Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Soccer’ Category

Canadian women’s soccer team on cloud 9 ahead of Olympic semifinal

Monday, August 15th, 2016

The Canadian women's national soccer team looks to continue making Olympic Games history in their semifinal match against Germany, but ahead of Tuesday's game, the Canadians are enjoying their success so far on social media.

5 keys to victory: Canadian women’s soccer team look to beat Germany (again)

Monday, August 15th, 2016

It took Canada 22 years and 13 attempts to beat Germany in women’s soccer. Now Canada has a chance to beat the European champions twice in a week. Nigel Reed has five keys to Canadian success ahead of the semifinal rematch.

Janine Beckie: From U.S. cut to emerging Canadian soccer star

Sunday, August 14th, 2016

Canadian women's soccer assistant coach Andrew Olivieri unearthed Janine Beckie while on a 2011 scouting trip. Five years later, she is one of Canada's top scoring threats, has three goals in three Olympic games and will be leaned on heavily in

True ‘Canadian grit’: Women’s soccer team ready for rematch with Germany

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Canada, ranked 10th in the world, unbeaten so far in Brazil and has taken victories over three top-five teams in No. 2 Germany, No. 3 France and No. 5 Australia. Next up is a semifinal rematch Tuesday with Germany in Belo Horizonte.

Jen Kish calls out Hope Solo for ‘coward’ remark

Friday, August 12th, 2016
Hope Solo

Canadian rugby star Jen Kish took issue with U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo’s “coward” remark after the Americans lost in stunning fashion to Sweden in the women’s soccer quarter-final.

Canada outlasts France to advance to Rio soccer semifinals

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Canada's women's soccer team has advanced to the semifinals after a 1-0 victory over France. Sophie Schmidt scored for Canada after an excellent cross from Janine Beckie.

U.S. women’s soccer team knocked out by Sweden in stunning upset

Friday, August 12th, 2016

The U.S. women's soccer team fell victim to a stunning upset Friday at the Rio Olympics, losing its quarter-final match to Sweden in a penalty shootout.

Surging Canadian soccer women team face tough French side

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Rio Olympics Soccer Women Canada

Canadian soccer coach John Herdman usually leaves no stone unturned, working around the clock to prepare his team. But he says his role ahead of Friday's Olympic quarter-final with third-ranked France is simple.

Canadian women’s soccer team primed for knockout rounds, says Herdman

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

After dispatching two top-five countries in round-robin play, Canada's women's soccer team is primed for the knockout rounds at the Olympics, says coach John Herdman.

Canada’s soccer women post historic win over Germany in Rio

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Melissa Tancredi propelled the Canadian Olympic women's soccer team to its first-ever win over Germany in 13 meetings on Tuesday, scoring both goals in a 2-1 decision in the Group F finale at the Rio Olympics.