With Vancouver nearing the halfway point of the season, however, Hwang could be in line for a break soon.
It's not because he's playing badly. The creative midfielder has a goal and two assists in 15 appearances so far, as Marc Dos Santos' rebuilding project is starting to bear fruit, the Whitecaps losing just once in their last seven games.
But the 22-year-old is nearing a necessary break by virtue of his workload, according to Dos Santos.
According to Goal.com's Steve Han on Twitter, Dos Santos indicated Hwang "has [had] no break" since March 2018.
But, Dos Santos vows that once Hwang returns from upcoming international duty for South Korea, he'll get a full four days off for now, as he monitors his load.