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The Third Sub Episode 12: Analyzing how South Korea’s return to play could affect MLS, CPL

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to discuss soccer from more of a global standpoint, as parts of the world find themselves close to returning to play after this COVID-19 related hiatus. They analyze how the return of some of those leagues, such as South Korea’s KLeague, can impact … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 12: Analyzing how South Korea’s return to play could affect MLS, CPL

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Stalemate: CanWNT ends their ‘Tournoi de France’ with back-to-back draws against Brazil and the Netherlands

Canada rounded off their ‘Tournoi de France’ with clashes against the Netherlands and Brazil this past week, drawing 0-0 and 2-0, respectively. Here is how both games went down, and what we took away from this tournament, as Canada’s Olympic preparations continue on in full force.  In a tournament filled with some of the best, they at least held their own.  Canada may have wrapped … Continue reading Stalemate: CanWNT ends their ‘Tournoi de France’ with back-to-back draws against Brazil and the Netherlands

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Stung: Canada opens ‘Tournoi de France’ with narrow loss to hosts France via Asseyi set-piece stunner

Canada kicked off their ‘Tournoi de France’ this week, taking on the hosts in the opening match. Despite defending well over the course of 90 minutes, they conceded a stunning second-half free kick, and that would be all France needed to make a difference, allowing them to grab a 1-0 victory over the Canadians. When the margins are so tight, just one moment can completely … Continue reading Stung: Canada opens ‘Tournoi de France’ with narrow loss to hosts France via Asseyi set-piece stunner

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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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CPL: Forge assistant Johan Albert on the modern GK, time at Nantes and Forge’s strength in goal

Ahead of Forge’s victory over Cavalry in the CPL Finals, we spoke to Forge goalkeeper Johan Albert. Having spent over 2 decades coaching in France, he brought some interesting insight to the Hamilton-based side, and he shared some of that with us here.  It’s a position with demands unlike any other.  Visually, they stand out right away. Dressed in a different kit than their 10 … Continue reading CPL: Forge assistant Johan Albert on the modern GK, time at Nantes and Forge’s strength in goal

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Thursday Thoughts: Navigating through a busy period for Canada Soccer 

After a busy period, with more still to come, we navigate through the Canada Soccer landscape in this edition of ‘Thursday Thoughts’. We look at the U17s tournament in Brazil, look ahead to the U23’s next year and set the table for both the Men and Women’s Senior National Team programs.  It’s November, and it’s a busy time, at least for those who are fans … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Navigating through a busy period for Canada Soccer 

Thoughts and Musings: Looking Back at Canada’s Elimination (and What Needs to Change)

It’s been over a week now, yet it’s still tough to process the fact that Canada was knocked out of the Women’s World Cup in only the round of 16. Despite their high FIFA ranking coming into the tournament  , they were unable to live up to the lofty expectations put on both by themselves and the rest of the nation. With their strong performance in … Continue reading Thoughts and Musings: Looking Back at Canada’s Elimination (and What Needs to Change)

After a Stiff Start at the WWC, Canada Looks to Find Some Goals Against Sweden in the Round of 16

While it started as a promising run for Canada at the Women’s World Cup, with 2 clean sheets in their first two matches, things did not end as hoped as Canada ended up finishing second in their group, falling 2-1 to the Netherlands on the last matchday. While this result still ensures them of qualification to the last 16 of the tournament, winning their group … Continue reading After a Stiff Start at the WWC, Canada Looks to Find Some Goals Against Sweden in the Round of 16

How Canada Should Look to Maximize Their Talent This Gold Cup

After what has felt like an eternity spent waiting, the 2019 edition of the Gold Cup is finally about to kick off. For the 15th time in history, CONCACAF’s finest will battle it out, with one team being left standing, champions of North and Central America. For Canada, they are aiming to be that team for the second time in their history, after having triumphed … Continue reading How Canada Should Look to Maximize Their Talent This Gold Cup

Despite Strong Squad and High Ranking, Canada Looking to Shed Underdog Label in 2019 Women’s World Cup.

Despite having a strong squad and high FIFA ranking, Canada’s Women’s National team has a lot to prove this World Cup, as they look to live up to their high expectations for this tournament, chasing their first ever finals appearence in a major women’s tournament, despite being one of the top women’s soccer teams for many years now. The Canada’s Women’s National Team opens up … Continue reading Despite Strong Squad and High Ranking, Canada Looking to Shed Underdog Label in 2019 Women’s World Cup.