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New Road: Analyzing how a 12 team final round could affect CanMNT’s chances in 2022 World Cup qualifying

While COVID-19 has certainly thrown a wrench into things, there’s no doubt that this CONCACAF World Cup qualifying cycle has already been a long and complicated process, with each month seeming to bring a new story. So with the latest news out of the region suggesting that the newest change could be a doubling of the teams in the final round, we look at how … Continue reading New Road: Analyzing how a 12 team final round could affect CanMNT’s chances in 2022 World Cup qualifying

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Rouges Reflections: Davies and Henry thrust into spotlight, CanMNT ready for potential World Cup qualifying change

In this edition of Rouges Reflections, our column covering all things Canadian Soccer, we take a look at the impending returns of the Bundesliga and KLeague, and how they should give the CanMNT a boost, before taking a look at how potential changes to the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying format could impact Canada. After what has felt like an eternity without it, soccer is slowly … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: Davies and Henry thrust into spotlight, CanMNT ready for potential World Cup qualifying change

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CanMNT Road to 2022: Analyzing the Canadian attack ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Once these unprecedented times are behind us, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will get underway, in some form or another. In this series, we look at who Canada’s best options at each position will be heading into those matches, as they try to get back to the World Cup for the first time in 30 years. Here is part 3, where we move up the pitch … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: Analyzing the Canadian attack ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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CanMNT Road to 2022: What to make of Canada’s midfield depth ahead of World Cup qualifiers

Once these unprecedented times are behind us, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will get underway, in some form or another. In this series, we look at who Canada’s best options at each position will be heading into those matches, as they try to get back to the World Cup for the first time in 30 years. Here is part 2, where we move up the pitch … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: What to make of Canada’s midfield depth ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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CanMNT Road to 2022: How does Canada’s squad project defensively ahead of World Cup qualifiers?

Once these unprecedented times are behind us, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying will get underway, in some form or another. In this series, we look at who Canada’s best options at each position will be heading into those matches, as they try to get back to the World Cup for the first time in 30 years. Here is part 1, where we kick things off with … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: How does Canada’s squad project defensively ahead of World Cup qualifiers?

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“Shows the Pathway”: Bobby Smyrniotis on Tristan Borges, Forge’s success, CPL’s future and more

Before the world was shaken by the global outbreak of COVID-19 over the last week, teams in the Canadian Premier League were getting set to embark on their 2nd-ever season. We spoke to the head coach of one of those teams, Bobby Smyrniotis of Forge FC, who shared several interesting insights about his team and the league heading into year 2. For someone who’s only … Continue reading “Shows the Pathway”: Bobby Smyrniotis on Tristan Borges, Forge’s success, CPL’s future and more

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Hexit: How Canada’s Men’s National Team can overcome potential Hexagonal near-miss

Canada’s Men’s National Team took a tough hit this past week, with the cancellation of their 2 March friendlies due to the outbreak of COVID-19 potentially affecting their World Cup hopes. Here is how, and a look at what may be next for them.  14 points.  Some might recognize what it represents. It could be 4 victories and 2 draws in football, 7 wins in … Continue reading Hexit: How Canada’s Men’s National Team can overcome potential Hexagonal near-miss

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Stung: Canada opens ‘Tournoi de France’ with narrow loss to hosts France via Asseyi set-piece stunner

Canada kicked off their ‘Tournoi de France’ this week, taking on the hosts in the opening match. Despite defending well over the course of 90 minutes, they conceded a stunning second-half free kick, and that would be all France needed to make a difference, allowing them to grab a 1-0 victory over the Canadians. When the margins are so tight, just one moment can completely … Continue reading Stung: Canada opens ‘Tournoi de France’ with narrow loss to hosts France via Asseyi set-piece stunner

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Tokyo Tune-up: Canada’s Women’s National Team getting much-needed pre-Olympic test at Tournoi de France

Canada’s Women’s National Team is back in action this week, as they prepare to take on Brazil, France and the Netherlands at the inaugural “Tournoi de France”, a friendly tournament taking place in the north-east of France. For a Canada team still in search of their identity, it’s a perfect test for them, as they get set for another big year for their program.  After … Continue reading Tokyo Tune-up: Canada’s Women’s National Team getting much-needed pre-Olympic test at Tournoi de France

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Rouges Reflections: Alphonso Davies shines in UCL, kickstarting big week for CanMNT players in Europe

Ahead of what promises to be a big week for Canadians in European play, Alphonso Davies got the party started on Tuesday, as he and his Bayern side picked up a commanding lead away to Chelsea. Here is a look at that, and how these big Canadian performances abroad are helping boost the country’s stock football-wise. Every time you set them a challenge, it seems … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: Alphonso Davies shines in UCL, kickstarting big week for CanMNT players in Europe