Holdovers, newcomers suddenly provide Whitecaps coach Carl Robinson with options galore

 

 
 
 
 
New Whitecap Blas Perez, formerly of FC Dallas, celebrates a goal against the San Jose Earthquakes at Toyota Stadium on March 7, 2015 in Frisco, Texas.
 
 

New Whitecap Blas Perez, formerly of FC Dallas, celebrates a goal against the San Jose Earthquakes at Toyota Stadium on March 7, 2015 in Frisco, Texas.

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If there is one thing Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson wants more of in the 2016 MLS season - besides goals of course - it is options.

Options provided by the uniqueness of personnel. Options in terms of attacking style and formation, in terms of dynamic substitutions off the bench. And being blessed with more options surely means more goals, something the Caps could have used more of in 2015.

Two weeks into training camp - a week of fitness work in Vancouver and a week in Tuscon, Ariz