After a busy period, with more still to come, we navigate through the Canada Soccer landscape in this edition of ‘Thursday Thoughts’. We look at the U17s tournament in Brazil, look ahead to the U23’s next year and set the table for both the Men and Women’s Senior National Team programs. It’s November, and it’s a busy time, at least for those who are fans … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Navigating through a busy period for Canada Soccer
Gabriel Bitar is technically in two finals this weekend, one where he will be playing, and one where only his name will be present. How is this possible? Bitar is a member of the Carleton University Ravens, as well as Cavalry FC of the Canadian Premier League. After two successful years with Carleton and an elite performance at the 2018 U Sports national soccer tournament, … Continue reading Gabriel Bitar, Cavalry’s First Overall Pick Reflects on CPL Experience
Canada took on Japan late Saturday night, as they resumed action after taking a break since the World Cup. Here is what we learned. Canada’s Women’s National Team returned to action for the first time since the World Cup this past summer, as they flew to Japan to take on 10th ranked Japan, with both teams looking to recover from earlier than expected exits in … Continue reading What to take away as Canada’s Women’s National Team falls to Japan in their first friendly since World Cup
It’s been over a week now, yet it’s still tough to process the fact that Canada was knocked out of the Women’s World Cup in only the round of 16. Despite their high FIFA ranking coming into the tournament , they were unable to live up to the lofty expectations put on both by themselves and the rest of the nation. With their strong performance in … Continue reading Thoughts and Musings: Looking Back at Canada’s Elimination (and What Needs to Change)
While it started as a promising run for Canada at the Women’s World Cup, with 2 clean sheets in their first two matches, things did not end as hoped as Canada ended up finishing second in their group, falling 2-1 to the Netherlands on the last matchday. While this result still ensures them of qualification to the last 16 of the tournament, winning their group … Continue reading After a Stiff Start at the WWC, Canada Looks to Find Some Goals Against Sweden in the Round of 16
Despite having a strong squad and high FIFA ranking, Canada’s Women’s National team has a lot to prove this World Cup, as they look to live up to their high expectations for this tournament, chasing their first ever finals appearence in a major women’s tournament, despite being one of the top women’s soccer teams for many years now. The Canada’s Women’s National Team opens up … Continue reading Despite Strong Squad and High Ranking, Canada Looking to Shed Underdog Label in 2019 Women’s World Cup.