Soccer: FIFA World Cup Qualifier-Jamaica at Canada with John Herdman the CanMNT Qualifies for the FIFA World Cup

John Herdman, who has coached the CanMNT since 2018, and has more than a decade of coaching Canadian national teams, starting with the CanWNT, will officially leave in October He now takes the role of head coach of Toronto FC, the richest Canadian club soccer team in the country (source: Statista of MLS). This story […]

Olympics: Football-Women Semifinal - USA-CAN with Jessie Fleming Celebrating Her Goal
Joshua Davis - Jul 27, 2023

Born in 1998 to a family inhabiting the city of London, Ontario, Jessie Fleming has grown to become an essential part of the Canadian women’s team. Taking the pitch as a midfielder, Fleming has been involved in the various levels of the women’s team since she was only 15. She plays her club ball at […]

Soccer: Women's Canadian National Team Celebration Tour as Vanessa Gilles in the CanWNT Predicted Lineup
Joshua Davis - Jul 25, 2023

Canada’s matchup against Ireland on Wednesday will be crucial for both teams. Following Ireland’s loss to Australia in their first game, and Canada’s draw with Nigeria, both teams will be looking to win and take a major step towards advancing to the round of 16. One certain presence in Canada’s starting 11 vs Ireland will […]

Soccer: CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying-Costa Rica at Canada with Jordyn Huitema Celebrating Goal Against Costa Rica
Joshua Davis - Jul 24, 2023

Jordyn Huittema is 22 years old and was born in Chilliwack, British Columbia, in the Vancouver suburb. She is 5’11” and plays as a starting striker for both the CanWNT and the OL Reign in the NWSL. Jordyn Huitema: An Upcoming Striker for CanWNT Youth Career Born to a mother who played college soccer, and […]

Soccer: Women’s Canadian National Team Celebration Tournament on April 8, 2022 as Vanessa Gilles Will Be in the Canada vs Ireland Game

Canada, after a disappointing draw against Nigeria, will look to get back on track against the Republic of Ireland. Ireland, who narrowly lost to hosts Australia, will also be looking to get a win against the Canadians. The Canada vs Ireland game will take place this Wednesday in Australia. Canada vs Ireland Predictions for Wednesday’s […]

Soccer: SheBelieves Cup-USA at Canada on February 16, 2023

Kailen Sheridan is a 28-year-old born in Pickering, Ontario, but brought up in Whitby, Ontario. The 5’9″ goalkeeper is the starting goalkeeper of the CanWNT and also the starting goalkeeper with the San Diego Wave. Kailen Sheridan: CanWNT’s Number #1 Goalkeeper Childhood The CanWNT goalkeeper, Kailen Sheridan, started playing for Pickering SC when she was […]

Soccer: SheBelieves Cup-Canada at Japan With Adriana Leon in the CanWNT FIFA Women’s World Cup Roster

The CanWNT’s World Cup expectations will be high this year. After winning Olympic gold in the last Summer Olympics, the reigning champions will look to continue that momentum in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Canada is the highest ranked team of the four teams in the group, as they are currently ranked seventh in […]

Soccer: SheBelieves Cup-Brazil at Canada as Evelyne Viens Is on the CanWNT World Cup Roster

The CanWNT World Cup roster has many storylines. There are some players that were expected to make it, some surprises, and some heartbreak for those who did not make it. This roster overall looks pretty strong and should do well in this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. CanWNT World Cup Roster Revealed: Analysis on the […]

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off in less than 50 days. We have 30 of the 32 kits, so Rachael Kriger breaks down her top picks.

CanWNT Head Coach Beverly Priestman 2021

It was October 2020 and Beverly Priestman was just made head coach of the CanWNT. She took over a team that had a disappointing 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, despite their highest-ever ranking before the FIFA Women’s World Cup began. The first big challenge for Priestman was the 2021 SheBelieves Cup. Beverly Priestman: Her Influence […]

Soccer: SheBelieves Cup-Brazil at Canada as Vanessa Gilles Dribbles the Ball at GEODIS Park

Vanessa Gilles’s career with the CanWNT started recently. However, in a short period of time, she has made her name with the Canadian national team and has a fantastic partnership with fellow centre-back, Kadeisha Buchanan. Gilles was born in Châteauguay, Quebec, but spent the first 12 years of her life in Shanghai before moving back […]

CANWNT Player, Cloe Lacasse, Controls the Ball on September 3, 2023 Five Months Before the CANWNT SheBelieves Cip Games
Felipe Vallejo - Feb 16, 2023

PREVIEW- The Canada Women’s National Team participates tomorrow in their first match of the SheBelieves Cup against the United States, but much of the attention surrounds the fierce tension between the team and its federation in Canada Soccer. With many of the Canadian players willing to play in the Cup after previously wanting to strike, […]

CanWNT’s Jessie Fleming Playing Against New Zealand at TD Place Stadium
Felipe Vallejo - Feb 10, 2023

BREAKDOWN – With Canada’s Women’s National Team releasing a scathing statement about Canada Soccer, the Men’s Team released their own statement backing their national counterparts and directly pointed the finger towards Canada Soccer and a deal they made with private-business Canada Soccer Business (CSB). But what is this deal with Canada Soccer and CSB, and […]

CanWNT Player Janine Beckie Scores a Goal at the Arnold Clark Cup on February 17, 2023
Felipe Vallejo - Feb 10, 2023

NEWS – At about mid-day today, the Canadian Women’s National Team dropped a bomb on Canadian soccer. In a joint statement by all the players, they outlined their frustration and dismay at Canada Soccer and their management of funding for the national team program. With cuts to training camps, and no home games in Canada […]

CanWNT Head Coach John Herdman in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup at BC Place

When John Herdman took over the CanWNT, they were at one of the lowest lows in its national team’s history. The CanWNT did not earn a single point in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and lost all three games in their group stage. Something needed to change and Herdman was that change. John Herdman […]

Last Word on Soccer 2022 Classic as the CanMNT Qualifies for the FIFA World Cup for the First Time Since 1986

Last Word on Soccer 2022 was a memorable year for the site. Forge FC became the first-ever CPL team to make the Concacaf Champions League and the Seattle Sounders FC won their first-ever Concacaf Champions League. The CanWNT also continued their Celebration Tour Games from 2021, this time in Vancouver and Langford. They then played […]

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MLS: Houston Dynamo FC at Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the Vancouver Whitecaps vs Houston Dynamo Game
Felipe Vallejo - Dec 30, 2022

PREVIEW – The Vancouver Whitecaps will continue to hunt for the top spots in the Western Conference when they visit Houston Dynamo in Texas on Wednesday. After a memorable 2-1 comeback victory over Toronto FC this past weekend, the ‘Caps will look to keep momentum against a Dynamo team that hasn’t lost at home since July. […]

MLS: D.C. United at Charlotte FC at Bank of America Stadium on September 16, 2023
William McDonald - Dec 30, 2022

There is no denying the ever growing importance of data and analytics in professional soccer. In today’s sport’s world, being able to quickly and easily track player performance and activity is crucial to both the development of players and the success of the team. Products like the Apple Watch and the WHOOP bracelet have capitalized […]

Joshua Davis - Dec 30, 2022

The 10th and 11th-placed teams in the Western Conference will face each other in what could prove to be a decisive fixture for each of them. Austin FC will host the Portland Timbers with both teams sitting just outside the final playoff spots. Tied on 33 points, a win boosts either team into the postseason […]

Joshua Davis - Dec 30, 2022

11th-placed Charlotte FC will play host to D.C. United, who currently lie two spots ahead of them in the Eastern Conference standings. The club from the nation’s capital occupies the final play-off spot for this year’s MLS Final Series. The North Carolina outfit, meanwhile, is three points behind them, but has played two fewer games. […]

C38 walkout
Matt Pollard, Editor - Dec 30, 2022

PODCAST – Hello Colorado Rapids fans. On this episode of Holding The High Line, we banter about this game against New England Revolution being the Interim Bowl. We give our takes on the Luis Díaz pickup and Chris Little as interim manager. Then we break some news about an open letter to Colorado Rapids leadership […]

MLS: Leagues Cup Showcase-America vs Los Angeles FC as Henry Martin Gets Prepared for the Club America vs St. Louis City SC Game
Ivan Pineda - Dec 30, 2022

The biggest game in Mexico is upon us. Club America will host Chivas this Saturday, September 16, at Estadio Azteca for a clásico that promises to be entertaining. The Clásico Nacional, The Super Clásico, El Clásico de Mexico, however you want to call it, is the echelon of Mexican football royalty and the biggest game […]

LA Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney will have a tough decision on whether to start Forward Billy Sharp or not for this weekend's El Tráfico and LA bragging rights. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - Dec 30, 2022

The Los Angeles Galaxy is one of the hottest teams in MLS at the moment going into this Saturday’s El Tráfico. Unbeaten since league play resumed after the Leagues Cup, LA has managed the feat while dealing with injuries and absences to key personnel. Unfortunately, form counts for little in this fixture. So do LA […]

rapids lose again
Matt Pollard, Editor - Dec 30, 2022

PODCAST – Hey Colorado Soccer fans. This week on Holding The High Line, Rapids lose again. Rabbi and Red break down another uncompetitive loss on the road and the mounting pressure on Robin Fraser. They look ahead to the Rocky Mountain Cup, discuss a (nothing burger?) rumor, and answer listener questions. Holding The High Line: […]