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A Case for Carl Robinson

November 8, 2013 by


Photo credit: So it has been over a week and the Whitecaps have yet to announce a head coach. The scandal! As all of us were expecting Frank Yallop to be introduced as the heir to the Vancouver soccer helm, the Chicago Fire snuck in, from what seems out of nowhere, and scooped up […]

Thank you Y.P. Lee

October 30, 2013 by


Photo Credit: We have been lucky, Vancouver Whitecaps fans. Yes, given that the boys in Blue and White have missed the playoffs in two if their last three years in MLS, I know that my assertion might seem ridiculous. No, I am not talking about the actual collective results achieved. That is a topic […]

Costly Mistakes At The Wrong Time

October 23, 2013 by


Yes, sometimes it happens Whitecaps FC fans. Mistakes happen. Costly mistakes happen. On Saturday afternoon the Whitecaps were victims of their own mistakes. Mistakes that could have been avoided and that would have kept their playoffs hopes alive. A loss with such devastating consequences makes it hard not to look for those who we feel […]

Stay Classy Willy

October 14, 2013 by


Here’s the thing. I will be honest. I am very conflicted on this topic and I may not make a lot of sense. However, it is something that has been burning on my mind and I feel that it needs to be discussed. So, with that fair warning, here we go. Last weekend, the Vancouver […]

Jay DeMerit: Man of the Match

October 2, 2013 by


I will not write about the Whitecaps’ performance against Real Salt Lake from last Saturday. I really debated it. I thought that I could say that it was probably one of the most irritating, unnerving and frustrating games I have seen them play. I thought of pointing out that having one shot on target at […]

Reo-Coker for DP?

September 25, 2013 by


Yes, the Whitecaps earned an important victory on Saturday in Montreal. I toyed with the idea of writing about it in this space but I am sure that by now you have already read all about it. More importantly, what I really have to say is that yes, it is a better result than a […]

The Head vs Heart Battle

September 18, 2013 by


“Gutsy performance”, “Great effort”, and “Hard-fought”. These are some of the descriptors that I have heard and read about the Whitecaps most recent road performance that earned them an away 0-0 draw versus San Jose last Saturday. As fans, we have heard other accolades like “great ball possession”, “earned a clean sheet” and “it is […]

How will the 2013 Whitecaps season be remembered?

September 11, 2013 by


Before the beginning of the 2013 MLS season I asked myself, “what do I expect from the Whitecaps 2013 season”? With the memories of the 2012 season and the expectations created in the offseason, I decided that I would be happy and consider their season a success if they hosted a playoff game at BC […]

Is The Season Over For The Vancouver Whitecaps?

September 4, 2013 by


I want to make it clear right off the top that I am not writing this in the heat of the moment. I did not just walk in and make this judgment on Sunday night after witnessing the boys in Blue and White barely scramble a last minute draw at home against the worst team […]

The Central Back Conundrum

August 21, 2013 by


No, my dear reader, this article is not about an episode of “The Big Bang Theory” despite what the title might suggest. My point of interest here is the current and future situation of the central back position on the Vancouver Whitecaps squad. The 2013 Central Back Saga has experienced more ups and downs than […]

Where In The World is Daigo Kobayashi?

August 13, 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 […]

Kekuta Manneh: From Power Sub to Sub-par Starter

August 7, 2013 by


Before the Twitter hate storm hits my feed, let me say this: I think that Kekuta Manneh is a young, talented player who has the potential to become a very good player for the Whitecaps and the MLS. Having said that, now hear me out…or, read me out. Young Kekuta is undeniably electrifying. He is […]

Past Whitecaps Wednesday Weeklies

July 31, 2013 by


Here are all our past Whitecaps Wednesday Weekly articles all in one place. Whitecaps 2013 Season Projected July 24, 2013 by Jake Vendramin So far this season, the Whitecaps sit 4th place in the MLS Western Conference. They have a record of 9-6-5 so far from 20 games played. So based on previous results and […]

Whitecaps 2013 Season Projected

July 24, 2013 by


So far this season, the Whitecaps sit 4th place in the MLS Western Conference. They have a record of 9-6-5 so far from 20 games played. So based on previous results and past seasons, how will the Whitecaps end up at the end of the regular season? At this time last year, the Whitecaps had […]

Half Way There..

July 10, 2013 by


The Whitecaps are halfway through the 2013 MLS regular season, so let’s take a look at the good, the bad and the future of this current season. The Good Camilo The little Brazilian has turned into a goal scoring machine. He is currently tied for 2nd in MLS scoring with 10 goals and including all […]

The Whitecaps and Cascadia

June 26, 2013 by


I will be taking over for Aaron Campbell this week for this edition of Whitecaps Wednesday Weekly. Background The Cascadia Cup is a competition that involves the Whitecaps, Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers. It began back in 2004 and was won by Vancouver in its first two years of existence. The Cascadia Cup was created […]

Stats To Date…

June 5, 2013 by


I have always been interested in the statistics of the game. As I kid I remember memorizing them so I always knew what I was talking about. 31 years later what do you know, I am still interested in stats. Here is a look at the Whitecaps Stats to date. Whitecaps Scoring League goal leader: […]

Nigel Reo-Yellow Card

May 29, 2013 by


In Nigel we must… keep him on the field….. No one is arguing that the passion, leadership and intensity that Reo-Coker has brought to the Vancouver Whitecaps this season is nothing but positive for the club. His mentorship of Russell Teibert has brought his playing level to that where even Martin Rennie doesn’t mind starting […]