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Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Marc Dos Santos walks onto the field before an MLS soccer match against the San Jose Earthquakes in Vancouver on Saturday, July 20, 2019. In a season full of adversity, the Vancouver Whitecaps have been dealt yet another blow in their quest for the playoffs. Major League Soccer has announced that post-season placements will be determined on points per game due to an unbalanced schedule caused by COVID-19 outbreak. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘We just have to deal with it’: Whitecaps’ path to playoffs gets a little rockier

‘We just have to deal with it’: Whitecaps’ path to playoffs gets a little rockier

 

Sergio Santos, right, of the Philadelphia Union, loses the race to the ball against goalie Quentin Westberg of Toronto FC during the first half of an MLS match Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Chester, Pa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP

Frustrated coach Greg Vanney defends banged-up Toronto FC after second straight loss

Frustrated coach Greg Vanney defends banged-up Toronto FC after second straight loss

 

Nashville SC midfielder Randall Leal, left, is congratulated by Alex Muyl after scoring a goal during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against the Montreal Impact, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Willis gets MLS-leading 9th shutout, Nashville tops Montreal

Willis gets MLS-leading 9th shutout, Nashville tops Montreal

Nashville SC midfielder Randall Leal, left, is congratulated by Alex Muyl after scoring a goal during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against the Montreal Impact, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Manchester City's Ferran Torres, centre, is congratulated by teammate's Raheem Sterling, left, and Phil Foden, right, after scoring his team's first goal during the Champions League Group C soccer match between Marseille and Manchester City at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Guillaume Horcajuelo/Pool via AP)

Champions League: Madrid in trouble despite late fightback

Champions League: Madrid in trouble despite late fightback

Manchester City's Ferran Torres, centre, is congratulated by teammate's Raheem Sterling, left, and Phil Foden, right, after scoring his team's first goal during the Champions League Group C soccer match between Marseille and Manchester City at Stade Velodrome in Marseille, France, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Guillaume Horcajuelo/Pool via AP)
Bayern's Alphonso Davies controls the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on February 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matthias Schrader

Canadian star Alphonso Davies could be out for two months after injuring ankle

Canadian star Alphonso Davies could be out for two months after injuring ankle

Bayern's Alphonso Davies controls the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany on February 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matthias Schrader
Red Star’s goalkeeper Milan Borjan gestures during the Champions League group B soccer match between Red Star and Olympiacos, in Belgrade, Serbia on October 1, 2019, Canadian international goalkeeper Milan Borjan, who plays his club soccer in Serbia, says he plans to sue a rival club official for cyberbullying. The Red Star Belgrade ‘keeper points the finger at Partizan vice-president Vladimir Vuletic after a social media post with a doctored photo of Borjan and his three-year-old son Filip. The feud has drawn plenty of attention from Serbian media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Darko Vojinovic
Red Star’s goalkeeper Milan Borjan gestures during the Champions League group B soccer match between Red Star and Olympiacos, in Belgrade, Serbia on October 1, 2019, Canadian international goalkeeper Milan Borjan, who plays his club soccer in Serbia, says he plans to sue a rival club official for cyberbullying. The Red Star Belgrade ‘keeper points the finger at Partizan vice-president Vladimir Vuletic after a social media post with a doctored photo of Borjan and his three-year-old son Filip. The feud has drawn plenty of attention from Serbian media. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Darko Vojinovic
Inter Miami defender Ben Sweat, left, and Montreal Impact attacker Maximiliano Urruti fight for the ball during their MLS soccer match, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez

Rested Montreal Impact looking to collect points with big finish to regular season

Rested Montreal Impact looking to collect points with big finish to regular season

Inter Miami defender Ben Sweat, left, and Montreal Impact attacker Maximiliano Urruti fight for the ball during their MLS soccer match, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez
The national anthem is performed ahead of the inaugural soccer match of the Canadian Premier League between Forge FC of Hamilton and York 9 in Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, April 27, 2019. Canadian Premier League champion Forge FC takes on El Salvador's CD Municipal Limeno in a CONCACAF League preliminary-round match Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Lynett

Forge FC scores late to win CONCACAF League preliminary-round game in El Salvador

Forge FC scores late to win CONCACAF League preliminary-round game in El Salvador

The national anthem is performed ahead of the inaugural soccer match of the Canadian Premier League between Forge FC of Hamilton and York 9 in Hamilton, Ont. Saturday, April 27, 2019. Canadian Premier League champion Forge FC takes on El Salvador's CD Municipal Limeno in a CONCACAF League preliminary-round match Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Lynett
Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod wipes tears from her eyes after losing 2-1 to England during a FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal soccer game in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday June 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian ‘keeper Erin McLeod happy in Iceland, looks to help others stay positive

Orlando loaned McLeod to Iceland’s Ungmennafelag Stjarnan in August

Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod wipes tears from her eyes after losing 2-1 to England during a FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinal soccer game in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday June 27, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

CPL champion Forge FC ready for CONCACAF League opener in El Salvador

CPL champion Forge FC ready for CONCACAF League opener in El Salvador

Liverpool's Fabinho, saves from the goal line after a header from Ajax's captain Dusan Tadic from scoring during the group D Champions League soccer match between Ajax and Liverpool at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Real Madrid beaten again, Bayern surges in Champions League

Real Madrid beaten again, Bayern surges in Champions League

Liverpool's Fabinho, saves from the goal line after a header from Ajax's captain Dusan Tadic from scoring during the group D Champions League soccer match between Ajax and Liverpool at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford leaps over a challenge by PSG's Presnel Kimpembe during the Champions League group H soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Man United wins again at PSG; Messi scores in Barca rout

Man United wins again at PSG; Messi scores in Barca rout

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford leaps over a challenge by PSG's Presnel Kimpembe during the Champions League group H soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Hamilton Forge coach Bobby Smyrniotis, right, hugs captain Kyle Bekker following their victory in the Canadian Premier League soccer final against the Calgary Cavalry in Calgary, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Under Smyrniotis, Forge FC has been the class of the Canadian Premier League. The two-time champions from Hamilton look to mark their internationally this week as they open CONCACAF League play in El Salvador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Forge FC coach Bobby Smyrniotis’ influence on Canadian soccer continues to grow

Forge FC coach Bobby Smyrniotis’ influence on Canadian soccer continues to grow

Hamilton Forge coach Bobby Smyrniotis, right, hugs captain Kyle Bekker following their victory in the Canadian Premier League soccer final against the Calgary Cavalry in Calgary, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. Under Smyrniotis, Forge FC has been the class of the Canadian Premier League. The two-time champions from Hamilton look to mark their internationally this week as they open CONCACAF League play in El Salvador. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps players and game officials hold a banner in support of Black Lives Matter before MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Major League Soccer unveiled a series of initiatives Monday to combat racism, advocate for social justice and increase representation in the sport. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps players and game officials hold a banner in support of Black Lives Matter before MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Major League Soccer unveiled a series of initiatives Monday to combat racism, advocate for social justice and increase representation in the sport. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Forge FC head coach Bobby Smyrniotis, right, hugs captain Kyle Bekker following their victory in the Canadian Premier League soccer final against Cavalry FC in Calgary, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. A month after winning the Island Games in Charlottetown, Hamilton-based Forge FC is back on the move. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CPL champion Forge FC off to El Salvador for CONCACAF League preliminary-round match

CPL champion Forge FC off to El Salvador for CONCACAF League preliminary-round match

Forge FC head coach Bobby Smyrniotis, right, hugs captain Kyle Bekker following their victory in the Canadian Premier League soccer final against Cavalry FC in Calgary, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. A month after winning the Island Games in Charlottetown, Hamilton-based Forge FC is back on the move. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann (33) stops a shot from Vancouver Whitecaps’s Lucas Cavallini during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Koreniuk’s goal helps Galaxy beat Whitecaps, snap skid

Vancouver has lost five of its last seven games

  • Oct 19, 2020
Los Angeles Galaxy goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann (33) stops a shot from Vancouver Whitecaps’s Lucas Cavallini during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Lucas Cavallini, celebrates after scoring a goal during the second half of the team's MLS soccer match against the Real Salt Lake in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Cavallini has finally found his scoring touch. He'll be looking to add to his goal total on Sunday when the 'Caps (7-11-0) visit the L.A. Galaxy (4-9-3).THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP /Steve Dykes

Surging Vancouver Whitecaps not taking slumping L.A. Galaxy lightly: Bush

Surging Vancouver Whitecaps not taking slumping L.A. Galaxy lightly: Bush

Vancouver Whitecaps forward Lucas Cavallini, celebrates after scoring a goal during the second half of the team's MLS soccer match against the Real Salt Lake in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Cavallini has finally found his scoring touch. He'll be looking to add to his goal total on Sunday when the 'Caps (7-11-0) visit the L.A. Galaxy (4-9-3).THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP /Steve Dykes
Referee Carol Anne Chenard makes a call during FIFA Women's World Cup soccer action between Germany and Cote d'Ivoire, in Ottawa, Sunday, June 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s Chenard calls an end to storied career as international soccer referee

Canada’s Chenard calls an end to storied career as international soccer referee

Referee Carol Anne Chenard makes a call during FIFA Women's World Cup soccer action between Germany and Cote d'Ivoire, in Ottawa, Sunday, June 7, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Lucas Cavallini, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Los Angeles FC in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Lucas Cavallini, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Los Angeles FC in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)