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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

Ranking the MLS stadiums – Part 2

Ranking the MLS stadiums – Part 2

As we begin the second half of the list, a noticeable trend is occurring. A lot of new world-class soccer-specific stadiums have been built for MLS teams, which is amazing for the league and shows how far it has come from the days of teams just playing mostly in NFL/College football stadiums. It also, admittedly, … Continue reading Ranking the MLS stadiums – Part 2

How to Make the Canadian Championship Better

How to Make the Canadian Championship Better

With the strike of Tristan Blackmon‘s right foot, the Vancouver Whitecaps won the 2022 Voyageurs Cup, and thus, brought the curtain down on a very entertaining Canadian Championship. From HFX playing in Guelph, to a dog fight between Cavalry and Vancouver, the competition this year had plenty of great moments. Going into 2023, the Canadian … Continue reading How to Make the Canadian Championship Better

Whitecaps Become Canadian Champions For Second Time

Whitecaps Become Canadian Champions For Second Time

They needed penalties, and it wasn't without drama, but when Tristan Blackmon slotted his penalty into the back of the goal, the Vancouver Whitecaps became Canadian Champions for the first time since 2015, and for the second time in franchise history. A Whitecaps Canadian Championship record 24,307 fans packed into BC Place for the match, … Continue reading Whitecaps Become Canadian Champions For Second Time

The Double Edge Sword of CONCACAF Champions League Expansion

The Double Edge Sword of CONCACAF Champions League Expansion

In June 2022, CONCACAF officially unveiled their new Champions League format, starting in 2024. From that season on, the Canadian Premier League will have two allocated spots in the competition, with both the regular season league winners and overall CPL Champions qualifying for the first round of the Champions League. In the event a team … Continue reading The Double Edge Sword of CONCACAF Champions League Expansion

5 CPL Players Who Could Move to MLS

5 CPL Players Who Could Move to MLS

In the first four years of the CPL, we have seen three players make the jump to MLS. The first player come after the inaugural season in 2019, with Joel Waterman being bought by CF Montreal from Cavalry FC for $82,000. Since then, we saw Toronto FC bring in two defenders from Pacific FC after … Continue reading 5 CPL Players Who Could Move to MLS

10 CPL Players That Can Go to MLS Next Pro

10 CPL Players That Can Go to MLS Next Pro

The MLS Next Pro is a league that creates a great pathway for CPL players to make the jump to the MLS. Some MLS sides may be hesitant to bring a player from the CPL with it being a fresh league that is growing season by season, leaving the talent level in the league a … Continue reading 10 CPL Players That Can Go to MLS Next Pro

Canadian Championship Team of the Week – Round 2

Canadian Championship Team of the Week – Round 2

The second round of the Canadian Championship kicked off on Tuesday night, where we had an exciting matchup between teams in the CPL and MLS. York United remains as the only CPL team to come out of the second-round win after beating Pacific FC in penalties. Calvary also pushed penalties on MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps, … Continue reading Canadian Championship Team of the Week – Round 2

A Year In Review – Canadian Soccer 2021, Part 3

A Year In Review – Canadian Soccer 2021, Part 3

As the temperatures dropped and autumn set in, Canadian soccer braced itself for three months that would decide the fate of playoff ambitions, silverware, and chances of World Cup glory. Everything was on the line heading into October, but after producing arguably Canadian soccers finest hour, perhaps it's only appropriate to begin part three of … Continue reading A Year In Review – Canadian Soccer 2021, Part 3