The Vancouver Whitecaps will find themselves in a do or die match against LAFC. It’s a match-up that feels like a microcosm of the Whitecaps as a whole. On the one hand, the gap between the Whitecaps and LAFC is a lot smaller than it used to be. The Whitecaps, thanks to their home field advantage, are probably slight favourites to win this particular game. … Continue reading Match Preview: Defending Home Turf vs. LAFC
After a season with many highs and lows, the Whitecaps are the only Canadian team left in the MLS Playoffs. Fighting to get top 3 in their last regular season game, unfortunately, other results didn’t go the Whitecaps’ way and left them without a seeded position. That meant their final game of the MLS season was a preview for the playoffs, drawing against an LAFC … Continue reading Playoff Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps at LAFC
Saturday night at BC Place, the Vancouver Whitecaps will round out the 2023 MLS Regular Season by hosting Los Angeles FC. Heading into decision day, each of these teams still has something to play for, with Vancouver looking to secure a place in the top four, while LA needs to match Seattle’s result in order to ensure they maintain their second-seed status. In terms of … Continue reading Match Preview: Decision Day vs. LAFC
Saturday night in Seattle, the Vancouver Whitecaps will take on the Sounders for what will be Vancouver’s final road match of the 2023 regular season. While both teams have their playoff future secured, and the Cascadia Cup has already been decided, there is still plenty up for grabs in this matchup. If my research is correct, March of 2016 is the last time Vancouver secured … Continue reading Familiar Foes: Whitecaps look to establish playoff seeding in Seattle
With three games left in the MLS regular season, the pressure is on every team to punch their ticket to the bright lights of postseason. Vancouver is caught in the perilous position of being within reach of security, but equally, they could still miss out if they really slip up. A strong road trip fizzled out near the end, where the Whitecaps looked tired and … Continue reading Pre Match vs. St. Louis: The Whitecaps are making the Playoffs…right?
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
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?
The Caps are (almost) home but first they must stop to take care of some business in the Rocky Mountain region, clashing with Real Salt Lake on Saturday at America First Field. An off-form night ended Vancouver’s unbeaten road trip unceremoniously in Houston but the terrain in Salt Lake City will be more favorable. While the Dynamo have been in scorching hot form since the … Continue reading Match Preview: Whitecaps look to keep it Real in Salt Lake
Vancouver’s road unbeaten run came to an abrupt halt Wednesday night in Houston, with the Caps falling 4-1 to their rivals in the race for a top four finish in the Western Conference. A clearly fatigued Caps side wasn’t able to penetrate the fortress that has become Shell Energy Stadium, while a collection of defensive errors and a tired attack didn’t help matters much. The … Continue reading Texas two-stepped: Whitecaps beat down by Houston Dynamo
Wednesday night at Shell Energy Stadium, the Vancouver Whitecaps will take on the Houston Dynamo in a Western Conference matchup that sees the 4th and 5th placed teams face one another. Vancouver is red-hot so far on their extended road trip, securing 10 of a possible 12 points over their last 4 matches. Meanwhile, Houston has been a juggernaut at home this season, sporting a … Continue reading Match Preview: Whitecaps looking to hold it down in Houston