Throughout the Women's World Cup an array of accomplished writers and scholars filed regularly from Canada with an eye on bringing a wide-ranging scope to the 2015 tournament. The stories spanned different nations, teams, aspects and elements of the competition while bringing attention to some of the bigger and some of the under-the-radar storylines during the seventh Women's World Cup.
The cast of writers includes: Laurent Dubois, Jean Williams, Brenda Elsey, Jennifer Doyle, Shireen Ahmed, Joshua Nadel and Lindsay Sarah Krasnoff.
From the history of the sport to team-specific profiles and more, below is the entire running series of Upfront and Offside: Dispatches on the Women's World Cup.
GALLERY: Opening day of Women's World Cup
2015 Women's World Cup: Defining images from the opening day
Shuéme, the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup official mascot, roams the sidelines at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
Dancers take to the field with flags representing the different participating nations during the opening ceremony at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.
Children perform on the field at Commonwealth Stadium during the opening ceremony ahead of Canada's match vs. China.
Fireworks go off at one of the ends of Commonwealth Stadium during the Women's World Cup opening ceremony.
Canada captain Christine Sinclair's jersey and armband hang in her locker at Commonwealth Stadium.
Canada and China's starting lineups take to the field ahead of the national anthems.
A crowd of 53,058 was on hand for Canada-China, a Canadian record for any national team in any sport.
Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod makes a first-half save on Gu Yasha to keep the upstart visitors off the board.
Christine Sinclair takes the penalty kick in stoppage time, after Ukrainian referee Natalia Rachynska ruled that Adriana Leon was fouled by Rong Zhao.
Weng Fei watches as Christine Sinclair's penalty kick sneaks by her and just inside the post in stoppage time of a 1-0 Canada win over China.
Christine Sinclair celebrates her converted penalty, to the dismay of her Chinese counterparts.
Christine Sinclair runs over to the bench, led by manager John Herdman, after giving Canada a 1-0 lead over China.
Canada players run over to the corner to celebrate with their home fans after opening the Women's World Cup with a 1-0 win over China.
Canada players take a group bow in front of the home support.
It's thumbs up for Christine Sinclair, whose late penalty gave Canada the opening three points of the Women's World Cup.
Netherlands and New Zealand players walk through the tunnel out to the Commonwealth Stadium field for their Group A encounter in the Women's World Cup.
Lieke Martens is mobbed by her teammates after lacing a 20-yard rocket for the Netherlands' first Women's World Cup goal in the nation's debut match in the competition.
Netherlands players pile on Lieke Martens after her sensational goal.
Netherlands goalkeeper Loes Geurts defends a corner kick against New Zealand's Hannah Wilkinson and Sarah Gregorius.
Netherlands players celebrate a 1-0 win over New Zealand, the nation's first win in a Women's World Cup.