These are darkish days, Caps lovers—there’s absolute confidence about it. I’m having a tough time mustering up a lot of emotion about the season at this point, although I’m sure the team will do their exceptional to boil my blood Saturday in opposition to San Jose. In the period in between, I would like to announce something to a) optimistically take our minds off the doom and gloom that characterizes Whitecaps International proper now and b) let us all have a touch amusing. I am, of course, pronouncing the primary annual Coffee with the Caps Trivia Extravaganza (TM)!
[cue wild applause]
That’s proper. Subsequent Friday in this area, you can check your Caps and MLS information with your fellow readers. I have not provided you with all of the questions, but relaxation confidence, they may range in issue and scope, a good way to make it laugh for everybody as possible. Fabulous prizes* can be on offer for the winner.
*I don’t have any physical splendid prizes, but victory will provide you with colossal non-public satisfaction, and that’s a quite appropriate prize, right?
Now, logistics. First, I changed to having human beings respond with their answers inside the comments. Still, I quickly realized that dishonesty became quite feasible (not that I’m that concerned about being dishonest in this, but it’s the principle of the matter). Also, it calls for various scrolling, which doesn’t sound like a laugh. Instead, I will put a Google form in subsequent Friday’s CWTC. You are welcome, of course, to take the quiz at any factor; however, the handiest submissions between the book of July twenty-sixth’s column and July twenty-ninth’s column will count in the direction of the splendid prizes*
*Yeah, I nevertheless don’t have any bodily prizes
In seriousness, I love trivialities, and I’m hoping this will deliver us all a danger to talk approximately something that isn’t tumultuous, burning to destroy that this team has emerged as. So, sharpen those (digital) range two pencils, hit the books, and have a look at up for next Friday. Any remarks on the concept and its execution (or whether its simply simple dumb) could be welcomed as nicely :^)
Now, onto the links!
Shameless Self Promotion
We are still producing content and have a ramification of portions taking inside the aftermath of Wednesday’s four-zero loss to New England. Ian sits down with our SB Nation Soccer fam over on the Bent Musket to debrief, and Sam Rowan takes the complete team to undertake in his document card. Meanwhile, we’ve got a charming factor counterpoint between Caleb and our fearless chief AtlantisB at the state of affairs. Caleb argues that the Caps’ Caps’ overall performance and switch disasters are certainly a long way worse than it seems (and it appears quite bad). Atlantis counters that there may be desirable but in the future. Examine them if you haven’t already and weigh in with your take.
Oh, and get your lineup predictions in for San Jose!
Best of the Rest
NBA big-name James Harden is an MLS owner now, buying a minority proportion within the Houston Dynamo. Harden’s presence, in all likelihood, gained’t, makes the Dynamo applicable, but I desire it does.
In a time commemorated tradition, Zlatan trashed MLS ahead of tonight’s El Traffico, something I discover hilarious because the best character certainly comparing MLS to the elite European leagues is … Zlatan. Matthijs de Ligt has subsequently ended his transfer saga by way of signing for Juventus, in which he can be paid quite handsomely for a 19-yr-old