With Canada’s Women’s National Team getting set to get their 2020 Olympic Dreams underway later next week, we break down their road to Tokyo, some tactical questions and other burning questions ahead of their first match down at qualifiers; a date with St.Kitts and Nevis. They’re heading down to Texas, where they’ll wrangle with their dreams of 5 ring bling. In a few days, Canada’s … Continue reading Big Dreams in Texas: What to expect from Canada's Women National Team in Olympic Qualifiers
With Canada’s Men’s National Team’s latest camp wrapping up down in California, we look back at some things we noticed from during the two weeks, as some players stepped up, lessons were learned and the path towards the 2022 World Cup took its latest winding twist. Results-wise, the circumstances demanded perfection, a standard which they were unable to meet. Besides that, it was overall a … Continue reading Learning Moments: What to take away from Canada Men's National Team 'Camp Poutine'
With the Vancouver Whitecaps keeping busy this week, bringing in 2 players, while shuffling one out, we analyze the 3 moves for the club, as they ramp up their activity heading into the start of their MLS preseason. Much like the snow that dogged the lower mainland recently, the moves seemed to come in a flurry of action in Vancouver late this week. The start … Continue reading Flurry of Action: Erice gone, Didic and Gutierrez in, what's it all mean for the Vancouver Whitecaps?
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
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
With Canada Soccer’s 2020 Men’s National team slate kicking off with a victory over Barbados this week, we look at some tactical ideas that they should carry over from 2019 to 2020, as they look to take the next step and join the elite of CONCACAF. In international football, tactics are a good way to offset deficiencies in talent throughout a team’s squad. Over the … Continue reading CanMNT Chalkboard Talk: 3 tactical ideas Canada Soccer should carry over from 2019 to 2020
As the Vancouver Whitecaps look to find a way to improve their offence next season, it’s led to plenty of debate on what the best way to do that is. In this one, we look at why the answer may be as much tactical as it is statistical. While the Whitecaps got their big fish in Lucas Cavallini, one big question remains, can they feed … Continue reading Service Charge: Solving the Vancouver Whitecaps offensive woes, will it be tactically or statistically?
With Canada Soccer releasing their list of 26 players to face Barbados and Iceland next week, we break things down by ‘Surprise Ranking’ while also doing some research into how these players have fared leading into what is expected to be a busy camp for Les Rouges. It’s a new year, and with it comes some fresh faces. Canada’s Men’s National team released their latest … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of January’s ‘Camp Poutine’ by ‘Surprise Rating’
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
Given the obvious links between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Jonathan Osorio, along with the recent Nicolas Benezet situation, we look to see if there could be a fit for either player in Vancouver, as the Whitecaps could look to take them off of their rivals. Sometimes to get better, you must poach from the competition. This MLS offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps have the option to … Continue reading In the Ozone: Seeing if a Vancouver Whitecaps move for Jonathan Osorio could make sense