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“It’s been a hell of a journey”: World Cup-bound CanMNT finishes atop Octo standings despite 1-0 loss to Panama

The CanMNT took on Panama on Wednesday, closing out the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, in the process. Here’s our match report from that one.  Having already celebrated a big achievement, they just didn’t have enough left in the tank to end on a high note.  At the same time, while they didn’t get the result that they so badly craved … Continue reading “It’s been a hell of a journey”: World Cup-bound CanMNT finishes atop Octo standings despite 1-0 loss to Panama

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“We have to live in the moment”: The CanMNT are ready for stiff Costa Rican test as they look to snap 36-year World Cup drought Thursday

The CanMNT is getting set to kick off their March World Cup qualifying window with a match against Costa Rica on Thursday, a game in which they can book their ticket to the 2022 Men’s World Cup. Ahead of then, here’s a look at how they’re feeling about that, as they get set for a game of a lifetime down in San Jose, Costa Rica.  … Continue reading “We have to live in the moment”: The CanMNT are ready for stiff Costa Rican test as they look to snap 36-year World Cup drought Thursday

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The Third Sub Episode 128: Previewing a crucial final Octo World Cup qualifying window for the CanMNT

In Episode 128 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into yet all things CanMNT ahead of a huge March World Cup qualifying window for them. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast presented by Macey’s Sports! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat all things CanMNT, as Canada gets set for … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 128: Previewing a crucial final Octo World Cup qualifying window for the CanMNT

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“This team is fearless”: The CanMNT puts 1 foot in 2022 World Cup with key 2-0 win over El Salvador to cap off dream January window

The CanMNT wrapped up a World Cup qualifying window to remember with a 2-0 win over El Salvador on Wednesday. Here’s what stood out to us in that one.  It’s starting to smell like Qatar.  They might not have been able to mathematically clinch their spot in the 2022 World Cup on Wednesday, but the CanMNT aren’t that far off being able to do so … Continue reading “This team is fearless”: The CanMNT puts 1 foot in 2022 World Cup with key 2-0 win over El Salvador to cap off dream January window

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“We want the world to respect Canada”: The CanMNT keeps the good times rolling with a statement victory over the USMNT to continue remarkable World Cup qualifying story

The CanMNT took on the USMNT in a crucial World Cup qualifying match on Sunday, and they came out on top in a battle of two long-time rivals, picking up a massive 2-0 win. Here’s what stood out from that one.  In a battle of best-on-best, they found a way to stand the tallest.  Yet, it was just another important victory in a long line … Continue reading “We want the world to respect Canada”: The CanMNT keeps the good times rolling with a statement victory over the USMNT to continue remarkable World Cup qualifying story

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“It feels like a derby match”: The CanMNT are eager to reignite USMNT rivalry in crucial top-of-the-table World Cup qualifier Sunday

The CanMNT is getting set to take on the USMNT in a pivotal CONCACAF final round World Cup qualifier on Sunday. Here’s what’s dominating the conversation ahead of this one.  It promises to be the game to watch on Sunday. Two top-of-the-table teams, two long-standing rivals, two teams interconnected in several ways – Sunday’s matchday between the CanMNT and the USMNT is going to be … Continue reading “It feels like a derby match”: The CanMNT are eager to reignite USMNT rivalry in crucial top-of-the-table World Cup qualifier Sunday

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for January’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the next round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers sitting just around the corner here, the CanMNT revealed the squad that they’ll lean on in those games as they continue their ongoing quest to try and qualify for the 2022 World Cup. In this, we break down that squad by ‘Surprise Rating’.  It’s that time again.  Just over 2 months after they last convened as … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for January’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Mountain to Climb: As the absences mount, the CanMNT ready to face stiffest ‘Octo’ test yet with this January window

Just days out from a massive window for the CanMNT, the challenges have started to pile up for John Herdman’s side as they get set to tackle some crucial World Cup qualifiers later this month. In this, we look at what lies ahead of them now as they continue their journey towards the World Cup next week. All of a sudden, we’re just days away … Continue reading Mountain to Climb: As the absences mount, the CanMNT ready to face stiffest ‘Octo’ test yet with this January window

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Uncertainty Abound: Less than 4 weeks out from start of January window, lots of uncertainty still awaits the CanMNT

With a big month looming for the CanMNT, we look at how things are trending for them right now as they get set to tackle some crucial World Cup qualifiers in just a few weeks’ time. All of a sudden, everything is sitting right around the corner here, all laid out perfectly.  Yet, less than 4 weeks out from the start of the January international … Continue reading Uncertainty Abound: Less than 4 weeks out from start of January window, lots of uncertainty still awaits the CanMNT

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“We’re going to give them a fight”: Despite Edmonton weather concerns, the CanMNT is looking to surprise Mexico where it matters most on Tuesday – on the pitch

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are getting set to play a crucial World Cup qualifier vs Mexico in Edmonton on Tuesday. Ahead of then, here’s a look at how Canada’s preparations for this game have gone, one that’s seen them navigate plenty of talk about the weather, a MD-1 to remember, and a special visitor to training.  It promises to be quite the spectacle.  With … Continue reading “We’re going to give them a fight”: Despite Edmonton weather concerns, the CanMNT is looking to surprise Mexico where it matters most on Tuesday – on the pitch