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May 20, 2018
Report Card: Frantic Finish in Frisco

Report Card: Frantic Finish in Frisco

The Vancouver Whitecaps steal a late point in Texas, but should this inspire any confidence moving forward? Another match, another messy draw that felt as though it might as well have been a loss. The Vancouver Whitecaps continue to stumble their way closer to the bottom of the Western Conference table in yet another match that left supporters with far more questions than answers. Notably, the Whitecaps completed only 80% of their passes and registered only one shot on goal (despite scoring twice). Yes, this was the third match in a week (played in sweltering Texas heat) but this game was...
May 19, 2018
Late PK earns Whitecaps a point in Dallas

Late PK earns Whitecaps a point in Dallas

Probably not how Carl Robinson drew it up but, hey, a draw is a draw In peak #roadCaps fashion, Vancouver used two late lapses from the FC Dallas defense to grab a third straight 2-2 draw and a point out of a road trip to Frisco on Saturday. A Maynor Figueroa own goal and a late penalty from Kei Kamara canceled out strikes from Max Urruti and Reggie Cannon to controversially salvage a result against one of the top teams in the Western Conference, despite few, if any, clear cut chances for the visitors. After a midweek draw at home to San Jose, Carl Robinson made a handful of changes for the...
May 18, 2018
Brek Shea is the Best Finisher on the Vancouver Whitecaps (Not Clickbait)

Brek Shea is the Best Finisher on the Vancouver Whitecaps (Not Clickbait)

Leave a snarky comment without actually reading the article. You know you want to! Ok maybe it is clickbait a little bit but it’s not exactly an incorrect statement. Brek Shea is one the most hated players on the Whitecaps squad. This stems from an embarrassing miss against the Houston Dynamo with the game tied. Shortly after this miss Shea misplaced a pass that lead to a Houston goal. Not his finest moment to be sure. But is it indicative of a player who is a poor finisher? That’s certainly what i’ve been reading from fans online. I’ve seen people lament that Shea never takes his...
May 18, 2018
FC Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps -- Match Preview

FC Dallas vs Vancouver Whitecaps -- Match Preview

In this special May Long Weekend edition of the match preview we look ahead to the second fixture of the week for the Caps In this second match of the week the Caps have travelled some thirty-five hundred kilometers to Frisco Texas to pay a visit to FC Dallas, match starts at 1pm PST. Team Status The Whitecaps will look to build on the positives from their last two home matches, both two goal draws, against weaker Western Conference opponents. The positives; we finally saw some nice link-up play in the midfield, Yordy Reyna tallied his first of the campaign, and Felipe really tuned in his...
May 17, 2018
Report Card: Vancouver Whitecaps vs San Jose Earthquakes

Report Card: Vancouver Whitecaps vs San Jose Earthquakes

Brian Rowe: 5/10 It’s hard to rate Rowe’s performance. He didn’t make any tremendously difficult saves but he didn’t really do anything wrong. He let in two goals that a better keeper might have stopped but it would be silly to call them errors. His distribution was alright but nothing special. All of this is pretty much standard backup goalkeeper stuff though so can we really be disappointed? I don’t know, 5/10 Sean Franklin: 5/10 Franklin had a mostly fine outing. He had 3 tackles and 2 interceptions. He didn’t quite get the line right on San Jose’s first goal. Kendall...
May 17, 2018
Another Draw that Feels like a Loss

Another Draw that Feels like a Loss

The Vancouver Whitecaps hosted San Jose Earthquakes Wednesday evening at BC Place. Despite the opportunity afforded, the Whitecaps were unable to take advantage, with the game ending 2-2. We recap and get your thoughts. The Vancouver Whitecaps played their first of two matches this week Wednesday evening, when they hosted San Jose Earthquakes. The Caps came out with an expected 4-4-2, with Jordy Reyna and Kei Kamara serving as the two strikers. Sean Franklin started for the fifth match in a row at right back, giving Jake Nerwinski the night off. It will be interesting to see what happens...
May 15, 2018
Match Preview: Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Match Preview: Whitecaps vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Midweek madness at BC Place as the Caps look to grab a needed three points The Caps continue their homestand Wednesday, playing host to the San Jose Earthquakes in a match that could serve as a midweeek morale boost ahead of a weekend trip to Texas. The Earthquakes are coming off their second win of the season, a 3-1 toppling of Minnesota United that ended a three-match losing streak and their first victory since besting the Loons on opening day. For all the talk of fine lines in Vancouver, the lines have been even finer in San Jose, as the Quakes have lost all of their matches this season...
May 15, 2018
Marcel de Jong Signed to Extension

Marcel de Jong Signed to Extension

The Vancouver Whitecaps have extended left back Marcel de Jong through 2019, with an option for 2020. On Tuesday, the Vancouver Whitecaps announced an extension for Canadian starting left back Marcel de Jong. The extension is through 2019 (i.e., next season) with an option for 2020. Marcel de Jong came to the Whitecaps on July 11th, 2016, slotting in as a backup to incumbent Jordan Harvey. Upon initially arriving in Vancouver, de Jong saw most of his playing time at left wing; however, as Harvey wound down his Caps career in 2017, de Jong began to see more playing time at left back. With...
May 12, 2018
Jake Nerwinski: Where Are You?

Jake Nerwinski: Where Are You?

Friday saw Vancouver Whitecaps right back Jake Nerwinski stapled to the bench for the fourth straight match. With little evidence as to the reason why, we are left to wonder: Why isn’t Nerwinski starting? You might remember April 20th, 2018 for the Vancouver Whitecaps 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Sporting Kansas City, which saw both Yordy Reyna and Efrain Juarez sent off. However, what you might not remember from that match is that it was the first this season where Jake Nerwinski was not starting at right (wing)back. Heading into the eighth match of the season, in Kansas City, the...
May 12, 2018
Report Card: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo

Report Card: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo

Another frustrating match leads to a 1-1 draw, but was it a step in the right direction? The Vancouver Whitecaps’ clash last night against the Houston Dynamo had a little bit of everything. Many of the same issues that have haunted the ‘Caps so far this season reared their ugly heads: poor marking at key moments, the complete inability to capitalize on scoring chances. Yet at the same time, there were some promising signs; both centre-backs created plenty of chances and Felipe’s superb delivery finally had VWFC looking like the set-piece specialists of last season. At the end of the...
May 12, 2018
Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo

It was a could have been, would have been, should have been sort of night at BC Place as a last minute equaliser rescued a point on home soil for the Vancouver Whitecaps. Friday night’s festivities at BC Place started under the warm and welcoming sunshine of a beautiful May evening in Vancouver. It has to be noted though that while the weather was great, the numbers that arrived at BC Place certainly reflected the general mood around the Vancouver Whitecaps. Many supporters arrived late, or not at all, as slews of grey and red seats could be seen around the stadium. While the viewing of...
May 11, 2018
Match Preview: Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo

Match Preview: Whitecaps vs. Houston Dynamo

The Vancouver Whitecaps are going to get their dose of Vitamin C in Rain City, as they play host Friday Night to the “Forever Orange” Houston Dynamo Coming off a frustrating road loss to 10-man Minnesota, the Vancouver Whitecaps (4-5-1) return home for a quick two-game home stand. First up on Friday night: the Houston Dynamo (3-3-2). Match Information Where: BC Place, Vancouver, BC When: Friday, May 11th at 7:30 pm PST How: TSN1, TSN4, TSN5 (TV); TSN 1040 (Radio); ESPN+ (Internet) The Whitecaps return to BC Place following last week’s away loss to Minnesota, where Vancouver managed...
May 10, 2018
What Whitecaps fans should take away from MLS salary dump day

What Whitecaps fans should take away from MLS salary dump day

Come nerd out over numbers with us! For all you amateur CPAs, the best day of the year happened Thursday: the MLS Players Association released its annual batch of salary information. The results were, per usual, quite interesting. The Whitecaps check in at the 16th biggest spenders in the league at a hair over $7.5 million, five spots down for last year as more and more teams are starting to open up their checkbooks (I’m not going to take a shot at the reluctance of management to open the purse strings here but I wouldn’t blame you if you did). They actually are spending about $200,000...
May 6, 2018
Report Card: Unpacking the ‘Caps 1-0 Loss to the Loons

Report Card: Unpacking the ‘Caps 1-0 Loss to the Loons

Giving the Whitecaps the ol’ “Who Did What?” over last night’s loss to Minnesota After last week’s positive result, the Vancouver Whitecaps came into Minneapolis with dreams of getting back to poaching road points. But, for all the positive moments the club put forward, there just wasn’t enough to overturn a 1-0 deficit against 10-man Minnesota United FC. Stefan Marinovic - 6.5 Did well with his regular housekeeping: negating a number chances played across his box, particularly during a dangerous scoring opportunity in the 34th minute, by disrupting a cross inside his six....
May 5, 2018
Match Report: Minnesota United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Match Report: Minnesota United vs. Vancouver Whitecaps

Cinco de Mayo? More like Cinco de ‘Nah, Yo’. At least if you’re Bobby Shuttleworth and 10-man Minnesota keeping the ‘Caps out. The Vancouver Whitecaps made their way to Minnesota with a lot of noise being made about their goal scoring record against the Loons. Considering there isn’t exactly much history after 1-season it seemed kind of odd to typify any sort of traditional run of form or results, but none the less the club’s media team felt a need to compile all the goals from all two previous fixtures this week. That said, maybe that’s what it takes to become another...