Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Real Salt Lake’s Sergio Cordova Celebrates Scoring a Goal at the Rio Tinto Stadium
Felipe Vallejo - Feb 3, 2023

NEWS – The European January transfer window finished on Tuesday, but many MLS Clubs are still on the hunt for new additions to their team for the upcoming 2023 season. With the home opener just over three weeks away, the Vancouver Whitecaps are slowly starting to make some more important moves after their early start, meaning […]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Defender, Tristan Blackmon, Celebrates His Penalty Shootout Goal at BC Place as Blackmon Is Key to One of the Three Things Whitecaps Need to Improve On
Felipe Vallejo - Jan 16, 2023

ANALYSIS – 2023 marks a new opportunity for the Vancouver Whitecaps to try to build on from their 2022 success of winning the Canadian Championship, and apply it to the 2023 MLS season. Last season they failed to make the playoffs, which was bitterly disappointing given their qualification for it the season before. Overall, their […]

Uruguay’s Nacional Defender, Mathias Laborda, Celebrates Goal Against Peñarol at Gran Parque Central Stadium in Montevideo and Is Now Part of the Vancouver Whitecaps Transfer Window
Felipe Vallejo - Jan 15, 2023

NEWS – It is nearly halfway through January, and in the midst of the Whitecaps’ pre-season training in Marbella, transfer news and rumours are swirling on social media. With one signing already confirmed earlier this week, and a couple of positions singled out for reinforcement, this pre-season window will look to revamp a squad after […]

The 2022 Vancouver Whitecaps Season Ryan Gauld and his Teammates Celebrates Gauld's Goal Against the Los Angeles Galaxy
Felipe Vallejo - Jan 9, 2023

ANALYSIS – As the Whitecaps prepare for an exciting new MLS season, filled with pre-season schedules and swirling transfer rumours, let’s look back at the 2022 Vancouver Whitecaps season and see what was the good, the bad, and the ugly, and how the ‘Caps can improve on the stumbling block that was last season. The […]

Last Word on Soccer 2022 Classic as the CanMNT Qualifies for the FIFA World Cup for the First Time Since 1986

Last Word on Soccer 2022 was a memorable year for the site. Forge FC became the first-ever CPL team to make the Concacaf Champions League and the Seattle Sounders FC won their first-ever Concacaf Champions League. The CanWNT also continued their Celebration Tour Games from 2021, this time in Vancouver and Langford. They then played […]

Levonte Johnson of the Syracuse Orange Celebrates Goal and Was Later Part of the Vancouver Whitecaps 2023 SuperDraft
Felipe Vallejo - Dec 23, 2022

ANALYSIS- On Wednesday, the MLS 2023 SuperDraft took place in St. Louis, where all 29 teams from the league set their sights on the NCAA’s most promising players of the last year. Across three rounds, the Vancouver Whitecaps selected four players across various positions to try to potentially reinforce the squad. With three of the four […]

CanWNT Midfielder Diana Matheson Playing Against the USWNT at LiveStrong Sporting Park and Is Also Involved in Canada's First Professional Women's League
Felipe Vallejo - Dec 7, 2022

ANALYSIS – For the last five years, the CPL has helped the development of men’s talent. It was created so that Canadian men’s soccer players could look to be competitive and grow in their homeland. Now, for the first time ever, Canada will add a women’s professional soccer league to do the same. Founded by […]

CanMNT midfielder Stephen Eustáquio is part of the CanMNT World Cup Roster

ANALYSIS – The CanMNT World Cup roster was revealed on Sunday morning. There are several players to note on the roster. There are obviously some familiar faces, but also some new ones that were able to make the team. Also, there will also be the talk of the players who could not play because of […]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Forward, Lucas Cavallini, Celebrates a Voyageurs as the Whitecaps' First SCCL Opponent is Real CD España
Felipe Vallejo - Nov 8, 2022

PREVIEW – On Monday, Vancouver Whitecaps’ first opponent in the 2023 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League was announced as Real CD España. Not many MLS or Whitecaps fans may know about the 12-time Honduran champions. However, today we will be taking a closer look at what kind of team Vancouver will face in the opening fixture […]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Ryan Gauld at BC place on July 26, 2022
Adam Kennedy - Oct 17, 2022

After making his Dundee United debut at 16, Ryan Gauld seemingly had the world at his feet. The likes of Everton, Roma, Liverpool, Manchester United, and even Real Madrid were credited with an interest in the Tannadice teenage talent. However, it was Sporting Clube de Portugal that won the race for the youngster dubbed ‘Mini […]

The MLS Western Conference Playoffs Placements has been determined as Real Salt Lake wins at home

EDITORIAL – The MLS Western Conference placements have now been finalized. Nashville SC remains in fifth place despite a notable road win. This is while Salt Lake and Minnesota move up one place in the Western Conference. This is because Portland dropped from sixth to eighth position thanks to a loss against Salt Lake. MLS […]

mls decision day 2022
Matt Pollard, Editor - Oct 6, 2022

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? Dan and Matt are back this week for another episode of Last Word SC Radio. We break down the fallout from the U.S. Soccer Sally Yates report on the NWSL and Women’s Soccer culture of abuse, harassment, and the lack of accountability. We then discuss all things MLS Decision 2022. […]

mls cup playoff race
Matt Pollard, Editor - Sep 22, 2022

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? Last Word SC Radio is back. Jamie and Matt get together to handicap the MLS Cup Playoff race. We look at teams we think are safe and pretty much out. Then we break down every bubble team. The guys talk LAFC and the Union on Supporters’ Shield and Gareth Bale. […]

John Herdman reveals roster, which includes RCD Espanyol's Luca Koleosho
Elias Laradi - Sep 16, 2022

The CanMNT has announced its roster of 27 players who will make the trip overseas to Europe to play two friendlies against Qatar and Uruguay. John Herdman reveals CanMNT roster for this month Your #CANMNT Squad is Here! 🍁#WeCAN — Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) September 16, 2022 CanMNT Players: MLS Representation and Luca Koleosho Canada […]

Galaxy miss out
Rob Jalón - Sep 15, 2022

Vancouver – The Los Angeles Galaxy miss out on three vital points and an opportunity to move back up the table into a playoff position in a tightly-packed Western Conference after their 3-0 loss away to Vancouver Whitecaps Wednesday night. After their Western neighbors like Real Salt Lake had done them favors by dropping points, […]

ralph priso debut
Matt Pollard, Editor - Sep 13, 2022

PODCAST – Rapids Fans, let’s ride! Well, maybe not in Seattle. This week on Holding The High Line, it’s California Week! We banter about the Premier League suspending play this past weekend and handicap the Supporters’ Shield race. Then we recap the 3-1 win over Vancouver Whitecaps. The boys look ahead to this week’s games […]

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La Galaxy Center-Back Jalen Neal Is the Future for the Galaxy and USMNT Defense.
Rob Jalón - Sep 13, 2022

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Galaxy made their 2023 home preseason debut on Saturday night with a 2-1 loss to New York City FC. Douglas Costa had a chance to tie the score with a stoppage-time penalty after a brilliant run by Efrain Alvarez but had his tame effort saved. And so, the 2023 […]

LA Galaxy vs NYCFC
Rob Jalón - Sep 13, 2022

LA Galaxy vs. NYCFC will be an early season measuring stick again for the Galaxy amid a mountain of uncertainty. The 2021 MLS Cup champions travel to Dignity Health Sports Park on Saturday, February 4 in Los Angeles’s first pre-season match in the 2023 campaign open to Galaxy supporters. Will they show up? LA Galaxy […]

Canmnt’s Karl Ouimette at BMO Field on July 15, 2015
Evan Curnew - Sep 13, 2022

As announced by Atletico Ottawa, the club has signed defender Karl Ouimette to a contract that runs until 2024. Ottawa joins six other CPL clubs to have announced a new player. Reigning CPL champions Forge FC have yet to announce a new player. Ouimette, now 30, has earned 18 senior appearances with Canada but has […]

u.s. soccer exodus
Matt Pollard, Editor - Sep 13, 2022

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? On this episode of Last Word Soccer Club Radio, Matt, Rachael, and Ed get together to talk all things U.S. Soccer exodus. We discuss Earnie Stewart and Brian McBride leaving their roles and what comes next as we still don’t have a head coach and Gregg Berhalter is still under […]

Los Angeles Galaxy Forward Raheem Edwards Is Being Defended by Toronto FC’s Chris Mavinga on August 31, 2022
Rob Jalón - Sep 13, 2022

Depending on what type of Los Angeles Galaxy fan you are, you’re either angry or desperate at the impending start to the season. Perhaps both?! What’s certain is that Galaxy’s off-season instability won’t delay the start of the 2023 campaign in 24 days. The new MLS television deal with Apple TV will debut with the […]

Atletico Ottawa vs York United as CPL Enters a New Era as Defending Regular Season Champions
Evan Curnew - Sep 13, 2022

The Canadian Premier League has announced a full schedule release for the 2023 season which is the league’s 5th season anniversary. In addition to a full schedule release, the league has also confirmed multiple changes to the regular season. It will be CPL Commissioner Mark Noonan’s first full season in charge after he took over mid-way […]

CanMNT Head Coach John Herdman Looks On At Al Thumama Stadium
Uttiyo Sarkar - Sep 13, 2022

The Canada men’s soccer team head coach, John Herdman, has confirmed that he will stay on as the team’s head coach after guiding them through the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The English coach aspires to take the Canadian side to the 2026 World Cup and has even rejected offers from other national sides to stay […]

Matt Pollard, Editor - Sep 13, 2022

Hello Colorado Rapids fan! On this episode of Holding The High Line, it’s our birthday! Five years ago today we recorded the pilot episode of the pod in Rabbi basement back on Lincoln. We banter about AFC Wrexham getting hyped by ESPN in ways MLS never was. We go through the Rapids three preseason friendlies […]