No Reason To Panic For Canadian Men’s National Team

Although 13th-ranked Uruguay is sandwiched between Mexico and the United States in the world rankings, there was a different feel about Canada's latest World Cup tune-up game. The result, a 2-0 loss for the Canadians, was not what people were hoping for. Upsetting Uruguay would have been something special, but it serves as a reminder… Continue reading No Reason To Panic For Canadian Men’s National Team

Canada Defends Well In 2-0 Victory Over Qatar

It certainly wasn't the biggest game of the international window for the Canadian Men's National Team, that comes on Tuesday afternoon when they take on Uruguay, but a 2-0 win over World Cup host Qatar allowed Les Rouges to start things with a bang. Coming into the contest, Canada was ranked 43rd in the FIFA… Continue reading Canada Defends Well In 2-0 Victory Over Qatar

Five Players Looking To Impress In This CMNT Window

As part of their World Cup build up, Canada will take to the field against fellow World Cup participants, Qatar and Uruguay. It will be a good test for John Herdman’s side, who almost have a club like bond such is the team chemistry right now with the CMNT. That doesn’t mean however that there… Continue reading Five Players Looking To Impress In This CMNT Window

Five Stages Of Grief – Canada (Lack Of) World Cup Kit Edition

There are five stages to grief. Denial, Anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Over the last few months, it seems like many (including myself) have gone through all these stages regarding one pressing issue in Canadian soccer…no new World Cup kit. As we all come to terms with this, let’s reflect back on the five stages… Continue reading Five Stages Of Grief – Canada (Lack Of) World Cup Kit Edition

The Women’s Game is Growing: Can Canada Keep Up? (A Deeper Dive)

I was bleary-eyed when Julia Grosso struck that golden kick. The Minister of Defence, Stephanie Labbe had kept a couple Swedish strikes out of the net and Canada were Olympic Champions for the first time ever. They planned to change the colour of the medal - two consecutive Olympic bronzes - and they did. It… Continue reading The Women’s Game is Growing: Can Canada Keep Up? (A Deeper Dive)

Tails never Fails! The story of Canada’s 2000 GOLD Cup Triumph! 

From 1986 to 2021, the reputation of the Canadian men’s national team was that of a team that wasn’t going anywhere in a hurry, struggling to make an impact on the international stage and failing to qualify for eight consecutive World Cups. But that doesn’t mean it was all doom and gloom, and twenty-two years… Continue reading Tails never Fails! The story of Canada’s 2000 GOLD Cup Triumph! 

Canada’s Footballing History With Asia

Overall record: 11-3-15 (Australia before AFC included) Biggest win: 5-2 China (1992) Biggest defeat: 6-1 Iraq (1985) Asia Is Coming With the World Cup kicking off for us in just three months, countries are getting to prepare their squads for the challenges that await them in Qatar. Canada has all eyes on them after the… Continue reading Canada’s Footballing History With Asia

Recognizing the Need for a CPL Players Association

The Canadian Premier League is well into its fourth season, and like snowflakes, fingerprints, and my excuses for missing deadlines, no two are the same. First, we had the spring and fall/Clausura e Apertura season with a two-legged final (yay Forge!). Then we had the Island Games, First Round, Second Round, and Forge Round. And finally,… Continue reading Recognizing the Need for a CPL Players Association

Herdman’s First Voyage: A Look Back at the 2015 FIFA World Cup

This November, the Canadian Men's national team will embark on their first World Cup campaign since 1986 and no matter what happens, the team will be able to look forward to another World Cup appearance in 2026, when Canada will co-host the tournament alongside Mexico and The United States. For the players, both playing in… Continue reading Herdman’s First Voyage: A Look Back at the 2015 FIFA World Cup