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“We don’t have to be scared”: Despite the pressure of playoff push, the Vancouver Whitecaps are remaining calm ahead of crucial home Dallas clash

The Vancouver Whitecaps are getting set to take on FC Dallas in MLS action at BC Place on Saturday night. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  With just 10 games left in the MLS season, it’s starting to be do-or-die time for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  Having done so well to crawl back into the Western Conference playoff picture with a good run of form … Continue reading “We don’t have to be scared”: Despite the pressure of playoff push, the Vancouver Whitecaps are remaining calm ahead of crucial home Dallas clash

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Into the Octagon: An in-depth preview of the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers

On Thursday, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, kicks off. Here’s our in-depth preview of that ahead of then. Let’s get ready to rumble.  After a summer of waiting, the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers, is set to officially kick off later this week.  On Thursday, September 2nd, 8 of CONCACAF’s finest will take the field to … Continue reading Into the Octagon: An in-depth preview of the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF’s World Cup qualifiers

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Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo

Ahead of the start of the final round of World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, we dive into Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s diverse tactical profile, analyzing their use of the 3-5-2 and 4-4-2 formations, before looking at some potential lineups to use within those formations.  The value is there, but it needs to be properly extracted.  Heading into the start of the final round of … Continue reading Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo

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Golden Opportunity: CanWNT ready to take on Sweden in massive Olympic soccer tournament final

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will take on Sweden on Friday morning for a chance to win their first-ever major tournament. Here’s our preview ahead of that one. It doesn’t get much bigger than this. 90 minutes of best-on-best soccer, for a chance to win an Olympic gold medal – it’s the sort of thing you can only dream of one day participating in when … Continue reading Golden Opportunity: CanWNT ready to take on Sweden in massive Olympic soccer tournament final

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Sporting Spirit: Vancouver Whitecaps prepared for a bit ‘extra’ from motivated Sporting Kansas City side on Sunday

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Sporting Kansas City in their 6th match of the MLS season on Sunday. Here’s our preview ahead of that one.  Against a team that has had their number in recent years, they’ve got a chance to try and return the favour.  Reeling after a midweek loss to Minnesota United, the Vancouver Whitecaps will look to get back to winning ways … Continue reading Sporting Spirit: Vancouver Whitecaps prepared for a bit ‘extra’ from motivated Sporting Kansas City side on Sunday

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Wavy Road: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for latest ‘obstacle’ in long line of them in rematch with Timbers(Preview #22)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Portland Timbers on Sunday. In this, we look ahead to that one, previewing what promises to be a very intense match between two longtime rivals.  After enduring what’s has felt like both a marathon and a sprint, the finish line is near.   21 games down, the Vancouver Whitecaps only have 2 more matches left to go, with their next … Continue reading Wavy Road: Vancouver Whitecaps ready for latest ‘obstacle’ in long line of them in rematch with Timbers(Preview #22)

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Canada and US ready to kick off ‘new era’ of rivalry on Tuesday

After a long wait, the day is finally upon us, as the US comes up to Toronto to take on their northern neighbours Canada in a CONCACAF Nations League clash with plenty at stake.  In a match ridden with World Cup, Gold Cup and Nations League implications, Canada takes on the US in Toronto on Tuesday, as both teams look to rekindle their men’s soccer … Continue reading Canada and US ready to kick off ‘new era’ of rivalry on Tuesday

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34-year droughts, World Cup hopes, Gold Cup and Nations League dreams: what’s at stake in Canada vs USA

In part 4 of our preview series leading up to Canada vs the US on October 15th, we take a look at why this game is important for both sides, as they take each other on in their first competitive match in nearly a decade.  Part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players Part 2: Analyzing both teams tactical profiles Part 3: Key … Continue reading 34-year droughts, World Cup hopes, Gold Cup and Nations League dreams: what’s at stake in Canada vs USA