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Draw it out: Tough 2021 Gold Cup draw presents unique challenge to already-busy CanMNT side next year

CONCACAF held its first-ever Gold Cup draw on Monday, revealing the groups for next summer’s edition of the region’s marquee men’s tournament. Here is how the draw shaped up for Canada, and why next summer’s tournament promises to be an intriguing one for them, mostly due to the uncertainty surrounding their schedule and who will be available.  In the midst of uncertainty, CONCACAF made history … Continue reading Draw it out: Tough 2021 Gold Cup draw presents unique challenge to already-busy CanMNT side next year

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Treble Triumph: Alphonso Davies ends strong Bayern Munich debut campaign with historic UEFA Champions League victory

CanMNT star Alphonso Davies won the UEFA Men’s Champions League with Bayern Munich on Sunday, becoming the first Canadian male player to accomplish such a feat. Here is what this means for he, Bayern and Canada, as they all bask in the glow of what was a big triumph for many reasons. It’ll take a while for it to properly sink in.  For the first … Continue reading Treble Triumph: Alphonso Davies ends strong Bayern Munich debut campaign with historic UEFA Champions League victory

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First Step: Analyzing the CanMNT’s first-round draw for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

The Canadian Men’s National Soccer team’s first-round path to the World Cup was revealed on Wednesday, as CONCACAF drew the groups for the first round of their qualifiers, which are set to kick off in October. Here is a look at how Canada’s group shapes up, as some good tests await them in the road towards the 2nd round.  That new road has just been … Continue reading First Step: Analyzing the CanMNT’s first-round draw for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

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Rouges Rising: Jonathan David transfer to Lille OSC an important one for career, CanMNT

Jonathan David officially joined Lille OSC on Tuesday, as the French club broke their transfer record to acquire the Canadian’s services, making David the marquee signing of their ‘Mercato’. In this, we look at David’s potential fit in Lille’s squad, see the importance of this move for him, as well as other Canadians looking to play abroad.  Canada’s biggest transfer saga of the summer has … Continue reading Rouges Rising: Jonathan David transfer to Lille OSC an important one for career, CanMNT

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Congestion Conundrum: Looking at the potential impact of CanMNT’s busy World Cup qualifying schedule

While there is no doubt that CONCACAF’s new World Cup qualifying format is good for Canada’s Men’s National Team, it has also created an interesting slate of questions concerning potential fixture congestion and fatigue woes. In this piece, we look at how that may impact the next year or so worth of games for the CanMNT, who may have to rely on the help of … Continue reading Congestion Conundrum: Looking at the potential impact of CanMNT’s busy World Cup qualifying schedule

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The Third Sub Episode 31: Debating a best CanMNT lineup and answering the Canadian Olympic question (Ft. Peter Galindo)

In their 31st episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are once again joined by Peter Galindo of Sportsnet, who comes on the show to chat all things CanMNT, along with a bit of CPL and MLS. Here’s the second part of their chat, as they chat about their best CanMNT lineups, look at Canada’s upcoming Olympic qualifying conundrum, and speak about … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 31: Debating a best CanMNT lineup and answering the Canadian Olympic question (Ft. Peter Galindo)

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The Third Sub Episode 30: Breaking down the CanMNT’s road to Qatar and talking Canadians Abroad (FT: Peter Galindo)

In their 30th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Peter Galindo of Sportsnet, who comes on the show to chat all things CanMNT, along with a bit of CPL and MLS. Here’s the first part of their chat, as they talk CanMNT players abroad, the new CONCACAF Men’s World Cup qualifying format and what it means for Canada. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 30: Breaking down the CanMNT’s road to Qatar and talking Canadians Abroad (FT: Peter Galindo)

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Bring on the Octo: CanMNT get huge boost with latest CONCACAF World Cup qualification adjustment

CONCACAF finally announced their revised qualifying format for the 2022 Men’s World Cup on Monday, which for Canadian Soccer fans, was big news, as it now gives them an idea of the road that their team will soon face on the road to Qatar.  After months of speculation, there is finally a solution.  In a long-awaited announcement about the future of their Men’s World Cup … Continue reading Bring on the Octo: CanMNT get huge boost with latest CONCACAF World Cup qualification adjustment

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New Road: Analyzing how a 12 team final round could affect CanMNT’s chances in 2022 World Cup qualifying

While COVID-19 has certainly thrown a wrench into things, there’s no doubt that this CONCACAF World Cup qualifying cycle has already been a long and complicated process, with each month seeming to bring a new story. So with the latest news out of the region suggesting that the newest change could be a doubling of the teams in the final round, we look at how … Continue reading New Road: Analyzing how a 12 team final round could affect CanMNT’s chances in 2022 World Cup qualifying

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Rouges Reflections: CanMNT players ramping up for busy summer of play, movement abroad

All over the world, football has begun its return, starting with South Korea and Germany, with Portugal set to soon join them. Luckily for Canadian Soccer fans, that will put a lot of Canadian content on display, something that won’t change anytime soon, especially with the flood of players set to join those who are already there. After a lengthy hiatus, football is starting to … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: CanMNT players ramping up for busy summer of play, movement abroad