Tag: Canadian Men's National Team

Canada Has Nothing to be Ashamed of After World Cup

Canada Has Nothing to be Ashamed of After World Cup

Two games was all it took for Group F to seal Canada's World Cup fate and send them home, and after one more game, worth something in terms of this World Cup only for Morocco, Canada's time in Qatar has come to a close. On paper, a 1-0 loss to Belgium, a 4-1 loss to … Continue reading Canada Has Nothing to be Ashamed of After World Cup

Alphonso Davies Is An Inspiration, and Owes the Media Nothing.

Alphonso Davies Is An Inspiration, and Owes the Media Nothing.

If you go anywhere in Europe, South America, Africa, or Asia and tell them you’re Canadian, the Canadian sportsperson they’re most likely to tell you they know won’t be Connor McDavid, it won’t Sidney Crosby, and it won’t even be Wayne Gretzky. It will be Alphonso Davies. Davies is only twenty-two years old, but is … Continue reading Alphonso Davies Is An Inspiration, and Owes the Media Nothing.

Winners and Losers of the World Cup, After One Round of Fixtures

Winners and Losers of the World Cup, After One Round of Fixtures

What an opening round! We’ve had to wait six months more than usual for this World Cup, and so far (strictly on the field, I can’t stress that enough) it appears worth it. It may be early, but it’s honestly never too early to take a look at who’s impressed and how needs to improve … Continue reading Winners and Losers of the World Cup, After One Round of Fixtures

How Will The CONCACAF Nations Get On In Qatar?

How Will The CONCACAF Nations Get On In Qatar?

In 2026, the biggest football (soccer) party in the world comes to CONCACAF as the United bid of Canada, Mexico, and The United States of America host the World Cup. But before then, there’s the small matter of 2022 and there are four CONCACAF teams looking to leave their mark on the tournament. Each team … Continue reading How Will The CONCACAF Nations Get On In Qatar?

Belgium’s Loss to Egypt Can Serve Lesson for Canada

Belgium’s Loss to Egypt Can Serve Lesson for Canada

If football fans in Canada needed another reason to believe that the Canadian Men's National Team could turn some heads at the World Cup next week, they got one in the form of Belgium, their matchday one opponent, falling to Egypt in a friendly. A final score of 2-1 was not what people were expecting, … Continue reading Belgium’s Loss to Egypt Can Serve Lesson for Canada

Five Canadians Primed For A Big Move After The World Cup

Five Canadians Primed For A Big Move After The World Cup

The 2022 World Cup ends in December, which makes it the perfect opportunity for many Canadian players to put themselves in the shop window. While many players for Canada are playing at a good level already, there is a handful of players who know that if they in particular can impress, then a big career-changing … Continue reading Five Canadians Primed For A Big Move After The World Cup

Canada Fights Back to Earn Draw With Bahrain

Canada Fights Back to Earn Draw With Bahrain

While they still wait for their players competing for club teams in Europe to arrive, the Canadian Men's National Team took to the field against Bahrain in their second-to-last tune-up game, ahead of the World Cup in Qatar. The pitch at Khalifa Sports City Stadium certainly gave football traditionalists a difficult time arguing why turf … Continue reading Canada Fights Back to Earn Draw With Bahrain

Dark Horse Teams To Look Out For At The 2022 World Cup

Dark Horse Teams To Look Out For At The 2022 World Cup

Every World Cup has what we would consider a dark horse, a team that isn’t expected to win or necessarily even get that far in the tournament, but goes on to shock the world. In 2010 it was Uruguay, Costa Rica in 2014, and in 2018 Croatia made it all the way to the final! … Continue reading Dark Horse Teams To Look Out For At The 2022 World Cup

Hey Now, It’s Not All Bad: An Optimistic Look at Big Time Soccer in Canada

Hey Now, It’s Not All Bad: An Optimistic Look at Big Time Soccer in Canada

Look, the press about soccer in Canada leading up to our first World Cup appearance since the OG Top Gun was in theatres hasn't been great. But maybe we are looking at it the wrong way. Where is our trademark Canadian optimism? Let's go back through the headlines and look for some silver linings. Clothes … Continue reading Hey Now, It’s Not All Bad: An Optimistic Look at Big Time Soccer in Canada