Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Top European team president indicted in FIFA bribery case

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The president of the Paris Saint-Germain soccer club was indicted Thursday as part of a five-year bribery and corruption investigation linked to FIFA.

With goals record in past, Christine Sinclair says Canada must be ‘brave’ to beat U.S.

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Christine Sinclair is tired of talking about her record-setting goal. In fact, she says it was more a relief than anything to get it over and done with. Now, the 36-year-old Canadian soccer star has her sights set on a third-straight Olympic podium.

Retirement not on the mind of Canadian soccer great Christine Sinclair

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

She has scored more goals than anybody else in soccer and played more games than any other active player, but retirement isn't on the immediate horizon for Christine Sinclair.

Canadian women’s soccer team falls to U.S. in Olympic qualifying championship final

Sunday, February 9th, 2020

The U.S. continued its mastery over Canada on Sunday, winning the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship 3-0 on second-half goals by Lynn Williams, Lindsey Horan and Megan Rapinoe.

Canadian women prepare for soccer bragging-rights in clash against U.S. rivals

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

Fresh from celebrating Olympic qualification with semifinal wins Friday, Canada and the U.S., clash Sunday with bragging rights on the line at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.

Canadian soccer star Jordyn Huitema emerges to help clinch Olympic spot

Friday, February 7th, 2020

Jordyn Huitema, 18, wasn't even born when Sinclair scored her first goal for Canada in 2000. But in the 72nd minute, with game hanging in the balance tied at zeroes, Huitema delivered.

Canadian women’s soccer punches ticket to Tokyo after defeating Costa Rica

Friday, February 7th, 2020
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Canada qualified for the Tokyo Olympics with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Costa Rica on Friday, thanks to a 72nd-minute goal by teenager Jordyn Huitema in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.

Canada women’s soccer moves within one win of Olympic berth after defeating Mexico

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
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Captain Christine Sinclair scored career goal No. 186 to help Canada beat Mexico 2-0 Tuesday and move within one win of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.

Candidate cities’ selection process for 2026 World Cup takes next step

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

Potential host cities for the 2026 World Cup have got their marching orders for the next stage of the selection process.

History on Canada’s side ahead of crucial match vs. Mexico at women’s Olympic soccer qualifier

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

History and the numbers are on Canada's side Tuesday when it faces Mexico to decide first place in Group B at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship.