Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Canadian running back Chuba Hubbard named Big 12 offensive player of year

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Edmonton native Chuba Hubbard, the NCAA rushing leader, has been named the Big 12 offensive player of the year.

Canadian Jessie Fleming hopes to cap UCLA soccer career with NCAA title, MAC Hermann Trophy

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Canadian international Jessie Fleming is one of three finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy, honouring the top NCAA soccer player. And her collegiate soccer career is set to end at the College Cup in San Jose, Calif.

Italian sports daily under fire for ‘Black Friday’ headline

Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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A leading Italian sports daily is facing criticism for a headline reading "Black Friday" and featuring two black soccer players on the cover.

Messi wins record 6th Ballon d’Or, World Cup winner Rapinoe earns women’s prize

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
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Lionel Messi won a record sixth Ballon d'Or while World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe earned the women's prize on Monday.

Ottawa Gee-Gees women’s soccer team wins 1st-ever FISU University World Cup

Saturday, November 30th, 2019
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The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees women's soccer team are international champions after claiming a FISU University World Cup title with a 1-0 victory over Brazil's Paulista University in Jinjiang, China on Sunday.

Canada drops out of CONCACAF hexagonal World Cup qualifying berth

Thursday, November 28th, 2019
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Canada has dropped out of the top six among CONCACAF nations in the FIFA rankings following a loss to the United States, putting the Canadians on track to miss the six-team group that will determine three direct World Cup berths in the North and Central American and Caribbean region.

Messi marks milestone game with goal as Barcelona cruises to knockout round

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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Another day to celebrate for Lionel Messi. Another frustrating day for Liverpool against a familiar opponent. Messi marked his 700th game for Barcelona with a goal and two assists in a 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund 3-1 that sent his team into the knockout rounds of the Champions League on Wednesday.

Christine Sinclair, Alphonso Davies lead Canada Soccer annual award nominees

Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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Canada captain Christine Sinclair and Bayern Munich teenager Alphonso Davies are among the nominees for the 2019 Canada Soccer Player Awards.

Canada’s soccer men face tougher road to World Cup with expected drop in rankings

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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With the Canadian men expected to slip out of the top six in CONCACAF in the new FIFA rankings, they have to maximize points from international windows in March and June in hopes of securing a spot in the Hex round of World Cup qualifying.

Canadian men’s soccer team unravels early in loss to U.S.

Friday, November 15th, 2019
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The Americans promised redemption. The Canadians promised consistency. Then the match started and the U.S. surged early, while Canada unraveled and fell 4-1 in a Group A CONCACAF Nations League rematch on Friday.