Welcome to another all-Canada edition of Red Shots, ahead of Wednesday's game against Ecuador. Over the next couple of days to preview the game, I'll try and point you in the direction of the best articles out there to get you in the mood.
First up, here's another article, this time from Nigel Reed explaining why if you haven't already bought tickets you should.
Canadian national team needs you
It needs you and me to care. It needs you and me to talk, to argue, to agree and to debate. It needs us to be passionate, informed and entertained. It implores us to invest time and energy to be proud supporters of a team which wants nothing but to matter.
According to various tweeted reports, there's about 12,000 tickets already sold, so there's still plenty available, let's try and make it a pro-Canadian majority there.
If you are going, the Voyageurs are having a pre game event at Maro in Liberty Village, with giveaways of the new Canada Jersey by Umbro Canada, as well as $12 pitchers of beer.
Red Nation Online have an interview with 2010 Canadian player of the year Atiba Hutchinson, which is well worth a listen. He has 52 caps for Canada and was also the 2010 Danish Superliga player of the year, which is really not too shabby at all, and earned him a transfer to Dutch club PSV Eindhoven He'll have a crucial part to play in any Canadian success at the Gold Cup and in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.
A less experienced player trying to break into the first team is Tosaint Ricketts and there's a good interview/article about him, also at Red Nation Online who've got some good extensive coverage going already.
After press conferences yesterday and training sessions today, I'm sure there'll be a lot of articles up today and tomorrow