Canada looks to surprise at Gold Cup

2017 Gold Cup preview: Canada By Matthew Gourlie If there’s a bright side to inheriting a team that hasn’t scored a goal in two straight continental championships it is that the bar is set low. Octavio Zambrano brings a young squad armed with an attacking mind-set to the Gold Cup. The new head coach has…

Davies shines in senior debut

Zambrano feels the youngest-ever Canadian international is ready to contribute By Matthew Gourlie MONTRÉAL — Facing a bank of cameras and at least 40 members of the media, Alphonso Davies turned the tables for a second and asked the first question: “Who do I look at?” The national spotlight is relatively new for the 16-year-old,…

Strength in numbers

Young players come off bench to help spark Canada to 2-1 win over Curaçao in Zambrano’s debut By Matthew Gourlie MONTRÉAL — If Octavio Zambrano learned nothing else Tuesday, he knows he has players on his bench who can change a match. The new Canadian manager posted a victorious debut as Canada earned a 2-1…

Bernier ready to help usher in new era

Zambrano to helm Canada for first time against Curaçao By Matthew Gourlie MONTRÉAL — The Octavio Zambrano era will begin in earnest Tuesday night. The new Canadian men’s national team coach will take charge of the senior team for the first time against Curaçao (7:30 p.m., ET, TSN) at Stade Saputo. “It is going to…

Zambrano learning and teaching

Training match was educational for new Canadian boss Matthew Gourlie LAVAL — Octavio Zambrano is learning more about the Canadian national soccer team player pool every day. The new Canadian manager is taking charge of his first full camp this week as his squad prepares to face Curaçao Tuesday at Stade Saputo in Montréal. Zambrano…