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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s 2021 Olympic Squad by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the return of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team ahead of the start of the 2021 Olympic Soccer tournament, we break down their latest squad, which was announced a few weeks ago, by ‘Surprise Rating’.  After months of preparation, the big day is nearly here.  For Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team, that big day is July 21st, the day on which they’ll officially kick off … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s 2021 Olympic Squad by ‘Surprise Rating’

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Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s 2021 Gold Cup Squad by ‘Surprise Rating’

With the return of Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team for the 2021 Gold Cup, we break down their latest squad, which was announced earlier this month, by giving them a ‘Surprise Rating’.  After a memorable month of June, they’re looking to keep the good times rolling in July.  For Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team, they’ve already had the ideal summer, having qualified for the final … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s 2021 Gold Cup Squad by ‘Surprise Rating’

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‘Take us to the Octagon’: The mission is simple for the CanMNT ahead of 2nd leg Haiti clash – dare to dream

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team is looking to qualify for the Octogonal, the final round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, for the first time since 1997, something that they can do with a win or draw against Haiti on Tuesday. In this, we look at the importance of doing so, looking at what a win could mean for both this program and country in the … Continue reading ‘Take us to the Octagon’: The mission is simple for the CanMNT ahead of 2nd leg Haiti clash – dare to dream

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The Third Sub Episode 39: Sports strike huge for BLM awareness, ‘Caps lose again, CPL rolls on and Buchahan’s UWCL win

In the 39th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan take the time to talk about the importance of sports going on strike, the most recent Vancouver Whitecaps loss against the Montreal Impact, the latest week of action at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, and Kadeisha Buchanan’s big European triumph. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 39: Sports strike huge for BLM awareness, ‘Caps lose again, CPL rolls on and Buchahan’s UWCL win

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The Third Sub Episode 38: Week 2 of the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ and Alphonso Davies’s UCL triumph

In the 38th episode of the Third Sub Podcast, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down the 2nd week of action at the CPL’s ‘Island Games’, before taking the time to talk about the significance of Alphonso Davies’s UCL victory with Bayern Munich in the scope of Canadian sporting history. Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 38: Week 2 of the CPL’s ‘Island Games’ and Alphonso Davies’s UCL triumph

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Treble Triumph: Alphonso Davies ends strong Bayern Munich debut campaign with historic UEFA Champions League victory

CanMNT star Alphonso Davies won the UEFA Men’s Champions League with Bayern Munich on Sunday, becoming the first Canadian male player to accomplish such a feat. Here is what this means for he, Bayern and Canada, as they all bask in the glow of what was a big triumph for many reasons. It’ll take a while for it to properly sink in.  For the first … Continue reading Treble Triumph: Alphonso Davies ends strong Bayern Munich debut campaign with historic UEFA Champions League victory

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The Third Sub Episode 37: Offensive struggles a deja vu for Vancouver Whitecaps in 1-0 loss to Toronto FC

In the 37th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan pick over the bones of yet another Vancouver Whitecaps loss, as the ‘Caps fell to Toronto FC for the 2nd time in 3 days on Friday. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to talk all things … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 37: Offensive struggles a deja vu for Vancouver Whitecaps in 1-0 loss to Toronto FC

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Rouges Rising: Jonathan David transfer to Lille OSC an important one for career, CanMNT

Jonathan David officially joined Lille OSC on Tuesday, as the French club broke their transfer record to acquire the Canadian’s services, making David the marquee signing of their ‘Mercato’. In this, we look at David’s potential fit in Lille’s squad, see the importance of this move for him, as well as other Canadians looking to play abroad.  Canada’s biggest transfer saga of the summer has … Continue reading Rouges Rising: Jonathan David transfer to Lille OSC an important one for career, CanMNT

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Congestion Conundrum: Looking at the potential impact of CanMNT’s busy World Cup qualifying schedule

While there is no doubt that CONCACAF’s new World Cup qualifying format is good for Canada’s Men’s National Team, it has also created an interesting slate of questions concerning potential fixture congestion and fatigue woes. In this piece, we look at how that may impact the next year or so worth of games for the CanMNT, who may have to rely on the help of … Continue reading Congestion Conundrum: Looking at the potential impact of CanMNT’s busy World Cup qualifying schedule

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Rouges Reflections: CanMNT players ramping up for busy summer of play, movement abroad

All over the world, football has begun its return, starting with South Korea and Germany, with Portugal set to soon join them. Luckily for Canadian Soccer fans, that will put a lot of Canadian content on display, something that won’t change anytime soon, especially with the flood of players set to join those who are already there. After a lengthy hiatus, football is starting to … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: CanMNT players ramping up for busy summer of play, movement abroad