John Herdman Transforming Canadian Soccer Identity

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TORONTO— John Herdman was smiling ear to ear in the post match press conference. His apparent giddiness could not be contained. For the first time in 34 years, the Canada men’s soccer team defeated its border rival United States. It was not just the history achieved that had the 44 year old Canadian soccer coach […] READ MORE


Alphonso Davies Propels Canada to CONCACAF Victory over USA

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TORONTO– Team Canada has won its first of two meetings against Team USA 2-0 in the CONCACAF Nations League. In the 63rd minute, Alphonso Davies, the breakout midfielder of Bayern Munich, buried the first goal. In the 90th minute, Lucas Cavallini struck the ball in the back of the net off the wing, propelling Canada […] READ MORE





Homeward Bound: Why it’s Good NYCFC is not in the CCL

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Martin Bihl Seconds after Roman Torres’ penalty kick hit the back of the net in Ontario, my twitter feed exploded with regret. Not for Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley, Sebastian Giovinco and the rest of the reds. But for NYCFC, who, many were trying to tell me, were the real losers on […] READ MORE



CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying: The Hex Matchday One

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki The Hex, the final stage of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying, begins Friday as the six remaining North American and Caribbean nations square off for the right to go to Russia in 2018. Out of Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States, three will […] READ MORE