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The Canadian Soccer Mustache Contest

Posted in Canada, Vancouver Whitecaps with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by Jamie

In honour of Movember, we at Some Canadian Guys are pleased to announce the Canadian Soccer Mustache Contest. Below you’ll find a selection of the very finest facial hair in Canadian soccer history (well, the finest facial hair that can be found in the player photos on the CSA’s website, at least), and a chance to choose your favourite. Continue reading

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Canada’s Women Top Mexico, Avoid U.S.

Posted in Canada, Women's with tags , , , , , , on November 3, 2010 by Jamie

Everything seemed pretty easy for Canada’s women’s national team in the first two matches of the group-stage round of qualifiying for the 2011 Women’s World Cup in Germany: an 8-0 destruction of Guyana followed a 1-0 scoreline against Trinidad and Tobago that belied Canada’s dominance. The real threat, we were led to expect, was to come against the host Mexican side. Three goals to nil later, Canada is through to the semifinals with a perfect record – not to mention 12 goals for and none against. Continue reading

Check Out Our Ladies

Posted in Canada, Gold Cup, International, Women's with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2010 by Jamie

Yes that shameful headline is intended to maximize hits by luring in some possibly pervy Google searchers. Sadly, such is the lot of Canadian soccer: we have to garner interest any way we can. No slight at all is intended to the wonderful gals of our Women’s national team. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Tonight marks the kickoff, literally, of the Canadian women’s quest for simultaneous Gold Cup glory and a berth in the 2011 Women’s World Cup. And it’s our duty as soccer-loving Canucks to support them, if not by shooting on down to Cancun (as if we actually needed more reason to go to Cancun on a blustery October day), then at least by watching them play. Continue reading

Let’s Pretend They’re Canadian: Your Picks and Ours

Posted in Canada with tags , , , on October 26, 2010 by Jamie

As most of you know, yesterday we at SCG posed the painfully teasing question “Who would you Canadianize?” Naturally, a prolonged and ridiculous conversation ensued, wherein some of soccer’s best — and, for some reason, some of soccer’s fattest — were touted as the best man to lift Canada to glory… if we had magic powers. The conversation also drifted unexpectedly in to the vagaries of gay subculture (thank you, Grant). Continue reading

Let’s Pretend They’re Canadian!

Posted in Canada with tags , , on October 25, 2010 by Jamie

The life of a Canadian soccer fan is lived mostly in some kind of fantasy land: what if Hutch wasn’t ruled offside against the States? What if De Guzman’s shot against Jamaica hadn’t hit the bar? Re-imagining the past, and mentally re-jigging the future, is the lot of Canadian soccer fans, so let’s embrace it fully for a little while; let’s play a little game called “Who would you Canadianize?” Continue reading

Pesch Puts Faith in Age. Old Age.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 5, 2010 by Jamie

As manager of League 2 side Burton Albion, former Canadian international Paul Peschisolido is the old man in charge. Except that he’s not the old man: one of his players is. Continue reading

New Nationality, Same Old Begovic

Posted in EPL, Stoke City with tags on August 24, 2010 by Jamie

It’s likely that we at SCG have said that we’d never mention the name Asmir Begovic again after he turned his back on Canada to represent Bosnia and Herzegovina internationally. But I’m prepared to make an exception.

It seems that Stoke City boss Tony Pulis is unhappy with Asmir, after the keeper refused to play in Stoke’s Carling Cup match against Shrewsbury today. The morning of the match, Begovic told Pulis that, well, he simply didn’t want to play. Time, it seems, hasn’t imbued Asmir with any class. Continue reading