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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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Not All Bad: Analyzing what Canada Soccer’s Men’s National U23 team can take away from their performance at Olympic qualifiers

It was a tough CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying tournament for Canada’s Men’s National U23 Team down in Mexico, as they came up short against the hosts in a decisive semi-final. Here’s how despite that negative result, they still have a few positive things to take away from the games they played at this tournament. After a positive start to the tournament, things didn’t end the way … Continue reading Not All Bad: Analyzing what Canada Soccer’s Men’s National U23 team can take away from their performance at Olympic qualifiers

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The Third Sub Episode 81: CanMNT cruises vs Bermuda, get set for Cayman Islands, while CanM23s prepare for Mexico after draw vs Honduras

In Episode 81 of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan dive into a busy few days of Canadian Men’s soccer, as both the senior and U23 National Teams played some big games this past week, and get set for another big day of matches on Sunday. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 81: CanMNT cruises vs Bermuda, get set for Cayman Islands, while CanM23s prepare for Mexico after draw vs Honduras

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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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Hit the ground running: A wishlist for the CanMNT at their 2021 ‘Camp Poutine’ in Florida

Canada’s Men’s National team recently got their 2021 ‘Camp Poutine’ underway down in Bradenton, Florida. In this, we look at 4 things that we want to see from them during this camp, in which they’ll hope to set the table for a big 2021 for the program.  After going just under a year without convening, the Canadian Men’s National Team has gotten their ‘Camp Poutine’ … Continue reading Hit the ground running: A wishlist for the CanMNT at their 2021 ‘Camp Poutine’ in Florida

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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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Fredy’s Revenge: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Montero brace to surprise 3-1 victory over the Impact at BC Place

Mere days after losing to the Montreal Impact by a score of 4-2 on their home field, the Vancouver Whitecaps got revenge on their rivals on Wednesday, as they beat the Impact by a score of 3-1 on that same BC Place pitch. Here is our report from that one, as the ‘Caps found a way to beat an Impact side that seemed to have … Continue reading Fredy’s Revenge: Vancouver Whitecaps ride Montero brace to surprise 3-1 victory over the Impact at BC Place

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Calm and Composed: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to channel ’emotion’ in Impact rematch(Preview #11)

Mere days after an entertaining clash between the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Montreal Impact at BC Place, in which the Impact beat the ‘Caps by a score of 4-2, they get set to do battle again. Here is our preview for that one, as the Whitecaps look to bounce back after a tough loss on their home turf.  After a tough loss, can they avoid … Continue reading Calm and Composed: Vancouver Whitecaps looking to channel ’emotion’ in Impact rematch(Preview #11)

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Emotional fireworks overshadow Vancouver Whitecaps defensive woes in 4-2 loss to Impact

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we look back at the most recent Vancouver loss, a 4-2 result to the Montreal Impact on Sunday, and look at what ailed the ‘Caps, including some defensive lapses, disciplinary woes and more, before finishing with some positive points worth highlighting from the game. With smoke hanging over the pitch all game, it … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Emotional fireworks overshadow Vancouver Whitecaps defensive woes in 4-2 loss to Impact

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Rivalry Rekindled: Vancouver Whitecaps fall 4-2 to Montreal Impact in feisty clash between old rivals

The Vancouver Whitecaps fell to the Montreal Impact 4-2 in an entertaining match for several reasons, as both teams combined for 4 goals and 2 red cards. Here is our match report from that one, as both teams rekindled their rivalry at BC Place on Sunday.  At the very least, it was entertaining.  While the Vancouver Whitecaps didn’t look good for a good chunk of … Continue reading Rivalry Rekindled: Vancouver Whitecaps fall 4-2 to Montreal Impact in feisty clash between old rivals