Pacific FC flying high at the Halfway Mark of 2021 CPL season

Heading into the halfway point of this 2021 Canadian Premier League season, Pacific FC have been on a roll, sitting 1st in the table. In this, we take a look at what’s been working so well for them so far this season. With the Canadian Premier League just ticking past the halfway point, it’s about time that we took a look at Pacific FC’s exploits … Continue reading Pacific FC flying high at the Halfway Mark of 2021 CPL season

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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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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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Strong Start: Early Goals Power Table-Topping Pacific FC over Valour FC

Talk about keeping the good times rolling. Pacific FC took their momentum from the victory over Vancouver Whitecaps FC this past week in the Canadian Championship with them into league play Sunday, unleashing a barrage of goals early to take a 3-2 victory over Valour FC.  Starlight Stadium was noticeably less full than it was Thursday night during the first-ever ‘Ferryside Derby’, but the sunny … Continue reading Strong Start: Early Goals Power Table-Topping Pacific FC over Valour FC

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‘B.C. is Purple!’: Pacific FC makes a big statement in first-ever Ferryside Derby versus Vancouver Whitecaps

Right from the first kick of the ball, you just knew that it was going to be a special night.  Heck, you could feel the atmosphere right as soon as one stepped into Starlight Stadium in Langford on Thursday night.  As hosts Pacific FC got set to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps in the first-ever ‘Ferryside Derby’ between the two men’s professional teams currently operating … Continue reading ‘B.C. is Purple!’: Pacific FC makes a big statement in first-ever Ferryside Derby versus Vancouver Whitecaps

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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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‘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