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Record win over Dominica keeps Canada on pace in Concacaf Nations League

Posted on 17 October 2018 in Men's National Team

Canada scored five goals in a record 5:0 victory over Dominica in Concacaf Nations League Qualifying at BMO Field in Toronto. The victory keeps Canada on pace to finish top-six and earn their place in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup and 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League Group A. The five goals equaled the More

Canada Soccer looks to excite at home in Concacaf Nations League Qualifying in Toronto

Posted on 15 October 2018 in Men's National Team

Canadian fans will have an opportunity to watch some of Canada Soccer’s bright young talents and notable veterans when the Men’s National Team laces up for an important Concacaf Nations League Qualifying match at BMO Field in Toronto. The #CanadaRED crowd will be a boost to the Canadian More

Canada v Dominica – Match Day Fan Experience

Posted on 12 October 2018 in Men's National Team

Fans attending Tuesday’s Canada v Dominica Concacaf Nations League Qualifier at BMO Field are encouraged to review the following information to help ensure the event experience is as positive as possible.CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE QUALIFYING - FAQ Tuesday’s match is the second of four Quali More

AskTheCoach: John Herdman sits in the Twitter #BlueRoom

Posted on 5 October 2018 in Men's National Team

Canada Soccer's Men's National Team Head Coach John Herdman was invited into the Twitter Canada #BlueRoom to discuss all things soccer including the upcoming Concacaf Nations League Qualifying match in Toronto. Herdman was in town en route to Alliston where the team will hold their one-week camp bef More

Canada Soccer adds youth talent from top international clubs for October match in Toronto

Posted on 2 October 2018 in Men's National Team

Canada will have the chance to see some of the nation’s brightest young talents and notable veterans in action in Toronto this coming Tuesday 16 October. Canada Soccer have announced their Men’s National Team squad for their first home match in 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying More

Ballou Tabla joins Canada for Concacaf Nations League

Posted on 25 September 2018 in Men's National Team

He's all in.FC Barcelona attacking midfielder Ballou Tabla will join Canada on the road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ starting with an October 2018 home match in Concacaf Nations League Qualifying. Tabla is a former two-time Canadian youth player of the year.Canada will face Dominica in Ma More

Canada makes history with record setting 8-0 victory in Concacaf Nations League opener

Posted on 9 September 2018 in Men's National Team

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team scored a record setting 8:0 victory in their first Concacaf Nations League match. The eight goals marked the most-ever in international competition for the Men’s National Team in a match that featured three teenagers in the starting XI for the fi More

Canada set to kick off Concacaf Nations League on Road to 2022 FIFA World Cup™

Posted on 7 September 2018 in Men's National Team

The road to Qatar 2022 begins with a new international competition pitting Concacaf’s 40 national teams against each other in Concacaf Nations League. Canada will begin their journey with a series of four qualifying matches from September 2018 to March 2019 across four international windows.&n More

Concacaf Nations League FAQ

Posted on 6 September 2018 in Men's National Team

What is Concacaf Nations League? In 2018, Canada will participate in the new Concacaf Nations League begining with the Preliminary Competition which kicks off in September 2018. Concacaf Nations League has been created to provide an avenue for more meaningful and quality international soccer m More

A match of firsts as Canada open Concacaf Nations League with record 8:0 victory

Posted on 6 September 2018 in Men's National Team

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Canada are all in for Concacaf Nations League Qualifying

Posted on 3 September 2018 in Men's National Team

They're all in.Ahead of Canada's opening match in the new 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying competition, Canada Soccer's Men's National Team is fully committed on the road to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. It all starts 9 September with the first of four qualifying matches for this new comp More

Canada Soccer announces squad for Concacaf Nations League Qualifying

Posted on 30 August 2018 in Men's National Team

Canada Soccer have announced their Men’s National Team squad for the start of 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying that kicks off Sunday 9 September. Head Coach John Herdman and his staff have put together an exciting squad that includes established stars and some of Canada’s next More

We want our country to connect around this team

Posted on 23 August 2018 in Men's National Team

John Herdman on #CNLQ2018 in Toronto this 16 October More

Canada Soccer tickets on sale for Concacaf Nations League in Toronto

Posted on 25 July 2018 in Men's National Team

Tickets for the Canada v Dominica Concacaf Nations League Qualifying match in Toronto are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased via Ticketmaster.ca and by phone at 1.855.985.5000.The Canada v Dominica match on 16 October at BMO Field in Toronto will be Canada’s first home match in 2018-19 Conc More

Alphonso Davies joins Bayern on Canadian record transfer deal

Posted on 25 July 2018 in Men's National Team

Alphonso Davies of Edmonton, Alberta will join FC Bayern on a record-breaking transfer deal with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. The move involves a fixed transfer fee and additional compensation that could total more than $28 million Canadian, the most ever received by an MLS club in the league’s 23- More

Canada begins Road to 2022 this Fall in Concacaf Nations League Qualifying

Posted on 17 July 2018 in Men's National Team

Canada will play their first home match in 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying on Tuesday 16 October in Toronto at BMO Field. The new competition kicks off an exciting era for Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team on the road to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. Canada will More

Canada open 2018 with hard fought 1-0 victory over New Zealand

Posted on 24 March 2018 in Men's National Team

Canada 1:0 New Zealand More

Watch Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team open 2018 season on Saturday

Posted on 22 March 2018 in Men's National Team

Canada will open their 2018 calendar in a Men’s International Friendly match against New Zealand this 24 March in San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia, Spain. The Saturday soccer match will mark the start of a new era under newly-appointed Head Coach John Herdman. Fans can watch the match live v More

Canada Soccer announces squad for Men’s International Friendly Match in March

Posted on 12 March 2018 in Men's National Team

Canada Soccer have announced their squad for the upcoming Men’s International Friendly match against New Zealand on 24 March during the FIFA match window. Head Coach John Herdman will gather his squad for the one-week camp in Murcia, Spain with players arriving from their respective profession More

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team to play at home in March 2019

Posted on 7 March 2018 in Men's National Team

Concacaf Nations League Qualifying scheduled revealed More

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Canada scored five goals in a record 5:0 victory over Dominica in Concacaf Nations League Qualifying at BMO Field in Toronto. The victory keeps Canada on pace to finish top-six and earn their place in the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup and 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League Group A. The five goals equaled the Men’s National Team record for goals in a domestic match.

MATCH CENTRE & PHOTOS 

“We had to deal with their physicality, that was a tough Dominica team,” said John Herdman, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach. “All I care about is seeing this team move forward. There’s a lot of young players that were given an opportunity and they’re taking it, too. The next game against St. Kitts is going to be tough away, it might take a little something different in the tactics and the players.”

It took Canada just three minutes to open the scoring, the second-quickest goal in team history. Alphonso Davies made a fantastic run down the left wing and cut the ball back to Jonathan David (3’) who finished with a powerful shot past the Dominica goalkeeper.

“It’s the best feeling in the world to play and represent the country and to try and do something special,” said David, who now has three goals in two Concacaf Nations League matches. “We’re happy to get the win to and we’ll keep building.”

Canada doubled its lead through Junior Hoilett (14’) who received a perfectly weighted square pass from David after a deft little touch from Lucas Cavallini. Four minutes later, Hoilett was brought down in the box and was awarded the penalty which Cavallini (18’) calmly chipped straight down the middle to give Canada the 3-0 lead.

A Dominica own goal made it 4-0 just two minutes into the second half after Hoilett’s shot hit the post and bounced off Malcolm Joseph. Cyle Larin (82’) rounded out the scoring for the Canadians, crashing the net as Davies put another dangerous low cross into the net from the left side.

Canada controlled the match for the full 90 minutes, dominating the possession and playing the majority of the game in their opponent’s half. Dominica’s best opportunity came in the 71’ when second half substitute Zachary Brault-Guillard came across as the last man back for Canada to clear the ball off the feet of the Dominica attacker.

Canada featured six teenagers in the match, including debutants Alessandro Busti, Ballou Tabla and Zachary Brault-Guillard. Busti, the youngest goalkeeper in Men’s National Team history, posted the clean sheet.

Veteran Atiba Hutchinson, meanwhile, made his 78th appearance for Canada, moving him into fifth place on the all-time Canada list.
After three matches, John Herdman became the first Head Coach to start his Men’s National Team career with three-straight clean sheets. Canada have scored 14 goals in those three matches.

Canada now look ahead to a November away match in Concacaf Nations League Qualifying against St. Kitts & Nevis. Canada round out the four-match series with a home match against French Guiana on 26 March 2019.

The 16 October 2018 home crowd of 10,253 is the highest-recorded attendance to date in this preliminary round of Concacaf Nations League Qualifiers

Canadian fans will have an opportunity to watch some of Canada Soccer’s bright young talents and notable veterans when the Men’s National Team laces up for an important Concacaf Nations League Qualifying match at BMO Field in Toronto. The #CanadaRED crowd will be a boost to the Canadian team who are seeking a top-six spot in the competition to qualify for both the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup and Concacaf Nations League Group A.
 
Canada is facing Dominica on Matchweek 2 in 2018-19 Concacaf Nations League Qualifying, the second of four matches from September 2018 to March 2019. Tickets to the 16 October match are still available for as low as $20 (plus applicable fees) via Ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1.855.985.5000. Out of town fans can watch the match across Canada on TSN2 and RDS2 starting at 19.00 ET / 16.00 PT, with additional behind-the-scenes coverage available across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
 
“We have come here with our best players and they are all in and fully invested,” said John Herdman, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team Head Coach. “They are coming to put on a performance. So for our fans, be part of it, see Alphonso Davies, see Ballou Tabla, see Atiba Hutchinson and some of the most exciting players that Canada has produced.”

  
Amongst 34 nations, Canada were in fourth place on goal difference after their first away match in September, a record 8:0 win over US Virgin Islands. The qualifying campaign runs through March 2019, after which the top nations will be ranked on points (three points for a win, one point for a draw), goal difference, goals scored, away goals, and then fewest yellow/red cards accumulated. The top 10 nations qualify for the Concacaf Gold Cup while the top six also qualify for Concacaf Nations League Group A.
 
Canada’s squad features some familiar local heroes including Toronto FC’s Jonathan Osorio, Premier League star Junior Hoilett, and six-time Canadian Player of the Year Atiba Hutchinson, all of whom grew up in nearby Brampton, Ontario. The squad also features Puebla FC striker Lucas Cavallini of nearby Mississauga, who on Tuesday hopes to make his first international appearance at home in Canada.
 
“I’ve always enjoyed playing in front of friends and family, it’s important playing for them and playing for your country,” said Atiba Hutchinson, Canada Soccer’s six-time Canadian Player of the Year. “I’ve always enjoyed it and hopefully we can go out there, put on a good performance, score some goals, and make it a good day for everyone.”

 

NEXT GENERATION
Among the younger players, Derek Cornelius, Jonathan David and Liam Millar are all hoping to make their first international appearance at home in Canada. Zachary Brault-Guillard and Tabla are also hoping to make their international debuts, as are goalkeepers Alessandro Busti and James Pantemis.
 
Tabla will be one to watch after winning multiple Canada Soccer Youth Player of the Year Awards. He is one of several young players signed to notable clubs in Europe, as is Alphonso Davies of FC Bayern Munich in Germany, Brault-Guillard of Olympique Lyonnais in France, Millar of Liverpool in England, Busti of Juventus in Italy, and Jonathan David of KAA Gent.
 
HALL OF FAME INDUCTION & PLAYER AWARDS
At half time, the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame will induct Class of 2018 honoured member Tomasz Radzinski. The former Canadian Player of the Year and UEFA Champions League scoring star has come home for the induction after a stellar career that took him from Canada to Belgium, England, and Greece. In 46 international appearances for Canada, he scored 10 goals and eight assists.
 
Also, as part of the pre-match celebrations, Canada Soccer will honour recent Player of the Year Award winners after the team warm ups, notably Hutchinson for capturing his sixth Canada Soccer Player of the Year award in 2017 and Davies for winning U-17 Player of the Year honours in 2017.
 
Fans are encouraged to arrive to the match early as the first 2,5000 fans will receive a commemorative team poster. Gates are open as of 18.00, approximately one hour before kick-off. Fans are encouraged to show their Canadian pride by wearing their #CanadaRED to support your National Team.
 
TICKETS
Tickets to the 16 October match start as low as $20 (plus applicable fees) via Ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1.855.985.5000. There is also a special Me+3 ticket offer in Price Category 2 which gives fans four tickets for the price of three.
 
For more information, please visit www.canadasoccer.com/tickets.
 
OCTOBER’S CANADA SOCCER ACTION
The month of October has featured important international competitions for both the Women’s National Team and Men’s National Team as well as the recently-completed Toyota National Championships for premier amateur clubs. Canada have qualified for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ and next will face USA in the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship Final on Wednesday 17 October.

 

 

 

Fans attending Tuesday’s Canada v Dominica Concacaf Nations League Qualifier at BMO Field are encouraged to review the following information to help ensure the event experience is as positive as possible.

CONCACAF NATIONS LEAGUE QUALIFYING - FAQ
Tuesday’s match is the second of four Qualifying matches that Canada will play in the inaugural Concacaf Nations League Qualifying phase. Check out the FAQ to learn more about this new competition.

BE PART OF A ‘SEA OF RED’
Canada’s Men’s National Team is calling on all fans to show their Canadian pride as we expect the building is going to be rocking! The colour of the day will be RED so prepare your attire accordingly.

PLAN YOUR VISIT TO BMO FIELD
Find complete information on all transportation options to BMO Field including public transit, by car, and parking information here: https://bmofield.com/plan-your-visit/directions/.

FIRST 2,500 FANS RECEIVE COMMERORATIVE TEAM POSTER
Fans are encouraged to arrive early to BMO Field. All gates will open at 6:00pm, and the first 2,500 fans on-site will receive a free match day roster sheet featuring a special edition Canadian Men’s National Team poster.

TOMASZ RADZINSKI CANADA SOCCER HALL OF FAME CEREMONY
Soccer fans will have the opportunity to celebrate one of Canada’s all-time great strikers as Tomasz Radzinski will officially be inducted into the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame in his hometown of Toronto during a special ceremony at half time of the Canada v Dominica match.

SOCIAL
To get the most out of your event experience, fans are encouraged to engage with Canada Soccer and other fans via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram . Use the hashtags #CANMNT and #CanadaRED to join the conversation.

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