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Gold-Hunting: Jessie Fleming penalty helps CanWNT sinks USWNT 1-0 to advance to Olympic gold medal match, their first-ever major tournament final

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team took on the United States in the semi-finals of the Olympic soccer tournament on Monday, with a spot in the final round on the line. Here’s what stood out to us from that game, one in which Canada snapped a 20 year winless run against their neighbours to make their first-ever major tournament final.  It was a victory 20 years … Continue reading Gold-Hunting: Jessie Fleming penalty helps CanWNT sinks USWNT 1-0 to advance to Olympic gold medal match, their first-ever major tournament final

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Labbe to the Rescue: Stephanie Labbe’s PK shootout heroics helps CanWNT squeeze past Brazil in Olympic quarter-finals

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team beat Brazil on penalties on Friday, helping them advance to the semi-finals of the Olympic Soccer Tournament for the 3rd straight edition of that competition. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  After a quiet game, the fireworks came out right at the end.  Having survived through 120 minutes of tense and dramatic Olympic quarter-final action, Canada Soccer’s … Continue reading Labbe to the Rescue: Stephanie Labbe’s PK shootout heroics helps CanWNT squeeze past Brazil in Olympic quarter-finals

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Building Blocks: Breaking down Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s new tactical identity under Bev Priestman after April friendlies

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team continued their quest to find a new identity under head coach Bev Priestman earlier this month, as they convened for a pair of UK Friendlies against Wales and England, which they won 3-0 and 2-0, respectively. In this, we look at what stood out tactically for Canada in these games, as well as who stood out individually.  As far as … Continue reading Building Blocks: Breaking down Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s new tactical identity under Bev Priestman after April friendlies

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Montero steals thunder from improved Vancouver Whitecaps defensive performance in win over Impact

The Vancouver Whitecaps snatched an important 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Wednesday. In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look at what paved the way towards that win, including a formation switch, some defensive growth and a throwback Fredy Montero performance. Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Montero steals thunder from improved Vancouver Whitecaps defensive performance in win over Impact

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Emotional fireworks overshadow Vancouver Whitecaps defensive woes in 4-2 loss to Impact

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the most recent Vancouver loss, a 4-2 result to the Montreal Impact on Sunday, and look at what ailed the ‘Caps, including some defensive lapses, disciplinary woes and more, before finishing with some positive points worth highlighting from the game. With smoke hanging over the pitch all game, it … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Emotional fireworks overshadow Vancouver Whitecaps defensive woes in 4-2 loss to Impact