David Ousted and Jordan Harvey have both made the MLS Team of the Week, after they helped Vancouver to a 3-0 win over FC Dallas
According to WhitecapsFC.com, all four players that missed the DC United match due to injury were training on Monday, although just Octavio Rivero was in full training. Rivero is recovering from a right hip flexor strain. Pedro Morales (left hip flexor strain), Christian Bolanos (left quad contusion) and Nicolas Mezquida (right knee sprain) were on the pitch, but stuck to individual work and jogging.
The Great Dane has been nominated for his point-blank robbery of Gyasi Zardes of the Galaxy.
My latest AFTN column on inclusivity and supporter culture
My latest supporter culture column at AFTN about last week's away trip to Seattle
YP Lee has re-joined the Whitecaps in an off-pitch role, as he will now serve as club ambassador. His first appearance will be at the home opener on Sunday, and he'll also be at the WFC2 season opener on April 10th.
Citing lingering knee issues, Montreal Impact star Didier Drogba will not be in the lineup when the Whitecaps take on the Impact on Sunday. The turf is apparently now the best defensive tool the Whitecaps have at their disposal.
Even stars can be starstruck.
Here's a choice quote from his agent: "Nigel has thoroughly enjoyed his time in America, but talks are ongoing and we will see what the coming weeks hold." Of course, he played only 9 games in America, for Chivas USA in 2014. Otherwise, he was in Vancouver for parts of two seasons, and spent last year with the Montreal Impact.
Members of the Vancouver Armada are going to Honduras for our CCL match and are raising money to bring items for the kids at La Finca de los Niños orphanage. Click on the link above to find out more about this great cause.