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“It was electric”: The CanMNT picks up 1-0 win over Costa Rica in front of a rowdy Edmonton crowd to boost World Cup hopes at halfway mark of the Octo

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team took on Costa Rica in a massive CONCACAF World Cup qualifier in Edmonton on Friday. Here’s what stood out from that one, a big 1-0 Canadian win, one where they took a big step towards potentially qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.  It’s the kind of win that goes such a long way towards one’s World Cup hopes.  As far … Continue reading “It was electric”: The CanMNT picks up 1-0 win over Costa Rica in front of a rowdy Edmonton crowd to boost World Cup hopes at halfway mark of the Octo

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for November’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

The next set of games in the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, are set to get going in less than a week’s time here. Ahead of then, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team has released their squad for this November window, in which they’ll play 2 crucial home games vs Costa Rica and Mexico in Edmonton. In this, we break down that … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for November’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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“We’re here to entertain”: The CanMNT turns heads with impressive showing in 1-1 draw vs Mexico at the Azteca

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team took on Mexico in the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of World Cup qualifiers, on Thursday. Here’s what stood out from that match, a game in which the teams were forced to share the spoils in a 1-1 draw, which is a massive result for Canada as they continue their push towards the 2022 World Cup.  Heading into this game, it … Continue reading “We’re here to entertain”: The CanMNT turns heads with impressive showing in 1-1 draw vs Mexico at the Azteca

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for October’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

As the ‘Octagonal’, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, rolls on this month with another 3 crucial matchdays on the schedule, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team has released their latest squad ahead of those games. In this, we break it down by ‘Surprise Rating’.  After a decent start, the going is about to get tough for Canada.  As they head into the second … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s squad for October’s CONCACAF World Cup ‘Octagonal’ qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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“We want to continue like this”: CanMNT closes September window on high note with massive 3-0 win over El Salvador in World Cup qualifying action

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team picked up a massive 3-0 win over El Salvador in the 3rd matchday of the Octagonal, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, at BMO Field in Toronto on Wednesday. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  It was a perfect end to a solid window.  Having gotten off to a decent start to the Octagonal, the … Continue reading “We want to continue like this”: CanMNT closes September window on high note with massive 3-0 win over El Salvador in World Cup qualifying action

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“We have to be stronger”: The CanMNT and USMNT looking to put day 1 Octo disappointments behind them ahead of pivotal Sunday clash

Canada Soccer’s and US Soccer’s National Teams get set to face off in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying action on Sunday. Ahead of then, though, they’ll have to erase their memories from the opening day of the ‘Octagonal’, where they were left wanting more in a pair of draws, which only upped the stakes in this clash between two longtime rivals.   Heading in with such high … Continue reading “We have to be stronger”: The CanMNT and USMNT looking to put day 1 Octo disappointments behind them ahead of pivotal Sunday clash

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“It was a holy s— moment”: The CanMNT learns harsh lesson in 1-1 draw vs Honduras to open final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team opened the final round of CONCACAF’s final round of World Cup qualifying, the ‘Octagonal’, with a 1-1 draw versus Honduras on Thursday. Here’s what stood out to us from that one.  Heading into this game, optimism was high, and for good reason.  With arguably the strongest team in their history in tow, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team headed into their … Continue reading “It was a holy s— moment”: The CanMNT learns harsh lesson in 1-1 draw vs Honduras to open final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

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Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo

Ahead of the start of the final round of World Cup qualifiers, the ‘Octagonal’, we dive into Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s diverse tactical profile, analyzing their use of the 3-5-2 and 4-4-2 formations, before looking at some potential lineups to use within those formations.  The value is there, but it needs to be properly extracted.  Heading into the start of the final round of … Continue reading Shifting Shapes: Analyzing the CanMNT’s diverse tactical profile ahead of the start of the Octo

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s first ‘Octagonal’ squad in World Cup Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the return of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team for the start of the Octo in CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers, we break down their latest squad, which was announced last week, by giving them a ‘Surprise Rating’.  Fresh off of a busy summer, it’s almost go time.  After a memorable month of June and July for Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, they can’t wait to … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s first ‘Octagonal’ squad in World Cup Qualifiers by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Power Shift: The CanMNT return to Gold Cup semi-finals for first time since 2007 with big 2-0 win over Costa Rica

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team beat Costa Rica on Sunday night, punching their ticket to the semi-finals of the 2021 Gold Cup, a stage they haven’t reached since 2007. Here’s what stood out to us from that game.  With a chance to change some recent history, they didn’t shrink in front of the bright lights.  As they looked to return to the semi-finals of the … Continue reading Power Shift: The CanMNT return to Gold Cup semi-finals for first time since 2007 with big 2-0 win over Costa Rica