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Magic of the Cup: Canadian Championship quarter-finals wrap up with a bang, setting up 2 intriguing semi-finals

The 2021 Canadian Championship rolled on this week, as the quarter-finals wrapped up with a bang. In this, we recap those 4 quarter-finals, before looking ahead to what awaits us in the semi-finals.  It was quite the day for Canadian Soccer.  3 games, spaced out over a span of just over 7.5 hours, played to determine who would become 3 of the 4 semi-finalists in … Continue reading Magic of the Cup: Canadian Championship quarter-finals wrap up with a bang, setting up 2 intriguing semi-finals

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Familiar Sight: CanM23 team left frustrated after 0-0 draw with Haiti in 2nd game of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers

After a strong start to their CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying campaign last Friday, Canada suffered through a frustrating 0-0 draw with Haiti on Monday, putting them at 4 points after 2 matchdays. Here’s what stood out from that one, as Canada will look to bounce back ahead of their final group stage game versus Honduras on Thursday.  On the back of a strong start to the … Continue reading Familiar Sight: CanM23 team left frustrated after 0-0 draw with Haiti in 2nd game of CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s Olympic squad ahead of March 2021’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

Canada’s Men’s National U23 team has come together down in Mexico, as they’ve started preparation ahead of Olympic qualifiers in less than 2 weeks. In this, we break down the squad selected for the occasion, giving ‘Surprise Ratings’ for each selection.  After a long road to get to this point, they’ve finally put a squad together.  A year after CONCACAF’s Men’s Olympic Soccer qualifiers were … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s Olympic squad ahead of March 2021’s CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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CanMNT Road to 2022: Analyzing the Canadian attack ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Once these unprecedented times are behind us, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will get underway, in some form or another. In this series, we look at who Canada’s best options at each position will be heading into those matches, as they try to get back to the World Cup for the first time in 30 years. Here is part 3, where we move up the pitch … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: Analyzing the Canadian attack ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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Faux départ: l’Impact n’arrive pas à s’imposer en premier match des quarts de finale

Avant le début du match de ligue des champions mardi soir au Stade Olympique entre CD Olimpia et l’Impact de Montréal, il y avait un air de confiance autour de l’équipe recevante. Les experts prédisaient une victoire aux alentours de 2-0 contre un adversaire vu comme favorable. En fait, CD Olimpia est la seule équipe qui reste dans le tournoi à part des équipes MLS … Continue reading Faux départ: l’Impact n’arrive pas à s’imposer en premier match des quarts de finale

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Olympique to Olympics: Montreal Impact’s Champions League match offers early look at CanMNT Olympic hopefuls

The Concacaf Champions League continues to rage on this week, with 8 matches to monitor. In this one, we focus on the Canadian participant, the Montreal Impact, and the battle ahead for the young squad, one littered with U23 Canadians, before rounding things off with a look at the other 7 games. With the Concacaf Olympic qualifiers also coming up, a U23 event, we also … Continue reading Olympique to Olympics: Montreal Impact’s Champions League match offers early look at CanMNT Olympic hopefuls

Ranking Canada Soccer’s September Men’s National Team squad by “Surprise Rating”

With the announcement of Canada’s squad ahead of September 7th and 10th dates against Cuba, we once again rank the squad by “Surprise Rating” With Canada’s crucial pair of fixtures against Cuba now less than a week from kicking off, John Herdman’s 23 man squad was released this past week. Ahead of those Cuba matches, Canada has a lot to play for, as it also … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s September Men’s National Team squad by “Surprise Rating”

Whitecaps hoping some home-cooking quiets pain of tough to stomach loss vs San Jose

Some Vancouver Whitecaps (6W-13L-9D) members and players returned to the place they call home this week, with a date with the Montreal Impact (10W-14L-4D) looming on Wednesday.  Call it what you want, but there was no denying that Saturday’s game was a gut-punch, leaving a lingering stomach ache of sorts. While losing sucks, the way the Whitecaps lost left a bad taste in the mouth, … Continue reading Whitecaps hoping some home-cooking quiets pain of tough to stomach loss vs San Jose

2019 Match Preview #29: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Montreal Impact: 3 weeks too late

The Vancouver Whitecaps make the long trek to Montreal for the first and only time this season. After a tough defeat against San Jose during Rivalry Week, they now get to take on the Impact, a team that they have a much more storied rivalry with. With both teams coming off tough defeats, they will look to bring their A-games in front of the fans … Continue reading 2019 Match Preview #29: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Montreal Impact: 3 weeks too late

Zachary Brault-Guillard: The Humble Lyon Product With the Heart of a Lion

Back in March, when Canada Soccer was in Vancouver for the week leading up to their crucial Nations League qualifier against French Guiana, we had the chance to interview a couple of players, including young starlets Jonathan David and Ballou Tabla (Check out our piece on Tabla here.). The third player we got to interview was Zachary Brault-Guillard, a young and talented right back currently … Continue reading Zachary Brault-Guillard: The Humble Lyon Product With the Heart of a Lion