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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of January 2021’s ‘Camp Poutine’ by ‘Surprise Rating’

With Canada’s Men’s National Soccer Team looking to return to action this month for the first time in nearly a year, we break down the squad called up for the occasion, giving a ‘Surprise Rating’ for each player called up.  With a new year, comes some new faces.  While the Canadian Men’s National Team camp will be mostly comprised of faces we’ve seen before, there … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of January 2021’s ‘Camp Poutine’ by ‘Surprise Rating’

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The Third Sub Episode 66: Forge’s CONCACAF adventure, York’s rebrand and reviewing some Whitecaps news

In episode 66 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into some Canadian Soccer news, including Forge’s run in CONCACAF League, York’s rebrand and much more. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In episode 66, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat about some Canadian Soccer and Vancouver Whitecaps news stories. First, they … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 66: Forge’s CONCACAF adventure, York’s rebrand and reviewing some Whitecaps news

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Draw it out: Tough 2021 Gold Cup draw presents unique challenge to already-busy CanMNT side next year

CONCACAF held its first-ever Gold Cup draw on Monday, revealing the groups for next summer’s edition of the region’s marquee men’s tournament. Here is how the draw shaped up for Canada, and why next summer’s tournament promises to be an intriguing one for them, mostly due to the uncertainty surrounding their schedule and who will be available.  In the midst of uncertainty, CONCACAF made history … Continue reading Draw it out: Tough 2021 Gold Cup draw presents unique challenge to already-busy CanMNT side next year

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Final Countdown: Forge and Halifax relaxed ahead of what’s expected to be a ‘competitive’ Canadian Premier League finale

Nearly a month after they kicked off their 2020 season, the Canadian Premier League is wrapping things up this weekend, as Forge FC takes on the Halifax Wanderers in the final of the ‘Island Games’ on Saturday. Here is what both sides had to say ahead of that game, as they held a media day on Friday.  It’s been a sprint all the way through, … Continue reading Final Countdown: Forge and Halifax relaxed ahead of what’s expected to be a ‘competitive’ Canadian Premier League finale

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Island Introspections: Forge vs Cavalry set tone for CPL ‘Island Games’ tournament in opening day clash

In our first edition of ‘Island Introspections’, a column looking at the Canadian Premier League’s ‘Island Games’ tournament, we look at the first day of action from P.E.I., where 2019 finalists Forge FC and Cavalry FC put up a show.  The Canadian Premier League is back! Nearly 300 days after the league put a wrap on its 2019 season, they finally kicked off their 2020 … Continue reading Island Introspections: Forge vs Cavalry set tone for CPL ‘Island Games’ tournament in opening day clash

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Congestion Conundrum: Looking at the potential impact of CanMNT’s busy World Cup qualifying schedule

While there is no doubt that CONCACAF’s new World Cup qualifying format is good for Canada’s Men’s National Team, it has also created an interesting slate of questions concerning potential fixture congestion and fatigue woes. In this piece, we look at how that may impact the next year or so worth of games for the CanMNT, who may have to rely on the help of … Continue reading Congestion Conundrum: Looking at the potential impact of CanMNT’s busy World Cup qualifying schedule

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The Third Sub Episode 31: Debating a best CanMNT lineup and answering the Canadian Olympic question (Ft. Peter Galindo)

In their 31st episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are once again joined by Peter Galindo of Sportsnet, who comes on the show to chat all things CanMNT, along with a bit of CPL and MLS. Here’s the second part of their chat, as they chat about their best CanMNT lineups, look at Canada’s upcoming Olympic qualifying conundrum, and speak about … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 31: Debating a best CanMNT lineup and answering the Canadian Olympic question (Ft. Peter Galindo)

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The Third Sub Episode 30: Breaking down the CanMNT’s road to Qatar and talking Canadians Abroad (FT: Peter Galindo)

In their 30th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan are joined by Peter Galindo of Sportsnet, who comes on the show to chat all things CanMNT, along with a bit of CPL and MLS. Here’s the first part of their chat, as they talk CanMNT players abroad, the new CONCACAF Men’s World Cup qualifying format and what it means for Canada. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 30: Breaking down the CanMNT’s road to Qatar and talking Canadians Abroad (FT: Peter Galindo)

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Island Invitation: The Canadian Premier League announces 2020 return with ‘Island Games’ return-to-play plan

The Canadian Premier League announced it’s 2020 return-to-play plan on Wednesday, by revealing the ‘Island Games’, their special tournament that will be held in Charlottetown, P.E.I starting on August 13th. Here is a breakdown of the tournament, including some comments from CPL commissioner David Clanachan, after the league made its big announcement earlier on Wednesday.  Canada’s top domestic men’s soccer circuit has finally announced its … Continue reading Island Invitation: The Canadian Premier League announces 2020 return with ‘Island Games’ return-to-play plan

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New Road: Analyzing how a 12 team final round could affect CanMNT’s chances in 2022 World Cup qualifying

While COVID-19 has certainly thrown a wrench into things, there’s no doubt that this CONCACAF World Cup qualifying cycle has already been a long and complicated process, with each month seeming to bring a new story. So with the latest news out of the region suggesting that the newest change could be a doubling of the teams in the final round, we look at how … Continue reading New Road: Analyzing how a 12 team final round could affect CanMNT’s chances in 2022 World Cup qualifying