Sportsnet.ca reviews the past week in soccer by giving readers a chance to read important stories they may have missed that are worth a second look.
Steve Bottjer argues that an official affiliation between Major League Soccer and the North American Soccer League, similar to relationship between Major League Baseball and its minor league system, could have benefits for Canadian player development.
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Nick Sabetti looks at the parting of the ways between Montreal and Jesse Marsch, and why the Impact and the former coach had philosophical differences over the path forward for the club.
Jon Spratt argues that even though Arsenal squandered a 2-0 lead to Schalke in the Champions League, there were still a number of positives for the Gunners.
Gerry Dobson explains why Tony Fonseca was the CSA was right in hiring Tony Fonseca as its new technical director, but warns the former Portuguese international has his work cut out.
Thomas Michalakos argues that Liverpool simply doesn’t have the depth to compete on several different fronts, a point driven home by their Europa League loss to Anzhi.
Jamie Doyle writes that Canada’s World Cup dreams have become a recurring nightmare since its lone appearance in 1986. It’s time Canadian soccer finally woke up.
Whitecaps president Bob Lenarduzzi talks to Sportsnet about the changes Vancouver is going to make for the 2013 MLS season.
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Martin MacMahon: A stepping stone for Whitecaps
Mike Beauvais: Sputtering Spurs
Daniel Rouse: Mata matters for Chelsea
Greg Brady: Manchester City not dead yet