Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Usain Bolt to start tryout with Australian pro soccer club

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

At 31, Olympic sprint great Usain Bolt will try out for six weeks with the Central Coast Mariners starting next month. If all goes well, the eight-time Summer Games champion could play a season with the Australian A-League pro soccer club.

Herdman: Canada’s path to 2022 and 2026 World Cups start with Nations League

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018
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Head coach John Herdman sees a clear path to the 2022 and 2026 World Cups for Canada's men's soccer team, and it begins with the Nations League.

Montreal Impact shut out struggling San Jose Earthquakes

Saturday, July 14th, 2018
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Designated players Saphir Taider and Ignacio Piatti scored as the Montreal Impact cruised to a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes in MLS action Saturday night.

Forge FC unveiled as Hamilton’s Canadian Premier League club

Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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Hamilton's Canadian Premier League club will be known as Forge FC. Forge FC was officially unveiled as Hamilton's team name for the newly-formed CPL on Thursday at Tim Hortons Field.

Legendary striker Ronaldo leaving Real Madrid for Juventus

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus, bringing to an end a glittering nine-year spell in Spain. Madrid said Tuesday it has reached an agreement with Juventus after a request by Ronaldo.

English soccer star Wayne Rooney makes move to D.C. United

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

English soccer star Wayne Rooney has signed with Major League Soccer's D.C. United.

Mo Salah reportedly considering retiring from Egypt’s national team

Sunday, June 24th, 2018

Mohamed Salah told Egypt team officials and teammates that he is considering retiring from international play because he is angry about being used as a political symbol while the World Cup squad was based in Chechnya, two people close to the player told The Associated Press.

Teen phenom Alphonso Davies thrilled to bring World Cup to country that took him in

Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

Prior to last week, the biggest crowd Alphonso Davies had ever spoken in front of was a soccer team. So it was a baptism of fire when the 17-year-old walked out on stage at the Expocentre in Moscow on Wednesday to address the over 200 delegates at the FIFA Congress and a world-wide television audience.

Ronaldo accepts 2-year prison sentence, fine in tax evasion case: report

Friday, June 15th, 2018
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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with the Spanish tax authorities to serve two years in prison and pay an 18.8-million euro ($21.8-million US) fine in a tax evasion case, newspaper El Mundo reported on Friday.

Toronto FC battles back in wild 2nd half to draw with D.C. United

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Nick Hagglund, with a pair, Jonathan Osorio, and Victor Vasquez all scored second-half goals to erase a 3-0 deficit in a roller-coaster 4-4 draw against D.C. United on Wednesday.