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Documents: Canada to withhold players from NWSL before World Cup; Herdman stresses player health

Documents: Canada to withhold players from NWSL before World Cup; Herdman stresses player health

Duane Rollins February 27, 2014 151

Canadian national team coach John Herdman isn’t prepared to fully commit to sending his best players to the NWSL in 2015. “Last year was good, but we saw some gaps,” Herdman told reporters on

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The View from the North: Matheson clear choice for Canada’s best in 2013

The View from the North: Matheson clear choice for Canada’s best in 2013

Duane Rollins December 4, 2013 9

For eight consecutive years the naming of the Canadian women’s player of the year has been an exercise in acclimation. It’s Christine Sinclair’s award. Her brilliance has been so clear that there was a

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The View from the North: Canadian U-17s fight stomach flu en route to World Cup

The View from the North: Canadian U-17s fight stomach flu en route to World Cup

Duane Rollins November 14, 2013 5

In soccer you can prepare for almost everything. The field conditions, hostile crowds, extreme weather, you make it, a good coach will have made his or her players ready for whatever the game gives

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The View from the North: Sportsnet’s ‘Beauty of Sport’ features three Canadian players

The View from the North: Sportsnet’s ‘Beauty of Sport’ features three Canadian players

Duane Rollins July 24, 2013 1

Three members of the Canadian national team have been front and center in the marketing of Canada’s only all-sports magazine this week. Kaylyn Kyle, Lauren Sesselmann and Emily Zurrer all appeared in Sportsnet Magazine’s

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The View from the North: Canadians still seek better funding

The View from the North: Canadians still seek better funding

Duane Rollins June 26, 2013 6

It was pure happenstance that theScore media’s Sean Keay found himself sitting beside Sydney Leroux at a Toronto Blue Jays spring training game a few years ago. As Keay has deep connections in the

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The View from the North: Long way to go for Canada

The View from the North: Long way to go for Canada

Duane Rollins June 20, 2013 99

How do you tell the mostly teenage and younger fans of the Canadian national team that their heroes aren’t as good as they’ve been told? You can’t. Not without coming off as cruel, that

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The View from the North: Canada on to the next one

The View from the North: Canada on to the next one

Duane Rollins June 12, 2013 3

After a week of debating crowd behavior and celebration etiquette, it’s easy to forget that the Canadian women’s national team still has work to do this spring. Namely another high-profile friendly, this time in

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The View from the North: Growing division in WoSo crowds

The View from the North: Growing division in WoSo crowds

Duane Rollins June 6, 2013 50

There is evidence that racial slurs were directed at Sydney Leroux through social media platforms. Such behavior is clearly unacceptable and those “fans” should be held accountable for those actions. This column is not

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The View from the North: Herdman aware of pressures of ‘The Rematch’

The View from the North: Herdman aware of pressures of ‘The Rematch’

Duane Rollins May 22, 2013 18

Canadian national team coach John Herdman generally talks long-term. On almost every occasion, Herdman will stress how the Canadian team needs to think about the future more than what’s happening currently and that wins

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The View from the North: Silence speaking volumes in Toronto?

The View from the North: Silence speaking volumes in Toronto?

Duane Rollins May 15, 2013 19

Sometimes the loudest thing to hear is the silence. That is especially the case, when it comes to the rumored Toronto expansion franchise in the NWSL. Despite lots of whispers from outside the city

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