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?
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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
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 2022 FIFA World Cup has come and gone, and now Canada’s attention must be geared towards their home World Cup in 2026. Three is three and a half years to go, giving Canada plenty of time to put themselves in the best position possible come 2026 and beyond, and here are seven ways in … Continue reading Canada’s To-Do List Between Now and 2026
It seems like out of nowhere, Canada went from a middling CONCACAF team to now competing at the World Cup, and now at the start of what could be a golden generation. There are many high profile players spearheading this current generation of Canadians, most notably Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies, French Ligue 1 champion … Continue reading Stephen Eustáquio, Canada’s Keystone Midfielder
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!
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