Tag: Canadian Women's National Team

Making The Case For The Six Canada Player of The Year Nominees

Making The Case For The Six Canada Player of The Year Nominees

It’s that time of year again, in a year where the men's team reached unseen heights and the women continue to be amongst the very best in the world, it has been a great 2022 for Canadian soccer! Tonight, the winners of the Men's and Women’s player of the year will be announced, with three … Continue reading Making The Case For The Six Canada Player of The Year Nominees

Canada’s Coaches are Champions: Anywhere but Here

Canada’s Coaches are Champions: Anywhere but Here

Rhian Wilkinson led the Portland Thorns to a title in the NWSL this year.  Missed the Shield by one point. Took over a team that was already successful, but in her first year had to win them over to her style of play. To her style of player management. All amidst the shadow of an … Continue reading Canada’s Coaches are Champions: Anywhere but Here

Canada’s Hot Start Leads to Victory Over Brazil

Canada’s Hot Start Leads to Victory Over Brazil

The Canadian Women's National Team continued their preparations for the Women's World Cup, which is rapidly approaching, being held in Australia and New Zealand that will begin at the end of July of next year. A trip to Brazil for a pair of games started nicely for Les Rouges, who bested Brazil by a scoreline … Continue reading Canada’s Hot Start Leads to Victory Over Brazil

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

Canada Drawn In Group B For the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Canada Drawn In Group B For the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Canada learned their fate for the 2023 FIFA World Cup today with the defending Olympic champions being drawn in Group B. It’s a group of familiar faces for Canada, with two of the three opponents being teams they have played multiple times in 2022 - which means Bev Priestman’s side knows a lot about their … Continue reading Canada Drawn In Group B For the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Biggest Canadian Sports Collapses Since 2002

Biggest Canadian Sports Collapses Since 2002

In sports, the story of the comeback often goes hand in hand with the collapse. To choke away a lead, or failing to show up when it really matters is always a dramatic/shocking experience for fans to go through, and Canada isn’t short of big collapses in the last twenty years. From hockey and soccer, … Continue reading Biggest Canadian Sports Collapses Since 2002

Are We Ready For This? Hurdles To Women’s Professional Soccer In Canada

Are We Ready For This? Hurdles To Women’s Professional Soccer In Canada

I am convinced that we are ready for professional women's soccer in Canada. But barriers keep getting put up in its way. Like everyone in the North American soccer community I am still trying to come to grips with the revelations in the independent report by Sally Q. Yates in the United States. The levels … Continue reading Are We Ready For This? Hurdles To Women’s Professional Soccer In Canada

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

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)

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

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

The Long and Adaptive History of TD Place Stadium

The Long and Adaptive History of TD Place Stadium

Canadian Football has changed a lot since 1903. The game is unrecognizable from the early twentieth century, and many teams have come and gone. Nowhere is this fact better known than in the nation's capital, a place that has been the home of three CFL franchises in under thirty years. But one thing that has … Continue reading The Long and Adaptive History of TD Place Stadium