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Coffee with the Caps, Monday October 4

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Good Monday morning Caps fans, hope you all had a restful and relaxing weekend and enjoyed one of the most comprehensive Whitecaps performances we’ve seen all season.
The hero of the hour was of course Brian White, whose transfer I’ve long since eaten crow about. He is simply put the most in-form striker in the league right now and if he was on a bigger market team he would be the toast of MLS. For now, however, he will be our little secret.

The narrative around Lucas Cavallini has changed so much that I don’t think anyone is particularly concerned by his call up to the Canadian national team. White has a clear rapport with the other attacking players in a way that Cava has not yet been able to establish.

In hindsight, it should have been clearer that White was going to come good with better service. He was doing the little things right early on and was showing that he could do what Cava has struggled with: dropping deep and making passes. White could have had an assist or two to add to his hat trick Saturday and it is no accident.

It remains to be seen whether he can propel the Caps past the tougher competition which lies ahead. But with the Galaxy continuing to struggle, the door is firmly open for this team. Between White and Florian Jungwirth, who again looked excellent Saturday, the front office has finally put the team in a position to succeed. Let’s buckle up and see how it goes.

Shameless Self Promotion

We have all the details from Saturday’s White-out, with White coming ever so close to earning a perfect grade. Meanwhile Caleb rates the Caps’ international players.

Best of the Rest

Our attention now turns to the World Cup qualifiers, with Canada trotting out a typically strong side

Meanwhile, Canada is looking for home field advantage by playing qualifiers in Edmonton

Pacific FC fans will now have to be vaccinated, if you were looking to head over and catch a match

A rather amusing list of potential MLS coaching candidates (including Antonio Conte??)