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?
With Canada’s 4-1 loss against the US now behind us, we take a step back and break down how the game went from a tactical standpoint, as the US bounced back nicely from Canada’s tactical dominance in October.
Continue reading Canada vs USA Tactical Review: Plenty of lessons to be learned for Les Rouges in Orlando
Canada took on the US on Friday, with plenty of hope surrounding a possible draw or victory. Instead, it was all US in this one, as they cruised to a comfortable 4-1 win. The nightmare started early, and it didn’t cease over 90 minutes. It would be easy to think that we were describing Disney World’s famed ‘Tower of Terror’, a theme park ride known … Continue reading Canada suffers big blow in big 4-1 loss to US in their Nations League finale
After a rocky defensive outing at this summer’s Gold Cup, where a meltdown against Haiti denied them an opportunity to take on Mexico, Canada has shown strong defensive improvements these past few months. What has changed? In this one, we set out to answer that question. Defence wins championships. It’s an age-old adage, but it is one that still holds value today, as defending remains … Continue reading Lock it down: What has Canada done to improve defensively ahead of 2nd USA clash?
After looking at the profiles of both Canada and the US in the 1st part of our tactical preview, we now take a look at some individuals and battles that will shape the game, as both teams look to gain a massive victory in the quest for the Nations League knockout stages. Canada vs USA in-depth tactical preview part 1: What to expect from both … Continue reading Battle of Orlando: The individuals and battles to watch in Canada vs USA (Tactical Preview Part 2)
With the recent release of the Canada squad, as they prepare to take on the US in a pivotal CONCACAF Nations League clash, here is our breakdown of the team, as we go over the selections by allocating a ‘Surprise Rating’ to each player. Another camp, another squad announcement. Like the international break’s version of a trade deadline, team selection decisions often bringing surprises and … Continue reading Ranking Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team squad ahead of 2nd USA clash by “Surprise Rating”