Saturday night at BC Place, the Vancouver Whitecaps surrendered the lead twice against DC United, eventually settling for a 2-2 draw. With three of the top teams in the West remaining on their schedule, the Whitecaps will surely be frustrated with their inability to close this match out, as they will need a good points haul over the final three fixtures to secure home playoff … Continue reading Report Card: What’s going on with Takaoka?
Good Monday morning Caps fans, hope you all had a relaxing weekend and a good start to spooky season — it’s hard to believe October is already here. The real spooky season will apparently be the push for the playoffs, with Vancouver again dropping points with a 2-2 draw against DC United on Saturday. Being back in the friendly confines of BC Place gave Vancouver … Continue reading Coffee with the Caps, Monday October 2
There are lots of possible explanations for why the Whitecaps have struggled to turn good play into results this season. There’s the purely mathematical explanation that sometimes unlikely things happen, even several times in a row. There are more material explanations. They’re too short, they aren’t good enough at finishing, etc. There are even spiritual ones: The players don’t have the right mentality to hold … Continue reading Post Match: The Mandate of Heaven
After a long road-trip that lasted 7 games, the Whitecaps are finally touching back down at BC Place for a match against Eastern Conference competition. What was a strong start to their road journey sputtered to a disappointing one point in three games, repeatedly losing the lead after scoring first. This could be down to various factors, but it’s hard to think that fatigue wouldn’t … Continue reading Pre Match: A Much Needed Homecoming
Welcome back, everyone. The Vancouver Whitecaps are home at last. After a long time away, VWFC hosts DC United at BC Place on Saturday night. DC, led by Wayne Rooney and Carl Robinson, are still fighting for the last playoff spots in the East. They only have one win in their last nine, and are coming off of a 5-3 defeat to NYRB. Also, a … Continue reading Guess the Starting XI – Match 31 vs. DC United
Good Friday morning Caps fans, hope you all are settling in for the weekend after a busy workweek — perhaps with a trip to BC Place finally back on the menu. We all were reminded Wednesday that the promise held by games in hand does not always come to fruition, even when it involves the worst team in the league. The Caps drew 2-2 with … Continue reading Coffee with the Caps, Friday September 29
In Episode 180 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy week for the Vancouver Whitecaps, as well as some CPL chatter. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps and the Canadian Premier League. To begin, they take … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 180: Familiar issues crop up for ‘Caps as marathon road trip comes to an end
Wednesday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, the Vancouver Whitecaps played out a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids, ending their month away from home. While Vancouver will look back on their road trip positively overall, as 11 points from 7 road matches is still an impressive accomplishment, this was a match where the Whitecaps simply ran out of energy against a much inferior team, … Continue reading Report Card: Out of Gas in Colorado
A marathon road trip ended in disappointment Wednesday, with the Whitecaps managing only a 2-2 draw against the last-place Colorado Rapids and putting in serious jeopardy their hopes of a home playoff match. The Caps appeared to be destined to throw away points from a winning position for a second match in a row but a Brian White header allowed them to ensure they claimed … Continue reading Whitecaps return to BC Place after disappointing 2-2 draw
Wednesday night, the Vancouver Whitecaps will conclude their extended road trip with a make-up match against the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. While Vancouver is coming off the heels of two road losses, for the Rapids, their entire season has been a nightmare. This begs the question: What’s gone wrong with the Rapids? Admittedly, the Rapids have never been a high-spending team, often … Continue reading Match Preview: What’s going on with the Rapids?