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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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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

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Rouges Reflections: No shortage of movement in the Canadian Men’s National Team landscape

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

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Westhills Welcome: With World Cup qualifying hopes on the line, Canada Soccer turning to Victoria for support

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

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California Reeling: The US continues 19-year unbeaten streak against Canada with 3-0 win in Olympic Qualifiers finale

After both teams had already punched their tickets to Tokyo this past Friday, both Canada and the US met in LA on Sunday, with a chance to win some silverware on the line. And despite a strong Canadian push, it would be the US who would triumph over 90 minutes, keeping the Canadian winless run against their neighbours at 19 years and running. It was … Continue reading California Reeling: The US continues 19-year unbeaten streak against Canada with 3-0 win in Olympic Qualifiers finale

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Ticket to Tokyo: Canada weathers tough start, rides Huitema goal to punch ticket to 2020 Olympics

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

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The Texas Triple: Canada sweeps group in Olympic Qualifiers, setting up ‘win and you’re in’ semi-final in LA

They weren’t as bombastic as they were in their first two victories, as they only beat Mexico by a score of 2-0, but it was enough to push Canada to the top of Group B at Olympic Qualifying, setting them up with a date against Costa Rica on Friday, with Olympic dreams on the line in that one.  It wasn’t a stack of carefully broiled … Continue reading The Texas Triple: Canada sweeps group in Olympic Qualifiers, setting up ‘win and you’re in’ semi-final in LA

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Teibert Time: Amidst seas of Whitecaps change, Russell Teibert aims to help calm the waters

As the Vancouver Whitecaps preseason camp continues to progress, we take a look at the longest-tenured Whitecap, midfielder Russell Teibert, and his importance to this ever-changing Vancouver squad. Teitur Thordarson. Tom Soehn. Martin Rennie. Carl Robinson. Craig Dalrymple. Marc Dos Santos. The list of all-time Vancouver Whitecaps MLS coaches isn’t that long, but only one player has had the chance to work under each of … Continue reading Teibert Time: Amidst seas of Whitecaps change, Russell Teibert aims to help calm the waters