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(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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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Mexico Clash First Real Assessment of Herdman’s men

John Herdman knows that the result against Mexico on Wednesday won’t define his success. He’s building towards something much greater than this Gold Cup. However, some of the fruits of their labour have already arrived, and it is the first time, for many of them, that we will see how they shape up against an …

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BTSVancity Gold Cup Predictions

The Gold Cup is North America’s crowning tournament, held every 2 years. While it does not hold the same prestige as Copa America or the European Championship, it is starting to become a special tournament in its own right. In the leadup to the beginning of what promises to be an exciting edition, BTSVancity writers …

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How Canada Should Look to Maximize Their Talent This Gold Cup

After what has felt like an eternity spent waiting, the 2019 edition of the Gold Cup is finally about to kick off. For the 15th time in history, CONCACAF’s finest will battle it out, with one team being left standing, champions of North and Central America. For Canada, they are aiming to be that team …

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Rating Canada’s Gold Cup Squad by “Surprise Rating”

With North America’s biggest and most important soccer tournament right around the corner, one-time champions Canada are preparing to face Martinique, Mexico and Cuba in their group as they attempt to lift the CONCACAF Gold Cup trophy for the first time in 19 years. This is a crucial tournament for Canada, as they have assembled …

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Rating Canada Soccer’s men National Team’s Squad by “Surprise Rating”

With the Canadian men's national team convening in Vancouver for the last of their 4 Nations League and Gold Cup qualifiers, coach John Herdman has released his list of 23 players that will face French Guiana in that pivotal last match. Despite taking all 9 points from their first 3 matches, racking up an impressive +14 goal differential, this match remains a must-win as there is all to still play for this last matchday.