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Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Elite 8 - Part 1

Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Elite 8 - Part 1

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via We are now in the ELITE 8! The final 8 goals competing for Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal (in the Major League Soccer era). We have 8 great goals, ranging from 2011 to 2019! Should be a good finish. Here is Part 1 We are down to the final eight goals battling it out to be crowned champion. While some might (and have) argued about Hassli’s TFC goal being out in the first round, I think none of us are too surprised by the final eight goals here. I have my beliefs as to who will come out on top, but I am curious to see if I will be wrong. To get...
Eighty Six Forever Apr 3, 2020
Highly Circumstantial Transfer Targets (for a Post-Covid World)

Highly Circumstantial Transfer Targets (for a Post-Covid World)

Photo by Zhizhao Wu/ If and when the MLS season does get back underway, what kind of players might the Whitecaps be targeting? It’s been a tough last few weeks in the sports world - there’s no two ways about it. But in spite of the uncertainty surrounding the resumption of the MLS season, as well as soccer leagues worldwide, one thing that always remains relevant is transfer target speculation. Earlier this week, both Whitecaps Sporting Director Axel Schuster and Head Coach Marc Dos Santos took part in a conference call to provide an update on the current state of the club from a...
Eighty Six Forever Apr 1, 2020
Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Sweet 16 - Part 4

Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Sweet 16 - Part 4

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ Welcome to the Sweet 16 of our Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal (in the Major League Soccer era). A few of the also rans, and a few really good ones, are out and we are down to 16. This is Part 4...the final two pairings This is it! The final bracket of the Sweet 16. I know some of you were upset that Hassli played Hassli in the first round, but it had to be random. I didn’t want to try and predict the best goals, so I just used a random number generator and boom, there you have it. With that in mind, we had Cristian Techera beat Yordy Reyna (44-25), Theo Bair got...
Eighty Six Forever Mar 31, 2020
Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Sweet 16 - Part 3

Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Sweet 16 - Part 3

Photo by Derek Leung/ Welcome to the Sweet 16 of our Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal (in the Major League Soccer era). A few of the also rans, and a few really good ones, are out and we are down to 16. This is Part 3...the next two pairings The Round of 32 voting has concluded and the first two brackets are up. Time to move on to the third bracket. This one had some closer finishes in the previous round. Daigo Kobayashi moves on against Kendall Waston (54-9), Nicolas Mezquida advances against Matias Laba (44-17), Andrew Jacobson narrowly defeats Yordy Reyna (34-28), and Camilo destroys...
Eighty Six Forever Mar 30, 2020
Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Sweet 16 - Part 2

Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Sweet 16 - Part 2

Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Welcome to the Sweet 16 of our Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal (in the Major League Soccer era). A few of the also rans, and a few really good ones, are out and we are down to 16. This is Part 2...the second two pairings The Round of 32 voting has concluded and the Sweet 16 has begun. Make sure to go vote in Part 1. Today, we are on to Part 2. In today’s lower left-hand side of the bracket are four guys who blew out their opponent in the Round of 32: Erik Hurtado (who beat Jordan Mutch 51-13), Alphonso Davies (who beat Gerhson Koffie 51-11), Davide...
Eighty Six Forever Mar 30, 2020
Coffee with the Caps, Monday March 30

Coffee with the Caps, Monday March 30

Photo by Christopher Morris/Corbis via Morning Caps fans, hope you all are staying same, happy and healthy out there and that you are coping with your quarantine setup. Today was going to be trivia day until I realized that I would have to individually grade the entries because I’m dumb so check back for that on Friday. Until then feel free to play—its never too late for some trivia. There isn’t much to report on the soccer front so I figured I’d concoct another relatively meaningless debate to help us all pass the time: best jersey in (modern day) Whitecaps history. This came...
Eighty Six Forever Mar 29, 2020
Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Sweet 16 - Part 1

Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Sweet 16 - Part 1

Photo by Kyle Rivas/ Welcome to the Sweet 16 of our Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal (in the Major League Soccer era). A few of the also rans, and a few really good ones, are out and we are down to 16. This is Part 1...the first two pairings The Round of 32 voting has concluded. We have a couple of close matches but also a bunch of blowouts. Camilo beat Waston 62-0. Yikes! A few other interesting ‘stats’ from the Round of 32. Alphonso Davies went 2/2, Camilo 1/2 (possibly my mistake, as I picked the wrong goal from the Chicago Fire game), Cristian Techera 1/3, Kenny Miller 1/2. On the...
Eighty Six Forever Mar 25, 2020
Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Round of 32 Part 4

Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Round of 32 Part 4

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ We have you determine which is the best goal in the Vancouver Whitecaps Major League Soccer Era This is it! The final 8 contestants in our tournament to crown the top Vancouver Whitecaps goal in the Major League Soccer era. For this final article of the Round of 32, we look at the bottom right-hand side of the bracket. We will show each of the goals and then there will be a poll for you to vote in. Pairing #13 Yordy Reyna (August 31st, 2019) vs New York City FC Cristian Techera (August 22nd, 2015) vs FC Dallas Pairing #14 Darren Mattocks (July 12th, 2012) vs...
Eighty Six Forever Mar 24, 2020
Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Round of 32 Part 3

Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Round of 32 Part 3

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via We have you determine which is the best goal in the Vancouver Whitecaps Major League Soccer Era Two rounds down, two to go as we look to crown the best goal from a Vancouver Whitecaps player in the MLS era. We concluded the left-hand side of the bracket yesterday - make sure to get your votes in. Today, we start the right side, looking at the top four random pairings. Pairing #9 Daigo Kobayashi (March 9th, 2013) vs Columbus Crew Kendall Waston (June 3rd, 2017) vs Atlanta United Pairing #10 Nicolas Mezquida (July 29th, 2017) vs FC...
Eighty Six Forever Mar 23, 2020
Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Round of 32 Part 2

Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Round of 32 Part 2

Photo by David Banks/ We have you determine which is the best goal in the Vancouver Whitecaps Major League Soccer Era Yesterday, we began the process of dealing with this long layoff by starting our 32-goal tournament to crown the best Vancouver Whitecaps goal in the MLS era. Today we start Part 2 of our Round of 32. For this second article, we will look at the left side of the bracket, focusing on the bottom four competitions. We will show each of the goals and then there will be a poll for you to vote in. Pairing #5 Erik Hurtado (May 24th, 2014) vs Seattle Sounders Jordan Mutch...
Eighty Six Forever Mar 22, 2020
Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Round of 32 Part 1

Best Vancouver Whitecaps Goal: Round of 32 Part 1

Photo by Michael Stewart/ We have you determine which is the best goal in the Vancouver Whitecaps Major League Soccer Era With the long hiatus ahead of us, we need to start getting creative with some of our content. One of the ways to do that is to ‘look back’ at previous Vancouver Whitecaps seasons. There may be no March Madness in college basketball this year, but we will have a little of our own March Madness with a 32-goal face-off to see which is the best Whitecaps goal in the Major League Soccer era. Pairings were randomly selected, so we might see some tough early battles....
Eighty Six Forever Mar 15, 2020
Match Review: Vancouver Whitecaps Defeat Colorado Rapids

Match Review: Vancouver Whitecaps Defeat Colorado Rapids

The match may not have been played at BC Place, but Vancouver and Colorado found a way to still have a match. The Vancouver Whitecaps were set to play the Colorado Rapids on Saturday evening at BC Place. However, the spread of the Coronavirus has led to most professional sports leagues, including Major League Soccer, shutting down their seasons until the threat decreases. This meant that BC Place was empty Saturday evening. However, the coronavirus didn’t fully stop the two clubs from facing each other on Saturday, as both clubs’ social media teams faced off in a classic connect four...
Eighty Six Forever Mar 12, 2020
Guess the Starting XI MLS Match #3 Preview & Contest (Colorado Rapids)

Guess the Starting XI MLS Match #3 Preview & Contest (Colorado Rapids)

Photo by Christopher Morris - Corbis/Corbis via We prepare you for the Vancouver Whitecaps next match with match information, player availability, and predictions. Speaking of predictions, we have our regular Guess the Starting XI and Final Score contest.  The Vancouver Whitecaps were set to play the Colorado Rapids this weekend, at BC Place, however, that will not occur now. We are on hiatus until the Coronavirus FreakOut ends. Nevertheless, here is your match preview Match Information Opponent: Colorado Rapids Location: BC Place Game Time: NO IDEA! How to Watch: From a bunker...
Eighty Six Forever Mar 11, 2020
Thinking Caps: A Match 2 Remember

Thinking Caps: A Match 2 Remember

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Analyzing the Hollywood-worthy sequel to our home opener as we break down our 1-0 away victory against the Los Angeles Galaxy A road game featuring two players in their second-choice positions, with two late forced omissions from our starting lineup against a team debuting the most prolific Mexican striker this world has ever seen and I have one question for you: was it ever in doubt? Yes. Yes it was in doubt from the many concerned citizens of Vancouver Whitecaps Twitter (myself included). Okay, so maybe Javier “Chicharito” Hernández isn’t the player...
Eighty Six Forever Mar 8, 2020
Report Card, Vancouver Whitecaps vs. LA Galaxy

Report Card, Vancouver Whitecaps vs. LA Galaxy

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Chicha-who? Yes, yes that was certainly more like it from the Caps, who trotted out three new players—all of whom had strong debuts. The old hats looked alright too, as Tosaint Ricketts put the Galaxy to the sword late in the second half. Read on to see how the squad fared in the match report card. Max Crepeau: 5.5 Positioning still looks a bit suspect, including one where he rather mysteriously came out and left an open net and another where he dropped the ball and almost got caught out. Didn’t have a ton to do but managed to secure no shortage of...

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