One week to go in preseason. One game to go till the Whitecaps lift the Rose City Invitational tournament crown in Portland (a crown of thorns in the Rose City?). It's not over yet, but we're feeling alright. Well, kind of. There still looks to be a long road ahead.
The big news of the week in Whitecapsland was the signing of young DP Matias Laba. We pick over the bones of that move, what it means to the team and the other midfielders in the squad. We also hear some thoughts from coach Carl Robinson on the acquisition.
We look back at what can be learned from the two games in the Portland tournament so far, against Portmore United and San Jose Earthquakes, and look ahead to the final game this weekend.
And there's still time to listen to the fun chat we had with Jordan Harvey after Sunday's win over Portmore.