Ok, so some of this is on me. Whenever I prepare an article on the newest CanPL press release, I open up a template on my computer and start writing. The fact that this template is titled, “Why I Hate This” is probably emblematic of some degree of bias on my part. So today, instead … Continue reading CPL Adds Restrictions on Old Guys from Abroad, And Increases Cap
Author: Kevin Anderson
How to Fix This Mess: A Canadian Soccer Love Story
Look we are new and young and don’t have a proper soccer infrastructure. Well actually we are not young (Canada has had a Soccer Federation since 1912). But we don’t have a proper Soccer infrastructure, that part is true. So how do we fix it? We fix it with LOVE. Just kidding. We fix it … Continue reading How to Fix This Mess: A Canadian Soccer Love Story
Dissecting the OneSoccer Playoff “Debate”
This is awkward, because I am a fan first and foremost, but I also wear another hat as a hack of a writer with no real respected credentials working for a “rival” soccer site. (The site is respected, I'm their friendly hack) But I’ve decided to write this piece to the growers of the game … Continue reading Dissecting the OneSoccer Playoff “Debate”
Sympathy for the Devil(s): A Battle for the Soul of Canadian Footy in the Most Melodramatic Way Possible
Look, I’m a fan of the game in Canada first and foremost. I know have a small pulpit to shout from, but I’m going to try to look at all parties sympathetically, because the bile is killing my footy buzz. And I can’t have that a month away from CanPL kickoff and in a World … Continue reading Sympathy for the Devil(s): A Battle for the Soul of Canadian Footy in the Most Melodramatic Way Possible
Ranking the CPL Mascots: A Labour of Love (and Laughs)
I believe this ranking has been done before. But it is time to do it again since two mascots have died, at least one has been re-born, a new one is on the horizon and Forge refuses to release new signings so I am bored. Enjoy! Note: These are done in no particular order and … Continue reading Ranking the CPL Mascots: A Labour of Love (and Laughs)
MLS: ‘Murica Loves Itself
Pro Soccer for Canadians is a ton of hard work, endless dedication, a touch of good luck…and the right documents. Everyone knows I am a Forge fan. My ability to dampen my bias is sometimes suspect. (All right, it’s impossible). But while this piece was influenced by discussions with Forge players, I see this around … Continue reading MLS: ‘Murica Loves Itself
Are We Really a Premier League? : How Much Does Soccer Matter in Canada?
OneSoccer’s draw was an exciting affair. It feels big time to have a (mostly) proper draw, where almost anything can happen, to help sell the Romance of the Cup. Having some big names in Canada Soccer circles, Terry Dunfield and Tossaint Ricketts drawing the balls that set up the matches was a nice touch. And … Continue reading Are We Really a Premier League? : How Much Does Soccer Matter in Canada?
CPL Road Trips: Soccer, Sights and All the Canadiana – A Series
Chapter 2: Calgary The trip to Calgary was spontaneous off the hop. Still glowing from the madness of a dominating performance at the Coffee Grounds (aka Tim Horton’s Field) in Leg 1 - that somehow only yielded a one goal advantage - I decided I couldn’t miss Leg 2. History, was on the precipice. Promises … Continue reading CPL Road Trips: Soccer, Sights and All the Canadiana – A Series
The CPL Schedule Drop: What Does it Mean For Forge FC’s Season?
The schedule is out, the schedule is out! What does it mean for Forge's chances? Honestly, no idea. I don't know who the new guys are on Forge yet. I haven't heard from a couple key players about their return. But I can guess where the season it will be fun. Check out the list … Continue reading The CPL Schedule Drop: What Does it Mean For Forge FC’s Season?
Why the World Cup was Great (Trying to be Fair to Qatar in a World of Fifa’s Making)
Let’s get this out of the way regarding the Qatar World Cup. Slavery is bad. Deaths at work are worse. Real inclusivity would have been nice, and Gianni’s Fifa makes Sepp’s look like…well Gianni’s. But that isn’t the whole tale of this World Cup. If you dig deep, like Barry White deep, there are silver … Continue reading Why the World Cup was Great (Trying to be Fair to Qatar in a World of Fifa’s Making)