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“It’s a special story that’s unfolding here”: CanMNT continues push towards 2022 World Cup with massive away win over Honduras, one 37 years in the making

The CanMNT continued their hot run of form in the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, on Thursday, as they picked up a massive 2-0 win over Honduras to cement their spot atop the Octo standings. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  Heading into a familiar house of horrors, many wondered if they’d sink or swim.  On paper, the … Continue reading “It’s a special story that’s unfolding here”: CanMNT continues push towards 2022 World Cup with massive away win over Honduras, one 37 years in the making

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“We’re relishing that opportunity”: Despite promise of hostile environment, the CanMNT is ready and eager to try and snap 37-year winless drought in Honduras on Thursday

The CanMNT is getting set to take on Honduras in a crucial CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on Thursday. Ahead of then, here’s how they’re feeling, as they head down to Central America with one thing on their mind – picking up 3 points. Among the challenges that they’ve faced so far in this journey, this might rank as one of the most difficult.  On paper, … Continue reading “We’re relishing that opportunity”: Despite promise of hostile environment, the CanMNT is ready and eager to try and snap 37-year winless drought in Honduras on Thursday

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for January’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the next round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers sitting just around the corner here, the CanMNT revealed the squad that they’ll lean on in those games as they continue their ongoing quest to try and qualify for the 2022 World Cup. In this, we break down that squad by ‘Surprise Rating’.  It’s that time again.  Just over 2 months after they last convened as … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for January’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Chaos to the Max: Surprise Maxime Crépeau trade to LAFC taps off a topsy-turvy first week of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason

The Vancouver Whitecaps had a busy first week of training camp, one that included some surprise departures, as well as some new faces. In this, we look at some of those moves.  After a relatively quiet offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps opened up their 2022 training camp at UBC without too much fanfare this week.  And coming off of a big 2021 season, one where they … Continue reading Chaos to the Max: Surprise Maxime Crépeau trade to LAFC taps off a topsy-turvy first week of Vancouver Whitecaps preseason

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The Third Sub Episode 122 (.5): Vancouver Whitecaps kick off their 2022 preseason, Maxime Crepeau gets traded

In Episode 122 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Vancouver Whitecaps as they opened up their 2022 training camp this week. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver Whitecaps in the midst of … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 122 (.5): Vancouver Whitecaps kick off their 2022 preseason, Maxime Crepeau gets traded

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Mountain to Climb: As the absences mount, the CanMNT ready to face stiffest ‘Octo’ test yet with this January window

Just days out from a massive window for the CanMNT, the challenges have started to pile up for John Herdman’s side as they get set to tackle some crucial World Cup qualifiers later this month. In this, we look at what lies ahead of them now as they continue their journey towards the World Cup next week. All of a sudden, we’re just days away … Continue reading Mountain to Climb: As the absences mount, the CanMNT ready to face stiffest ‘Octo’ test yet with this January window

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The Third Sub Episode 121: ‘Caps continue quiet offseason, CanMNT transfers rack up, and MLS continues interesting winter

In Episode 121 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan catch up on a month of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS and CanMNT news to kick off 2022. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to catch up on a busy month’s worth of Vancouver … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 121: ‘Caps continue quiet offseason, CanMNT transfers rack up, and MLS continues interesting winter

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Uncertainty Abound: Less than 4 weeks out from start of January window, lots of uncertainty still awaits the CanMNT

With a big month looming for the CanMNT, we look at how things are trending for them right now as they get set to tackle some crucial World Cup qualifiers in just a few weeks’ time. All of a sudden, everything is sitting right around the corner here, all laid out perfectly.  Yet, less than 4 weeks out from the start of the January international … Continue reading Uncertainty Abound: Less than 4 weeks out from start of January window, lots of uncertainty still awaits the CanMNT

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“Our club wants to first and foremost be a Canadian club”: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping that recent changes can allow them to become the Canadian talent pool they’ve long dreamt of being

Long seen as a weak spot in the club, they’re trying their best to change things.   Despite being a club that is best known globally for having once been home to current World XI left back and global superstar, Alphonso Davies, who came up through their academy, the Vancouver Whitecaps have otherwise struggled to get players through their youth system and onto the pitch for … Continue reading “Our club wants to first and foremost be a Canadian club”: Vancouver Whitecaps hoping that recent changes can allow them to become the Canadian talent pool they’ve long dreamt of being

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$475 000 on Black(mon): Vancouver Whitecaps tick off key offseason need with Tristan Blackmon trade

The Vancouver Whitecaps made an under-the-radar move on Tuesday, picking up LAFC defender, Tristan Blackmon, via expansion side Charlotte FC at the 2022 Expansion Draft. In this, we break down the move from the ‘Caps perspective.  All things considered, it was a tidy bit of business.  Heading into the 2022 MLS Expansion Draft on Tuesday, no one was quite sure how things would go down, … Continue reading $475 000 on Black(mon): Vancouver Whitecaps tick off key offseason need with Tristan Blackmon trade