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Kingston Mudbath: CanMNT and Jamaica combine for sloppy 0-0 draw in ‘difficult’ 2nd matchday of October World Cup qualifying window

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team took on Jamaica in Kingston for a crucial CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on Sunday. Here’s what stood out from that one, as both teams combined for a 0-0 draw that they both might soon want to forget, for different reasons.  It might have been the same result as their previous game, yet it felt so different.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s … Continue reading Kingston Mudbath: CanMNT and Jamaica combine for sloppy 0-0 draw in ‘difficult’ 2nd matchday of October World Cup qualifying window

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

As the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, rolls on this month with another 3 crucial matchdays on the schedule, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team has released their latest squad ahead of those games. In this, we break it down by ‘Surprise Rating’.  After a decent start, the going is about to get tough for Canada.  As they head into the second … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for October’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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“We want to continue like this”: CanMNT closes September window on high note with massive 3-0 win over El Salvador in World Cup qualifying action

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team picked up a massive 3-0 win over El Salvador in the 3rd matchday of the Octagonal, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, at BMO Field in Toronto on Wednesday. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  It was a perfect end to a solid window.  Having gotten off to a decent start to the Octagonal, the … Continue reading “We want to continue like this”: CanMNT closes September window on high note with massive 3-0 win over El Salvador in World Cup qualifying action

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“We know what’s at stake”: CanMNT ready to turn BMO Field into a fortress ahead of must-win World Cup qualifier vs El Salvador

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is getting set to play a pivotal CONCACAF World Cup qualifier vs El Salvador on Wednesday night. Here’s how they’re feeling ahead of that one.  After 2 good battles, they’re ready for one last showdown.  Heading into their match with El Salvador at BMO Field on Wednesday night, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are prepared for absolutely anything in that … Continue reading “We know what’s at stake”: CanMNT ready to turn BMO Field into a fortress ahead of must-win World Cup qualifier vs El Salvador

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Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo

Ahead of the start of the final round of World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, we dive into Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s diverse tactical profile, analyzing their use of the 3-5-2 and 4-4-2 formations, before looking at some potential lineups to use within those formations.  The value is there, but it needs to be properly extracted.  Heading into the start of the final round of … Continue reading Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s first ‘Octagonal’ squad in World Cup Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the return of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team for the start of the Octo in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, we break down their latest squad, which was announced last week, by giving them a ‘Surprise Rating’.  Fresh off of a busy summer, it’s almost go time.  After a memorable month of June and July for Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, they can’t wait to … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s first ‘Octagonal’ squad in World Cup Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Shake the Tri: Diving into Mexico’s tactical profile ahead of pivotal Gold Cup semi-final clash with CanMNT

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is getting set to take on Mexico in a pivotal 2021 Gold Cup semi-final clash on Thursday night. Here’s what to expect from El Tri tactically in that encounter, and how Canada can counter that.  Having reached a frontier not breached in a long time, a familiar foe now awaits.  Just by making the semi-finals of the 2021 CONCACAF Gold … Continue reading Shake the Tri: Diving into Mexico’s tactical profile ahead of pivotal Gold Cup semi-final clash with CanMNT

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Moore Misery: Early Shaq Moore goal sinks CanMNT in 1-0 loss to USMNT in 2021 Gold Cup Group B finale

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team finished the group stage of the 2021 Gold Cup with a 1-0 loss to the United States on Sunday, pushing them down to 2nd in Group B ahead of the quarter-finals. Here is what stood out from that game.  They had nothing to lose, yet so much to gain.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, those were the exact circumstances … Continue reading Moore Misery: Early Shaq Moore goal sinks CanMNT in 1-0 loss to USMNT in 2021 Gold Cup Group B finale

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Off to the Races: CanMNT survive early scare before cruising to 4-1 win over Martinique to open 2021 Gold Cup

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team kicked off their 2021 Gold Cup campaign with a 4-1 win over Martinique on Sunday. Here is what stood out from that game, one in which Canada survived an early scare before getting back into the game, cruising to their eventual result.  After an early scare, they did what they needed to do to avoid an upset.  It might not … Continue reading Off to the Races: CanMNT survive early scare before cruising to 4-1 win over Martinique to open 2021 Gold Cup

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New Look: Analyzing the CanMNT’s 3-5-2 (and why they should keep it) ahead of the 2021 Gold Cup

In this, we break down Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s 3-5-2 formation that they debuted back in June, seeing why they should probably keep working on this particular tactical set-up ahead of the 2021 Gold Cup this July (and for the Octagonal, as well). After a bit of experimentation, they’ve appeared to find the magic formula.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s head coach, John … Continue reading New Look: Analyzing the CanMNT’s 3-5-2 (and why they should keep it) ahead of the 2021 Gold Cup