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Canada prepare for crucial USA series after rise in rankings through Concacaf Nations League

Posted on 20 September 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will play an important home-and-away series against rivals USA in Toronto, Ontario and Orlando, Florida as part of 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League. The two League A matches bring together the Concacaf neighbours in competitive football for the first ti More

Canada wins 1:0 over Cuba in return leg of Concacaf Nations League A

Posted on 11 September 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada have picked up six points and a +7 goals difference with back-to-back wins over Cuba in League A of Concacaf Nations League after a 1:0 away victory on Tuesday 10 September. Teenager Alphonso Davies scored the lone goal and captain Milan Borjan posted his 20th clean sheet as 10-man Canada pul More

Canada wins 6:0 over Cuba with record-setting performance in Concacaf Nations League opener

Posted on 8 September 2019 in Men's National Team

It was a night for records as Canada won their opening match of Concacaf Nations League with a 6:0 victory over Cuba. Jonathan David set Canada’s single-season goal scoring record with his 8th goal of the year while captain Junior Hoilett scored a hat trick in front of his hometown crowd. Jona More

Canada to face Cuba in home match opener of Concacaf Nations League

Posted on 5 September 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada will kick off 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League A in Toronto with a Saturday night opener against rivals Cuba, the first of a home-and-away series during the September international window. The Toronto match will provide Canadian fans the opportunity to welcome home their favourite players, not More

Canada Soccer announces squad for important September home and away matches

Posted on 28 August 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada Soccer have announced their player squad for an important two-match, home-and-away series in 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League against Caribbean rivals Cuba. Canada will open the series at home on Saturday 7 September in Toronto before playing away on Tuesday 10 September in George Town, Grand More

Canada Soccer announces home matches in Toronto for Concacaf Nations League A

Posted on 9 August 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada Soccer have announced that a pair of home matches in 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League A will be played at BMO Field in Toronto. The announcement coincides with the one-year anniversary of Canada, Mexico and USA winning the bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™.The two home matches are Saturda More

Canada falls to Haiti in Concacaf Gold Cup Quarterfinals

Posted on 29 June 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada were eliminated from the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup after falling 2:3 to Haiti in a Quarterfinals heartbreaker. Reaching the Knockout Stage for the second tournament in a row, Canada were eliminated after conceding three times in the second half to their Caribbean opponents.Canada led 2-0 on goal More

Canada ready for Quarter-final clash with Haiti at 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

Posted on 28 June 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada’s Men’s National Team will look to build on the momentum of its record-breaking performance during the 2019 Concacaf group stage to advance past Haiti in the Quarter-final stage of the competition on Saturday 29 June at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. Canada advanced out of Group A More

Canada qualifies for the Quarterfinals at 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

Posted on 24 June 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada took care of business with a record-setting performance in the group finale at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup. Canada won 7:0 over Cuba with hat tricks by both Lucas Cavallini and Jonathan David, the first-ever double hat trick performance by a Men’s National Team attacking duo. Junior Hoil More

Canada faces Cuba with spot in Quarter-finals on the line at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

Posted on 22 June 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada’s Men’s National Team will play Cuba in the Group stage finale at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup on Sunday 23 June at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Canada comes into the match in second place in Group A with three points and a +2 goals difference, knowing t More

Canada in second place after 3:1 loss to Mexico at 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

Posted on 20 June 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada remained in second place after a 3:1 loss to Mexico in the group stage of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, ending a record six-game win streak dating back to last year. With an opportunity to face the Concacaf champions for the first time since 2016, Canada’s young squad gained some importan More

Tickets on sale for Men’s National Team Fall Concacaf Nations League Matches at BMO Field in Toronto

Posted on 19 June 2019 in Men's National Team

Tickets to Canada’s Men’s National Team Fall Concacaf Nations League A home matches at BMO Field are on sale to the public  via Ticketmaster.ca (CUBA | USA | 2 MATCH PACK) and by phone at 1.855.985.5000. The two matches will be played on Saturday 7 September against Cuba and Tuesday More

Canada ready for Mexico at 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

Posted on 18 June 2019 in Men's National Team

Building on an impressive attacking display in its opening 4:0 victory over Martinique, Canada’s Men’s National Team is preparing to face Mexico in its second group stage match at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup on Wednesday, June 19 at Broncos Stadium, in Denver, Colorado.The highly anticipa More

Canada earn impressive 4:0 opening match win at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

Posted on 16 June 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada opened the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup with their largest-ever margin of victory in the confederation championship: a 4:0 victory over Martinique at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The victory gave Canada three points to take an early lead in Group A standings with goals scored by Jonathan David, Junio More

Canada primed for Concacaf Gold Cup kick off on ‘Super Saturday’

Posted on 14 June 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada’s Men’s National Team are set to open their 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup campaign when they face Martinique on Saturday 15 June at the iconic Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. As the opening match of the month-long competition, Canada v Martinique kicks off at 19:30 ET / 16:30 PT and w More

Together We Rise: Canada Soccer announces squad for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

Posted on 30 May 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada Soccer have selected their squad for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup, the confederation’s championship that kicks off 15 June at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The biennial competition provides a tremendous opportunity for the Canadian squad as they face Concacaf’s top nations for the firs More

Canada to open against Cuba in September in Concacaf Nations League A

Posted on 21 May 2019 in Men's National Team

Concacaf has confirmed the schedule for 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League with Canada opening at home on Saturday 7 September (all venues yet to be announced). Canada will play a home-and-away series with Cuba in September before playing at home against USA in October and then away against USA in Nove More

Canada Soccer announces provisional roster for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

Posted on 20 May 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada Soccer have submitted their 40-man provisional roster for the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup alongside the other 15 nations that have qualified for this summer’s confederation championship. In accordance with the Competition Regulations, the submitted roster will serve as the basis for the fina More

Canada to face Mexico, Martinique and Cuba at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup

Posted on 10 April 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will face Martinique, Mexico and Cuba in Group A of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup this June fresh from an undefeated Concacaf Nations League Qualifying campaign in which they posted four wins and a +18 goals difference. The biennial Concacaf Gold Cup prov More

Canada draws USA and Cuba for Concacaf Nations League A

Posted on 28 March 2019 in Men's National Team

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will look forward to tougher tests and more meaningful matches when 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League A kicks off this Fall. From 12 nations in Concacaf’s top league, Canada will face USA and Cuba in a series of home-and-away matches starting this More

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Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will play an important home-and-away series against rivals USA in Toronto, Ontario and Orlando, Florida as part of 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League. The two League A matches bring together the Concacaf neighbours in competitive football for the first time in more than 20 years, with one spot in the tournament’s final four as well as two spots at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup both on the line.

After back-to-back wins over Cuba in September, Canada have also drawn closer to a Concacaf top-6 spot on the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings, which after June 2020 will determine two distinct pathways for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Qualifiers. Canada went from trailing El Salvador by 30 points to trailing them by just five points after Canada’s two victories and El Salvador’s win and a loss.

Canada’s next match in Concacaf Nations League is Tuesday 15 October at BMO Field in Toronto, one day after Thanksgiving 2019. Tickets to the Canada v USA match are available via Ticketmaster.ca with prices starting as low as $25. A special ‘Me+3’ ticket offer is available for this match. By purchasing three tickets in Price Category 2, fans will receive the fourth one free. Fans can visit canadasoccer.com/tickets for complete ticket information.

“It’s a great opportunity for the fans to unite around this team and a big moment for the team to test themselves against one of the best in Concacaf,” said John Herdman, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach. “We know the quality of the USA and the history of results in the last two decades, but with the fans behind us we believe we can change that narrative in October and November.”

The away match against USA will be played at Exploria Stadium in Orlando on Friday 15 November 2019.

From the three-nation group featuring Canada, Cuba and USA, the winner will qualify for 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League Final Four playoff in June 2020 while both the winner and runner up will qualify for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.

“The players will be doing everything in their will to achieve a result against USA and our fans play a big role in pushing the team forward in those tough moments and in games like this there’ll be few, so we hope to see a sea of red at BMO Field and feel their passion from whistle to whistle.”

Through Concacaf Nations League, Canada will host USA in a competitive match in Canada for the first time since 1997. The two sides have since faced each other four times in the Concacaf Gold Cup including the 2007 semi-finals. In 2012 and 2013, the two sides played to 0:0 draws in each nation’s respective centennial match.


CONCACAF CHAMPIONS
Canada are two-time Concacaf champions, having won the Concacaf Championship in 1985 and the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2000. In winning the 1985 Concacaf Championship, Canada qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™; in winning the 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup, Canada qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001.

MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM

Canada Soccer's Men's National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won two Concacaf titles: both the 1986 and 1996 Concacaf Men's Youth Championships. Canada have qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and seven editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE
At stake in 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League is a spot in the Concacaf Hex for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Qualifiers. After the June 2020 rankings, 35 Concacaf nations will be divided onto two pathways to Qatar 2022: the top-six nations in the Concacaf Hex (from which three nations will qualify for Qatar 2022) and the other 29 nations in series of group stage and knockout phase matches (from which one nation will face the fourth-place finisher from the Hex after which that winner will represent Concacaf in a FIFA intercontinental playoff for a spot at Qatar 2022).

Canada have picked up six points and a +7 goals difference with back-to-back wins over Cuba in League A of Concacaf Nations League after a 1:0 away victory on Tuesday 10 September. Teenager Alphonso Davies scored the lone goal and captain Milan Borjan posted his 20th clean sheet as 10-man Canada pulled together an important victory that moves them within a point of qualifying for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.

The two wins, coupled with notable losses by El Salvador and Panama in League A and League B respectively, have pulled Canada closer to the Concacaf top-six in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings, which will determine Canada's pathway in FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.

Davies scored his goal early in the 9’ of the first half off a play created by a turnover in the midfield with the resulting bouncing ball struck by Davies on the left side at the top of the box. Doneil Henry picked up a yellow card in the 31’ and received a second yellow card in the 55’ which resulted in a red card and Canada having to play with ten men for the rest of the match.


Canada’s two September matches against Cuba were part of a four-match series that will include a highly anticipated home match against USA on Tuesday 15 October as well as an away match against USA on Friday 15 November. Tickets to the Canada v USA match are available via Ticketmaster.ca with prices starting as low as $25. Fans can visit canadasoccer.com/tickets for complete ticket information.
 
“In some ways, I’m happy for this team to get that level of adversity. I think the team showed some leadership and a step forward tonight, that we can manage some tough moments”, said Head Coach John Herdman. “It shows tonight, these teams are tough, it’s tough when you come away from home in these matches, so we hope our Canadian crowd can come out and give that Canadian support, because we are so close to this, and we need that extra push against USA.”
 
MATCH CENTRE, PHOTOS & QUOTES : https://www.canadasoccer.com/?gid=1544&t=match
 
With the Davies goal, Canada set a new Men’s National Team record for goals in a season, breaking the previous mark set in 2011 (when Canada scored 24 goals scored in 12 matches). Through seven international “A” matches in 2019, Canada has posted five wins and two losses including a quarter-finals finish at the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup.

Of note, the Tuesday win marked the 11th consecutive ‎match in which Canada scored a goal, another new record for the Men's National Team.

Canada’s starting lineup featured Milan Borjan in goal, Richie Laryea at right back, Doneil Henry and Steven Vitória at centre back, Samuel Adekugbe at left back, and Jonathan David, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Cyle Larin, David Wotherspoon and Alphonso Davies from the midfield up through to the attack.

In the second half, Herdman replaced David Wotherspoon with Jonathan Osorio (52’), Cyle Larin with Derek Cornelius (60’) and Alphonso Davies with Liam Millar (79’).
 
From the three-nation group of Canada, Cuba and the USA, the winner will qualify for the Concacaf Nations League Final Four playoff in June 2020.  First and second place teams within the group will automatically qualify for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.
 
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS
Canada are two-time Concacaf champions, having won the Concacaf Championship in 1985 and the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2000. In winning the 1985 Concacaf Championship, Canada qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™; in winning the 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup, Canada qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001.
 
MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
 
Canada Soccer's Men's National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won two Concacaf titles: both the 1986 and 1996 Concacaf Men's Youth Championships. Canada have qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and seven editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
 
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE

At stake in 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League is a spot in the Concacaf Hex for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Qualifiers. Canada will need to win their group and advance to the final four in Concacaf Nations League in order to narrow the mathematical gap behind Concacaf’s top-six nations in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings. After the June 2020 rankings, 35 Concacaf nations will be divided onto two pathways to Qatar 2022: the top-six nations in the Concacaf Hex (from which three nations will qualify for Qatar 2022) and the other 29 nations in series of group stage and knockout phase matches (from which one nation will face the fourth-place finisher from the Hex after which that winner will represent Concacaf in a FIFA intercontinental playoff for a spot at Qatar 2022).
 
Concacaf Nations League will equally serve as a pathway to the Concacaf Gold Cup and ultimately the FIFA Confederations Cup. The top-two nations from each group in League A will automatically qualify for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup (eight nations) along with the group winners in League B (four nations). From there, a two-round qualifier featuring third-place finishers in League A, second-place finishers in League B and first-place finishers in League C will determine the last four nations to qualify for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.
 
Through Concacaf Nations League, Canada will host USA in a competitive match in Canada for the first time since 1997. The two sides have since faced each other four times in the Concacaf Gold Cup including the 2007 semi-finals. In 2012 and 2013, the two sides played to 0:0 draws in each nation’s respective centennial match.

 

It was a night for records as Canada won their opening match of Concacaf Nations League with a 6:0 victory over Cuba. Jonathan David set Canada’s single-season goal scoring record with his 8th goal of the year while captain Junior Hoilett scored a hat trick in front of his hometown crowd. Jonathan Osorio and Doneil Henry added to the tally as Canada set a Men’s National Team record with six goals in a home international match.
 
Canada will play the return leg against Cuba on Tuesday 10 September at Truman Bodden Sports Complex in George Town, Cayman Islands. The match will kick off at 18.15 local (19.15 ET / 16.15 PT) and will be broadcast live on OneSoccer.ca.
 
“It’s a dream come true to captain my country and top it with a hat trick,” said Hoilett. “We worked hard for it all week and we came out as a team, and there is more to come. We just have to keep working as we worked in training this week, with the same intensity, the same positivity. We are going out as a team, you can see we are all trusting each other, we know how to work with each other. You’ve seen the performance today, we came out strong and we have to do it again.”
 
Canada have now won eight of 10 matches in just under two years with Head Coach John Herdman, including a home unbeaten record of three wins. With 24 goals scored in 2019, Canada have tied the Men’s National Team record for goals in a calendar year (previously set in 2011).
 
MATCH CENTRE, PHOTOS & QUOTES : https://www.canadasoccer.com/?gid=1543&t=match
 
Canada’s starting XI featured Milan Borjan in goal, Richie Laryea at right back, Doneil Henry and Derek Cornelius at centre-back, Kamal Miller at left back, Samuel Piette, Mark-Anthony Kaye, Jonathan Osorio, Alphonso Davies, Junior Hoilett, Jonathan David from the midfield up through to the attack.

With the clean sheet, Borjan moved into second spot on Canada’s all-time list with nineteen.

In the second half, Herdman replaced Kamal Miller with Liam Millar (62’), Jonathan David with Cyle Larin (64’) and Doneil Henry with Steven Vitoria (68’).

Canada’s two September matches against Cuba are part of a four-match series that will include a highly anticipated home match against USA on Tuesday 15 October as well as an away match against USA on Friday 15 November. From the three-nation group, the winner will qualify for the Concacaf Nations League Final Four playoff in June 2020 with the first and second place teams in the group automatically qualifying for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.
 
Tickets to the Canada v USA match at BMO Field on 15 October are available via Ticketmaster.ca with prices starting as low as $25. A special ‘Me+3’ ticket offer is available for this match. By purchasing three tickets in Price Category 2, fans will receive the fourth one free. Fans can visit canadasoccer.com/tickets for complete ticket information.
 
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS
Canada are two-time Concacaf champions, having won the Concacaf Championship in 1985 and the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2000. In winning the 1985 Concacaf Championship, Canada qualified for the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico™; in winning the 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup, Canada qualified for the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001.
 
MEN’S NATIONAL TEAM
 
Canada Soccer's Men's National Youth Teams, meanwhile, have won two Concacaf titles: both the 1986 and 1996 Concacaf Men's Youth Championships. Canada have qualified for eight editions of the FIFA U-20 World Cup and seven editions of the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
 
CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE
At stake in 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League is a spot in the Concacaf Hex for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Qualifiers. Canada will need to win their group and advance to the final four in Concacaf Nations League in order to narrow the mathematical gap behind Concacaf’s top-six nations in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings. After the June 2020 rankings, 35 Concacaf nations will be divided onto two pathways to Qatar 2022: the top-six nations in the Concacaf Hex (from which three nations will qualify for Qatar 2022) and the other 29 nations in series of group stage and knockout phase matches (from which one nation will face the fourth-place finisher from the Hex after which that winner will represent Concacaf in a FIFA intercontinental playoff for a spot at Qatar 2022).
 
As announced this week, Concacaf Nations League will equally serve as a pathway to the Concacaf Gold Cup and ultimately the FIFA Confederations Cup. The top-two nations from each group in League A will automatically qualify for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup (eight nations) along with the group winners in League B (four nations). From there, a two-round qualifier featuring third-place finishers in League A, second-place finishers in League B and first-place finishers in League C will determine the last four nations to qualify for the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup.
 
Through Concacaf Nations League, Canada will host USA in a competitive match in Canada for the first time since 1997. The two sides have since faced each other four times in the Concacaf Gold Cup including the 2007 semi-finals. In 2012 and 2013, the two sides played to 0:0 draws in each nation’s respective centennial match.

 

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