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Preseason Roundtable -  Off Season Moves

Preseason Roundtable -  Off Season Moves

Yesterday we began our preseason roundtable with a look at the management. Today, we will examine the off season that was. Doneil Henry was the only significant name moved out in the off-season. Do you think it will have an impact on the field, or do the Whitecaps have enough depth at CB to absorb the loss? Andrew: A lot of this comes down to how you rate Milinkovic, who is more or less the direct replacement to Henry. But CB was the area where the Caps could most afford to cut weight and, while I really like Henry, bringing in a young player that seems destined for a top league in Europe...
Eighty Six Forever Feb 17, 2020
Tactical Analysis: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers

Tactical Analysis: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Portland Timbers

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Whitecaps played a preseason game against the Portland Timbers on Sunday night. Although they didn’t win it was honestly a much better performance than I was expecting. So Let’s dig in to a few things I noticed that were different from last season. The Block Ok, this was good last season as well but when defending deep the ‘Caps were effective at limiting Portland to poor shots. By my count Portland only had three shots inside the penalty area, only one of which was from open play (in 2019 the median average was 7.6 per game). True...
Eighty Six Forever Feb 17, 2020
Preseason Roundtable - Management

Preseason Roundtable - Management

The start of the Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 season is just around the corner. In preparation, our writing staff answered some questions about management, off-season moves, the up-coming season, anticipated 2020 performances, and some fun over/under predictions. We start with a look at Marc Dos Santos and the rest of the management team. In Marc Dos Santos’ first season, he was given a long leash with fans, especially the media. How long is his leash this season? Andrew: I suspect the leash will be much shorter this year—areas of tangible progress will need to be shown, especially with...
Eighty Six Forever Feb 14, 2020
Damiano Pecile Newest Homegrown Contract

Damiano Pecile Newest Homegrown Contract

Tony Behar-USA TODAY Sports The Vancouver Whitecaps have added their 22nd academy player to the Major League Soccer roster, 17-year-old Damiano Pecile. But, what does that mean in the big picture? The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed another homegrown player in Damiano Pecile. The 17-year-old central midfielder was part of the Development Squad, where he will continue to play. Pecile marks the 22nd academy player to be signed to an MLS contract by Vancouver, and the fifth in the past year, joining Hasal, Mukumbilwa, Metcalfe, and Facchineri. However, as Russell Teibert gets set to start...
Eighty Six Forever Feb 9, 2020
Who is Ranko Veselinovic?

Who is Ranko Veselinovic?

Photo by Dino Panato/ That’s a good question. There’s limited video publicly available of Vancouver Whitecaps signing Ranko Veselinovic and no publicly available stats for the Serbian league. Veselinovic comes via loan with a mandate to buy should he play 12 or more games. He’s 20 years old, already has 64 senior appearances in all competitions in Serbia and is the captain of FK Vojvodina Novi Sad. He has also played 43 times for various Serbian youth national teams. He’s certainly amassed an impressive CV for someone so young. Is the Serbian League Good? It’s decent. It ranks...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 31, 2020
Coffee with the Caps, Friday January 31

Coffee with the Caps, Friday January 31

Photo by Bob Kupbens/Icon Sportswire via Andrew is a bit busy today, so this Friday edition of Coffee with the Caps will be guest written by me, AtlantisB. Been away for a month, enjoying the lovely continent of Australia, but happy to get back into the swing of things with the Vancouver Whitecaps. With that preamble, let’s get into the stories of the week. The first, most important, story is that we are looking for another writer or two for the upcoming season. As Caleb pointed out, we would love if we had a woman or two apply and join our team. Of course, that doesn’t mean that...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 30, 2020
Looking for New Contributors at 86Forever

Looking for New Contributors at 86Forever

We are looking for new contributors at 86Forever. If you are interested in becoming a regular writer for the website, please complete the application The Vancouver Whitecaps 2020 Major League Soccer season is just around the corner. As a result, it is time for us to add to our ranks of writers. If you are interested in becoming a regular contributor to the website, please fill out our application form: https://goo.gl/forms/IYjA6KcKMujSGSXV2 We are looking for people who are passionate about the Whitecaps, and soccer in general, and have a voice/opinion that they would like to share. A key...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 27, 2020
Hull’s Mystery Man: Is David Milinković Worth the Risk?

Hull’s Mystery Man: Is David Milinković Worth the Risk?

Photo by Richard Sellers/PA Images via Can the troubled winger turn his career around in Vancouver? On Monday Morning, The Vancouver Whitecaps announced the signing of French-Serbian left winger David Milinković on a one year loan, with option to buy, from EFL Championship club Hull City. In a Whitecaps club statement, Axel Schuster explained the motivations behind the decision to bring in Milinković: “Marc and I are very familiar with David, especially from his time with Hearts in Scotland during the 2017-18 season where he was a key contributor in the final third...Although his...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 27, 2020
Should you Renew Your Vancouver Whitecaps Season Tickets for 2020!?

Should you Renew Your Vancouver Whitecaps Season Tickets for 2020!?

Photo by Devin Manky/Icon Sportswire via Ultimately it’s up to you whether you will exercise the Vancouver Whitecaps’ promise to refund anyone’s season ticket if they aren’t satisfied with the direction of the team by January 31st. But this article is for people who are either in or out on the basis of the team being good. It’s for the people who tweet at TSN every time Marc Dos Santos is on the radio to say “when are they going to spend on real quality!?” I suppose it’s also for anyone else interested in trying to predict how the 2020 season will go. Now, I am planning...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 24, 2020
New Year, New Whitecaps?

New Year, New Whitecaps?

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports What can we expect as the team departs for the first leg of their pre-season trip? For the Vancouver Whitecaps, the 2020 MLS Season has been a long time coming, and if we’re being honest, it’s something that the owners, front office and coaching staff had their sights set on well before the 2019 season had ended. So now it’s finally here, the first week of training camp is in the books, and the regular season will be on us before we know it - technically it starts next month, with the Whitecaps first home game on February 29th. The burning...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 21, 2020
Who is Leonard Owusu and How Does he Fit in to the Vancouver Whitecaps?

Who is Leonard Owusu and How Does he Fit in to the Vancouver Whitecaps?

86Forever The Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Ghanaian midfielder Leonard Owusu. It happened while I was at work so everybody has beaten me to the punch on getting an article on it out but I will do my best to provide some insight that others haven’t already given. So sit back and relax as I steal all of Alexandre Gangué-Ruzic’s ideas! I kid, but you should read his article on the subject, he and the BTS boys are tragically under-followed for the level of work they are producing. Career Summary: In 2018 Owusu appeared on the scene (one can only assume he was somewhere before then...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 20, 2020
Coffee with the Caps, Monday January 20

Coffee with the Caps, Monday January 20

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports Guess who’s back, back again? Happy Monday Training Camp Monday folks, as the long, slow road back to the start of the season officially begins today. I have to say it is rejuvenating to have the players back in formal action—MLS has a weirdly long offseason, especially for teams who miss the players (raises hand). Even in the team’s beleaguered state, it will still be a sight for sore eyes to see pictures from training today. SQUAD. Training camp roster ⬇️https://t.co/ndfU0YrtMx— Vancouver Whitecaps FC (@WhitecapsFC) January 19,...

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