Category Archives: Making the game better

Moving beyond paper to a CSA-led national network of academies

We seem to be on the verge of another developmental breakthrough with the promise of a national curriculum being announced by the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) by year end. We’re seeing a good buy-in, particularly here in BC, to the … Continue reading

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Poll: What Canada needs to do this year

Everyone loves a poll. Most of them are at the end of the year asking what you thought the best movie or album of the year was. This one asks what’s important going forward for Canada as a soccer nation. … Continue reading

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Messi scores 50, thanks Pep. Class.

But really has any manager brought as much to the game in a four year span as Pep Guardiola? He took over Barcelona at a time when they had just finished third in La Liga, 18 points behind champion Real … Continue reading

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D2 Survey: A new, professional, Canadian second division

If you played soccer in the late 80’s or watched the old CSL, there would be a few names you would associate with that era. I had the privilege to play with several of the players that are now considered … Continue reading

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As a Scot, this pains me…

But as a football fan, it fills me with hope. This is a clip of the build up to Spain’s three goals yesterday against Scotland in their Euro 2012 qualifier. It’s five minutes long. Three goals. Five minutes. You do … Continue reading

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National U14-U18 club championships: new format needed

I complained about this last year when a game finished 18-1. It’s now gone a step nuttier. This morning an Alberta U16 girls team beat the U16 rep from the Yukon 21-0. How and why does this happen? Well, when you … Continue reading

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Girls soccer: Are we really trying to play? (updated)

“These games, these track meets with jostling, they just don’t look very enjoyable to play in.” Part 1 Even Pellerud nailed it when he came here. He was hired to get the best results for the women’s national team possible … Continue reading

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