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deVos: No scores, standings more about adults than kids

After having a Twitter exchange with a fan about the Canadian Soccer Association's no-keeping-score policy for kids under 13, TSN soccer analyst Jason deVos realized that the long-term player development program is still very misunderstood. ...more

deVos: Shapes of MLS - Whitecaps show ups and downs of youth

The opening half of the Vancouver Whitecaps game against Real Salt Lake was a perfect exhibit of the challenge faced when fielding a very young lineup - those players don't yet have the experience to figure out how to fix things when they go wrong on the pitch. ...more

deVos: Development obstacles abound in Canadian youth soccer

The proliferation of private academies across the country is not a cure-all for our struggles in player development. There are a number of significant issues that are impeding the development of soccer in Canada. TSN Soccer Analyst Jason deVos has more. ...more

deVos: Defensive frailties prove costly for Whitecaps

While Vancouver FC pulled away with a 2-2 draw against the Los Angeles Galaxy last weekend, defensive frailties proved to be costly for the Whitecaps. TSN Soccer Analyst Jason deVos has more. ...more

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

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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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