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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 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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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

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Long-read: Milan Borjan relishing his role as a leader for Canada as he continues to give back to the country that helped both him and his family

On this warm Thursday evening at Canada’s Men’s National Team training camp, spirits are high. As training concluded for the day, they engaged in a fun post-training shooting competition, where the majority of the players participated in the popular game of two-touch, with goals being met with cheers and misses being met with intense ribbing from teammates.  As goalkeepers Max Crepeau and Marco Carducci stood … Continue reading Long-read: Milan Borjan relishing his role as a leader for Canada as he continues to give back to the country that helped both him and his family

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Preview: Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team takes on Cuba in first-ever CONCACAF Nations League game

Les Rouges takes on Cuba at BMO Field, officially kicking off their quest to be the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League Champions, as well as starting down the long qualification path to the 2022 World Cup. Canada kicks off their Nations League campaign this weekend, as they take on a plucky Cuba side at BMO Field. Their last meeting did not come too long ago, as … Continue reading Preview: Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team takes on Cuba in first-ever CONCACAF Nations League game

(Opinion) CONCACAF gonna CONCACAF: Everything Wrong With the new Qualifying Process

When it comes to FIFA, the governing body of international football, things are never boring. From dealing with corruption charges to ensuring that the many global competitions are well-ran, and everything in between, they always have a lot on their plate when it comes to running the World’s game. Within FIFA, there are many smaller governing bodies, as continental organizations are set up to run … Continue reading (Opinion) CONCACAF gonna CONCACAF: Everything Wrong With the new Qualifying Process

Thoughts and Musings: What did the Gold Cup Teach us About Canada?

Welcome back to Thoughts and Musings, a column in which I take a look at topics surrounding the Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada Soccer. In the first edition, we took a look at Canada’s elimination from the FIFA Women’s World Cup, while in the second we took a look at the Ali Adnan signing for Vancouver. In today’s edition, we take a look back at the … Continue reading Thoughts and Musings: What did the Gold Cup Teach us About Canada?

With a Historic Offensive Output in the Group Stage now in the Rearview Mirror, Canada Looks to Take Down Haiti as the Quest for Their Second Gold Cup Continues

All things considered, Canada can be very happy about their performance to date during this CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019. Having scored 12 goals, only conceding 3, the only blemish on their record came on the second matchday, where they fell to CONCACAF giants, Mexico. While that result certainly left a bad taste in the mouths of many Canadian fans, as Canada was unable to trouble … Continue reading With a Historic Offensive Output in the Group Stage now in the Rearview Mirror, Canada Looks to Take Down Haiti as the Quest for Their Second Gold Cup Continues