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Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

On Thursday, the MLS announced their ‘Phase 1’ plan for Canadian MLS teams, while Canada Soccer announced its plan for the 2020 Canadian Championship. In this, we look at the details of both announcements, and what this all means for the Vancouver Whitecaps.  There will be MLS games in Canada this season.  After seeing the MLS move down to Florida during the last month for … Continue reading Canadian Flavour: Analyzing MLS’s ‘Phase 1’ plan, CSA’s 2020 Canadian Championship format for Vancouver Whitecaps

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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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Olympique to Olympics: Montreal Impact’s Champions League match offers early look at CanMNT Olympic hopefuls

The Concacaf Champions League continues to rage on this week, with 8 matches to monitor. In this one, we focus on the Canadian participant, the Montreal Impact, and the battle ahead for the young squad, one littered with U23 Canadians, before rounding things off with a look at the other 7 games. With the Concacaf Olympic qualifiers also coming up, a U23 event, we also … Continue reading Olympique to Olympics: Montreal Impact’s Champions League match offers early look at CanMNT Olympic hopefuls

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Middle Man: Canada’s Liam Fraser could take the reigns in Toronto’s midfield with Bradley injury

With Michael Bradley injured for an expected four months, it presents a chance to a young Canadian to make his mark on MLS, this time being Toronto FC’s homegrown Liam Fraser. Well, that was not the plan. Toronto FC opened preseason this week, only to find out that captain Michael Bradley was still nursing an injury which he had picked up in the MLS Cup … Continue reading Middle Man: Canada’s Liam Fraser could take the reigns in Toronto’s midfield with Bradley injury

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Five-Alive: Toronto FC keep MLS Cup hopes intact with big home win vs DC in Rooney’s last game

Toronto dispatched DC United at BMO Field on Saturday, riding 4 extra-time goals to a 5-1 victory, after DC did well to tie things up late.  Under the colourful late evening sky in Toronto, TFC got their playoff campaign off to a strong start, dismantling DC United by a 5-1 scoreline. After Lucas Rodriguez had done well to equalize off a last-minute Wayne Rooney corner … Continue reading Five-Alive: Toronto FC keep MLS Cup hopes intact with big home win vs DC in Rooney’s last game

“It’s gonna be fantastic for the city.”: Montreal Impact excited for 2020 CONCACAF Champions League after Voyageurs Cup triumph vs TFC

With the memories of a 2015 run in the back of their minds, the Impact make a return to the Champions League next spring, looking to best a run that had them oh so close to MLS history In the afterglow of a triumphant victory over Toronto FC in the Voyageurs Cup final, Wilmer Cabrera was reflective on what it meant for his club to … Continue reading “It’s gonna be fantastic for the city.”: Montreal Impact excited for 2020 CONCACAF Champions League after Voyageurs Cup triumph vs TFC

Post-Match Review #16– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Toronto FC: Snooze Fest From the 6ix

After a strong performance in the week prior against Dallas, the Vancouver Whitecaps took a step back in this one as they drew with Toronto in one of the most forgettable matches of the 2019 season to date. With Toronto coming into the game only having picked up 1 point in their last 5 matches, it was expected that Vancouver could at the very least … Continue reading Post-Match Review #16– Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs Toronto FC: Snooze Fest From the 6ix