2015 is nearly at an end. Of course for Vancouver Whitecaps, their competitive year came to a shuddering halt in the second week of November.
In the second of our three end of season roundtable discussions, AFTN writer Jay Duke, and Curva Collective’s Zachary Meisenheimer and Steven Lamothe join your regular podcast co-hosts to look back the ‘Caps 2015 season and their first five years in Major League Soccer.
This season was the ‘Caps best one in the MLS era in many areas. In such a strong Western Conference, did Vancouver punch above their weight or did they finish where they deserved? And despite the successes, was this year a missed opportunity for the Whitecaps?
There was a first Voyageurs Cup, a first Champions Leagues campaign and a Western Conference semi-final appearance. But with our Cascadian rivals winning the whole shebang, how much pressure does this and the club’s achievements this year put on the Whitecaps going forward?
Portland Timbers entered MLS the same year as the Whitecaps, in 2011. Both clubs are now five years into their new eras. The Timbers have won both a Western Conference title and a MLS Cup so far, with the Whitecaps left trailing and trophyless in the league. Just how have those first five years been for Vancouver and what will the next five years hold in store?
We chat about all of this and more. Have a listen!
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