Toronto’s on top: Late lapse from the Impact gives rival TFC 2-1 win and one foot in Canadian Championship final

The Montreal Impact fell 2-1 to Toronto FC in the latest chapter of the 3 team Canadian mini-tournament. The result eliminates the Vancouver Whitecaps from contention for the Canadian Championship final and a chance to represent Canada in the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League. A lot was on the line when the Montreal Impact hosted Toronto FC at Stade Saputo on Wednesday night. A win for … Continue reading Toronto’s on top: Late lapse from the Impact gives rival TFC 2-1 win and one foot in Canadian Championship final

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Second Chance: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to disrupt Toronto FC’s rhythm after ‘disjointed’ Tuesday loss (Preview #2)

The Vancouver Whitecaps take on Toronto FC in their 2nd match of MLS’s phase 2 restart on Friday. Here is our preview ahead of that one.  Not often in life that you get a chance to hit a metaphorical do-over button.  You may get a second chance to rectify something, but rarely do you ever get a chance to basically try something over nearly right … Continue reading Second Chance: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to disrupt Toronto FC’s rhythm after ‘disjointed’ Tuesday loss (Preview #2)

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Trouble in Toronto: Piatti brace sinks Vancouver Whitecaps in tough 3-0 loss against Toronto FC to restart MLS play

After a short break, the Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC resumed their respective MLS season’s on Tuesday, as they took each other on in a big game at BMO Field, in which Toronto eventually cruised to a 3-0 victory. Here is our match report from that one.  It almost looked like they’d never left Orlando.  Maybe not in a physical sense, as the Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading Trouble in Toronto: Piatti brace sinks Vancouver Whitecaps in tough 3-0 loss against Toronto FC to restart MLS play

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CanMNT Road to 2022: How does Canada’s squad project defensively 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 1, where we kick things off with … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: How does Canada’s squad project defensively ahead of World Cup qualifiers?

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“Shows the Pathway”: Bobby Smyrniotis on Tristan Borges, Forge’s success, CPL’s future and more

Before the world was shaken by the global outbreak of COVID-19 over the last week, teams in the Canadian Premier League were getting set to embark on their 2nd-ever season. We spoke to the head coach of one of those teams, Bobby Smyrniotis of Forge FC, who shared several interesting insights about his team and the league heading into year 2. For someone who’s only … Continue reading “Shows the Pathway”: Bobby Smyrniotis on Tristan Borges, Forge’s success, CPL’s future and more

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Olympique to Olympics: Montreal Impact’s Champions League match offers early look at CanMNT Olympic hopefuls

The Concacaf Champions League continues to rage on this week, with 8 matches to monitor. In this one, we focus on the Canadian participant, the Montreal Impact, and the battle ahead for the young squad, one littered with U23 Canadians, before rounding things off with a look at the other 7 games. With the Concacaf Olympic qualifiers also coming up, a U23 event, we also … Continue reading Olympique to Olympics: Montreal Impact’s Champions League match offers early look at CanMNT Olympic hopefuls

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Double Vision: Canada Men’s National Team beats Barbados 4-1 for the 2nd time this week

Canada got their 2020 slate of games off to a positive start this week, as they beat Barbados in a pair of back-to-back games down in California. Here is our report from the 2nd of those 2 games.  The games may have been different, but the results would eventually prove to be the same.  After a tough loss against the US to end off 2019, … Continue reading Double Vision: Canada Men’s National Team beats Barbados 4-1 for the 2nd time this week

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CanMNT Chalkboard Talk: 3 tactical ideas Canada Soccer should carry over from 2019 to 2020

With Canada Soccer’s 2020 Men’s National team slate kicking off with a victory over Barbados this week, we look at some tactical ideas that they should carry over from 2019 to 2020, as they look to take the next step and join the elite of CONCACAF.  In international football, tactics are a good way to offset deficiencies in talent throughout a team’s squad. Over the … Continue reading CanMNT Chalkboard Talk: 3 tactical ideas Canada Soccer should carry over from 2019 to 2020

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Canada vs USA Tactical Review: Plenty of lessons to be learned for Les Rouges in Orlando 

With Canada’s 4-1 loss against the US now behind us, we take a step back and break down how the game went from a tactical standpoint, as the US bounced back nicely from Canada’s tactical dominance in October.
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