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

With the final set of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers just around the corner now, the CanMNT has called up a strong 25-man squad as they get set to finish the job that they’ve started here – qualify for the 2022 World Cup. In this, we break down that 25-man squad by ‘Surprise Rating’.  It’s that time again.  And in this instance, it’s bigger than ever.  … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for March’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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“We’re relishing that opportunity”: Despite promise of hostile environment, the CanMNT is ready and eager to try and snap 37-year winless drought in Honduras on Thursday

The CanMNT is getting set to take on Honduras in a crucial CONCACAF World Cup qualifier on Thursday. Ahead of then, here’s how they’re feeling, as they head down to Central America with one thing on their mind – picking up 3 points. Among the challenges that they’ve faced so far in this journey, this might rank as one of the most difficult.  On paper, … Continue reading “We’re relishing that opportunity”: Despite promise of hostile environment, the CanMNT is ready and eager to try and snap 37-year winless drought in Honduras on Thursday

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

With the next round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers sitting just around the corner here, the CanMNT revealed the squad that they’ll lean on in those games as they continue their ongoing quest to try and qualify for the 2022 World Cup. In this, we break down that squad by ‘Surprise Rating’.  It’s that time again.  Just over 2 months after they last convened as … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for January’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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“I think we’re a top team in CONCACAF”: The CanMNT takes massive step towards the 2022 World Cup & CONCACAF supremacy with 2-1 win over Mexico at the ‘Iceteca’

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team picked up a massive 2-1 victory over Mexico in Edmonton on Tuesday, putting them one step closer to the 2022 World Cup. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  Even before kick-off, you just knew that this would be a night to remember.  After a MD-1 unlike no other on Monday, Tuesday’s clash between Canada Soccer’s Men’s National … Continue reading “I think we’re a top team in CONCACAF”: The CanMNT takes massive step towards the 2022 World Cup & CONCACAF supremacy with 2-1 win over Mexico at the ‘Iceteca’

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

The next set of games in the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, are set to get going in less than a week’s time here. Ahead of then, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team has released their squad for this November window, in which they’ll play 2 crucial home games vs Costa Rica and Mexico in Edmonton. In this, we break down that … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for November’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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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