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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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Canada ends 34-year drought with emphatic 2-0 victory over US, giving big boost to World Cup hopes 

Canada took on the US in a much-anticipated clash of two old rivals at BMO Field, as Canada looked to find a much-needed victory, while the US aimed to deny their neighbours a crucial 17 points in their journey to climb the FIFA Rankings. Under the bright lights of BMO Field, Canada and the US got set to do battle, as they looked to renew … Continue reading Canada ends 34-year drought with emphatic 2-0 victory over US, giving big boost to World Cup hopes 

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Canada and US ready to kick off ‘new era’ of rivalry on Tuesday

After a long wait, the day is finally upon us, as the US comes up to Toronto to take on their northern neighbours Canada in a CONCACAF Nations League clash with plenty at stake.  In a match ridden with World Cup, Gold Cup and Nations League implications, Canada takes on the US in Toronto on Tuesday, as both teams look to rekindle their men’s soccer … Continue reading Canada and US ready to kick off ‘new era’ of rivalry on Tuesday

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34-year droughts, World Cup hopes, Gold Cup and Nations League dreams: what’s at stake in Canada vs USA

In part 4 of our preview series leading up to Canada vs the US on October 15th, we take a look at why this game is important for both sides, as they take each other on in their first competitive match in nearly a decade.  Part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players Part 2: Analyzing both teams tactical profiles Part 3: Key … Continue reading 34-year droughts, World Cup hopes, Gold Cup and Nations League dreams: what’s at stake in Canada vs USA

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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 3: Key players and individual battles to watch tactically 

In the third part of our preview series ahead of Canada taking on the US in Nations League play next week, we bring the second of 2 tactical profiles on both teams. After exploring how both teams play and how they might interact with each other in the last part, we will now take a look at some of the more intriguing individual tactical profiles … Continue reading Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 3: Key players and individual battles to watch tactically 

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No time off for the restless: Marc Dos Santos embarks on busy offseason to reboot Whitecaps 

Despite nearly 5 months until the Vancouver Whitecaps play their next competitive game, that doesn’t mean that there will be any rest for head coach Marc Dos Santos, who doesn’t plan on slowing down much this winter. It’s been but mere days since the Vancouver Whitecaps offseason kicked off, yet Marc Dos Santos has just ramped up his workload, as he and his staff look … Continue reading No time off for the restless: Marc Dos Santos embarks on busy offseason to reboot Whitecaps 

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What to take away as Canada’s Women’s National Team falls to Japan in their first friendly since World Cup 

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 

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Post-Match Review #34: The Men in Blue and White see their 2019 campaign come to an end with a loss vs RSL

It was a rare afternoon kickoff in Vancouver, and MLS Decision Day was raging around the league, with all the teams playing at the same time (for added drama). 18,378 people made their way to BC Place to see the Whitecaps last match of the season against Real Salt Lake. Not much was on the line for the ‘Caps, but the stakes were higher for … Continue reading Post-Match Review #34: The Men in Blue and White see their 2019 campaign come to an end with a loss vs RSL