Well, a lot of Forge fans got a little ahead of themselves after the dismantling of York. (Sorry, total dismantling) Forget it, Jake. It’s Valour FC. (Ripped off from the classic Jack Nicholson flick, Chinatown) I’m not saying that Valour FC is practicing witchcraft, but they definitely have some mystical ability to raise their game … Continue reading Forge Vs Valour: An Expected Dip in Results, If Not Form
In 2024, the NWSL will expand to fourteen teams with teams from San Fransisco and Salt Lake City set to join North Americas premier Woman’s soccer league. Woman’s soccer has been rising and rising for years now, and there is no reason why the current rate of expansion can’t keep going. The league is young … Continue reading Five Potential NWSL Expansion Sites
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?
Hamilton's Halfway Review. Sorry, let me re-title this...Forge's Future: A Championship Prediction. I tried to write an article breaking down Forge FC's first half struggles. Really, I did. But followers of the Mighty Forge FC are not equipped to deal with anything but success. Trust me. The sky has been falling throughout the first 14 … Continue reading Hamilton’s Halfway Review: A Canadian Premier League Team Midpoint Synopsis
YORK LIONS STADIUM, TORONTO - Backed by a boisterous Barton Battalion, Forge FC got back to big-time winning ways by destroying York United 4-0 on the road. A hat trick from the Canadian Premier League's all-time leading scorer, Terran Campbell, set them up for a big win. Tristan Borges added another that took a deflection … Continue reading Forge Picks York Apart in a Derby Demolition
There is truly never a dull moment in the world of York United. Since the season began, they've encountered incredible highs and lows, transferred players in and out, and experienced some serious schedule congestion (yet fought through it incredibly well). Sitting at second in the Canadian Premier League table - albeit only one point ahead … Continue reading The York United 2023 Mid-Season Recap Spectacular
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
On June 28th Atletico Ottawa announced that they had made their first signings of the summer transfer window. Alberto Zapater 38, a defensive midfielder, joins the team on a free transfer for the remainder of the 2023 season with an option for 2024. Ruben del Campo 23 is the second signing for the day. The … Continue reading Atletico Ottawa Add Two Huge Spanish Signings