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Draw it out: Tough 2021 Gold Cup draw presents unique challenge to already-busy CanMNT side next year

CONCACAF held its first-ever Gold Cup draw on Monday, revealing the groups for next summer’s edition of the region’s marquee men’s tournament. Here is how the draw shaped up for Canada, and why next summer’s tournament promises to be an intriguing one for them, mostly due to the uncertainty surrounding their schedule and who will be available.  In the midst of uncertainty, CONCACAF made history … Continue reading Draw it out: Tough 2021 Gold Cup draw presents unique challenge to already-busy CanMNT side next year

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The Third Sub Episode 49: Reviewing the Canadian Premier League’s 2020 season and looking ahead to 2021 (Ft: AFCCurtis)

In the 49th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Canadian Premier League YouTuber AFCCurtis, as they take an in-depth look back at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ that recently wrapped up. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In their 49th episode of the show, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by AFCCurtis, Canadian Premier … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 49: Reviewing the Canadian Premier League’s 2020 season and looking ahead to 2021 (Ft: AFCCurtis)

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Next Step: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to be ‘even better’ against Impact after win over TFC last week (Preview #5)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Montreal Impact in a big game for both sides on Sunday. Here is our preview ahead of that one, as the ‘Caps look to make it two wins from two games at BC Place in September, after they did well to beat TFC at home last week.  After getting a taste of victory last week, they’re looking to repeat … Continue reading Next Step: Vancouver Whitecaps aiming to be ‘even better’ against Impact after win over TFC last week (Preview #5)

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The Third Sub Episode 40: Previewing the upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps clash with TFC (Ft. Michael Singh)

In their 40th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Michael Singh of Waking the Red, as they take the time to preview the upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps game against Toronto FC on Saturday. Welcome back to episode 40 of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time joined by Michael Singh … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 40: Previewing the upcoming Vancouver Whitecaps clash with TFC (Ft. Michael Singh)

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The Third Sub Episode 38: Week 2 of the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ and Alphonso Davies’s UCL triumph

In the 38th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down the 2nd week of action at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, before taking the time to talk about the significance of Alphonso Davies’s UCL victory with Bayern Munich in the scope of Canadian sporting history. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 38: Week 2 of the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ and Alphonso Davies’s UCL triumph

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First Step: Analyzing the CanMNT’s first-round draw for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

The Canadian Men’s National Soccer team’s first-round path to the World Cup was revealed on Wednesday, as CONCACAF drew the groups for the first round of their qualifiers, which are set to kick off in October. Here is a look at how Canada’s group shapes up, as some good tests await them in the road towards the 2nd round.  That new road has just been … Continue reading First Step: Analyzing the CanMNT’s first-round draw for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

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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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Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

On Thursday, the MLS announced their ‘Phase 1’ plan for Canadian MLS teams, while Canada Soccer announced its plan for the 2020 Canadian Championship. In this, we look at the details of both announcements, and what this all means for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  There will be MLS games in Canada this season.  After seeing the MLS move down to Florida during the last month for … Continue reading Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

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CPL is Back: Previewing all 8 Canadian Premier League teams ahead of the ‘Island Games’

The Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ get going this week in Charlottetown. In this, we take an in-depth look at each of the 8 participants in this competition, as they all look to fight for the ‘North Star Shield’, starting this week.  Nearly 300 days after they concluded their 2019 season, the Canadian Premier League is finally back for 2020.  With the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ … Continue reading CPL is Back: Previewing all 8 Canadian Premier League teams ahead of the ‘Island Games’

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The Third Sub Episode 33/34: An in-depth Canadian Premier League ‘Island Games’ Preview

In their 33rd and 34th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan sit back and preview the Canadian Premier League’s Island Games, which get underway in P.E.I. later this week. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub podcast! In this special dual-episode, numbers 33 and 34, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to dive into some … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 33/34: An in-depth Canadian Premier League ‘Island Games’ Preview