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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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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’

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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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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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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of 2nd USA clash by “Surprise Rating” 

With the recent release of the Canada  squad, as they prepare to take on the US in a pivotal CONCACAF Nations League clash, here is our breakdown of the team, as we go over the selections by allocating a ‘Surprise Rating’ to each player.  Another camp, another squad announcement. Like the international break’s version of a trade deadline, team selection decisions often bringing surprises and … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of 2nd USA clash by “Surprise Rating” 

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Kamal Miller continues emergence with strong performance in Canada’s clean sheet win over the US

A surprise starter against the US, Kamal Miller continues to make a case for himself in Nations League play, as the Orlando youngster stood out once again for Canada on Tuesday A lot of the attention surrounding Canada’s big 2-0 victory over the US centred around tactics, mentality and goals, and rightfully so. With Les Rouges finding their first goals over the US in over … Continue reading Kamal Miller continues emergence with strong performance in Canada’s clean sheet win over the US

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“We’ve got a mission here” Test vs US big roadblock in long highway as Canada looks to return to World Cup 

John Herdman spoke to reporters on Wednesday, as his team is in the midst of a week-long camp, one that culminates with a huge clash against CONCACAF giants and their neighbours, the US.  After what has felt like a journey down a long, winding road these past few months, Canada’s Men’s National Team are now only a few days away from taking on the US, … Continue reading “We’ve got a mission here” Test vs US big roadblock in long highway as Canada looks to return to World Cup 

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Ranking Canada’s Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of US clash by “Surprise Rating” 

As Canada gets set to take on the US in a pivotal CONCACAF Nations League matchup on October 15th, we break down the squad of players Canada will be expected to rely on for that game, giving each player a “Surprise Rating”. Earlier this week, Canada Soccer announced the 23-man squad that their Men’s National team have called up ahead of their Nations League clash … Continue reading Ranking Canada’s Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of US clash by “Surprise Rating”