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Honour Roll: Forge and Cavalry once again steal the show at Canadian Premier League Awards

The first-ever CPL Awards ceremonies happened in Toronto on Tuesday. Here are how things broke down, with some comments from a couple of the winners, as the CPL gathered to celebrate a big first year.  After a season of firsts, it was a good chance to celebrate.  On a sunny afternoon in downtown Toronto, the Canadian Premier League conducted its first-ever Awards ceremony. With 6 … Continue reading Honour Roll: Forge and Cavalry once again steal the show at Canadian Premier League Awards

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Stats Splurge: Calculating Adjusted Save Percentage totals in the Canadian Premier League

With the release of the CPL Centre Circle DATA! this week, we decided to dive in and attempt to calculate adjusted save percentage numbers across the league, allowing us to get a better idea of who stood out in goal this season.  Goalkeepers were the flavour of the day in the CPL Finals. The brand-new Canadian Premier League recently wrapped up proceedings with their first-ever … Continue reading Stats Splurge: Calculating Adjusted Save Percentage totals in the Canadian Premier League

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CPL: Forge assistant Johan Albert on the modern GK, time at Nantes and Forge’s strength in goal

Ahead of Forge’s victory over Cavalry in the CPL Finals, we spoke to Forge goalkeeper Johan Albert. Having spent over 2 decades coaching in France, he brought some interesting insight to the Hamilton-based side, and he shared some of that with us here.  It’s a position with demands unlike any other.  Visually, they stand out right away. Dressed in a different kit than their 10 … Continue reading CPL: Forge assistant Johan Albert on the modern GK, time at Nantes and Forge’s strength in goal

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What’s next for Canada Soccer on the path to the 2022 World Cup?

With the results from CONCACAF Nations League now finalized, as Canada missed out on making the knockout stages on goal difference, they now turn their focus to qualifying for the Hex by next fall. Here is how that journey looks to be shaping up for them.  The latest round of CONCACAF Nations League fixtures are now over, as the 2019 international slate wrapped up yesterday. … Continue reading What’s next for Canada Soccer on the path to the 2022 World Cup?

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Canada suffers big blow in big 4-1 loss to US in their Nations League finale

Canada took on the US on Friday, with plenty of hope surrounding a possible draw or victory. Instead, it was all US in this one, as they cruised to a comfortable 4-1 win. The nightmare started early, and it didn’t cease over 90 minutes.  It would be easy to think that we were describing Disney World’s famed ‘Tower of Terror’, a theme park ride known … Continue reading Canada suffers big blow in big 4-1 loss to US in their Nations League finale

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1st place or bust: Why Canada needs to top the US in Group A ahead of World Cup Qualifying

What does Friday’s Canada versus USA match mean for what happens next in CONCACAF? As any Canadian soccer supporter would do following Friday’s match against the US, we know you’ll be rushing to BTS to find out what it all really means. Well for this one, folks, we’re ahead of the game. The last month has been a very exciting one for soccer aficionados in … Continue reading 1st place or bust: Why Canada needs to top the US in Group A ahead of World Cup Qualifying

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Lock it down: What has Canada done to improve defensively ahead of 2nd USA clash? 

After a rocky defensive outing at this summer’s Gold Cup, where a meltdown against Haiti denied them an opportunity to take on Mexico, Canada has shown strong defensive improvements these past few months. What has changed? In this one, we set out to answer that question. Defence wins championships.  It’s an age-old adage, but it is one that still holds value today, as defending remains … Continue reading Lock it down: What has Canada done to improve defensively ahead of 2nd USA clash? 

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Battle of Orlando: The individuals and battles to watch in Canada vs USA (Tactical Preview Part 2) 

After looking at the profiles of both Canada and the US in the 1st part of our tactical preview, we now take a look at some individuals and battles that will shape the game, as both teams look to gain a massive victory in the quest for the Nations League knockout stages.  Canada vs USA in-depth tactical preview part 1: What to expect from both … Continue reading Battle of Orlando: The individuals and battles to watch in Canada vs USA (Tactical Preview Part 2) 

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of 2nd USA clash by “Surprise Rating” 

With the recent release of the Canada  squad, as they prepare to take on the US in a pivotal CONCACAF Nations League clash, here is our breakdown of the team, as we go over the selections by allocating a ‘Surprise Rating’ to each player.  Another camp, another squad announcement. Like the international break’s version of a trade deadline, team selection decisions often bringing surprises and … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of 2nd USA clash by “Surprise Rating” 

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Thursday Thoughts: Navigating through a busy period for Canada Soccer 

After a busy period, with more still to come, we navigate through the Canada Soccer landscape in this edition of ‘Thursday Thoughts’. We look at the U17s tournament in Brazil, look ahead to the U23’s next year and set the table for both the Men and Women’s Senior National Team programs.  It’s November, and it’s a busy time, at least for those who are fans … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Navigating through a busy period for Canada Soccer