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CanMNT Road to 2022: Analyzing the Canadian attack 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 3, where we move up the pitch … Continue reading CanMNT Road to 2022: Analyzing the Canadian attack ahead of World Cup qualifiers

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The Bustos Ethos: Pacific FC brings in big piece of their 2020 CPL puzzle with Marco Bustos signing

In the last 10 days, Pacific FC has made 3 solid signings, bringing in 2 former Ottawa Fury players, Thomas Meilleur-Giguere and Jamar Dixon, last week, before adding 2019 CPL standout, Marco Bustos, this Thursday. Here is a look at what these 3 can bring to the Island in 2020. Pacific FC may have just acquired their X-Factor.  After weeks of rumours surrounding a possible … Continue reading The Bustos Ethos: Pacific FC brings in big piece of their 2020 CPL puzzle with Marco Bustos signing

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Family Man: New head coach Pa-Modou Kah aiming to bring ‘family is everything’ mantra to Pacific FC

Pa-Modou Kah was offically announced as Pacific FC’s second-ever head coach on Tuesday, as he looks to advance the ‘Play Your Kids’ movement one step further on the Island. Here is what he had to say on his first day on the job.  After a 3 month search, Pacific FC have found the new face of their youth movement.  With rumours swirling around his potential … Continue reading Family Man: New head coach Pa-Modou Kah aiming to bring ‘family is everything’ mantra to Pacific FC

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Trust the Kids: Looking at what to expect from Pacific FC’s re-signed youngsters

With Pacific FC announcing the return of 6 of their core young players for the 2020 Canadian Premier League season, we take a look at what to expect from those re-signed pieces, as well as see what’s next for the Island club this offseason. The youth movement will continue to blossom on the Island in 2020.  After a slow start to the offseason, Pacific FC … Continue reading Trust the Kids: Looking at what to expect from Pacific FC’s re-signed youngsters

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Thursday Thoughts: Navigating through a busy period for Canada Soccer 

After a busy period, with more still to come, we navigate through the Canada Soccer landscape in this edition of ‘Thursday Thoughts’. We look at the U17s tournament in Brazil, look ahead to the U23’s next year and set the table for both the Men and Women’s Senior National Team programs.  It’s November, and it’s a busy time, at least for those who are fans … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Navigating through a busy period for Canada Soccer 

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Long-Read: After year of 1sts, Cavalry’s Marco Carducci reflects on a memorable CPL campaign

Before the 2nd leg of the CPL Finals kicked off, we got a chance to speak with Marco Carducci at Media Day in Calgary. Here is what the former Whitecaps man had to say.  After the busy year that Marco Carducci has had, you could excuse him for thinking that things have gone by fast.  “It’s been a bit of a blur, right?” he said … Continue reading Long-Read: After year of 1sts, Cavalry’s Marco Carducci reflects on a memorable CPL campaign

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Pacific FC send message that ‘we don’t settle for average’ in 2-0 victory over Valour 

After firing head coach Michael Silberbauer on Friday, Pacific came out flying the next day, winning 2-0 at home on Saturday to close their 2019 Canadian Premier League season.  Complacency, comfort, consistency. Those were 3 of the many different Cs being thrown around Pacific FC’s Westhills Stadium this weekend, as they finished off their Canadian Premier League campaign with a home date against Valour. After … Continue reading Pacific FC send message that ‘we don’t settle for average’ in 2-0 victory over Valour 

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CPL: “Que sera, sera”: Forge glad to continue success over York 9 in so far one-sided “905 derby”

In the second-last meeting of Forge and York 9 on Sunday, it was another installment of the “905 derby”, an all Ontario affair that has produced some entertaining tilts this season.  Heading into Hamilton’s Tim Hortons Field before the game, it was unsure how much sting this derby match was going to have, with Forge and York 9 mostly trending in opposite directions this year … Continue reading CPL: “Que sera, sera”: Forge glad to continue success over York 9 in so far one-sided “905 derby”

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Blasco’s banger not enough for Pacific FC as they get washed out by Halifax Wanderers in late draw at Westhills

Under the strong Victoria rain Wednesday, the two Candian Premier League coastal sides, Pacific and Halifax, played out to an exciting 1-1 draw at Westhills Stadium.  Under the rain at Westhills Stadium, Pacific FC hosted Halifax in a fitting coastal clash between cross-continental rivals. With Pacific reeling after being eliminated from CPL final contention this past weekend, they came back to Victoria hoping that some … Continue reading Blasco’s banger not enough for Pacific FC as they get washed out by Halifax Wanderers in late draw at Westhills

Pacific FC unable to contain second-half flood as Forge all but books spot in CPL Final

Pacific travelled to Forge on Saturday with slim playoff dreams in their mind, but those would quickly wash away as Forge rode a dominant second-half to a win on a rainy afternoon in Hamilton.  On a grey, rainy afternoon in Hamilton, Pacific FC took on Forge in a clash that had plenty of playoff implications. With Forge close to joining Cavalry in the inaugural Canadian … Continue reading Pacific FC unable to contain second-half flood as Forge all but books spot in CPL Final