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VOTE! Whitecaps FC Team Goal Of The Year

November 13, 2013 by


Here are SIX of the best team goals scored by the Vancouver Whitecaps over the past season. These goals include some of the best build up play, passing and overall team effort, rather than goals created by pure individual brilliance (although those are good too). Vote for what is the best team goal of the […]

REPOST: WhitecapsXI Insider: Georgia Strait Supporters

November 10, 2013 by


Credit: Duncan Nicol Introduction The Georgia Strait Supporters are an independent Whitecaps FC supporters group on Vancouver Island stretching from Nanaimo to Port McNeil. It was founded and is run by Ryan Newton and Mike Corbin. The GSS is non-membership group consists of a core group of roughly 18 people but on any given game […]

Roundtable: Was Letting Go Of Rennie The Right Move?

November 4, 2013 by


Jorge Mendoza: “When asked to describe Martin Rennie’s tenure as the Head Coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps, I think a fair assessment would be “positive.” He took on a team that was the worst in the league in 2011 and transformed into a team that is expected to make the playoffs. Unfortunately for Rennie the […]

REPOST: Worst Whitecaps Trades In The MLS

November 2, 2013 by


With all the hoopla and backlash following the Alain Rochat trade last week, I was thinking this had to be the worst trade for the Whitecaps in MLS history… in light of that trade, let’s take a look at my top 5 worst Whitecaps trades in MLS history. 5. July 13, 2012: Sebastian Le Toux […]

REPOST: Where In The World Is Daigo Kobayashi?

October 25, 2013 by


I’ll be honest with you. When I was thinking about possible topics for my first Whitecaps XI article, the Blue and White were coming off a tough road game in Portland. The performance of two players stood out to me. The first one was Kekuta Manneh due to the quiet night that the young player […]

Season Finale: Rapids Ruin Whitecaps Playoff Hopes

October 22, 2013 by


(Author’s Note: Owing to the circumstances, this article will serve as a joint recap and preview). Season-high record setting and a Cascadia Cup victory were not enough to keep the train on track, as Vancouver Whitecaps FC (12W-12L-9D) watched the playoffs slip further away Saturday in a 3-2 loss to fifth-place Colorado Rapids (14W-10L-9D).  The […]

Game Day: Colorado Clash (Part I)

October 18, 2013 by


This is a shorter preview than normal, owing to the week-long gap between matches and the lack of significant news, the Cascadia Cup win notwithstanding.  I could talk at length about the Cup, but that’s an entire article-worthy topic in and of itself, which I may or may not write about at a later time.  […]

Shine Bright Like A Diamond

October 16, 2013 by


No, dear reader, this column did not suddenly morph from football to music. I will not dissect the lyrics of the catchy pop song by Rihanna. Instead, I will examine the Whitecaps late resurgence in form and how this may or may not be the result of a change in formation that now sees them […]

Whitecaps Win! Vancouver Cleans up in Cascadia Clash en route to Colorado

October 10, 2013 by


Wow! That’s the only suitable word I can come up with to describe Wednesday night’s match, which saw history unfold in front of a spirited ECS-filled CenturyLink Field.  Not only did the Vancouver Whitecaps (12W-11L-9D) win their second straight match against the Seattle Sounders (15W-10L-6D), incidentally their first Cascadia road win, by the end it […]

Cascadia Catch-Up: Whitecaps Draw Line against Portland; Look Ahead To Seattle

October 8, 2013 by


(Author’s Note: Due to the short gap between games, this article is intended to serve as both a recap of Sunday and a preview for Wednesday.) There’s no question about it.  The magician still has a few tricks up his sleeve.  The only thing more exciting than the energy of a fired up crowd at […]

Game Day: Cascadia Clash Comes Home

October 5, 2013 by


*Overall Record vs. Portland: Wins: 0 Losses: 3 Draws: 2 A sellout home crowd is expected to invade B.C. Place full force this Sunday for the final Cascadia Cup match between Vancouver Whitecaps FC (11W-11L-8D) and the Portland Timbers (12W-5L-13D).  Sunday also marks the first of two remaining home games in the 2013 MLS season, […]

Game Over: Whitecaps Suffer Déjà Vu Defeat against Salt Lake

September 29, 2013 by


(Author’s Note: I had a long debate with myself about whether or not to use this recap as an opportunity to speak out on some points noticed about the game.  I’ve always tried to walk the line, recapping matches as they happen, instead of risking this into a soundboard for any rants; as I’ve said […]

Game Day: Hunt for Points Continues at Home

September 27, 2013 by


Overall Record vs. Salt Lake: Wins: 2 Losses: 3 Draws: 2 “Home again, home again!” is the rallying cry for soccer fans across the Lower Mainland as Vancouver Whitecaps FC (11W-10L-8D) return to BC Place this Saturday fresh off a three-game road trip and eager to close the gap between sixth and fifth place when […]

Game Day: Whitecaps Continue Hunt against Impact

September 20, 2013 by


Overall Record vs. Montreal: Wins: 1 Losses: 0 Draws: 2* It’s down to the wire as Vancouver Whitecaps FC (10W-10L-8D) travel to Montreal for their final Eastern Conference match of the year, a rare early morning scrimmage (early on the West Coast, that is) against the Impact.  Saturday’s match is the first of the final […]

A Look Back: Whitecaps Tie Things Up Against Earthquakes

September 16, 2013 by


A warm Saturday evening in front of a sold out crowd set the stage for a roller coaster of a match between Vancouver Whitecaps FC (10W-10L-8D) and the hometown San Jose Earthquakes (10W-11L-8D); a match that saw the return of familiar faces and improvement in the midfield for the Whitecaps, and a determined strike force […]

Game Day: Whitecaps Brace for the Earthquakes (Round 3)

September 12, 2013 by


Overall Record vs. San Jose: Wins: 3 Losses: 1 Draws: 3 Saturday’s game marks the third and final meeting of the season between Vancouver Whitecaps FC (10W-10L-7D) and the San Jose Earthquakes (10W-11L-7D). Look for the Whitecaps to be pulling out all the stops, desperate to chalk up another “W” that has eluded the team […]

Game Over: Whitecaps Drop Points to Dallas

September 8, 2013 by


Saturday’s match has undoubtedly left many shaking their heads and asking “What happened?” as Vancouver Whitecaps FC hoped to tally their first “W” in the Lone Star State, only to watch three valuable points slip away to FC Dallas in a match that has some fans wondering aloud if the season can be salvaged, or […]

A Look Back: Whitecaps Draw the Line

September 2, 2013 by


Highlights from yesterday’s match. It was a closely watched nail-biter Sunday afternoon as Vancouver Whitecaps FC battled Chivas USA to a 2-2 draw, after facing the possibility of a third straight loss for much of the match. In the beginning, it was like bad déjà vu as the Whitecaps watched the away team open up […]