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Why The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Could Be Canada's Best Yet

It's an exciting time for Canadian soccer fans. The Women's World Cup is on home turf, attendance is at an all-time high and Team Canada is on track for one of its better performances.

But make no mistake — this hasn't been an overnight fairy tale trip to the top. This is a team that's been in the making since 2011, when coach John Herdman took over. Combine a fresh mentor with medal-winning performances at the London Summer Olympics in 2012, and at the 2011 Pan Am Games, and it's no wonder why there's a rising sense of power behind this team.

But it's more than just pride Canadians feel when they hear names like Christine Sinclair, Karina LeBlanc or Jessie Fleming. Now, there's a genuine sense of excitement to watch our team perform. That much will be evident when Canada hits the pitch for the quarter-finals against England on Saturday, June 27.

We'll be rooting for our women (as should you,) and that's The One Thing You Should Know Today.

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