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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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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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Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

Another Vancouver Whitecaps signing was wrapped up this past weekend, as the team brought in 20-year-old Serbian centre back Ranko Veselinovic on a 1-year loan. Here is a look at what he can bring to the team.  He might be the latest addition to their ‘rank and file’, but his leadership attributes suggest he’ll be more than just an ordinary squad member. The Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

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CanMNT Chalkboard Talk: 3 tactical ideas Canada Soccer should carry over from 2019 to 2020

With Canada Soccer’s 2020 Men’s National team slate kicking off with a victory over Barbados this week, we look at some tactical ideas that they should carry over from 2019 to 2020, as they look to take the next step and join the elite of CONCACAF.  In international football, tactics are a good way to offset deficiencies in talent throughout a team’s squad. Over the … Continue reading CanMNT Chalkboard Talk: 3 tactical ideas Canada Soccer should carry over from 2019 to 2020

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In the Ozone: Seeing if a Vancouver Whitecaps move for Jonathan Osorio could make sense

Given the obvious links between the Vancouver Whitecaps and Jonathan Osorio, along with the recent Nicolas Benezet situation, we look to see if there could be a fit for either player in Vancouver, as the Whitecaps could look to take them off of their rivals. Sometimes to get better, you must poach from the competition. This MLS offseason, the Vancouver Whitecaps have the option to … Continue reading In the Ozone: Seeing if a Vancouver Whitecaps move for Jonathan Osorio could make sense

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Godoy’s Plan: A look at Erik Godoy and why his signing is important for the Vancouver Whitecaps

With Erik Godoy looking set to return to the Vancouver Whitecaps in 2020, we look at the impact the Argentine had in his debut 2019 MLS season, and what his move can teach them ahead of the opening of the Winter Transfer Window. He might have already been in their midst, but the Whitecaps locked up their centre back solution this week. Just over a … Continue reading Godoy’s Plan: A look at Erik Godoy and why his signing is important for the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Door wide-open: Do the recent Vancouver Whitecaps moves suggest a formation shift for 2020?

As it looks less and less likely that Michaell Chirinos returns to Vancouver, we look at why a shift to the 3-5-2 may now be in order for the Whitecaps, especially with Lucas Cavallini coming into the fold.  With another winger supposedly out of the picture, the push away from a 4-3-3 might have just gotten another boost. Reports emerged out of Honduras late Wednesday … Continue reading Door wide-open: Do the recent Vancouver Whitecaps moves suggest a formation shift for 2020?

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Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos

As the future of Michaell Chirinos in Vancouver remains up in the air, we look at what’s holding up negotiations with the Honduran International, and why he may deserve a decent chunk of change The offseason has felt so long, yet is still barely getting underway.  It’s been nearly 2 months since the Vancouver Whitecaps last played a game, a tight 1-0 loss to Real … Continue reading Buy or Loan: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps contract negotiations with Michaell Chirinos

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Done(il) with Henry: How things shape up for the Whitecaps with the defender now transferred out

With the transfer of Doneil Henry to the Suwon Samsung Bluewings in Korea now official, we look at how that move impacts the Whitecaps, who continue building their roster for 2020.  It was only 2 years, but boy were they ever memorable.  After rumours had circulated a week prior surrounding the possible transfer of Whitecaps centre back Doneil Henry to an unnamed team in Asia, … Continue reading Done(il) with Henry: How things shape up for the Whitecaps with the defender now transferred out

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Canada vs USA Tactical Review: Plenty of lessons to be learned for Les Rouges in Orlando 

With Canada’s 4-1 loss against the US now behind us, we take a step back and break down how the game went from a tactical standpoint, as the US bounced back nicely from Canada’s tactical dominance in October.
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