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Overloads, presses and quick passes: How Canada vs USA shaped up from a tactical standpoint

After Canada took out the US in a huge victory on Tuesday, we look at what happened to tactically to allow that to happen, as Canada managed to get a strategic upper-hand over their neighbours. In a battle of what seemed like David vs Goliath, at least on paper, Canada showed the US they were closer to the latter than they are to the former, … Continue reading Overloads, presses and quick passes: How Canada vs USA shaped up from a tactical standpoint

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Canada ends 34-year drought with emphatic 2-0 victory over US, giving big boost to World Cup hopes 

Canada took on the US in a much-anticipated clash of two old rivals at BMO Field, as Canada looked to find a much-needed victory, while the US aimed to deny their neighbours a crucial 17 points in their journey to climb the FIFA Rankings. Under the bright lights of BMO Field, Canada and the US got set to do battle, as they looked to renew … Continue reading Canada ends 34-year drought with emphatic 2-0 victory over US, giving big boost to World Cup hopes 

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Canada and US ready to kick off ‘new era’ of rivalry on Tuesday

After a long wait, the day is finally upon us, as the US comes up to Toronto to take on their northern neighbours Canada in a CONCACAF Nations League clash with plenty at stake.  In a match ridden with World Cup, Gold Cup and Nations League implications, Canada takes on the US in Toronto on Tuesday, as both teams look to rekindle their men’s soccer … Continue reading Canada and US ready to kick off ‘new era’ of rivalry on Tuesday

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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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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