup

The Vancouver Whitecaps are in Toronto today to face their Canadian rivals Toronto FC. You can watch the 2pm start-time match, at BMO Field, on TSN 1/4 in Canada and on ESPN+ in the United States. 2018 MLS Regular Season - Week 32BMO Field - TorontoOctober 6 - 5 pm ETWATCH: TSN 1/4, ESPN+ It has been a difficult season for both clubs. Coming off back-to-back MLS Cup appearances, and winning the Supporters Shield and MLS Cup last season, it is all but assured that Toronto FC will not be in the playoffs this year. However, it is not all doom and gloom for Toronto, as they made it to the...
Eighty Six Forever Oct 5, 2018
Scouting Report: Whitecaps Travel to TFC

Scouting Report: Whitecaps Travel to TFC

We scout the Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday afternoon match against Toronto FC, in Toronto, by getting some insights on the season that has unfolded from our SB Nation colleagues Waking the Red. We also look at what to expect from the Whitecaps in terms of lineup. The Vancouver Whitecaps travel to BMO Field to take on their Canadian rival Toronto FC Saturday afternoon. After dominating MLS last season, and nearly becoming the first MLS club to win CONCACAF Champions League, Toronto’s 2018 MLS campaign has been very underwhelming. With just a handful of games left, it is very unlikely that...
Eighty Six Forever Oct 1, 2018
Whitecaps on Loan, And The U23 Team I Guess (September 2018)

Whitecaps on Loan, And The U23 Team I Guess (September 2018)

Spencer Richey: It was a big month for Richey. He played in a 2-1 win against Pittsburgh while winning man of the match, played in a match that had to be postponed against Louisville which eventually finished 1-0 with Richey once again winning man of the match, played in a 4-3 win over TFCII and played in a 2-1 win over Penn F.C. Richey’s performances helped Cincinnati clinch the USL supporter’s shield. David Norman Jr. Loaned to Queen of the South at the end of September, Norman made two 10 minute cameo appearances. Fresno Players: Noah Verhoevan: Played 63 minutes in a 1-1 draw...
Eighty Six Forever Sep 30, 2018
Report Card: LA Galaxy v. Vancouver Whitecaps

Report Card: LA Galaxy v. Vancouver Whitecaps

Craig Dalrymple’s stewardship of the Vancouver Whitecaps did not get off to a storied start, as the ‘Caps fell 3-0 away at StubHub Center. Let’s take a look at how each player fared. When a team has five games left, sacks the manager, instills a caretaker and head out on the road for a must win game - it doesn’t usually yield a positive result. It’s probably a bonafide recipe in the ‘How to Lose a Match’ cookbook. For reference, I grade based on numbers, where a professional, relatively mistake free, and effective match in their respective role will earn a player a 6.0. Over...
Eighty Six Forever Sep 30, 2018
Post Match: Whitecaps Fall 3-0 in First Game of Post Robbo Era

Post Match: Whitecaps Fall 3-0 in First Game of Post Robbo Era

Fans of the Vancouver Whitecaps didn’t know what to expect going into the Craig Dalrymple era. One might expect that he would make some big changes to stamp his authority on the squad. If you thought this, you thought wrong! Dalrymple made only 3 changes, two of which were most likely forced on to him by injury. The L.A Galaxy on the other hand put out a very attacking lineup in the formation you switch to in the last 10 minutes of a game in Football Manager when you desperately need a goal. It was a disastrous start as Marcel De Jong brought down Romain Alessandrini and gave away a...
Eighty Six Forever Sep 28, 2018
Three Questions With: LAG Confidential

Three Questions With: LAG Confidential

On Saturday September 29th the Vancouver Whitecaps head South to face Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy. Match start is 7pm PST. The Whitecaps are looking to bounce back from a a couple losses at home, as well as the firing of their leader Carl Robinson. The Galaxy on the other hand have done just that, Sigi Schmid has recently stepped down from the coaching position, and has been succeeded on an interim basis by Dominic Kinnear. With coaching changes and redemption in mind, I had a chat with LAG Confidential about our sides respective predicaments. 86Forever: Sigi Schmid recently left...
Eighty Six Forever Sep 27, 2018
Pre Match: A New Era Begins

Pre Match: A New Era Begins

Can the Whitecaps spoil the Zlatan show in Carson? The Vancouver Whitecaps (11-11-7) travel to Carson, CA this weekend with a temporary manager and diminished playoff hopes following a disheartening 2-1 home loss to FC Dallas last Sunday. The LA Galaxy (11-11-8), now only 3 points below the playoff line, look to maintain their strong home form after a convincing 3-0 victory over Seattle Sounders, which also took place last Sunday. Although separated by only one point in the standings at the moment, all the momentum seems to be flowing in one direction between these two west-coast rivals....

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    Alphonso Davies

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    Post Match: Whitecaps eliminate TFC from playoff contention

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    Brett Levis

    Post Match: Whitecaps eliminate TFC from playoff contention

  • Stefan Marinovic

    Stefan Marinovic

    Report Card: Whitecaps vs Toronto F.C

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    Felipe

    Scouting Report: Vancouver Whitecaps Host Sporting KC

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