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deVos: Understrength Toronto FC difficult to break down

Saturday's test against the Colorado Rapids was a big test for Toronto FC, given the quality and quantity of players that were unavailable. But despite losing the game to an Edson Buddle goal, TFC acquitted themselves quite well. TSN Soccer analyst Jason deVos has more in his latest edition of Shapes of MLS. ...more

DeVos' Shapes of MLS: Whitecaps' midfield diamond sparkles

Vancouver Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson elected to play a midfield diamond against the Houston Dynamo in an attempt to contain one of the most well-organized teams in the MLS. TSN soccer analyst Jason deVos breaks down how and why it was a successful move in his latest Shapes of MLS. ...more

deVos: Whitecaps fail to take advantage of Chivas red card

It's said that it's difficult to play against 10 men, but with too many subpar efforts from key players on Sunday versus 10-man Chivas USA, the Vancouver Whitecaps made the task the more onerous, failing to assert their numerical superiority. TSN's Jason deVos uses the Shapes of MLS to explain. ...more

deVos: Drawing up a tactical review for Toronto FC

Without question, Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen has better players at his disposal this season. Now with the addition of the clubs big off-season signings, it's time for him to execute the best possible formation for his troops. TSN soccer analyst Jason deVos presents a tactical review for Toronto FC's new season. ...more

deVos: Whitecaps bullish against New York

The Vancouver Whitecaps got the 2014 MLS season off to the perfect start, claiming a 4-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday. TSN Soccer Analyst Jason deVos takes a closer look at the match from BC Place. ...more

TSN.ca presents Jason deVos' 2014 Whitecaps tactical preview

While new Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson won’t be afraid to utilize whatever tactical formation is best suited for each opponent, TSN Soccer Aanalyst Jason deVos expects he will begin the season lining up in a 1-4-2-3-1 formation. Read on for a full tactical preview of the Whitecaps 2014 season. ...more

deVos: Lang still an inspiration for players young and old

Kara Lang's hope of playing in next year's FIFA Women's World Cup look much bleaker after suffering a serious knee injury this week. But as TSN soccer analyst Jason deVos writes, it won't stop her from being an inspiration for the game's players and fans across the country. ...more

deVos: Introducing a new plan to improve sporting culture

There are many pitfalls in youth soccer in our country. Over-invested parents; the pressure to win at too young an age, and others. But what if there was a different way to develop soccer players in Canada? What if we could simply teach kids to play better? TSN soccer analyst Jason deVos explains the founder of the 'Play Better' program has some big ideas. ...more

deVos: The 'Unwritten Rules of Football'

Every sport has a list of unwritten rules; a unique code of conduct by which the game is expected to be played. These rules get passed down from generation to generation, but you can't actually find them anywhere - until now. With a nod to my TSN colleagues and followers on Twitter, here are the 'Unwritten Rules of Football'. ...more

deVos: Is there a better way for Toronto FC to spend 100M?

What if the Toronto FC could create their own system similar to the Ontario Hockey League? Its goal would be to produce a continual stream of talented young players for its academy, and ultimately, for its first team. Do you think they would be perennial MLS Cup contenders? The cost? $100 million. Not very much for a club that just spent close to $100 million to sign two players, is it? ...more

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Jason deVos

Jason deVos

As one of Canada's most accomplished soccer players, Jason deVos spent nearly 20 years on the pitch playing competitive soccer at the highest professionallevels in Canada and around the world. After retiring from international play, deVos began his broadcasting career as a soccer analyst with the CBC and GOLTV. Most recently he provided commentary and analysis for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa for the CBC.

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