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The Voyageurs

The Canadian Men’s Soccer Team's Quest to Reach the World Cup

by (author) Joshua Kloke

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2022
Category
Soccer, History
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459750470
    Publish Date
    Oct 2022
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459750456
    Publish Date
    Oct 2022
    List Price
    $24.99

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Description

Tracing Canadian men’s soccer’s emergence from global obscurity to international powerhouse, featuring insight from star players like Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David.

The last time Canada qualified for a men’s World Cup was in 1986. For a generation afterwards, the Canadian national men’s soccer team struggled in obscurity, an afterthought in a country that was not yet soccer-mad. The twenty-first century brought a wave of soccer passion and expertise to this frozen country — and a crop of new superstar players who lifted the forgotten team into the international spotlight.

Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David are now internationally known names, and soccer a national obsession. Through interviews with players and coaches, Joshua Kloke tracks the rise of men’s soccer in Canada from darkness to the world stage in 2022.

This is the inside story of how the best team in Canadian soccer history grew from disappointment to international fame.

About the author

Joshua Kloke is a sports and music journalist whose work has been published by Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Sportsnet, the Toronto Star, and the Globe and Mail. He currently covers Toronto FC and the Toronto Maple Leafs for the Athletic. He lives in Toronto.

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