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It’s a great moment to play for Canada’: The CanMNT is ready to ride positive wave of momentum into start of the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is getting set to kick off the start of the final round of World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, later this week. Here’s a look at the mood in the squad ahead of that one.  It’s a great time to be a Canadian soccer fan right now.  Fresh off of a summer where Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team won a historic … Continue reading It’s a great moment to play for Canada’: The CanMNT is ready to ride positive wave of momentum into start of the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

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Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo

Ahead of the start of the final round of World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, we dive into Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s diverse tactical profile, analyzing their use of the 3-5-2 and 4-4-2 formations, before looking at some potential lineups to use within those formations.  The value is there, but it needs to be properly extracted.  Heading into the start of the final round of … Continue reading Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo

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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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West Coast Clash: Vancouver Whitecaps and Pacific FC ready to meet for 1st time in special Canadian Championship matchup

The Vancouver Whitecaps and Pacific FC are getting set to meet in a special Canadian Championship clash on Thursday, marking the first-ever official meeting between the two sides. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  No matter what happens on Thursday, it’s going to be a special night for soccer in British Columbia.  As the Vancouver Whitecaps and Pacific FC get set to meet in … Continue reading West Coast Clash: Vancouver Whitecaps and Pacific FC ready to meet for 1st time in special Canadian Championship matchup

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The Third Sub Episode 107: A Golden Moment for the CanWNT/CanXNT

In Episode 107, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Canadian Women’s National Soccer Team after their massive Tokyo triumph this summer. 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 about all things Canadian Women’s National Team after a big Olympic tournament from … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 107: A Golden Moment for the CanWNT/CanXNT

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Secondary Strike: Assessing the Vancouver Whitecaps options to replace Lucas Cavallini over the next 6 weeks

With the news that Vancouver Whitecaps striker, Lucas Cavallini, will be out for the next 6 weeks with a knee injury, we look at potential replacements for ‘Caps head coach Marc Dos Santos to consider trying in his absence.  It was a tough blow, but it might now open the door for a new face to emerge from the shadows. For the Vancouver Whitecaps, it … Continue reading Secondary Strike: Assessing the Vancouver Whitecaps options to replace Lucas Cavallini over the next 6 weeks

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‘I hope they’re watching us’: After Gold Cup breakthrough, Maxime Crepeau and CanMNT are ready to turn heads in the Octagonal

Right before he had a career-defining moment, Maxime Crepeau was as calm as he could be.  Facing off against the giants of CONCACAF, Mexico, in the semi-finals of the 2021 Gold Cup, Crepeau’s Canada’s Men’s National Soccer Team was always going to be in tough in that game, especially against a team that has tortured this region for so long. Having won the Gold Cup … Continue reading ‘I hope they’re watching us’: After Gold Cup breakthrough, Maxime Crepeau and CanMNT are ready to turn heads in the Octagonal

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Golden Forever: CanWNT mark themselves in history with magical gold medal win 

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team picked up a historic gold medal on Friday morning, as they beat Sweden in the final of the women’s soccer tournament. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  Against all odds, they found a way.  After many had predicted they’d struggle to get out of the group stages, that their squad was too old, that head coach Bev … Continue reading Golden Forever: CanWNT mark themselves in history with magical gold medal win 

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Golden Opportunity: CanWNT ready to take on Sweden in massive Olympic soccer tournament final

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will take on Sweden on Friday morning for a chance to win their first-ever major tournament. Here’s our preview ahead of that one. It doesn’t get much bigger than this. 90 minutes of best-on-best soccer, for a chance to win an Olympic gold medal – it’s the sort of thing you can only dream of one day participating in when … Continue reading Golden Opportunity: CanWNT ready to take on Sweden in massive Olympic soccer tournament final

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Gold-Hunting: Jessie Fleming penalty helps CanWNT sinks USWNT 1-0 to advance to Olympic gold medal match, their first-ever major tournament final

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team took on the United States in the semi-finals of the Olympic soccer tournament on Monday, with a spot in the final round on the line. Here’s what stood out to us from that game, one in which Canada snapped a 20 year winless run against their neighbours to make their first-ever major tournament final.  It was a victory 20 years … Continue reading Gold-Hunting: Jessie Fleming penalty helps CanWNT sinks USWNT 1-0 to advance to Olympic gold medal match, their first-ever major tournament final