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Preview: Canada looking to find another level against Cuba as Nations League quest continues 

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team continues its quest for the Nations League and World Cup qualification on Tuesday, taking on Cuba for the 3rd time in 2019.   After getting their Nations League campaign off to a dominant start this past Saturday against Cuba, Canada gets another chance to try and take out their Cuban foes, this time within the unfamiliar confines of the Cayman Islands. … Continue reading Preview: Canada looking to find another level against Cuba as Nations League quest continues 

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Canada’s Men’s National team rediscovers calm waters in result vs Cuba

While it ultimately proved to be a rather lopsided affair in Toronto, Canada got its ship back onto steady waters following what was a Gold Cup shipwreck, asserting themselves with a 6-0 victory over Cuba.  Canada got their Nations League campaign off to a strong start this Saturday, dominating the Cubans en route to a commanding 6-0 victory at the windy confines of BMO Field. … Continue reading Canada’s Men’s National team rediscovers calm waters in result vs Cuba

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Canada’s Men’s National Team using Cuba matches to instill strong habits and core principles to avenge demons of Gold Cup 

Ahead of the crucial pair of games against Cuba, we catch up with both sides ahead of the first match. Canada is looking to set out some good habits after a rough end to their Gold Cup aspirations, while Cuba is looking to grow the game in their country and pick up some key results after a tough summer shellacking. It’s the beauty of the … Continue reading Canada’s Men’s National Team using Cuba matches to instill strong habits and core principles to avenge demons of Gold Cup 

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An evaluation of Canada’s Men’s Soccer team’s midfield ahead of a crucial slate of games

Canada has some interesting midfield options. We try and assess some of them.  As of late, Canada’s men’s national team has found themselves with a wealth of options in their midfield, turning it into a point of strength for the squad. Even with the potential retirement of longtime star midfielder and captain Atiba Hutchinson looming large, Canada seems to be well equipped to handle it, … Continue reading An evaluation of Canada’s Men’s Soccer team’s midfield ahead of a crucial slate of games

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s September Men’s National Team squad by “Surprise Rating”

With the announcement of Canada’s squad ahead of September 7th and 10th dates against Cuba, we once again rank the squad by “Surprise Rating” With Canada’s crucial pair of fixtures against Cuba now less than a week from kicking off, John Herdman’s 23 man squad was released this past week. Ahead of those Cuba matches, Canada has a lot to play for, as it also … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s September Men’s National Team squad by “Surprise Rating”

John Herdman toeing the tightrope ahead of Nations League in fall

But, instead of having to manage the weight of falling down to a possible death, he carries the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, with possible failure awaiting a fate some would consider worse than any fall.  It’s a fate that Herdman, coach of the Canadian men’s national team, has had to shoulder, having been dealt a few rough hands the past couple weeks. … Continue reading John Herdman toeing the tightrope ahead of Nations League in fall

Canada’s path to the 2022 World Cup set out

Since Victor Montagliani took over the head position of CONCACAF, he had promised a reform of the qualifying process for the men’s FIFA World Cup. On July 10th, the confederation released the long awaited format for its 35 nations aspiring to participate in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The new format is a joke (click here for what Alex made of it). It’s … Continue reading Canada’s path to the 2022 World Cup set out

(Opinion) CONCACAF gonna CONCACAF: Everything Wrong With the new Qualifying Process

When it comes to FIFA, the governing body of international football, things are never boring. From dealing with corruption charges to ensuring that the many global competitions are well-ran, and everything in between, they always have a lot on their plate when it comes to running the World’s game. Within FIFA, there are many smaller governing bodies, as continental organizations are set up to run … Continue reading (Opinion) CONCACAF gonna CONCACAF: Everything Wrong With the new Qualifying Process

Thoughts and Musings: What did the Gold Cup Teach us About Canada?

Welcome back to Thoughts and Musings, a column in which I take a look at topics surrounding the Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada Soccer. In the first edition, we took a look at Canada’s elimination from the FIFA Women’s World Cup, while in the second we took a look at the Ali Adnan signing for Vancouver. In today’s edition, we take a look back at the … Continue reading Thoughts and Musings: What did the Gold Cup Teach us About Canada?

With a Historic Offensive Output in the Group Stage now in the Rearview Mirror, Canada Looks to Take Down Haiti as the Quest for Their Second Gold Cup Continues

All things considered, Canada can be very happy about their performance to date during this CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019. Having scored 12 goals, only conceding 3, the only blemish on their record came on the second matchday, where they fell to CONCACAF giants, Mexico. While that result certainly left a bad taste in the mouths of many Canadian fans, as Canada was unable to trouble … Continue reading With a Historic Offensive Output in the Group Stage now in the Rearview Mirror, Canada Looks to Take Down Haiti as the Quest for Their Second Gold Cup Continues