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Into the Octagon: An in-depth preview of the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers

On Thursday, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, kicks off. Here’s our in-depth preview of that ahead of then. Let’s get ready to rumble.  After a summer of waiting, the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers, is set to officially kick off later this week.  On Thursday, September 2nd, 8 of CONCACAF’s finest will take the field to … Continue reading Into the Octagon: An in-depth preview of the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s first ‘Octagonal’ squad in World Cup Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the return of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team for the start of the Octo in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, we break down their latest squad, which was announced last week, by giving them a ‘Surprise Rating’.  Fresh off of a busy summer, it’s almost go time.  After a memorable month of June and July for Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, they can’t wait to … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s first ‘Octagonal’ squad in World Cup Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Third Sub Episode 98: Big month of June lies ahead for CanMNT, CanWNT

In Episode 98 of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports, Alexandre Gangue Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Canada Soccer’s National Teams ahead of a busy month of June for both the men’s and women’s programs. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 98: Big month of June lies ahead for CanMNT, CanWNT

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The Third Sub Episode 35: Reviewing CPL’s ‘Island Games’ kick-off and previewing Whitecaps return to action vs TFC

In their 35th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down the first weekend of action at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, preview the Vancouver Whitecaps clash with Toronto FC this Tuesday, before going ‘Around the World’ with a look at the play of some Canadians abroad this weekend. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 35: Reviewing CPL’s ‘Island Games’ kick-off and previewing Whitecaps return to action vs TFC

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Westhills Welcome: With World Cup qualifying hopes on the line, Canada Soccer turning to Victoria for support

On Friday, Canada Soccer announced that the Men’s National Team would play a pair of March friendlies to Victoria, bringing the National Team back to Vancouver Island for the first time in over a decade. Here is why the announcement is so big, how these matches will impact Canada, and a look at why the Olympic Qualifiers may stand to be impacted by these games.  … Continue reading Westhills Welcome: With World Cup qualifying hopes on the line, Canada Soccer turning to Victoria for support

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Iced out: Quick lapse costs Canada’s Men’s National Team dearly in 1-0 loss to Iceland

In their 3rd match of this January ‘Camp Poutine’, Canada was unable to match the offensive output they showed during their first two matches, as they fell by a score of 1-0 to Iceland. Here are how things went down in California.  In a 90 minute game, sometimes pockets of 5 seconds can make all the difference.  Just ask Canada, whos race towards the Hexagonal … Continue reading Iced out: Quick lapse costs Canada’s Men’s National Team dearly in 1-0 loss to Iceland

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Double Vision: Canada Men’s National Team beats Barbados 4-1 for the 2nd time this week

Canada got their 2020 slate of games off to a positive start this week, as they beat Barbados in a pair of back-to-back games down in California. Here is our report from the 2nd of those 2 games.  The games may have been different, but the results would eventually prove to be the same.  After a tough loss against the US to end off 2019, … Continue reading Double Vision: Canada Men’s National Team beats Barbados 4-1 for the 2nd time this week

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Dream-Chasing: How Canada Soccer’s January games affect their Olympic squad and Hex hopes

With Canada Soccer releasing their squad for the upcoming January Men’s National Team friendlies, which now include a pair of clashes against Barbados, we look at how those games affect their Hex chances, and how this camp will be important for Olympic qualifiers, which are later in 2020. It promises to be a busy start to the new year for Canada Soccer. After news came … Continue reading Dream-Chasing: How Canada Soccer’s January games affect their Olympic squad and Hex hopes

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What’s next for Canada Soccer on the path to the 2022 World Cup?

With the results from CONCACAF Nations League now finalized, as Canada missed out on making the knockout stages on goal difference, they now turn their focus to qualifying for the Hex by next fall. Here is how that journey looks to be shaping up for them.  The latest round of CONCACAF Nations League fixtures are now over, as the 2019 international slate wrapped up yesterday. … Continue reading What’s next for Canada Soccer on the path to the 2022 World Cup?

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Lock it down: What has Canada done to improve defensively ahead of 2nd USA clash? 

After a rocky defensive outing at this summer’s Gold Cup, where a meltdown against Haiti denied them an opportunity to take on Mexico, Canada has shown strong defensive improvements these past few months. What has changed? In this one, we set out to answer that question. Defence wins championships.  It’s an age-old adage, but it is one that still holds value today, as defending remains … Continue reading Lock it down: What has Canada done to improve defensively ahead of 2nd USA clash?