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HERDMAN TAKES OVER CANADA’S MEN’S SOCCER TEAM

HERDMAN TAKES OVER CANADA’S MEN’S SOCCER TEAM

Former coach of the Canadian women program John Herdman is set to take over the men’s program. He was named the replacement following the sack of Octavio Zambrano last March. His formal title is national team head coach and men’s excel director. The shock announcement came on Monday, with the Canadian Soccer Association chief Steve Reed claiming it was “an organizational decision.” Fans reacted as expected, wishing Herdman well but expressing their shock and disappointment in such a move.

CANADA FRIENDLY AGAINST EL SALVADOR

CANADA FRIENDLY AGAINST EL SALVADOR

Canada soccer team will be playing a friendly game against El Salvador that will be hosted in Houston later this month. The Canadian Soccer Federation has stated that a part of the proceeds of the match will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. At the same time, this will allow the Canada team to get some practice and evaluate themselves. Canada has won their last competitive game 2-0 against Jamaica and will want to test themselves against another quarter-finalist…

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DOES THE MLS HARM INTERNATIONAL PROSPECTS?

DOES THE MLS HARM INTERNATIONAL PROSPECTS?

As usual, with the failure to make the 2018 World Cup Finals, analysts have been trying to point out the issues that hampered the team. Most of them agree that the schedule of the Major League Soccer (MLS) affected the United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) in a way, whilst it obviously also impacts on Canadian soccer too – which have around a quarter of th funding that USA have. The former manager of the USMNT Jurgen Klinsmann allowed the…

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US, CANADA AND MEXICO WANT TO HOST WORLD CUP 2026

US, CANADA AND MEXICO WANT TO HOST WORLD CUP 2026

The United States could partner with Canada and Mexico to host the World Cup in 2026, according to reports. Canada soccer leaders are hoping to partner with their Mexican counterparts while the United States would be the lead host of the tournament – which would be the biggest ever following the decision of FIFA to expand the participating teams to 48. It is also going to be the first time three countries would host a World Cup. Victor Montagliani, the…

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CANADA SOCCER PLAYERS SUFFER DATA HACK

CANADA SOCCER PLAYERS SUFFER DATA HACK

Canada soccer female players join the list of athletes that have their medical records hacked. Hackers have been releasing confidential information of Rio Olympians to the public as they get hold of them. The world anti-doping agency (WADA) is pointing fingers at Russian cyber espionage as the group behind the attacks. Top stars have had their personal records opened. Rafael Nadal, Justin Rose, Mo Farah and others suffered the same fate. Sophie Schmidt, Rhian Wilkinson, Melissa Tancredi, and Christine Sinclair…

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CANADA SOCCER SET TO BEAT GERMANY TWICE IN A WEEK

CANADA SOCCER SET TO BEAT GERMANY TWICE IN A WEEK

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games brought a lot of surprises with the Canadian women not being left out. They broke a record of 22 years as they defeated the German national women team at the Olympics after 13 attempts. They have a golden opportunity to achieve another feat when they meet in the semi finals of the women soccer category. The game is slated for Tuesday, August 16 2016. The Canada soccer team trounced Germany 2-1 in the group stage,…

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Canada finally got Victory after 5 Matches

Canada finally got Victory after 5 Matches

Canada managed to bring an end of five straight matches without a victory with a 2-1 win over Uzbekistan in a friendly game. The national team had not won a game of football since the 1-0 success over Honduras in a World Cup qualifying game back in November 2015. Since then, and they have suffered two defeats in World Cup qualifying games and one draw – against El Salvador – before recently only managing a draw in a friendly against…

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CANADA WOMEN SOCCER TEAM CHANGE TACTICS AHEAD OF RIO 2016

CANADA WOMEN SOCCER TEAM CHANGE TACTICS AHEAD OF RIO 2016

The women national team of Canada takes a different approach to Rio 2016 after their World Cup performance. By this time last year, the head coach of the team was at a base camp helping the team soar in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Last summer’s tournament was held in Canada and the pressure was much unlike this summer’s Olympics. This has made the preparation for Rio de Janeiro has been different in so many ways. From the beginning with…

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Benito Floro comments dont matches with Canadian Team Defence

Benito Floro comments dont matches with Canadian Team Defence

Benito Floro’s opinion doesn’t match with those who think the defence of the Canadian team has reached the optimum standard. The coach, who is now 3-year old in his stint, believes that the mistakes made by the team in terms of holding the opposition are certainly lesser now, but, it’s not that the defence has become almost perfect. Also, the fact that people are saying Canada is offensively not as good as they are defensively; it doesn’t set well either…

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