Canadian Women’s Soccer: A sleeping giant?

12/03/2013 § 1 Comment

Ross Armour photo

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Girls Elite Squad take on Columbus FC in the Metro Women’s Soccer League, January 2013, at Simon Fraser University: Ross Armour photo

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and arguably can take its place as, and be branded, a global phenomenon. Yet as so often is seen, it is only the men’s professional side that is given intense coverage. In Canada, that theme is no different, despite a Women’s World Cup in Canada on the horizon as soon as 2015.

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Going forward: Whitecaps on attack vs LA Galaxy

01/11/2012 § Leave a comment

Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie will be hoping to conjure up a master plan to bring about victory in Los Angeles

This Thursday will mark the Whitecaps’ first ever venture into the MLS playoffs and with it, representation as the first ever Canadian team to make this stage, following the continuing demise of Toronto FC back east. It’s a proud moment for honest head coach Martin Rennie in his inaugural season in Vancouver. The Scot has rejuvenated the team and brought about a defensive stability that has made the ‘Caps hard to beat and united the squad and fans as one.

For most, this would be the ideal scenario heading into their playoffs debut. But the Whitecaps could hardly have asked for a tougher draw. The Los Angeles Galaxy are the most high profile MLS club in the world and have really found their form in the latter stages of the season heading into this winner-takes-all match up at the Home Depot Center.

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