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Overloads, presses and quick passes: How Canada vs USA shaped up from a tactical standpoint

After Canada took out the US in a huge victory on Tuesday, we look at what happened to tactically to allow that to happen, as Canada managed to get a strategic upper-hand over their neighbours. In a battle of what seemed like David vs Goliath, at least on paper, Canada showed the US they were closer to the latter than they are to the former, … Continue reading Overloads, presses and quick passes: How Canada vs USA shaped up from a tactical standpoint

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“We’ve got a mission here” Test vs US big roadblock in long highway as Canada looks to return to World Cup 

John Herdman spoke to reporters on Wednesday, as his team is in the midst of a week-long camp, one that culminates with a huge clash against CONCACAF giants and their neighbours, the US.  After what has felt like a journey down a long, winding road these past few months, Canada’s Men’s National Team are now only a few days away from taking on the US, … Continue reading “We’ve got a mission here” Test vs US big roadblock in long highway as Canada looks to return to World Cup 

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Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players

In this preview series, we will be breaking things down ahead of the pivotal Canada vs USA clash in Toronto in less than 2 weeks. We will look at the squads, storylines, some key players, tactical analysis, statistical analysis, FIFA implications and more. Today, we kick things off with a look at both teams squads, their projected starting lineups, storylines and some key players to … Continue reading Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players

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A look at Canada Soccer’s Stephen Eustaquio, the latest building block for project 2022 and beyond

On Tuesday, Stephen Eustaquio was announced as part of John Herdman’s 23 man squad for the upcoming Nations League clash with the USA, as the midfielder continues his return from a tough knee injury.  Back in February, Canada Soccer announced that Cruz Azul defensive midfielder and former Portugal U21 player, Stephen Eustaquio, had committed to playing for Canada internationally. Born and raised in Leamington Ontario, … Continue reading A look at Canada Soccer’s Stephen Eustaquio, the latest building block for project 2022 and beyond

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Milan Borjan’s Red Star unable to hold off strong Bayern Munich side in Champions League as Canadian history waits for another game

In a meeting of Milan Borjan’s Red Star and Alphonso Davies’s Bayern Munich, it gave a chance for a first-ever Canadian matchup in the Champions League. Instead, it was not meant to be, as Bayern won comfortably without the help of Davies, who was an unused substitute on the evening.  German champions Bayern Munich took on Serbian Champions Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, kicking off … Continue reading Milan Borjan’s Red Star unable to hold off strong Bayern Munich side in Champions League as Canadian history waits for another game

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Well-travelled Sam Adekugbe staking his claim to be Canada’s starting left-back ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign

With Sam Adekugbe putting up some strong performances in Norway, he continues to push to become Canada’s starting left-back ahead of the start of their 2022 World Cup Qualifying process. With Canada playing a couple of games this past week in Toronto, we caught up with the former Vancouver Whitecap, as he spoke on a couple of topics, including his time in Vancouver, his European … Continue reading Well-travelled Sam Adekugbe staking his claim to be Canada’s starting left-back ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign

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Canada avoid slip-up in tight victory vs Cuba to continue sterling run in the Nations League 

10-men Canada took home all 3 points on Tuesday as they fought off a tough performance from Cuba. While it wasn’t easy, as suggested by the 1-0 scoreline, Canada’s Men’s National team made sure they took care of business against Cuba on Tuesday, giving them 6 points as they sit on top of Nations League A Group A. It gives them a 6-0 record (qualifiers+tournament) … Continue reading Canada avoid slip-up in tight victory vs Cuba to continue sterling run in the Nations League 

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Long-read: Milan Borjan relishing his role as a leader for Canada as he continues to give back to the country that helped both him and his family

On this warm Thursday evening at Canada’s Men’s National Team training camp, spirits are high. As training concluded for the day, they engaged in a fun post-training shooting competition, where the majority of the players participated in the popular game of two-touch, with goals being met with cheers and misses being met with intense ribbing from teammates.  As goalkeepers Max Crepeau and Marco Carducci stood … Continue reading Long-read: Milan Borjan relishing his role as a leader for Canada as he continues to give back to the country that helped both him and his family

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Canada’s Men’s National Team using Cuba matches to instill strong habits and core principles to avenge demons of Gold Cup 

Ahead of the crucial pair of games against Cuba, we catch up with both sides ahead of the first match. Canada is looking to set out some good habits after a rough end to their Gold Cup aspirations, while Cuba is looking to grow the game in their country and pick up some key results after a tough summer shellacking. It’s the beauty of the … Continue reading Canada’s Men’s National Team using Cuba matches to instill strong habits and core principles to avenge demons of Gold Cup 

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Preview: Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team takes on Cuba in first-ever CONCACAF Nations League game

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