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The Third Sub Episode 15: The Bundesliga returns, CPL considering hub solution, MLS as well

Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam kick things off with a look at their impressions of the Bundesliga’s return, and how they thought the games that they saw this weekend went. Could it be a template for other leagues to follow? It will depend on a multitude of factors, but the early returns look positive. … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 15: The Bundesliga returns, CPL considering hub solution, MLS as well

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Path To Pro: USports, Canadian Premier League offering alternate pathway for young soccer hopefuls

Many of Canada’s top young soccer players fall through the cracks once they reach 18. In this, we explore why that happens, and what is being done to change it. There is a hole in Canadian soccer player development. Many of the country’s top players are apart of academies operated by teams in Major League Soccer, although few make it to the pinnacle of their … Continue reading Path To Pro: USports, Canadian Premier League offering alternate pathway for young soccer hopefuls

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CanMNT Road to 2022: Analyzing the Canadian attack ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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 3, where we move up the pitch … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: Analyzing the Canadian attack ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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CanMNT Road to 2022: What to make of Canada’s midfield depth ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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

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“We don’t have to reinvent the wheel”: Forge hoping that continuity, experience help overcome long CPL offseason

The 2019 CPL Champions, Forge, kicked off training camp this week. Here is a report from their camp, where spirits are high, the mentality is good and bright things appear to be on the horizon are on a team that is expected to be among the league leaders once again in 2020. After setting the bar high in year 1, they want to keep on … Continue reading “We don’t have to reinvent the wheel”: Forge hoping that continuity, experience help overcome long CPL offseason

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The Bustos Ethos: Pacific FC brings in big piece of their 2020 CPL puzzle with Marco Bustos signing

In the last 10 days, Pacific FC has made 3 solid signings, bringing in 2 former Ottawa Fury players, Thomas Meilleur-Giguere and Jamar Dixon, last week, before adding 2019 CPL standout, Marco Bustos, this Thursday. Here is a look at what these 3 can bring to the Island in 2020. Pacific FC may have just acquired their X-Factor.  After weeks of rumours surrounding a possible … Continue reading The Bustos Ethos: Pacific FC brings in big piece of their 2020 CPL puzzle with Marco Bustos signing

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OPINION: Could professional women’s soccer one day come to British Columbia?

With Christine Sinclair becoming the world’s leading international goalscorer this week, Ben Steiner takes a look to see if the professional women’s game could one day come to BC, gracing it’s shores as it once did years ago. A former Vancouver Whitecap has captured the scoring title for the most ever international goals.  As I’m sure you know by now, that happened when Christine Sinclair … Continue reading OPINION: Could professional women’s soccer one day come to British Columbia?

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Family Man: New head coach Pa-Modou Kah aiming to bring ‘family is everything’ mantra to Pacific FC

Pa-Modou Kah was offically announced as Pacific FC’s second-ever head coach on Tuesday, as he looks to advance the ‘Play Your Kids’ movement one step further on the Island. Here is what he had to say on his first day on the job.  After a 3 month search, Pacific FC have found the new face of their youth movement.  With rumours swirling around his potential … Continue reading Family Man: New head coach Pa-Modou Kah aiming to bring ‘family is everything’ mantra to Pacific FC

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Trust the Kids: Looking at what to expect from Pacific FC’s re-signed youngsters

With Pacific FC announcing the return of 6 of their core young players for the 2020 Canadian Premier League season, we take a look at what to expect from those re-signed pieces, as well as see what’s next for the Island club this offseason. The youth movement will continue to blossom on the Island in 2020.  After a slow start to the offseason, Pacific FC … Continue reading Trust the Kids: Looking at what to expect from Pacific FC’s re-signed youngsters

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Stats Splurge: Calculating Adjusted Save Percentage totals in the Canadian Premier League

With the release of the CPL Centre Circle DATA! this week, we decided to dive in and attempt to calculate adjusted save percentage numbers across the league, allowing us to get a better idea of who stood out in goal this season.  Goalkeepers were the flavour of the day in the CPL Finals. The brand-new Canadian Premier League recently wrapped up proceedings with their first-ever … Continue reading Stats Splurge: Calculating Adjusted Save Percentage totals in the Canadian Premier League