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“There’s no better feeling”: CanWNT/CanXNT mark return to Vancouver in memorable fashion with commanding 2-0 win over Nigeria

The CanWNT/CanXNT took on Nigeria in friendly action at BC Place on Friday, coming as part of their Olympic gold medal ‘Celebration Tour’. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  It was a game befitting of a ‘Celebration Tour’.  On a night where there was a lot of partying off the pitch for the CanWNT/CanXNT, and for good reason, they made sure to … Continue reading “There’s no better feeling”: CanWNT/CanXNT mark return to Vancouver in memorable fashion with commanding 2-0 win over Nigeria

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“We just have to go home now and handle business”: World Cup berth put on hold for the CanMNT for now after intense 1-0 loss to Costa Rica

The CanMNT took on Costa Rica in CONCACAF World Cup qualification in San Jose on Thursday. Here’s our match report from that one.  They huffed, and puffed, but they just couldn’t blow the house down.  And with that, they had to delay their planned celebrations for another few days.  Facing off against a Costa Rican time fighting for their World Cup lives on Thursday, the … Continue reading “We just have to go home now and handle business”: World Cup berth put on hold for the CanMNT for now after intense 1-0 loss to Costa Rica

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“It’s been a long time coming”: The CanWNT/CanXNT is getting set for long-awaited BC return in April on next leg of celebration tour

As announced Wednesday, the CanWNT/CanXNT is set to come to BC in April for a pair of games, all coming as part of the next leg of their gold medal celebration tour. Here’s some of what stood out from that announcement.  Almost 4 years later, they’re finally coming back.  Them, of course, being the CanWNT/CanXNT, who as announced on Wednesday, are officially coming to British … Continue reading “It’s been a long time coming”: The CanWNT/CanXNT is getting set for long-awaited BC return in April on next leg of celebration tour

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“There were a lot of positives”: CanWNT/CanXNT runs out of steam in Spain loss to close out otherwise solid showing at Arnold Clark Cup

The CanWNT/CanXNT finished the Arnold Clark Cup with a clash against Spain on Wednesday. Here’s our match report from that one.  You just knew that a stiff test awaited them in this last game.  Yet, at the same time, you also harboured hope that the CanWNT/CanXNT could find a way to come out strong against a difficult Spain side as they got set to tackle … Continue reading “There were a lot of positives”: CanWNT/CanXNT runs out of steam in Spain loss to close out otherwise solid showing at Arnold Clark Cup

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“We just found a way to win”: CanWNT/CanXNT continues strong start to Arnold Clark Cup with gritty 1-0 win over Germany

The CanWNT/CanXNT took on Germany in the second game of the Arnold Clark Cup on Sunday. Here’s our match report from that one.  It was a much-needed bounceback.  Fresh off of a decent 1-1 draw against England in their opening match of the Arnold Clark Cup, there was no doubt that the CanWNT/CanXNT were looking to take a step forward in their second game of … Continue reading “We just found a way to win”: CanWNT/CanXNT continues strong start to Arnold Clark Cup with gritty 1-0 win over Germany

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“It’s still going to be a tough test”: CanWNT/CanXNT expecting tough Germany side at ACC as they look to build off of opening-day England draw

The CanWNT/CanXNT is getting set to take on Germany in the Arnold Clark Cup on Sunday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one. 1 game down, 2 to go.  And for the CanWNT/CanXNT, the games are really starting to come thick and fast here, as they get set to continue their quest through the Arnold Clark Cup with a clash against Germany on Sunday.  Fresh … Continue reading “It’s still going to be a tough test”: CanWNT/CanXNT expecting tough Germany side at ACC as they look to build off of opening-day England draw

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The Final 3rd: The CanMNT are looking to extend lead atop Octo and cap so far perfect January window in trip to El Salvador

The CanMNT are heading to El Salvador for another crucial World Cup qualifier on Wednesday. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  It’s a chance to cap off what has been a near-dream January window.  Heading into this 3-game window, it felt like the CanMNT would do well just to get out with anything above 4 points, but now, with 6 points out of … Continue reading The Final 3rd: The CanMNT are looking to extend lead atop Octo and cap so far perfect January window in trip to El Salvador

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for January’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the next round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers sitting just around the corner here, the CanMNT revealed the squad that they’ll lean on in those games as they continue their ongoing quest to try and qualify for the 2022 World Cup. In this, we break down that squad by ‘Surprise Rating’.  It’s that time again.  Just over 2 months after they last convened as … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for January’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Mountain to Climb: As the absences mount, the CanMNT ready to face stiffest ‘Octo’ test yet with this January window

Just days out from a massive window for the CanMNT, the challenges have started to pile up for John Herdman’s side as they get set to tackle some crucial World Cup qualifiers later this month. In this, we look at what lies ahead of them now as they continue their journey towards the World Cup next week. All of a sudden, we’re just days away … Continue reading Mountain to Climb: As the absences mount, the CanMNT ready to face stiffest ‘Octo’ test yet with this January window

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The Third Sub Episode 121: ‘Caps continue quiet offseason, CanMNT transfers rack up, and MLS continues interesting winter

In Episode 121 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan catch up on a month of Vancouver Whitecaps, MLS and CanMNT news to kick off 2022. 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 catch up on a busy month’s worth of Vancouver … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 121: ‘Caps continue quiet offseason, CanMNT transfers rack up, and MLS continues interesting winter