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?
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
BMO FIELD, TORONTO - Canada was looking like they'd shaken off the bad vibes exhibited at the Nations League Finals. They finally looked cohesive and on the right path. Even if they had won, it would've been seen as not entirely convincing. But looking back on a 2-2 draw to open their 2023 Gold Cup … Continue reading Canada Learns a Lot In a Disappointing Draw With Guadeloupe
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
Two games, two wins, and a spot booked at the CONCACAF Nations League Finals in Las Vegas. John Herdman’s side got back up and running after the World Cup in style, and are back to dominating CONCACAF. During the two games against Curaçao (2-0 win) and Honduras (4-1 win) there was plenty of little tidbits … Continue reading What We Learned About Canada From The March 2023 International Window
It’s been nearly four months since the CMNT last played a match, and after the high of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Canada are back in CONCACAF action with two Nations League games against Curaçao and Honduras. The squad has been refreshed, nine players from the world squad are out, but four Canadians have been … Continue reading Excitement Looms For Four Potential CMNT Debutants
The power of football has constantly been its ability to pull people together through the toughest of times. It can inspire and make positive change ripple through any society. This is exactly what Violette AC, the Haitian team who has become a front-page story following their Champions League giant-killing of Austin FC, is looking to … Continue reading Violette AC have endured countless struggles but fought through them all
Pro Soccer for Canadians is a ton of hard work, endless dedication, a touch of good luck…and the right documents. Everyone knows I am a Forge fan. My ability to dampen my bias is sometimes suspect. (All right, it’s impossible). But while this piece was influenced by discussions with Forge players, I see this around … Continue reading MLS: ‘Murica Loves Itself
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?
Canada’s first World Cup appearance since 1986 will be soon upon us, and for millions of Canadians it’ll be the first time they see their country at a World Cup! In fact, in the current Canada national team set up, only one player was even alive when Canada was last at a World Cup, thirty-nine … Continue reading Atiba Hutchinson – A Last Dance Worth Waiting For