Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Canada dismantles Cuba with record-setting win at Gold Cup

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Lucas Cavallini and Jonathan David each scored three goals and Canada breezed to a 7-0 victory over Cuba on Sunday in the first game of a CONCACAF Gold Cup doubleheader at Bank of America Stadium.

Canada sets sights on Cuba as it guns for quarter-finals berth

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Head coach John Herdman isn't going to let Canada's men's soccer team underestimate Cuba this weekend.

Mexico takes control of Group A with win over Canada at Gold Cup

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
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Andres Guardado had two goals in the second half, Roberto Alvarado also scored and Mexico beat Canada 3-1 in the knockout round of the Gold Cup on Wednesday night in Denver, Colo.

Cavalry FC edge closer to clinching CPL spring title

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Cavalry FC is now just a point away from clinching the Spring title, as they eliminated HFX Wanderers FC from contention on Wednesday with a 2-1 win at Wanderers Grounds. The win is Cavalry’s seventh in a row as their perfect start to the CPL continues.

UEFA rejects Neymar appeal to overturn 3-game Champions League ban

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

UEFA has rejected an appeal by Paris Saint-Germain against forward Neymar's three-match Champions League ban in a case that can now go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

TFC’s Michael Bradley back as U.S. captain for Gold Cup opener

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Michael Bradley returned to his role as captain for the first time under new U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter as the Americans opened the CONCACAF Gold Cup against Guyana in their first competitive match in 20 months.

Canada opens Gold Cup with easy shutout win over Martinique

Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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Jonathan David scored twice in his Gold Cup debut, helping Canada to a 4-0 win over Martinique in the Group A opener at the Rose Bowl on Saturday in Pasadena, Calif.

Inspired by Raptors, Canada’s men’s soccer team hopes for same success in Gold Cup

Saturday, June 15th, 2019
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With electricity pulsing through the veins of Canadian sports fans, there’s another tournament for the country to keep their eyes on. The CONCACAF Gold Cup is set to kick off on Saturday, and the Canadian men’s squad will try to use the energy of the Raptors championship high and the Women’s World Cup to a successful tournament.

FIFA vice president detained and questioned by French authorities

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

FIFA vice president Ahmad was detained and questioned by French authorities on Thursday in the latest criminal investigation to hit the governing body of world soccer, a day before the start of the Women's World Cup.

Americans once again standing in the way of Canadian soccer glory

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Is Canada a contender or a pretender in France? That may depend upon how they navigate the numerous obstacles in their way - which includes an American team Canada has not beaten for nearly 20 years. As Nigel Reed writes, don't be surprised if Team USA is, again, the last team standing on French soil.