In this edition of ‘Rouges Reflections’, a new column for anything Canada Soccer related, we take a look at a busy past week for the Men, who have a lot to look forward to in 2020. From the Olympics to World Cup qualifiers, along with a look at Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David, here is how it’s all going down in CanMNT land. After it … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: No shortage of movement in the Canadian Men’s National Team landscape
Canada got their 2020 slate of games off to a positive start this week, as they beat Barbados in a pair of back-to-back games down in California. Here is our report from the 2nd of those 2 games. The games may have been different, but the results would eventually prove to be the same. After a tough loss against the US to end off 2019, … Continue reading Double Vision: Canada Men’s National Team beats Barbados 4-1 for the 2nd time this week
With the results from CONCACAF Nations League now finalized, as Canada missed out on making the knockout stages on goal difference, they now turn their focus to qualifying for the Hex by next fall. Here is how that journey looks to be shaping up for them. The latest round of CONCACAF Nations League fixtures are now over, as the 2019 international slate wrapped up yesterday. … Continue reading What’s next for Canada Soccer on the path to the 2022 World Cup?
After a rocky defensive outing at this summer’s Gold Cup, where a meltdown against Haiti denied them an opportunity to take on Mexico, Canada has shown strong defensive improvements these past few months. What has changed? In this one, we set out to answer that question. Defence wins championships. It’s an age-old adage, but it is one that still holds value today, as defending remains … Continue reading Lock it down: What has Canada done to improve defensively ahead of 2nd USA clash?
As Canada gets set to take on the US in a pivotal CONCACAF Nations League matchup on October 15th, we break down the squad of players Canada will be expected to rely on for that game, giving each player a “Surprise Rating”. Earlier this week, Canada Soccer announced the 23-man squad that their Men’s National team have called up ahead of their Nations League clash … Continue reading Ranking Canada’s Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of US clash by “Surprise Rating”
Pacific dropped 3 points to Forge to fall out of Championship contention on Saturday. After the game, we got the chance to speak with David Norman Jr, who broke down the match and gave us some insight into his time so far with Pacific, as he continues to adjust after his move from Vancouver to the Island via Miami. It was not a pretty afternoon … Continue reading New Inter Miami CF man David Norman Jr adjusting well to CPL on loan to Pacific FC after surprise trade from Vancouver Whitecaps
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
The longtime Whitecaps academy product was moved on earlier this week, opening up several questions of asset management and youth development. The Vancouver Whitecaps made a surprising move earlier this week, moving on from longtime academy product David Norman Jr, cutting ties with the 21-year-old midfielder. What seemed like a good move at first, with Canadian Premier League side Pacific FC originally announcing that Norman … Continue reading David Norman Jr trade a curious case of asset management for Whitecaps
Les Rouges takes on Cuba at BMO Field, officially kicking off their quest to be the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League Champions, as well as starting down the long qualification path to the 2022 World Cup. Canada kicks off their Nations League campaign this weekend, as they take on a plucky Cuba side at BMO Field. Their last meeting did not come too long ago, as … Continue reading Preview: Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team takes on Cuba in first-ever CONCACAF Nations League game
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