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

06/24/2015 07:43 EDT | Updated 06/24/2015 07:59 EDT

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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