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Overloads, presses and quick passes: How Canada vs USA shaped up from a tactical standpoint

After Canada took out the US in a huge victory on Tuesday, we look at what happened to tactically to allow that to happen, as Canada managed to get a strategic upper-hand over their neighbours. In a battle of what seemed like David vs Goliath, at least on paper, Canada showed the US they were closer to the latter than they are to the former, … Continue reading Overloads, presses and quick passes: How Canada vs USA shaped up from a tactical standpoint

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Canada ends 34-year drought with emphatic 2-0 victory over US, giving big boost to World Cup hopes 

Canada took on the US in a much-anticipated clash of two old rivals at BMO Field, as Canada looked to find a much-needed victory, while the US aimed to deny their neighbours a crucial 17 points in their journey to climb the FIFA Rankings. Under the bright lights of BMO Field, Canada and the US got set to do battle, as they looked to renew … Continue reading Canada ends 34-year drought with emphatic 2-0 victory over US, giving big boost to World Cup hopes 

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Canada and US ready to kick off ‘new era’ of rivalry on Tuesday

After a long wait, the day is finally upon us, as the US comes up to Toronto to take on their northern neighbours Canada in a CONCACAF Nations League clash with plenty at stake.  In a match ridden with World Cup, Gold Cup and Nations League implications, Canada takes on the US in Toronto on Tuesday, as both teams look to rekindle their men’s soccer … Continue reading Canada and US ready to kick off ‘new era’ of rivalry on Tuesday

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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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Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players

In this preview series, we will be breaking things down ahead of the pivotal Canada vs USA clash in Toronto in less than 2 weeks. We will look at the squads, storylines, some key players, tactical analysis, statistical analysis, FIFA implications and more. Today, we kick things off with a look at both teams squads, their projected starting lineups, storylines and some key players to … Continue reading Canada vs USA in-depth preview part 1: Breaking down the squads, storylines and key players

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Milan Borjan’s Red Star unable to hold off strong Bayern Munich side in Champions League as Canadian history waits for another game

In a meeting of Milan Borjan’s Red Star and Alphonso Davies’s Bayern Munich, it gave a chance for a first-ever Canadian matchup in the Champions League. Instead, it was not meant to be, as Bayern won comfortably without the help of Davies, who was an unused substitute on the evening.  German champions Bayern Munich took on Serbian Champions Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday, kicking off … Continue reading Milan Borjan’s Red Star unable to hold off strong Bayern Munich side in Champions League as Canadian history waits for another game

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Canada’s Men’s National Team using Cuba matches to instill strong habits and core principles to avenge demons of Gold Cup 

Ahead of the crucial pair of games against Cuba, we catch up with both sides ahead of the first match. Canada is looking to set out some good habits after a rough end to their Gold Cup aspirations, while Cuba is looking to grow the game in their country and pick up some key results after a tough summer shellacking. It’s the beauty of the … Continue reading Canada’s Men’s National Team using Cuba matches to instill strong habits and core principles to avenge demons of Gold Cup 

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Preview: Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team takes on Cuba in first-ever CONCACAF Nations League game

Les Rouges takes on Cuba at BMO Field, officially kicking off their quest to be the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League Champions, as well as starting down the long qualification path to the 2022 World Cup. Canada kicks off their Nations League campaign this weekend, as they take on a plucky Cuba side at BMO Field. Their last meeting did not come too long ago, as … Continue reading Preview: Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team takes on Cuba in first-ever CONCACAF Nations League game

An evaluation of Canada’s Men’s Soccer team’s midfield ahead of a crucial slate of games

Canada has some interesting midfield options. We try and assess some of them.  As of late, Canada’s men’s national team has found themselves with a wealth of options in their midfield, turning it into a point of strength for the squad. Even with the potential retirement of longtime star midfielder and captain Atiba Hutchinson looming large, Canada seems to be well equipped to handle it, … Continue reading An evaluation of Canada’s Men’s Soccer team’s midfield ahead of a crucial slate of games

Ranking Canada Soccer’s September Men’s National Team squad by “Surprise Rating”

With the announcement of Canada’s squad ahead of September 7th and 10th dates against Cuba, we once again rank the squad by “Surprise Rating” With Canada’s crucial pair of fixtures against Cuba now less than a week from kicking off, John Herdman’s 23 man squad was released this past week. Ahead of those Cuba matches, Canada has a lot to play for, as it also … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s September Men’s National Team squad by “Surprise Rating”