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
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
With Canada Soccer releasing their list of 26 players to face Barbados and Iceland next week, we break things down by ‘Surprise Ranking’ while also doing some research into how these players have fared leading into what is expected to be a busy camp for Les Rouges. It’s a new year, and with it comes some fresh faces. Canada’s Men’s National team released their latest … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of January’s ‘Camp Poutine’ by ‘Surprise Rating’
Stephen Eustaquio’s future remains far from sorted, as transfer rumours continue to swirl around the Canadian midfielder. With all that’s been going on, we look at what may be next for him, and why a move to Vancouver could easily either work or flame out. In silly season, it can be hard to keep track of all that’s going on. With Lucas Cavallini’s big-money move … Continue reading Cruz Control: Breaking down why the Stephen Eustaquio rumours have been so complicated
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.
Continue reading Canada vs USA Tactical Review: Plenty of lessons to be learned for Les Rouges in Orlando
After a rocky defensive outing at this summer’s Gold Cup, where a meltdown against Haiti denied them an opportunity to take on Mexico, Canada has shown strong defensive improvements these past few months. What has changed? In this one, we set out to answer that question. Defence wins championships. It’s an age-old adage, but it is one that still holds value today, as defending remains … Continue reading Lock it down: What has Canada done to improve defensively ahead of 2nd USA clash?
After looking at the profiles of both Canada and the US in the 1st part of our tactical preview, we now take a look at some individuals and battles that will shape the game, as both teams look to gain a massive victory in the quest for the Nations League knockout stages. Canada vs USA in-depth tactical preview part 1: What to expect from both … Continue reading Battle of Orlando: The individuals and battles to watch in Canada vs USA (Tactical Preview Part 2)
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”
Ahead of Canada vs USA, we break down both team’s tactics, and look forward to some matchups to watch. After a 1st game where tactics proved to play a huge role, there’s a lot to talk about heading into this one, so we’ll look at some of those talking points in this 2 part series. As the clock continues to tick, preparations are ramping up … Continue reading Canada vs USA in-depth tactical preview: What to expect from both teams in Orlando
Against the US, Canada had some dominant performances from the midfield, including from Samuel Piette, who continues to be a rock for both club and country. While the attackers usually hog the spotlights on this Canadian Men’s National Team, the midfield got a lot of due praise against the US last week, as they rode to a 2-0 performance thanks to a strong showing from … Continue reading Samuel Piette: The midfield rampart offering steady hand to still-growing Canadian team