All over the world, football has begun its return, starting with South Korea and Germany, with Portugal set to soon join them. Luckily for Canadian Soccer fans, that will put a lot of Canadian content on display, something that won’t change anytime soon, especially with the flood of players set to join those who are already there. After a lengthy hiatus, football is starting to … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: CanMNT players ramping up for busy summer of play, movement abroad
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 2, where we move up the pitch … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: What to make of Canada’s midfield depth ahead of World Cup qualifiers
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
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
With Canada yet to organize any friendlies, along with the consistent Alphonso Davies at left back conundrum, we set out to answer both when and how Canada might play when the calendar flips to 2020. When will the friendlies arrive? It’s been quiet on the Canada Men’s National Team front as of late, with no news to report on any 2020 friendlies, as there doesn’t … Continue reading Friendly Fire: Analyzing Canada Soccer’s CANMNT 2020 scheduling and formation questions
In this edition of Thursday Thoughts, we open things up for a mailbag, as we set out to answer some burning questions that were sent to us ahead of today. Welcome back to another edition of ‘Thursday Thoughts’, a column where we look to take a look around at what’s going on in the Canada Soccer, Whitecaps and CPL world. Today, we open things up … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts Mailbag: 2020 Whitecaps expectations and signings, MLS talk and more
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.
Continue reading Canada vs USA Tactical Review: Plenty of lessons to be learned for Les Rouges in Orlando
After a rocky defensive outing at this summer’s Gold Cup, where a meltdown against Haiti denied them an opportunity to take on Mexico, Canada has shown strong defensive improvements these past few months. What has changed? In this one, we set out to answer that question. Defence wins championships. It’s an age-old adage, but it is one that still holds value today, as defending remains … Continue reading Lock it down: What has Canada done to improve defensively ahead of 2nd USA clash?
With the recent release of the Canada squad, as they prepare to take on the US in a pivotal CONCACAF Nations League clash, here is our breakdown of the team, as we go over the selections by allocating a ‘Surprise Rating’ to each player. Another camp, another squad announcement. Like the international break’s version of a trade deadline, team selection decisions often bringing surprises and … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of 2nd USA clash by “Surprise Rating”
Ahead of Canada vs USA, we break down both team’s tactics, and look forward to some matchups to watch. After a 1st game where tactics proved to play a huge role, there’s a lot to talk about heading into this one, so we’ll look at some of those talking points in this 2 part series. As the clock continues to tick, preparations are ramping up … Continue reading Canada vs USA in-depth tactical preview: What to expect from both teams in Orlando