John Herdman Transforming Canadian Soccer Identity

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TORONTO— John Herdman was smiling ear to ear in the post match press conference. His apparent giddiness could not be contained. For the first time in 34 years, the Canada men’s soccer team defeated its border rival United States. It was not just the history achieved that had the 44 year old Canadian soccer coach […] READ MORE


Alphonso Davies Propels Canada to CONCACAF Victory over USA

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TORONTO– Team Canada has won its first of two meetings against Team USA 2-0 in the CONCACAF Nations League. In the 63rd minute, Alphonso Davies, the breakout midfielder of Bayern Munich, buried the first goal. In the 90th minute, Lucas Cavallini struck the ball in the back of the net off the wing, propelling Canada […] READ MORE



Canadian Premier League Closer to Reality

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Canada’s efforts to land it’s own professional soccer league are beginning to coming together. As first reported by Steve Milton The Hamilton Spectator, the proposed Canadian Premier League has settled down in Hamilton, Ontario, where it would likely be headquartered. Hamilton, which is Ontario’s second largest city after Toronto, would also be home to one of the […] READ MORE




Sporting KC sign Marcel de Jong

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The following is a Press Release from Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC sign Marcel de Jong Sporting Kansas City has signed 28-year-old defender Marcel de Jong, the club announced on Monday. A member of the Canadian Men’s National Team, de Jong will occupy an international roster spot pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and […] READ MORE


Canadiens Trade Rene Bourque to the Ducks for Bryan Allen

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The Following Press Release is courtesy of the Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs. CANADIENS ACQUIRE BRYAN ALLEN FROM DUCKS IN EXCHANGE FOR RENE BOURQUE Bourque had two goals, two assists in four games this season with Bulldogs   MONTREAL, QUE. – Montreal Canadiens and Hamilton Bulldogs general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the Canadiens have […] READ MORE


Interview with James Sharman: The State of Soccer in Canada

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Earlier this week, with an opportunity afforded by management at Last Word on Sports and a gracious offer of time by James Sharman, I was privileged to interview James on the current status of soccer in Canada. As most soccer fans will know, James is a sportscaster and writer who currently works as a host […] READ MORE


MLS 3.0: CANMNT – Growth of the Game in the Great White North

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Young boys and girls have been playing soccer in large numbers for a long time. It wasn’t until 2007, however, when Toronto FC joined Major League Soccer that there ever was a real option for professional soccer in Canada. With the addition of Toronto (and later Vancouver and Montreal) to MLS, a future in professional soccer did not seem […] READ MORE