Beyond the Pitch: CanMNT & Vancouver Whitecaps’ Maxime Crepeau

In the latest episode of Newsroom’s Beyond the Pitch, and OneSoccer’s Kristian Jack sits down with the Canadian men’s national team and Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper Maxime Crepeau for a quick catch up as his side is set to open the final round of 2022 World Cup qualifying Thursday against Honduras (7:30pm ET, live on OneSoccer & Sportsnet) at BMO Field in Toronto.

Crepeau talks about taking the gloves at the Gold Cup, how Canada training makes him a better ‘keeper, and how Les Rouges’ brotherhood can be seen both on and off the field.

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  • 5:09 – Crepeau talks about coming back from a difficult injury layoff going into a Gold Cup where he played every game: “It’s all about momentum”
  • 7:14 – “Our mindset is being in the top three… It’s going to be a journey, these 14 games.”
  • 9:13 – Crepeau dishes on Canada training: “When you have finishers like Alphonso [Davies], Lucas Cavallini, Jonathan David… It really challenges you to be the best at training.”
  • 11:23 – “We’ve put [other Concacaf teams] on notice – not just with our skill but with our discipline.”
  • 13:36 – Crepeau talks about coach John Herdman’s “project” with the men’s team: “There’s been a lot of work done.”
  • 17:22 – Facing the United States now vs. the previous years: “Narrative… It’s changing and both teams know.”
  • 18:31 – Kristian asks about some, uh, shenanigans vs. Mexico in the Gold Cup semi-finals: “There’s no smoke without a fire.”

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