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Into the Octagon: An in-depth preview of the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers

On Thursday, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, kicks off. Here’s our in-depth preview of that ahead of then. Let’s get ready to rumble.  After a summer of waiting, the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers, is set to officially kick off later this week.  On Thursday, September 2nd, 8 of CONCACAF’s finest will take the field to … Continue reading Into the Octagon: An in-depth preview of the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers

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Gold Hunting: BTSVancity’s 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup preview

The 2021 Gold Cup kicks off this weekend. Here is our preview of the tournament, the 16th edition of North America’s biggest men’s international soccer competition.  As is tradition every 2 years, some of CONCACAF’s finest are ready to do battle for North American supremacy once again.  After there were fears that the tournament might not happen at all, the 2021 Gold Cup is set … Continue reading Gold Hunting: BTSVancity’s 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup preview

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The Third Sub Episode 104: Gold Cup, Olympics loom large for CanMNT, CanWNT after busy month of June

In Episode 104 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Canada Soccer’s Men’s and Women’s National teams in the midst of a busy summer for both teams. 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 chat all things Canada … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 104: Gold Cup, Olympics loom large for CanMNT, CanWNT after busy month of June

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Rouges Reflections: Diving into a CanMNT and CanWNT mailbag ahead of a busy summer of Canadian soccer action

In this edition of Rouges Reflection, our column on all things Canadian Soccer, we dive into a bevy of questions from the readers in our mailbag, doing our best to answer questions about both of Canada Soccer’s National Teams ahead of a busy summer of action for both teams.  A busy June of Canadian soccer awaits.  From the Men’s National Team’s quest to progress to … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: Diving into a CanMNT and CanWNT mailbag ahead of a busy summer of Canadian soccer action

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Third Sub Episode 98: Big month of June lies ahead for CanMNT, CanWNT

In Episode 98 of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports, Alexandre Gangue Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into all things Canada Soccer’s National Teams ahead of a busy month of June for both the men’s and women’s programs. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time … Continue reading Third Sub Episode 98: Big month of June lies ahead for CanMNT, CanWNT

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Squad ahead of June’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the return of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team ahead of June’s crucial 2022 World Cup qualifiers, we break down their latest squad, giving each player called up a ‘Surprise Rating’.  After a positive reunion in March, they’re looking to carry the good vibes into June.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, a massive task awaits them over the coming weeks, as they get set … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Squad ahead of June’s 2022 World Cup qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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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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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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First Step: Analyzing the CanMNT’s first-round draw for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

The Canadian Men’s National Soccer team’s first-round path to the World Cup was revealed on Wednesday, as CONCACAF drew the groups for the first round of their qualifiers, which are set to kick off in October. Here is a look at how Canada’s group shapes up, as some good tests await them in the road towards the 2nd round.  That new road has just been … Continue reading First Step: Analyzing the CanMNT’s first-round draw for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

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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