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Power Shift: The CanMNT return to Gold Cup semi-finals for first time since 2007 with big 2-0 win over Costa Rica

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team beat Costa Rica on Sunday night, punching their ticket to the semi-finals of the 2021 Gold Cup, a stage they haven’t reached since 2007. Here’s what stood out to us from that game.  With a chance to change some recent history, they didn’t shrink in front of the bright lights.  As they looked to return to the semi-finals of the … Continue reading Power Shift: The CanMNT return to Gold Cup semi-finals for first time since 2007 with big 2-0 win over Costa Rica

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Cooled Chile: Janine Beckie brace helps CanWNT to pivotal 2-1 over resilient Chile, setting up dramatic Great Britain Group E finale

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team picked up a big 2-1 win over Chile on Saturday, thanks to a key brace from Janine Beckie. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  Facing what was essentially a must-win game, it was a nice bounce-back performance.  Having tied Japan in their opening game of the 2021 Summer Olympics Soccer Tournament, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s Group … Continue reading Cooled Chile: Janine Beckie brace helps CanWNT to pivotal 2-1 over resilient Chile, setting up dramatic Great Britain Group E finale

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Demons Dodged: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Colombian connection to valuable road point against LAFC

The Vancouver Whitecaps took on LAFC in a pivotal MLS Western Conference matchup on Saturday, drawing 2-2 in a tough road environment, one that hasn’t always treated them well in recent years. Here’s our match recap from that one.  Considering some of their past experiences in that stadium, it wasn’t the worst result.  Make no mistake, the Vancouver Whitecaps certainly dropped 2 points against LAFC … Continue reading Demons Dodged: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Colombian connection to valuable road point against LAFC

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Sandy Snoozefest: Vancouver Whitecaps combine for quiet 0-0 draw with Houston Dynamo in pivotal Western Conference clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps drew the Houston Dynamo 0-0 in their latest ‘home’ game on Tuesday. Here is our match report from that one.  For all that was at stake for both teams, it was far from a memorable match.  Heading into a midweek clash between two MLS Western Conference teams that certainly needed points, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Houston Dynamo, who both currently sit just … Continue reading Sandy Snoozefest: Vancouver Whitecaps combine for quiet 0-0 draw with Houston Dynamo in pivotal Western Conference clash

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Moore Misery: Early Shaq Moore goal sinks CanMNT in 1-0 loss to USMNT in 2021 Gold Cup Group B finale

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team finished the group stage of the 2021 Gold Cup with a 1-0 loss to the United States on Sunday, pushing them down to 2nd in Group B ahead of the quarter-finals. Here is what stood out from that game.  They had nothing to lose, yet so much to gain.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, those were the exact circumstances … Continue reading Moore Misery: Early Shaq Moore goal sinks CanMNT in 1-0 loss to USMNT in 2021 Gold Cup Group B finale

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Bury the 8-Ball: Vancouver Whitecaps snap 8-game winless run in 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy

The Vancouver Whitecaps snapped an 8-game winless run on Saturday, as they beat the LA Galaxy 2-1. Here is our match report from that one.  Facing down the barrel of a 9th straight game without a win, they found a bit of life right at the perfect time.  Down 1-0 at halftime to the 3rd place team in all of MLS, the LA Galaxy, riding … Continue reading Bury the 8-Ball: Vancouver Whitecaps snap 8-game winless run in 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy

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Triple Threat: CanMNT put 1 foot in 2021 Gold Cup quarter-finals with big 4-1 win over Haiti

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team rode an early Stephen Eustaquio goal to a 4-1 win over Haiti, their third such win over their Haitian foes in this past month. Here is what stood out from this game, which proved to be a comfortable win for Canada, despite some nervy moments along the way.  The destination may have been the right one, but the journey to … Continue reading Triple Threat: CanMNT put 1 foot in 2021 Gold Cup quarter-finals with big 4-1 win over Haiti

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Off to the Races: CanMNT survive early scare before cruising to 4-1 win over Martinique to open 2021 Gold Cup

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team kicked off their 2021 Gold Cup campaign with a 4-1 win over Martinique on Sunday. Here is what stood out from that game, one in which Canada survived an early scare before getting back into the game, cruising to their eventual result.  After an early scare, they did what they needed to do to avoid an upset.  It might not … Continue reading Off to the Races: CanMNT survive early scare before cruising to 4-1 win over Martinique to open 2021 Gold Cup

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Salt in the Wound: Vancouver Whitecaps extend winless run to 8 games with 4-0 loss to Real Salt Lake

The Vancouver Whitecaps extended their winless run to 8 games on Wednesday, as they fell 4-0 to Real Salt Lake. Here is our match report from that one.  Despite seeming close to rock bottom, things just went from bad to worse for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  Winless in 7, the ‘Caps were looking to build off of the positive momentum of back-to-back road draws against the … Continue reading Salt in the Wound: Vancouver Whitecaps extend winless run to 8 games with 4-0 loss to Real Salt Lake

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Late goals, slow starts marring positives changes for Vancouver Whitecaps post-international break

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our column looking at all things Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the ‘Caps first 4 games after the international break. The ‘Caps find themselves at a strange crossroads at the 33% mark of their 2021 season.  With only 2 wins from 11 games, rooted to the bottom of the Western Conference with just 9 points, 6 points off of the … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Late goals, slow starts marring positives changes for Vancouver Whitecaps post-international break