Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, this time with Episode #8, as they break down the latest news in MLS, CPL and Whitecaps land. They start things off with a look at the latest updates from MLS, before looking at how the COVID-19 situation in both the US and Canada could impact the … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 8: Who makes a Vancouver Whitecaps substitutes Mount Rushmore?
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?
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
After doing well as a left-sided partnership in the 2nd half of the first-ever CPL season, Kwame Awuah and Chris Nanco are looking to take another step forward in year 2, as the two best friends get set to help Forge repeat as CPL champions in 2020. During the 1st season of the Canadian Premier League, a couple of trends quickly emerged. One of those … Continue reading ‘A little taste’: Kwame Awuah and Chris Nanco aiming to make left side a ‘strong side’ for Forge in 2020
The 2019 CPL Champions, Forge, kicked off training camp this week. Here is a report from their camp, where spirits are high, the mentality is good and bright things appear to be on the horizon are on a team that is expected to be among the league leaders once again in 2020. After setting the bar high in year 1, they want to keep on … Continue reading “We don’t have to reinvent the wheel”: Forge hoping that continuity, experience help overcome long CPL offseason
In their 3rd episode of the Third Sub, Alex and Sam are back to take a look at the start of the Vancouver Whitecaps season, which gets underway this weekend, as they take on Sporting Kansas City. Ahead of that game, they take a look back at preseason so far, before looking at some of the storylines this week at training, rounding things off with … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 3: Let the games begin for the Vancouver Whitecaps
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
In this edition of ‘Rouges Reflections’, a new column for anything Canada Soccer related, we take a look at a busy past week for the Men, who have a lot to look forward to in 2020. From the Olympics to World Cup qualifiers, along with a look at Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David, here is how it’s all going down in CanMNT land. After it … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: No shortage of movement in the Canadian Men’s National Team landscape
On Friday, Canada Soccer announced that the Men’s National Team would play a pair of March friendlies to Victoria, bringing the National Team back to Vancouver Island for the first time in over a decade. Here is why the announcement is so big, how these matches will impact Canada, and a look at why the Olympic Qualifiers may stand to be impacted by these games. … Continue reading Westhills Welcome: With World Cup qualifying hopes on the line, Canada Soccer turning to Victoria for support
Canada’s Women’s National Team continued its strong run of games on Friday, beating Costa Rica by a score of 1-0 to officially qualify for the 2020 Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo later this year. It wasn’t as pretty as Canada would have liked, but they did enough to get through on the evening, riding a second-half Jordyn Huitema goal to an eventual victory. … Continue reading Ticket to Tokyo: Canada weathers tough start, rides Huitema goal to punch ticket to 2020 Olympics