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u.s. soccer exodus
Matt Pollard, Editor - Feb 2, 2023

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? On this episode of Last Word Soccer Club Radio, Matt, Rachael, and Ed get together to talk all things U.S. Soccer exodus. We discuss Earnie Stewart and Brian McBride leaving their roles and what comes next as we still don’t have a head coach and Gregg Berhalter is still under […]

CanWNT Player Adriana Leon Celebrates Her Second Goal Against Australia on September 6, 2022

ANALYSIS – The CanWNT 2022 year review started off with the team struggling to score goals. However, as the year progressed, the team gelled and they started to score goals and find results. It just shows that playing games regularly is important for building a competitive team in the FIFA World Cup next year. The […]

CanWNT Midfielder Diana Matheson Playing Against the USWNT at LiveStrong Sporting Park and Is Also Involved in Canada's First Professional Women's League
Felipe Vallejo - Dec 7, 2022

ANALYSIS – For the last five years, the CPL has helped the development of men’s talent. It was created so that Canadian men’s soccer players could look to be competitive and grow in their homeland. Now, for the first time ever, Canada will add a women’s professional soccer league to do the same. Founded by […]

USWNT Celebrates Victory in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Connor Marshall - Dec 6, 2022

After beating Iran in the final group stage match 1-0, the United States men’s soccer team advanced to the Round of 16. As a result because of the equal pay deal negotiated earlier this year, the women’s team will be equally compensated for the achievement. Both teams will earn 6.5 million dollars from the 13 […]

Cole Bassett news
Matt Pollard, Editor - Nov 22, 2022

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids fans! On this episode of Holding The High Line, Rabbi and Red talk USA Wales. We break down offseason news including roster decisions and the MLS Expansion Draft. UCHealth is the new shirt sponsor and the Cole Bassett news. Then we look ahead to the England game on Friday. Holding […]

CanMNT Striker, Jonathan David at BC Place and will also Play in the 2022 CanMNT World Cup Team

PREVIEW – The 2022 CanMNT World Cup team will be all about making history. The first goal, first point, first win, or getting out of the group stage, in all these scenarios, Canada makes history. The CanMNT will play in Group F with Belgium, Croatia, and Morocco. The CanMNT will be appearing in their second […]

Canada Stuns Japan as the CanMNT Celebrates Steven Vitória's Goal Against Japan
Elias Laradi - Nov 18, 2022

DUBAI, UAE – On Thursday at Al-Maktoum Stadium (also known as Al Maktoum Stadium), Canada secured a late win over Japan 2-1 in their final game before beginning the World Cup next Wednesday in Qatar. Canada Stuns Japan with a Late Penalty in Dubai GOAL 🇨🇦🇨🇦 LUCAS CAVALLINI 95TH MINUTE PENALTY 😍 A panenka buried […]

CanMNT midfielder Stephen Eustáquio is part of the CanMNT World Cup Roster

ANALYSIS – The CanMNT World Cup roster was revealed on Sunday morning. There are several players to note on the roster. There are obviously some familiar faces, but also some new ones that were able to make the team. Also, there will also be the talk of the players who could not play because of […]

CanMNT forward Jonathan David with the ball as the CanMNT edges Japan at Al Maktoum Stadium
Felipe Vallejo - Nov 17, 2022

ANALYSIS – Much the same as last week in Bahrain, the conditions were hot and humid in Doha. But with a clean and tidy pitch came a more clean and tidy performance from CanMNT versus Japan at Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In Canada’s second World Cup warm-up game, which saw some […]

FIFA World Cup Concacaf Preview

What’s up, Internet? On the latest Last Word SC Radio, four of our members get together to discuss Concacaf teams at the World Cup.

The Canada Women's Soccer Team loses at the Neo Química Arena
Elias Laradi - Nov 16, 2022

On Tuesday afternoon in São Paulo, Brazil there were 15,000 fans at the Neo Química Arena. In that game, the Canadian women’s national soccer team lost to the hosts 2-1. The Canada Women’s Soccer Team Ends 2022 with a Loss Canada Women’s Soccer Team Head Coach on the Loss GOAL 🇧🇷🇧🇷 Brazil go up 2-1 […]

Canada Women's National Team Winger, Ashley Lawrence in Wolverhampton, England
Elias Laradi - Nov 14, 2022

On Monday afternoon from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bev Priestman met the media via zoom to discuss the second game against Brazil on Tuesday afternoon. Canada Women’s National Team Wants to Extend Winning Streak Great win tonight vs 🇧🇷 Team photo-can use some work #CanXNT 😉 — Christine Sinclair (@sincy12) November 12, 2022 Beverly Priestman […]

CanMNT Head Coach John Herdman at the Concacaf Nations League game Against Curaçao
Elias Laradi - Nov 13, 2022

On Sunday morning live from Doha John Herdman finally released the roster of 26 players who will represent Canada at the World Cup. John Herdman Reveals Canada’s Roster for the FIFA World Cup 26 players, 1 dream 🇨🇦#CANMNT x @CIBC #WeCAN — Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) November 13, 2022 Goalkeepers and Defence Including the Rise […]

The Canadian Women's Soccer Team is Wearing the CIBC Branded Training Apparel Before the Game Against Brazil
Elias Laradi - Nov 12, 2022

On Friday afternoon in Santos, Brazil at the Estádio Urbano Caldeira, the Canadian women’s soccer team managed to beat Brazil 2-1 in the first of a two-game friendly. Shelina Zadorsky opened the scoring in the first half (source: OneSoccer) with a sublime header off a great cross from Ashley Lawrence while Adriana Leon doubled Canada’s […]

The Canadian Men's Soccer Team are Wearing Poppies Before the Game on November 11, 2022.
Elias Laradi - Nov 12, 2022

Isla Town, BHR – On Friday at Khalifa Sports City Stadium, both Bahrain and Canada played their first friendly of the final World Cup window just weeks ahead of the match against Belgium. It was not the best game for the Canadian men’s soccer team, but the mostly MLS roster got important playing time before […]

CanMNT vs. Bahrain Ends in Disappointment as the Canada Players Cheers to the Fans at Khalifa Sports City Stadium
Felipe Vallejo - Nov 11, 2022

ANALYSIS – It was a hot 29-degree Celsius evening in Bahrain when Canada took the field, which itself was dry and patchy. The resulting performance then matched the conditions, by lacking in quality at Khalifa Sports City Stadium in Isla Town, Bahrain. In Canada’s first Pre-World Cup warm-up game versus Bahrain, supporters were prepared for […]

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Los Angeles Galaxy Forward Raheem Edwards Is Being Defended by Toronto FC’s Chris Mavinga on August 31, 2022
Rob Jalón - Nov 11, 2022

Depending on what type of Los Angeles Galaxy fan you are, you’re either angry or desperate at the impending start to the season. Perhaps both?! What’s certain is that Galaxy’s off-season instability won’t delay the start of the 2023 campaign in 24 days. The new MLS television deal with Apple TV will debut with the […]

Atletico Ottawa vs York United as CPL Enters a New Era as Defending Regular Season Champions
Evan Curnew - Nov 11, 2022

The Canadian Premier League has announced a full schedule release for the 2023 season which is the league’s 5th season anniversary. In addition to a full schedule release, the league has also confirmed multiple changes to the regular season. It will be CPL Commissioner Mark Noonan’s first full season in charge after he took over mid-way […]

CanMNT Head Coach John Herdman Looks On At Al Thumama Stadium
Uttiyo Sarkar - Nov 11, 2022

The Canada men’s soccer team head coach, John Herdman, has confirmed that he will stay on as the team’s head coach after guiding them through the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The English coach aspires to take the Canadian side to the 2026 World Cup and has even rejected offers from other national sides to stay […]

MLS Season Pass on Apple TV+
Matt Pollard, Editor - Nov 11, 2022

MLS Season Pass has officially gone live on Apple TV. Last Word on Soccer has taken a deep dive into what’s to come on the platform before the season starts. Here’s everything MLS fans need to know about the platform before the season kicks off on February 25. Everything MLS Fans Need to Know About […]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC's Ranko Veselinovic Celebrates Ryan Gauld's Goal at BC Place
Felipe Vallejo - Nov 11, 2022

PREVIEW- Yesterday’s preview looked at the pre-season preparation of the first three of five opponents that the Vancouver Whitecaps will face in the Coachella Valley Invitational. This will then be the second part of that article and will look at the remaining two teams that the Whitecaps will face, finishing with some expectations for the […]

Matt Pollard, Editor - Nov 11, 2022

Hello Colorado Rapids fan! On this episode of Holding The High Line, it’s our birthday! Five years ago today we recorded the pilot episode of the pod in Rabbi basement back on Lincoln. We banter about AFC Wrexham getting hyped by ESPN in ways MLS never was. We go through the Rapids three preseason friendlies […]

Vancouver Whitecaps FC's Russell Teibert and Tosaint Ricketts Celebrates Ricketts' Goal at BC Place
Felipe Vallejo - Nov 11, 2022

PREVIEW-  The Whitecaps depart today for their second pre-season trip, this time to sunny Palm Springs for the Coachella Invitational, which kicks off on Wednesday. In a large tournament that is filled with exclusively MLS Teams, the ‘Caps will have a chance to look at how their league rivals have begun to prepare for their […]

CanMNT Winger, Ballou Tabla, Playing Against Honduras on March 25, 2021
Evan Curnew - Nov 11, 2022

As confirmed by Atletico Ottawa, Ballou Tabla has transferred to Turkish second-division side Manisa. Tabla spent just a single season with Ottawa, signing last off-season after being released by MLS side CF Montreal. The fee at the moment remains undisclosed. It would be a bit of a shock if it was not one of the […]