Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

How Canada’s soccer upset of the U.S. really matters

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Today's edition of our newsletter explains the important takeaways from a historic victory by the Canadian men's soccer team. Plus, the Zombie Montreal Expos march on, and the NBA/China controversy reaches Canadian shores.

With inspiration and motivation, John Herdman is changing the face of Canadian soccer

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
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John Herdman's voice was hoarse but he was in fine hugging form as he spotted friends in the wake of Canada's 2-0 victory over the United States and pulled them in close. The English coach, who led Canada's women to two Olympic bronze medals, continues to make his mark in Canadian colours.

Canada’s soccer men’s statement win over U.S. offers real hope for the future

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

How big of a moment was the victory by the Canadian men's soccer team over the U.S. in CONCACAF Nations League play? Big. This was a statement game, the final result giving hope to legions of long-suffering soccer supporters that there is genuine World Cup hope for the future.

Canadian men’s soccer team ends 34-year winless run against U.S.

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
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Alphonso Davies scored in the 63rd minute and substitute Lucas Cavallini added a stoppage-time goal to help Canada end a 34-year winless run against the U.S. with a 2-0 victory in CONCACAF Nations League play Tuesday.

England players taunted with Nazi salutes, monkey noises; UEFA president calls for ‘war on the racists’

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin urged governments to escalate the "war on the racists" to help soccer authorities eliminate it from stadiums after England players faced abuse in Bulgaria.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores 700th career goal, but Portugal falls to Ukraine

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal but couldn't keep Portugal from losing 2-1 to Ukraine in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Monday.

For 1st time in decades, Iran women allowed to watch FIFA soccer match in Tehran

Thursday, October 10th, 2019
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Flag-draped Iranian women watched a FIFA soccer match from inside a Tehran stadium Thursday, the first time they've been freely allowed into a stadium in decades.

Canada looks to silence critics in crucial Nations League showdown against U.S.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

Coach John Herdman says Canada's upcoming CONCACAF Nations League match against the United States will come down to who wants it more.

Hong Kong soccer body fined by FIFA for Chinese anthem protest

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019

FIFA has fined Hong Kong's soccer federation 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,100 US) for fans disrespecting the Chinese national anthem before a World Cup qualifying game last month.

Qatar 2022 World Cup draws more questions after empty seats at track worlds

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

Following a sparsely attended world track and field championship questions are once again being raised over Qatar's ability to host the 2022 World Cup.