Ok, kinda part two of my rants series…or is it three? So hard to keep up. I think I need to write a fluff piece soon. Mascots Part Deux? Get back to my forgotten travel series? Ah well, this week it’s rants. So today’s rant is all about U-21 minutes. And my editor is working … Continue reading The Value of U-21 Minutes May Be Overstated.
Category: Canadian National Team
There is a lot of hand-wringing, finger-pointing and mud-flinging on social media right now with regard to the CanXNT's exit at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Everyone has a take. I have been trying to steer clear of social media because everyone is emotional and over-the-top. And so would I be if … Continue reading CanXNT at the World Cup: No Excuses
The World Cup is upon us. Some of the greatest athletes in the women's soccer-sphere are ready to roll. But maybe you've never watched a Women's World Cup game before. Well here are a few reasons you should give it a shot! 1 - Canada Is There; And They Are a Powerhouse. Remember how exciting … Continue reading 20 Reasons to Watch the World Cup in AUS-NZ
Since the Summer of 2012, when the Canadian Women's National Team first truly broke into the international spotlight, claiming the bronze medal in London; they have been recognized as a global power in women's football. Ranked inside the top ten for the longest of times, Canada has come leaps and bounds since those matches in … Continue reading The Path to Glory: Who Are Canada’s World Cup Opponents?
Ok, so I have been a soccer fan to some extent for nearly half a century. And yet still the powers that be in Canadian soccer circles refuse to avail themselves of my genius. Yeah. I know I've never played the game, don't understand a large swath of the laws, and barely have any financial … Continue reading Canada at the Gold Cup: What’s Your Problem Guys?
As Guatemala and Canada finished playing out a 0-0 draw in their second matches of the 2023 Gold Cup, one thing became clear: Guatemala was the far superior team on the day. It was a revelation once more for Canadian fans, who came into this tournament with high hopes but so far have had them … Continue reading Canada Continues Frustrating Gold Cup With a Draw
Full disclosure, I’m not here to categorically say that Canada should fire the men’s National team's most successful coach since the eighties. But football is a fast, results-driven business. It’s not March 2022 anymore, and after a run of form that has seen Canada soccer handed a big reality check, perhaps it’s time we examine … Continue reading The Uncomfortable John Herdman Problem
Maybe thankfully for fans of the Canadian Men's National Team, the second edition of the Concacaf Nations League Finals is in the books. With the United States crowned champions again, running rampant over both Mexico and Canada, it is safe to say they are the ones who've reached a new plateau. But what about Canada? … Continue reading Canada in Las Vegas: 5 Thoughts on a Telling Trip to the Nations League Finals
The second edition of the CONCACAF Nations League Finals starts on June 15th in Las Vegas Nevada, and there are four teams all eying the trophy. It’s our first real test of where the hierarchy in CONCACAF stands post-World Cup and there is reason to believe each team left has a chance. Mexico On a … Continue reading 2023 CONCACAF Nations League Finals Preview
With relegation now in play, this is the most important and unique season in the history of League 1 Ontario. This ads a new level of excitement to the semi-professional league, which has famously been a breeding ground for Canadian talent. Many players from the league have gone onto become highly touted professionals both in … Continue reading Top Ten Players to Come From League 1 Ontario