Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Canadians competing in Champions League bodes well for future of men’s national team

Monday, September 13th, 2021
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In another sign of just how far Canadian soccer has come, four members of Canada's men's team will be competing in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League that kicks off this week with the 32-team group stage.

Cristiano Ronaldo, the ‘clinical goal-scorer,’ strikes twice in return to Man United

Saturday, September 11th, 2021
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Cristiano Ronaldo's two goals, two chances to stage his trademark celebration in a 4-1 win over Newcastle in Manchester, England on Saturday ensured the performance matched the club hype fans young and old embraced with their "Viva Ronaldo" chants.

Larin helps Canada secure valuable away point against U.S. in World Cup qualifier

Sunday, September 5th, 2021
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Cyle Larin's 62nd-minute goal gave Canada a 1-1 tie with the U.S. and a valuable away point in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying play Sunday.

Providence Park, home to Sinclair’s Portland Thorns, to host NWSL championship

Sunday, September 5th, 2021
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Providence Park in downtown Portland will host the 2021 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) championship for a third time on Nov. 20, the league announced on Sunday.

Coaches trade compliments ahead of Canada-U.S. World Cup qualifying match

Saturday, September 4th, 2021
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On the eve of World Cup qualifying hostilities, Canadian coach John Herdman and his U.S. counterpart Gregg Berhalter looked to kill each other with kindness.

Canadians Davies, David, Hutchinson back in the mix for key World Cup qualifiers

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
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Canada's men's national soccer team will feature a squad near full strength for three crucial World Cup qualifying games, with veteran Atiba Hutchinson and young stars Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David returning to the fold after missing the recent Gold Cup.

Real Madrid increase bid for PSG’s Kylian Mbappe to $200M US: report

Thursday, August 26th, 2021
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Real Madrid have increased their offer to sign Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe to 170 million euros ($199.80 million US) after having an initial 160 million euro bid rejectedSky Sports reported on Thursday.

Medics who saved life of Danish soccer player Christian Eriksen to receive award

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021
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The medical staff who saved Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen's life at the European Championship in June are set to receive the UEFA President's Award, Europe's soccer governing body said on Tuesday.

Morgan Weaver’s winner lifts Portland Thorns FC to WICC title over Lyon

Saturday, August 21st, 2021
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Morgan Weaver came off the bench and scored in the 87th minute to give the Portland Thorns a 1-0 victory over Lyon in the Women's International Champions Cup final Saturday night.

Afghanistan’s female soccer players make tearful calls for help amid government collapse

Monday, August 16th, 2021
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The football players in the Afghanistan women's national team that Popal helped establish now fear for their lives after the Taliban swept to regain control of the country after two decades.