Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this episode, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to discuss soccer from more of a global standpoint, as parts of the world find themselves close to returning to play after this COVID-19 related hiatus. They analyze how the return of some of those leagues, such as South Korea’s KLeague, can impact … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 12: Analyzing how South Korea’s return to play could affect MLS, CPL
Welcome back to the latest episode of the Third Sub! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, this time with Episode #8, as they break down the latest news in MLS, CPL and Whitecaps land. They start things off with a look at the latest updates from MLS, before looking at how the COVID-19 situation in both the US and Canada could impact the … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 8: Who makes a Vancouver Whitecaps substitutes Mount Rushmore?
In this edition of ‘Rouges Reflections’, a new column for anything Canada Soccer related, we take a look at a busy past week for the Men, who have a lot to look forward to in 2020. From the Olympics to World Cup qualifiers, along with a look at Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David, here is how it’s all going down in CanMNT land. After it … Continue reading Rouges Reflections: No shortage of movement in the Canadian Men’s National Team landscape
With Christine Sinclair becoming the world’s leading international goalscorer this week, Ben Steiner takes a look to see if the professional women’s game could one day come to BC, gracing it’s shores as it once did years ago. A former Vancouver Whitecap has captured the scoring title for the most ever international goals. As I’m sure you know by now, that happened when Christine Sinclair … Continue reading OPINION: Could professional women’s soccer one day come to British Columbia?
Canada’s Women’s National Team kicks off its Olympic qualifying campaign this week. Here is what their all-time leading goalscorer, Christine Sinclair, had to say ahead of what promises to be an exciting couple of weeks down in Texas. Goal scoring records. The pursuit of 5 rings. Revenge for 2019. There’s a lot on the mind of Canada’s Women’s National Team players heading into this 2020 … Continue reading Locked and Loaded: Despite talk of record, Christine Sinclair focused on ‘important’ Olympic qualifiers
With Canada’s Women’s National Team getting set to get their 2020 Olympic Dreams underway later next week, we break down their road to Tokyo, some tactical questions and other burning questions ahead of their first match down at qualifiers; a date with St.Kitts and Nevis. They’re heading down to Texas, where they’ll wrangle with their dreams of 5 ring bling. In a few days, Canada’s … Continue reading Big Dreams in Texas: What to expect from Canada’s Women National Team in Olympic Qualifiers
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
With Canada’s Men’s National Team’s latest camp wrapping up down in California, we look back at some things we noticed from during the two weeks, as some players stepped up, lessons were learned and the path towards the 2022 World Cup took its latest winding twist. Results-wise, the circumstances demanded perfection, a standard which they were unable to meet. Besides that, it was overall a … Continue reading Learning Moments: What to take away from Canada Men’s National Team ‘Camp Poutine’
With Canada Soccer’s 2020 Men’s National team slate kicking off with a victory over Barbados this week, we look at some tactical ideas that they should carry over from 2019 to 2020, as they look to take the next step and join the elite of CONCACAF. In international football, tactics are a good way to offset deficiencies in talent throughout a team’s squad. Over the … Continue reading CanMNT Chalkboard Talk: 3 tactical ideas Canada Soccer should carry over from 2019 to 2020
With the results from CONCACAF Nations League now finalized, as Canada missed out on making the knockout stages on goal difference, they now turn their focus to qualifying for the Hex by next fall. Here is how that journey looks to be shaping up for them. The latest round of CONCACAF Nations League fixtures are now over, as the 2019 international slate wrapped up yesterday. … Continue reading What’s next for Canada Soccer on the path to the 2022 World Cup?