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Xs and Os: An in-depth breakdown of the tactical framework and standout individuals from Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s dominant start to World Cup qualifiers

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team wrapped up a successful start to round 1 of World Cup qualifiers this past week, winning both of their games over Bermuda and the Cayman Islands by a combined score of 16-1, setting them up well for the rest of this first round. In this, we dive deeper into the tactics used, as well as break down the play of … Continue reading Xs and Os: An in-depth breakdown of the tactical framework and standout individuals from Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s dominant start to World Cup qualifiers

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Off and Running: CanMNT get off to strong start in World Cup qualifiers thanks to big 5-1 win over Bermuda

After a long wait, Canada’s Men’s National Soccer Team kicked off its road to the 2022 World Cup on Thursday, as they took on Bermuda, dispatching their Group B rivals with a big 5-1 win. Here’s what stood out from that one.  The road is long, so you want to start off smoothly.  Canada’s Men’s National Soccer Team did just that on Thursday, as they … Continue reading Off and Running: CanMNT get off to strong start in World Cup qualifiers thanks to big 5-1 win over Bermuda

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Tactical Tinkering: 3 tactical tweaks for the CanMNT to focus on during their upcoming World Cup qualifiers

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will take the field in a competitive setting for the first time in nearly 18 months later this week, as they get set to kick off their 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign. In this, we look at some tactical tweaks to focus on during these games, as they continue their quest to build their identity at the senior level.  Seeing … Continue reading Tactical Tinkering: 3 tactical tweaks for the CanMNT to focus on during their upcoming World Cup qualifiers

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of the start of 2022 World Cup qualifiers in March by ‘Surprise Rating’

With Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team back in competitive action for the first time in nearly a year and a half later this month, we break down their latest squad, giving each player called-up a ‘Surprise Rating’.  The road to 2022 begins now.  It wasn’t originally supposed to start like this, but for Canada’s Men’s National Soccer Team, that doesn’t matter, as a golden opportunity … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of the start of 2022 World Cup qualifiers in March by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of January 2021’s ‘Camp Poutine’ by ‘Surprise Rating’

With Canada’s Men’s National Soccer Team looking to return to action this month for the first time in nearly a year, we break down the squad called up for the occasion, giving a ‘Surprise Rating’ for each player called up.  With a new year, comes some new faces.  While the Canadian Men’s National Team camp will be mostly comprised of faces we’ve seen before, there … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of January 2021’s ‘Camp Poutine’ by ‘Surprise Rating’

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?