Canada completes perfect year

Narrow win in St. Kitts and Nevis puts Canada in Nations League driver’s seat Matthew Gourlie It wasn’t always pretty, but Canada’s 1-0 win away to St. Kitts and Nevis was sufficient. With that result Canada completed a first year under new head coach John Herdman that was perfect. Canada will finish 2018 with four…

Canada remains unblemished under Herdman

Matthew Gourlie Three games into the John Herdman era and Canada is undefeated and have yet to concede a goal. Herdman is the first Canadian men’s national team manager to post three consecutive shutout victories to open his tenure following Canada’s 5-0 win over Dominica on Oct. 16 at BMO Field in Toronto. Canada’s results…

Eight is enough

Canada sets tone and sets record in Herdman’s competitive debut Canada 8 U.S. Virgin Islands 0 When it comes to competitive debuts, it’s hard to do much better than recording the most lopsided victory in the history of the Canadian men’s team. Canada beat the U.S. Virgin Islands 8-0 in Bradenton, Fla. to get off…

Herdman begins to lay groundwork

By Matthew Gourlie It’s a new era for the Canadian national men’s soccer team. Again. When John Herdman takes charge of the Canadian men for the first time Saturday against New Zealand in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain, he will be the fourth man to do so in the last 18 months. The 42-year-old Englishman…

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…