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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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Hexit: How Canada’s Men’s National Team can overcome potential Hexagonal near-miss

Canada’s Men’s National Team took a tough hit this past week, with the cancellation of their 2 March friendlies due to the outbreak of COVID-19 potentially affecting their World Cup hopes. Here is how, and a look at what may be next for them.  14 points.  Some might recognize what it represents. It could be 4 victories and 2 draws in football, 7 wins in … Continue reading Hexit: How Canada’s Men’s National Team can overcome potential Hexagonal near-miss

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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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“We have to continue”: Despite Champions League exit, Christian Bolanos and Saprissa aiming to carry on domestic growth

Saprissa narrowly fell to the Montreal Impact this week, as the Canadian side advanced to the next round of the Concacaf Champions League. After the game, BTS spoke to Saprissa’s Christian Bolanos, as the former Vancouver Whitecaps man shared his thoughts on the game, MLS and pushing forward. Continue reading “We have to continue”: Despite Champions League exit, Christian Bolanos and Saprissa aiming to carry on domestic growth

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Olympique to Olympics: Montreal Impact’s Champions League match offers early look at CanMNT Olympic hopefuls

The Concacaf Champions League continues to rage on this week, with 8 matches to monitor. In this one, we focus on the Canadian participant, the Montreal Impact, and the battle ahead for the young squad, one littered with U23 Canadians, before rounding things off with a look at the other 7 games. With the Concacaf Olympic qualifiers also coming up, a U23 event, we also … Continue reading Olympique to Olympics: Montreal Impact’s Champions League match offers early look at CanMNT Olympic hopefuls

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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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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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Pristine Christine: Sinclair scores record-breaking 185th goal, Canada cruises to 11-0 victory in Olympic Qualifiers

Canada kicked off its 2020 CONCACAF Olympic qualifiers on Wednesday, as they scored early and often en route to an 11-0 victory. It’s a game that will be remembered for other reasons, however, as Canada’s captain, Christine Sinclair, forever etched her name in the history books with her record-setting 185th international goal, putting her alone atop the all-time goalscorer list. A moment of magic, a … Continue reading Pristine Christine: Sinclair scores record-breaking 185th goal, Canada cruises to 11-0 victory in Olympic Qualifiers

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Locked and Loaded: Despite talk of record, Christine Sinclair focused on ‘important’ Olympic qualifiers

Canada’s Women’s National Team kicks off its Olympic qualifying campaign this week. Here is what their all-time leading goalscorer, Christine Sinclair, had to say ahead of what promises to be an exciting couple of weeks down in Texas.  Goal scoring records. The pursuit of 5 rings. Revenge for 2019.  There’s a lot on the mind of Canada’s Women’s National Team players heading into this 2020 … Continue reading Locked and Loaded: Despite talk of record, Christine Sinclair focused on ‘important’ Olympic qualifiers