With the Whitecaps finally having an off week, we’ve had a chance to catch our breath and evaluate the team. Normally there is a 3000-word essay by me about everything that’s going wrong at this point. But this year things are going pretty well. The Whitecaps have already won a trophy, are fairly comfortably in a playoff spot, and are playing the most exciting style … Continue reading How far are the Whitecaps from being MLS Cup Contenders?
The MLS Next Pro season is well underway so I thought it was a good time to bring back my Stock Up/Stock Down series. This looks at the players who helped their chances of one day making it to the first team the most in recent weeks (and the ones who hurt their chances). It’s not necessarily a measure of who the best players are … Continue reading WFC2: Stock Up/Stock Down
When we bloggers are analyzing signings (or re-signings) we are at a serious disadvantage. This is because, in most cases, we won’t know until later how much a player is making. When you have a salary cap to deal with, whether or not a player is good is only part of the equation. You also have to consider if signing that player is going to … Continue reading Cristian Dájome: A Cautionary Tale
Brian White has only scored two league goals this season. This has generated a lot of commentaries that are, in my estimation, misguided and wrong. So let’s talk about Brian White, his season so far, and why there really is no need to worry (at least not in the short term; there is a lot of reason to worry in the long term). Who is … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Brian White (At Least Not For This Season)
A little while back I tweeted this: Fun fact: American Soccer Analysis' G+ model rates Kekuta Manneh as the best outfield Whitecaps player of the MLS era. Mainly due to how impactful his dribbling was. #vwfc https://t.co/bOVUxlWWBE — Caleb Wilkins (@wilkins_caleb24) April 4, 2023 This prompted a lot of responses to the effect of “What? That can’t possibly be true.” Since I use the G+ … Continue reading The Best and Worst Whitecaps Players (According to a Computer)