Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Megan Rapinoe returns to U.S. national team after year-long absence

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
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It was quite a year for Megan Rapinoe. Her book came out, she hosted an HBO special and she got engaged to girlfriend Sue Bird. One thing was largely missing, however: soccer.

Alphonso Davies wraps up remarkable year by winning Lionel Conacher Award

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
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Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies, who shone on soccer's biggest stages in 2020, has been voted winner of the Lionel Conacher Award as The Canadian Press male athlete of the year.

Messi remains dour on Barca’s prospects, floats interest in future U.S. move

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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Lionel Messi tied Pele's record of 643 goals for a single club on Saturday but was unable to help Barcelona beat Valencia in La Liga as they had to settle for a 2-2 home draw.

TFC’s Ayo Akinola accepts invite to Canadian national team camp

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020
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Toronto FC striker Ayo Akinola will get a chance to see how the other half lives next month at a Canadian national team camp in Florida.

Canada’s Jenna Hellstrom among 6 players waived by NWSL’s Spirit

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020
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The National Women's Soccer League's Washington Spirit have waived six players, including Canadian international Jenna Hellstrom. The 25-year-old from Sudbury, Ont., played six games this season.

Canadian No. 1 goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe signs with Sweden’s FC Rosengard

Monday, December 21st, 2020
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Canadian international goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe has left the NWSL's North Carolina Courage for Sweden's FC Rosengard.

PSG, Basaksehir players kneel in fight against racism prior to match restart

Wednesday, December 9th, 2020
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Before the match restarted Wednesday, the players took a knee in unison as the Champions League anthem played, while some -- including PSG star Neymar -- raised a fist. PSG won the game 5-1 over Istanbul Basaksehir , with Neymar scoring three of his team's goals.

Alejandro Pozuelo 2nd Toronto FC player to be named MLS MVP

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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Midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo is Major League Soccer's most valuable player for 2020 and joins joins Sebastian Giovinco as the only Toronto FC player to win the award.

Alphonso Davies voted Canada’s top men’s soccer player

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020
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Alphonso Davies, who drew worldwide acclaim while helping Bayern Munich fill its trophy case in 2020, has been named Canada Soccer's Men's Player of the year.

Goals galore for Neymar, Ronaldo, Giroud as Champions League picture takes shape

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
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Neymar scored early and late at Old Trafford as Paris Saint-Germain won 3-1 in the latest bout of a fierce Champions League rivalry to take control of its destiny in Group H.