Chris Jones

Senior Contributor

Chris Jones is a journalist and screenwriter who began his career covering baseball and boxing for the National Post. He later joined Esquire magazine, where he won two National Magazine Awards for his feature writing. His work has also appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, ESPN The Magazine (RIP), and WIRED, and he is the author of the book, The Eye Test: A Case for Human Creativity in the Age of Analytics. Follow him on Twitter at @EnswellJones

Latest from Chris Jones

Toronto professor claims FIFA draw contains hidden bias that skews the odds

A U of T probability scientist says the FIFA draw contains a hidden bias that doesn't give equal weight to all possible team combinations, effectively skewing the draw.

After 36 years, Canadian men's soccer team can finally dream the impossible dream

"As a Canadian kid, to dream of something like this was impossible," said Canada's Jonathan Osorio after he and his teammates defeated Jamaica to send the men's national team to the FIFA World Cup for the first time in 36 years.

The lesson, not the score, will ultimately determine the result of Canada's World Cup qualifier in Costa Rica

Nothing teaches like experience, and it would be a missed opportunity for Canada's men's soccer team not to reflect on its first defeat in a year. The overarching lesson should be one of accountability. 

Veteran 'keeper Milan Borjan finally getting chance to honour his adopted Canada with magical World Cup run

If there is an unspoken certainty about John Herdman's otherwise top-secret lineup for Canada's game against Costa Rica, it's that Milan Borjan will be in goal — in no small part because of a long-ago conversation the two had.

'Let's get it done': Herdman urges Canada's men's soccer team to complete World Cup journey in Costa Rica

Coach John Herdman says he has enjoyed some "amazing moments" in Canada's qualifying run. But he says its time for his team to finish the job in Costa Rica on Thursday.
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Canada's men's soccer team knocking out opponents with a counter-punch strategy that's proving unbeatable

Canada's men's soccer team knows exactly who they are, other than the first-place team in CONCACAF: They are counter-punchers. And coming off an improbable five wins in a row, they are now almost certain to battle their way to Qatar.

'It's a fight for the top of the table' as Canada meets U.S. in World Cup qualifier in Hamilton

There is a buoyancy to this Canadian team, an irresistible uprush of good feeling, going into Sunday's CONCACAF qualifier against the U.S. in Hamilton.

Canada proudly waving the flag is pure joy for players, team's long-suffering supporters

Tuesday's win over Mexico was the start of something rather than the beginning, middle, and end of something all its own, all at once. Undefeated Canada now deservedly sits at the top of the CONCACAF qualifying table with six games to go.

Cold Commonwealth Stadium what Canada ordered for World Cup qualifier vs. Mexico

Canada's men's soccer team takes on highly ranked Mexico in Edmonton on Tuesday, where the team is hoping chilly, cavernous Commonwealth Stadium becomes something like Canada's version of its opponent's Estadio Azteca.

Canada passes crucial test of winning when expected in quest for World Cup

Friday's victory over Costa Rica was an education for all involved. From the opening whistle, the Canadians found themselves in a new position: under the weight of national expectation.