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deVos: Talking tactics of defending wide free kicks

One of the talking points during Arsenal and Everton's fantastic 1-1 draw on Sunday was how high Arsenal were defending wide free kicks. The game commentator said it was a dangerous tactic from the Gunners, as it invited the ball to be played in behind the defenders. I disagree, for a number of reasons. ...more

deVos: Analyzing the results of the World Cup draw

The 2014 FIFA World Cup draw took place in Brazil on Friday, as the 32 qualified teams were drawn into eight groups of four. TSN's Jason deVos offers some quick thoughts on what it means for the tournament next summer. ...more

deVos: Meteoric rise looks likely to continue for Yekka

Two months ago, if you had told 16-year-old Sura Yekka that she would be a member of Canada's women's national team, she wouldn't have believed such a thing was possible. It would be completely understandable if Yekka was overwhelmed by it all. Players who she grew up idolizing, the likes of Christine Sinclair and Diana Matheson, are now her teammates. TSN soccer analyst Jason deVos explains why she isn't. ...more

deVos: Many fans do not understand the laws of the game

Whenever an incident happens on the field, every fan expects the referee to make the correct decision. With the benefit of instant replays, it is often much easier to make those decisions. But as TSN's Jason deVos writes, what makes a referee's job more difficult is that the vast majority of fans do not fully understand the laws of the game. ...more

deVos: Defensive problems continue for Canada's men

Defensive frailties reared their ugly head once again for Canada's men's national team, as they conceded a third-minute goal to the Czech Republic on their way to a 2-0 defeat in Olomouc on Friday. When is Canada going to have a competitive men's team? When are we going to become legitimate contenders to qualify for the World Cup? TSN Soccer Analyst Jason deVos has more. ...more

deVos: Is a playing career essential to be a coach?

Arrigo Sacchi once said, "You don't have to have been a horse to be a jockey." With regards to becoming a professional soccer coach, that is an expression that one will hear often. In fact, it is a mantra for aspiring coaches who never made the grade as professional players. But is it? Does a professional coach need to have a professional playing career first in order to be successful as a coach? TSN soccer analyst Jason deVos has more. ...more

deVos: What Whitecaps' Mattocks needs is some tough love

In 18 years as a professional player in Canada and the UK, I've never seen a young player show such blatant disrespect for the rules and hierarchy of a football club like Vancouver Whitecaps forward Darren Mattocks. ...more

deVos: Magnificent Nesta calls time on legendary career

Much like his play on the pitch over the last twenty years, Alessandro Nesta's retirement announcement was understated. If you weren't watching closely, you might not even have noticed that one of the game's great defenders is calling it a day. Nesta has decided to hang up his boots at the end of the 2013 MLS season. TSN's Jason deVos looks at the legendary defender's retirement. ...more

deVos: Numbers don't look good for Canada's men's team

Three hundred-and-sixty-five days. That is how long it has been since Canada's men's national team were humiliated 8-1 in their final World Cup qualifying match in Honduras. Since that embarrassing defeat, things haven't gotten better. TSN soccer analyst Jason deVos explains. ...more

deVos: An exciting weekend for Canadian MLS teams

Another disappointing loss on the road for Montreal, a last-minute heartbreaker in Philadelphia for Toronto, and an edge-of-your-seat thriller for Vancouver highlighted week 32 of Major League Soccer action for Canada's three teams. ...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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