Santa Claus is getting slow in his old age. Yes, he forgot to make one very important stop this holiday season; the Vancouver Whitecaps training facility. How do I know this? Well, there are plenty of items on the Whitecaps Christmas list that have yet to be crossed off, which means that our boys in blue and white were forgotten. Here is another plea to Santa to come back and give us our loot.
An attacking midfielder. It's been a black hole since Davide Chiumiento was transferred, with Daigo Kobayashi trying, and failing this time around. The club may have Nigel Reo-Coker, but he's shown that he's better at pushing the play forward, charging the ball up the pitch, than he is at actually putting the ball in the net. The club needs a big, physical midfielder that can score. Then again, that's a piece of the puzzle every MLS team would like.
A replacement for YP Lee. While the club may look at moving Johnny Leveron out wide, hopefully they will be looking far and wide for a natural right back, instead of trying to shoe horn another player into that position. It will be immensely difficult to find a player that brought a level of class and notoriety to the team like Lee did, but I'm not asking for another legend. Just get the 'Caps someone that can play the spot everyday without making you want to pull your hair out.
The Upper levels of BC Place open. The club missed its best chance to utilize the size of BC Place when they refused to open the upper deck for David Beckham and the LA Galaxy. It was pandemonium, and of course, some people couldn't get into the match despite there being a plethora of empty, buttless seats. The next marquee match-up for the 'Caps should include the upper levels, if at the very least, to take some of the sting away from that blunder.
What do you think fans? By the way, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the 86forever team. Now, get back to reading.