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Eighty Six Forever Feb 15, 2019
Welcome Back Fredy

Welcome Back Fredy

The Vancouver Whitecaps made the rumour official today, welcoming back former striker Fredy Montero As the roster overhaul of the Vancouver Whitecaps continued, many fans were noticing one glaring hole: striker. During the offseason, the Caps had gotten rid of last year’s goal leader Kei Kamara, along with expensive backup Anthony Blondell, and hard worker Erik Hurtado. In their place? Nothing. Just prior to leaving for Hawaii, Marc Dos Santos noted that he had two strikers lined up -one with MLS experience and one brand new- and that he was just finishing up the paperwork. About a week...
Eighty Six Forever Feb 9, 2019
Report Card: Whitecaps vs Nagasaki

Report Card: Whitecaps vs Nagasaki

The Vancouver Whitecaps fell 3-1 to Nagasaki in their first game of the Pacific Rim Cup. We don’t necessarily do report cards for every preseason game but since this game was so late I thought i’d do one for people who didn’t stay up. First half Team: Zac MacMath: 7/10 Made a couple of good saves, came off his line well and had good distribution. That being said the defence was clearly a bit disorganized when Nagasaki scored from a corner. Jake Nerwinski: 6.5/10 Still adapting to the MDS system of playing out of the back but he did have some encouraging moments bursting forward on...
Eighty Six Forever Feb 8, 2019
Whitecaps Stay Young, Adding 2nd Young DP

Whitecaps Stay Young, Adding 2nd Young DP

The Vancouver Whitecaps made their first awaited striker announcement, adding 20-year-old Uruguayan Young DP Joaquin Ardaiz On Friday, the Vancouver Whitecaps made the long-awaited announcement that Argentine centre back Erik Godoy would be joining the club for 2019; however, they made a second, unexpected move. Marc Dos Santos finally named his first striker, 20-year-old Uruguayan Young Designated Player Joaquin Ardiaz. Ardiaz is on a one-year loan, with an option to buy, from Swiss Super League club FC Chiasso, and will (obviously) occupy an international roster spot. The 6-foot-1 Ardiaz...
Eighty Six Forever Feb 8, 2019
Whitecaps Make Godoy Rumour Official

Whitecaps Make Godoy Rumour Official

The Vancouver Whitecaps solidified their centre back position, acquiring Argentine Erik Godoy on loan A little over a week ago, Marc Dos Santos confirmed that the Vancouver Whitecaps were putting the final touches on paperwork for two centre backs. Those two rumoured centre backs were Tunisian Jasser Khmiri and Argentine Erik Godoy. Last Friday Khmiri was confirmed while this Friday Godoy was confirmed. 25-year-old Godoy joins the Whitecaps on a one-year loan, with an option to buy, from Club Atletico Colon in Argentina. Godoy will occupy an international roster spot and was acquired...
Eighty Six Forever Feb 4, 2019
Whitecaps Use Buyout On....de Jong?

Whitecaps Use Buyout On....de Jong?

The Vancouver Whitecaps made the surprising announcement this afternoon that they were parting ways with Canadian left back Marcel de Jong. In a bit of a surprising move, the Vancouver Whitecaps announced this afternoon that they mutually agreed to part ways with left back Marcel de Jong. This appears to be a ‘buy out’ as the Whitecaps noted that part of his salary would remain on the books for 2019. The move is surprising and not at the same time. De Jong came to Vancouver in 2016, where he played in seven matches (five starts) to close out the season. It was somewhat expected that...
Eighty Six Forever Feb 2, 2019
The Vancouver Whitecaps’ Best Eighteen (February 2nd 2019)

The Vancouver Whitecaps’ Best Eighteen (February 2nd 2019)

The Vancouver Whitecaps have added two young players in Hwang In-Beom and Jasser Khmiri (Transfermarkt says Khemiri but the club says Khmiri so ). The signings of Erik Godoy and two strikers are apparently imminent so this might be out of date soon but here’s what I currently have as the Whitecaps’ best Eighteen. Subs: Crepeau, Cornelius, PC, Teibert, Venuto, Baldisimo, Norman. Lineup notes: -People asked about Rose a lot last time. I didn’t forget about him, I just don’t rate him that highly. I don’t think he’s terrible, but I much prefer what Baldisimo and...
Eighty Six Forever Feb 1, 2019
Jasser Dash | Who is Jasser Khemiri?

Jasser Dash | Who is Jasser Khemiri?

It has been reported by journalist Sofiane Benzaza that the Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Tunisian centre back Jasser Khemiri (21). If you’re reading this then he was right and I’ve hit publish (I mean, he has a blue check mark so that’s got to count for something). Is this a case of bargain hunting (100% what they’re saying on Facebook right now) or is he going to take up the mantle of Kendall Waston? Let’s find out! Career Summary: Jasser Khemiri is a 6’2 centre back who has played his whole career for Stade Tunisien in the Tunisian league. He has played 38 games over three...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 30, 2019
Whitecaps Welcome Former Orlando City RB Scott Sutter (W/ Insights from The Mane Land)

Whitecaps Welcome Former Orlando City RB Scott Sutter (W/ Insights from The Mane Land)

Will this create a position battle at right back? Earlier today, the Vancouver Whitecaps announced the addition of English/Swiss Right Back Scott Sutter. Sutter, 32, appeared in 51 matches over the last two seasons for Orlando City SC and prior to that, spent 14 seasons in the Swiss Super League for Grasshopper Club Zürich, BSC Young Boys, and FC Zürich. Notably, Sutter made 65 appearances in UEFA Cup and Club competitions while in Switzerland and also appeared twice for the Swiss National Team. 1. Watch these Scott Sutter highlights2. Welcome him to the family with a follow →...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 30, 2019
Hwang Kong | Who is Hwang In-Beom?

Hwang Kong | Who is Hwang In-Beom?

It has been reported (correctly if you’re reading this) by many Korean language sources that, after a long transfer saga, the Vancouver Whitecaps have signed Daejon Citizen midfielder Hwang In-Beom (22). Now the first question on your mind is, no doubt, ‘how the hell do I pronounce that?’ Phonetically the name would be spelled “Hwong In-Bum.” The next question you’ll be asking is, ‘is he any good?’ That’s a question that will take a bit longer to answer. Career Summary: Hwang made his debut in 2015 for then Korean first division team Daejon Citizen. He scored 2...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 29, 2019
Another Robbo-Era Player Moved Out

Another Robbo-Era Player Moved Out

Anthony Blondell became the latest player from the Robbo-era of the Vancouver Whitecaps to be shipped out of town. On a one-year loan, with an option to buy, Blondell is the 19th player to be moved out. With only 8 remaining regulars from last season, there are plenty of holes to fill. The Vancouver Whitecaps announced the anticipated loan of striker Anthony Blondell to Huachipato FC in the Chilean Primera Division. This loan probably signals the end of Blondell’s short time with the Whitecaps. Brought to Vancouver in November 2017, Blondell was expected to lead the line for the...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 25, 2019
A Recap of the Last Few Days in Whitecaps Land

A Recap of the Last Few Days in Whitecaps Land

The Vancouver Whitecaps have made a series of announcements in the last few days, with more expected just around the corner. We summarize them all and link you to all the important details.  The Vancouver Whitecaps have been busy over the past few days with both club and player announcements coming hard and fast. We will begin with the club announcements and then move to the player announcements. Kit Reveal Wednesday (January 25th) morning, the Whitecaps revealed their 2019 jersey. The ‘hoop’ jersey was inspired by the 1979 NASL Soccer Bowl championship season, and commemorates the...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 25, 2019
Joiner Lucas | Who Is Lucas Venuto?

Joiner Lucas | Who Is Lucas Venuto?

A very fast winger from Brazil. But will he be a good MLS player? Let’s examine that issue. Career Summary: Venuto was discovered in Governador Valadares, a small town in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, by Red Bull Brasil, the Brazilian wing of the Red Bull club empire. He did well and was sent to Austria to train with Red Bull Salzburg. In 2014 he was transferred to second division side F.C Liefering, where he scored 5 goals and 3 assists in his first season. Later that year he was loaned out to F.C Grödig where he played with current Whitecap Yordy Reyna. In the 15/16 season he...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 23, 2019
The Vancouver Whitecap’s Best Eighteen (January 23rd 2019)

The Vancouver Whitecap’s Best Eighteen (January 23rd 2019)

It’s been 30 days since we last did one of these. So to jog your memory this is what I had as the starting lineup back on December 13th: Not great. Let’s see what we’re up to now: Subs: Crepeau, De Jong, Baldisimo, Colyn, Blondell, Norman, PC. Notes: - All three of MacMath, Crepeau, and Melvin are in contention for the #1 keeper spot. MDS has said they are starting at 0 with that position so any of them could stake a claim. I’ve given the start to MacMath and put Crepeau on the bench entirely on the basis of seniority and they could end up in any...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 23, 2019
Lass Unltd | Who is Lass Bangoura?

Lass Unltd | Who is Lass Bangoura?

Rayo Vallecano winger Lass Bangoura (26) has announced on his social media that he will be joining the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2019. But who is Bangoura? What can we expect from him? Let’s find out. Career Summary: In 2010, at the age of 18, Bangoura was spotted in his native Guinea by La Liga side Rayo Vallecano. He joined their youth side and scored 23 goals in 25 games. He was so impressive that Vallecano promoted him straight to the first team, bypassing their B team, where he made 4 appearances. Real Madrid made an approach to buy him but Vallecano rejected the offer. In the 2011/12...
Eighty Six Forever Jan 22, 2019
Who is Jon Erice? The Whitecaps’ latest off-season addition.

Who is Jon Erice? The Whitecaps’ latest off-season addition.

The 32-year-old midfielder meets a mixed reaction from supporters. Tuesday morning, the Vancouver Whitecaps made a somewhat out-of-the-blue announcement, signing Spanish LaLiga2 midfielder Jon Erice. The thirty-two year old midfielder arrives in Vancouver having spent most of his fourteen years as a professional playing in his native Spain at the second tier, while also playing stints in Greece at Kerkya and in Cypress for Apollon Limassol. Erice’s longest stint took place for at Real Oviedo from 2013 to 2017 in which he appeared in 132 matches, scoring four goals and spending two...

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