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34-year droughts, World Cup hopes, Gold Cup and Nations League dreams: what’s at stake in Canada vs USA

In part 4 of our preview series leading up to Canada vs the US on October 15th, we take a look at why this game is important for both sides, as they take each other on in their first competitive match in nearly a decade.  Part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players Part 2: Analyzing both teams tactical profiles Part 3: Key … Continue reading 34-year droughts, World Cup hopes, Gold Cup and Nations League dreams: what’s at stake in Canada vs USA

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“We’ve got a mission here” Test vs US big roadblock in long highway as Canada looks to return to World Cup 

John Herdman spoke to reporters on Wednesday, as his team is in the midst of a week-long camp, one that culminates with a huge clash against CONCACAF giants and their neighbours, the US.  After what has felt like a journey down a long, winding road these past few months, Canada’s Men’s National Team are now only a few days away from taking on the US, … Continue reading “We’ve got a mission here” Test vs US big roadblock in long highway as Canada looks to return to World Cup 

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Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 3: Key players and individual battles to watch tactically 

In the third part of our preview series ahead of Canada taking on the US in Nations League play next week, we bring the second of 2 tactical profiles on both teams. After exploring how both teams play and how they might interact with each other in the last part, we will now take a look at some of the more intriguing individual tactical profiles … Continue reading Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 3: Key players and individual battles to watch tactically 

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Ranking Canada’s Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of US clash by “Surprise Rating” 

As Canada gets set to take on the US in a pivotal CONCACAF Nations League matchup on October 15th, we break down the squad of players Canada will be expected to rely on for that game, giving each player a “Surprise Rating”. Earlier this week, Canada Soccer announced the 23-man squad that their Men’s National team have called up ahead of their Nations League clash … Continue reading Ranking Canada’s Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of US clash by “Surprise Rating” 

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Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players

In this preview series, we will be breaking things down ahead of the pivotal Canada vs USA clash in Toronto in less than 2 weeks. We will look at the squads, storylines, some key players, tactical analysis, statistical analysis, FIFA implications and more. Today, we kick things off with a look at both teams squads, their projected starting lineups, storylines and some key players to … Continue reading Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players

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A look at Canada Soccer’s Stephen Eustaquio, the latest building block for project 2022 and beyond

On Tuesday, Stephen Eustaquio was announced as part of John Herdman’s 23 man squad for the upcoming Nations League clash with the USA, as the midfielder continues his return from a tough knee injury.  Back in February, Canada Soccer announced that Cruz Azul defensive midfielder and former Portugal U21 player, Stephen Eustaquio, had committed to playing for Canada internationally. Born and raised in Leamington Ontario, … Continue reading A look at Canada Soccer’s Stephen Eustaquio, the latest building block for project 2022 and beyond

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John Herdman and Canada excited for pivotal home clash with US in the next stop of “Mission Impossible” for 2022

John Herdman spoke to media on Wednesday, answering questions ahead of Canada’s biggest game in recent memory.  With the important Nations League clash against the US now coming up in less than 3 weeks, Canada’s Men’s National Team coach, John Herdman, stood court for the media on Wednesday. In Toronto for the Canadian Championship final between Montreal and Toronto, he answered questions from the media … Continue reading John Herdman and Canada excited for pivotal home clash with US in the next stop of “Mission Impossible” for 2022

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Clear path emerges for Canada in 2022 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying ahead of landmark USA games in Nations League this fall

Canada got a big boost this week with the release of the latest FIFA World Rankings, giving them a much clearer path in what is a murky qualification process ahead of 2022.  The latest FIFA Rankings were released this week, bringing good news for fans of the Candian’s Men’s National Team, as they jumped up to 7th place in CONCACAF (75th in World), now finding … Continue reading Clear path emerges for Canada in 2022 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying ahead of landmark USA games in Nations League this fall

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Well-travelled Sam Adekugbe staking his claim to be Canada’s starting left-back ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign

With Sam Adekugbe putting up some strong performances in Norway, he continues to push to become Canada’s starting left-back ahead of the start of their 2022 World Cup Qualifying process. With Canada playing a couple of games this past week in Toronto, we caught up with the former Vancouver Whitecap, as he spoke on a couple of topics, including his time in Vancouver, his European … Continue reading Well-travelled Sam Adekugbe staking his claim to be Canada’s starting left-back ahead of 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign