They weren’t as bombastic as they were in their first two victories, as they only beat Mexico by a score of 2-0, but it was enough to push Canada to the top of Group B at Olympic Qualifying, setting them up with a date against Costa Rica on Friday, with Olympic dreams on the line in that one. It wasn’t a stack of carefully broiled … Continue reading The Texas Triple: Canada sweeps group in Olympic Qualifiers, setting up ‘win and you’re in’ semi-final in LA
After a dominant 11-0 performance in their tournament opener against St.Kitts and Nevis, Canada wasted no time in racking up goals against Jamaica in the 2nd match, scoring early and often en route to a 9-0 victory over the Caribbean nation. With their qualification to the semi-finals now assured, they face Mexico in the last game of the group stages next week, with seeding for … Continue reading Three’s Company: Canada’s front 3 racks up goals in big win over Jamaica at Olympic qualifiers
Canada’s Women’s National Team kicks off its Olympic qualifying campaign this week. Here is what their all-time leading goalscorer, Christine Sinclair, had to say ahead of what promises to be an exciting couple of weeks down in Texas. Goal scoring records. The pursuit of 5 rings. Revenge for 2019. There’s a lot on the mind of Canada’s Women’s National Team players heading into this 2020 … Continue reading Locked and Loaded: Despite talk of record, Christine Sinclair focused on ‘important’ Olympic qualifiers
With Canada’s Women’s National Team getting set to get their 2020 Olympic Dreams underway later next week, we break down their road to Tokyo, some tactical questions and other burning questions ahead of their first match down at qualifiers; a date with St.Kitts and Nevis. They’re heading down to Texas, where they’ll wrangle with their dreams of 5 ring bling. In a few days, Canada’s … Continue reading Big Dreams in Texas: What to expect from Canada's Women National Team in Olympic Qualifiers
With Canada’s Men’s National Team’s latest camp wrapping up down in California, we look back at some things we noticed from during the two weeks, as some players stepped up, lessons were learned and the path towards the 2022 World Cup took its latest winding twist. Results-wise, the circumstances demanded perfection, a standard which they were unable to meet. Besides that, it was overall a … Continue reading Learning Moments: What to take away from Canada Men's National Team 'Camp Poutine'
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
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?
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
With the release of the latest edition of the FIFA rankings now out, we take a look at how that affects Canada for the next international window, as they fight for a top 6 spot ahead of summer 2020. The latest edition of the FIFA world rankings hit the press early Thursday morning, revealing the biggest movers and shakers from the latest FIFA International window, … Continue reading Key CONCACAF games to watch next month as Canada now sits top 6 in latest FIFA Rankings
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