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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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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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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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Spoilt Celebration: Late Japan goal sinks CanWNT in 1-1 draw, cancelling Christine Sinclair’s 187th goal in 300th cap

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team kicked off their 2021 Olympic campaign with a 1-1 draw against hosts, Japan, on Wednesday. Here is what stood out to us in that one.  After a bright start, it was a tough late gut punch.  For Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team, in most circumstances, a 1-1 draw with 2021 Olympics hosts Japan would be hard to classify as a … Continue reading Spoilt Celebration: Late Japan goal sinks CanWNT in 1-1 draw, cancelling Christine Sinclair’s 187th goal in 300th cap

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s 2021 Olympic Squad by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the return of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team ahead of the start of the 2021 Olympic Soccer tournament, we break down their latest squad, which was announced a few weeks ago, by ‘Surprise Rating’.  After months of preparation, the big day is nearly here.  For Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team, that big day is July 21st, the day on which they’ll officially kick off … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s 2021 Olympic Squad 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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Final Frontier: June friendlies important test for Bev Priestman and CanWNT ahead of tough Olympic decisions

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will play a pair of friendlies in June, giving them valuable last-minute preparation time ahead of the Olympics this summer. Here’s some of what head coach Bev Priestman had to say ahead of these games, as she and her staff undergo their last preparations ahead of a big Olympic tournament for this Canadian team.   The last push towards the Olympics … Continue reading Final Frontier: June friendlies important test for Bev Priestman and CanWNT ahead of tough Olympic decisions

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Path Set: Tough Olympic draw sees Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team drawn with hosts Japan, Great Britain and Chile in Group E

On Wednesday, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team found out its group ahead of the Tokyo Summer Olympics later this year, as they were drawn with Japan, Great Britain and Chile in Group E. Here’s our analysis of that draw, as well as some post-draw reaction from Canadian head coach, Bev Priestman, as their preparations for the summer continue in earnest.  The path is now laid … Continue reading Path Set: Tough Olympic draw sees Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team drawn with hosts Japan, Great Britain and Chile in Group E

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The Third Sub Episode 87: Vancouver Whitecaps open MLS season with big win over Timbers, CanWNT win pair of big UK friendlies

In episode 87 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into the Vancouver Whitecaps season-opening win over the Portland Timbers, as well as some Canadian Women’s National Team, MLS and European Super League talk. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things Vancouver … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 87: Vancouver Whitecaps open MLS season with big win over Timbers, CanWNT win pair of big UK friendlies