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    Vancouver TSS Rovers find old “habits” die hard as switching off again costs them two crucial points at home to Lane United

    Vancouver TSS Rovers find old “habits” die hard as switching off again costs them two crucial points at home to Lane United Vancouver TSS Rovers extended their winless streak to five matches at Swangard Stadium on a frustrating Friday night that saw them have to settle for just a point after...
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    U20 World Cup players on Marc Dos Santos’ radar but “aggressive” and “inflated” market proves problematic

    U20 World Cup players on Marc Dos Santos’ radar but “aggressive” and “inflated” market proves problematic The 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup has been decidedly mixed for the four CONCACAF participants, and that’s being generous. If it wasn’t for the US making the quarter-finals, knocking out France...
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    Back To The Numbers: A statistical look at Week 6 of the CPL

    Back To The Numbers: A statistical look at Week 6 of the CPL Week 6 of the Canadian Premier League brought us four more games to digest as six of the leagues seven teams were in action with Cavalry FC being the sole team having a week off league play. Edmonton found themselves on the wrong end...
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    The Whitecaps In May: Fixture congestion and what it teaches us

    The Whitecaps In May: Fixture congestion and what it teaches us Many commentators have rightly pointed out and complained about the MLS schedule makers and how unfair May was to the Whitecaps. Too many matches and too much travel in too short a time. The fatigue inexorably ate into our...
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    Their Finest Hour: Vancouver Whitecaps 1979 Soccer Bowl winning season (Part Nine – A Canadian derby win, a Kevin Hector hat-trick, and a Hurricane bl

    Their Finest Hour: Vancouver Whitecaps 1979 Soccer Bowl winning season (Part Nine – A Canadian derby win, a Kevin Hector hat-trick, and a Hurricane blows through) Every week on AFTN from now until September, we’ll be recapping the Whitecaps 1979 Soccer Bowl winning season with the help of...
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    Vancouver Whitecaps v Toronto FC – The Disappointing Derby In Pictures

    Vancouver Whitecaps v Toronto FC – The Disappointing Derby In Pictures Derby matches can be full of fire, fervour, and fantastic moments, both good and bad, that have supporters of both teams talking about the game for a while afterwards and left eagerly awaiting the next encounter. Or they can...
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    Report and Reaction: Late drama finally breathes life into disappointing Canadian derby draw

    Report and Reaction: Late drama finally breathes life into disappointing Canadian derby draw It looked like late match heroics would give Vancouver Whitecaps a victory but an even later goal from Toronto FC snatched two points from the home side’s grasp in a 1-1 draw at BC Place on Friday...
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    Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps v Toronto FC – Party like it’s 1979

    Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps v Toronto FC – Party like it’s 1979 Well, it’s been a wild few weeks for the Whitecaps, and the team’s very busy month of May will come to a close against cross-country rivals Toronto FC, in the final match before a three-week break. It will also put somewhat...
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    Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeping legend Phil Parkes reunited with NASL Soccer Bowl winning jersey

    Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeping legend Phil Parkes reunited with NASL Soccer Bowl winning jersey Forty years ago this week, American R&B duo Peaches and Herb were sitting at number one in the Canadian singles charts with their song Reunited. Fast forward 40 years and it was a case of reunited...
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    Metropolitan FC make it a cup double after 3-0 win over FC Serbia United in 2019 BC Provincial B Cup final (with video highlights)

    Metropolitan FC make it a cup double after 3-0 win over FC Serbia United in 2019 BC Provincial B Cup final (with video highlights) Metropolitan FC capped off a great season by adding the Keith Millar Cup to their VMSL Division 2 Cup after a 3-0 win over FC Serbia United in Sunday’s BC...
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    Vancouver Whitecaps v FC Dallas – The Defeating Dallas Story In Pictures

    Vancouver Whitecaps v FC Dallas – The Defeating Dallas Story In Pictures Don’t leave Vancouver Whitecaps matches early this season seems to be the message the team is setting. Close games, one goal games, are now par for the course, but while it may not be good for fingernails or hair, it does...
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    Five reasons Cavalry FC keeps winning

    Five reasons Cavalry FC keeps winning What a couple of weeks it’s been for Cavalry Football Club. Just 21 days after kicking off their season May 4 with a 2-1 win over York9 FC, the Cavalry are riding a seven-game winning streak. The team sits atop the Canadian Premier League table with 15...
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    Report and Reaction: Vancouver Whitecaps show pride and passion in crucial win over Dallas

    Report and Reaction: Vancouver Whitecaps show pride and passion in crucial win over Dallas It certainly seems to be that when the going gets tough, Vancouver Whitecaps start to get going. Playing in their sixth match of the month, and still with a slate of injuries, the ‘Caps put in an assured...
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    Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps v FC Dallas – here comes another one

    Match Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps v FC Dallas – here comes another one Guess what? It’s time for another Whitecaps match! They’re coming thick and fast. Returning home to BC Place to face FC Dallas, this will be the Whitecaps fifth match in sixteen days, which is…a lot. An upcoming three-week...
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    Cavalry knocks Pacific out of Canadian Championship with 4-1 aggregate win

    Cavalry knocks Pacific out of Canadian Championship with 4-1 aggregate win Another closely-fought win from Cavalry FC ensured the Calgary club will move on to the second round of the 2019 Canadian Championship, after dispatching Pacific FC 2-1 (4-1 on aggregate) on May 22 at Spruce Meadows...
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