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CascadianLion answers our questions about the Whitecaps

MLS: Real Salt Lake at Vancouver Whitecaps FC Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Loons head west and across the border to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps. Our friends at Eighty Six Forever answer three questions that we had about their team:

1) Anyone who watched Canada in the Gold Cup came away amazed by Alphonso Davies. What is the long-term plan for the young kid?

MLS starter, if he's still around. The belief is that he'll be sold to a club in Europe before the 2019 season as he turns 18 at the end of next season.

2) A chunk of MNUFC fans like to accuse the team of being "cheap," you guys recently ran a story about the Whitecaps with the same premise. With how successful the team has been this season, what advice do you have about dealing with a team that seemingly keeps the pocketbooks shut?

Patience. There's 2 levels of cheap in MLS: salary cheap or transfer cheap. I would classify the Caps as the latter. Salary cheap means your acquisitions look more like Michael Boxall over Ethan Finlay. Not using. Transfer cheap means that you're looking for a specific type of player and not willing to shell out megabucks to do it.

3) The top 3 places in the West are currently held by Cascadia. Are we gearing for a Cascadia Cup - MLS Playoff edition?

There's already been 2 Cascadia matchups in the MLS playoffs. 2013 saw Portland beat Seattle and 2015 saw all 3 teams make the playoffs with Portland defeating Vancouver and Dallas defeating Seattle in the Conference SF round.