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Twellman's Takes: It's time to pay attention to Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Through Matchday 11, Vancouver Whitecaps FC are staking their claim as a legitimate Western Conference contender.

With a 5W-2L-2D record and 17 points, head coach Vanni Sartini's group are third in the Western Conference, just one point behind Real Salt Lake and the LA Galaxy.

Is it time to start considering the upstart Canadians as an upper-tier side in the West? Taylor Twellman thinks so, pointing out that summertime additions would bolster Vancouver even further.