Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

General secretary Peter Montopoli to leave Canada Soccer for 2026 World Cup post

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021
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General secretary Peter Montopoli is leaving Canada Soccer at the end of the month to serve as chief operating officer for Canada FIFA World Cup 2026.

Canadians set to play feature role in NWSL’s expanded playoff format

Friday, November 5th, 2021
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On the field, it's the first year for the National Women's Soccer League's expanded playoff format, which sees six teams qualifying to the post-season instead of four like in years past.

Former England youth international Ike Ugbo commits to Canada

Thursday, November 4th, 2021
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Former England youth international striker Ike Ugbo, who plays his club football in Belgium for KRC Genk, has committed to play for Canada.

Canada’s Ashley Lawrence named finalist for BBC Women’s Footballer of the Year

Thursday, October 28th, 2021
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Canadian Ashley Lawrence is one of five finalists for BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2021.

Owners of Kansas City’s NWSL club to build 1st stadium in U.S. for women’s sports

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
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The owners of Kansas City's professional women's soccer team announced Tuesday they plan to build a $70 million US stadium for the team. Construction on a 11,000-seat facility reportedly will begin next spring or summer, with the stadium ready for use by 2024.

Ashley Lawrence out with injury, will miss Canada’s celebration tour

Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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Canada will be without Ashley Lawrence when it takes on New Zealand in a pair of women's soccer friendlies billed as a "Celebration Tour."

Canadian women’s soccer reunites for Celebration Tour as squad begins looking ahead

Friday, October 22nd, 2021
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Canada's pair of international friendlies against New Zealand on Oct. 23 at Ottawa's TD Place Stadium and Oct. 26 at Stade Saputo in Montreal has been dubbed the team's "Celebration Tour," with games in other Canadian cities expected to be announced in the future.

Messi, Salah each score twice in goal-filled day of Champions League play

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021
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Lionel Messi and record-breaker Mohamed Salah converted coolly taken penalties to seal 3-2 wins for Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool amid a goal rush on a wild night in the Champions League.

Canadian Kadeisha Buchanan strikes twice for Lyon in Champions League win

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
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Canadian defender Kadeisha Buchanan scored twice in Lyon's 5-0 win over Portugal's Benfica in UEFA Women's Champions League Group D play Thursday.

NWSL players stop in 6th minute, link arms during 1st game back since abuse scandal

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021
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The National Women's Soccer League resumed play Wednesday night with players' minds still on the abuse scandal that is shaking the league to its core.