CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers
As he prepares to begin his final World Cup qualifying campaign, veteran Canadian midfielder Julian de Guzman has some unfinished business to attend to.
While the ultimate goal is to help Canada reach Russia 2018, the first priority is to finally turn the page on the team’s failed bid to reach Brazil 2014 – a campaign that ended with an 8-1 defeat at the hands of Honduras.
CANADA vs. DOMINICA
Thursday, June 11, 7 pm ET
Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica
TV: Online Stream
Canada’s quest towards Russia 2018 is set to begin in the same way as its last few World Cup qualifying campaigns – in the early CONCACAF rounds, against an obscure and (almost certainly) overmatched opponent.
Le Canada est à l’honneur dans l’émission de la semaine (également disponible ici), entre les bons résultats de Montréal, Toronto et Vancouver en MLS ce week-end, le début des éliminatoires de la Coupe du monde masculine, la décision d’Akindele et la phase finale du Mondial féminin qui se joue au pays.
FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele accepts CanMNT call-up because "my whole life I've been a Canadian"
Eligible to represent both the US and Canada national teams – and called up by both in the last year – FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele had a decision to make.
Although he turned down a call-up from Canada in fall 2014 and trained with the US national team in January, the Calgary, Alberta, native has decided to take his talents north of the border, accepting a Canadian call for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Dominica on June 11 and 16.
MLS Rookie of the Year Tesho Akindele among eight MLSers called up by Canada for World Cup qualifying
Canada is getting some key reinforcements at exactly the right time.
With a massive summer ahead of them, Canada might be about to get a goalscoring boost from the reigning MLS Rookie of the Year.
According to Canadian head coach Benito Floro, FC Dallas striker Tesho Akindele is "99.9 percent" committed to representing the land of his birth in international play.
Curacao are in the midst of what they are hoping is a Cinderalla run to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and they are counting on none other than Dutch legend Patrick Kluivert to get them there.
A former star striker for the Netherlands, Barcelona and other top teams in the world, Kluivert is currently the head coach of a Curacao side trying to navigate through CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. It is his first head-coaching job at the international level, and the task of taking the tiny Caribbean island to the World Cup is no easy feat.
There’s just something about Canada playing a must-win game in San Pedro Sula.
On Sunday, Canada’s Under-17 national team went into a one-game playoff against Costa Rica at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship, being held in Honduras, with a spot in this year's FIFA U-17 World Cup on the line. The Canadians were solid in the group stage, going 3-1-1 and rallying for a 3-2 victory against that same Costa Rican side.
The United States Under-17 national team returned to the FIFA U-17 World Cup by the skin of their teeth on Sunday, edging Jamaica 5-4 in a dramatic, six-round penalty-kick shootout at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.