Olivia Smith & Jayden Nelson named Canada Soccer’s Youth Players of the Year

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Soccer is becoming one of the top sports in Canada. Almost three million players, young and old, graced the pitch in the North American country in 2006, according to the Big Count. Most Canadian footballers play in the Canadian Premier League, the United Soccer League, and the Major League Soccer. Betway offers different betting options […] READ MORE


Home Field Brings Hope and Optimism for Deep Toronto FC Playoff Run

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Michael Bradley remembers the deafening sounds from the Toronto FC crowd. There was a time when it did not seem conceivable for BMO Field to host a soccer playoff game. That changed on October 27, 2016, when Toronto FC hosted the Philadelphia Union. It was a street fight for a football match. Sebastian Giovinco, Jonathan […] READ MORE


Toronto FC Remains Unbeaten in Last Ten, Hosts D.C. United in Playoffs

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Toronto FC needed a win. And they needed a bunch of help. On MLS’ Decision Day, Toronto FC not only defeated Columbus FC 1-0 but got the help they needed to finish fourth in the MLS East Standings. With Philadelphia United losing 2-0 to the Montreal Impact and FC Cincinnati and D.C. United draw, the […] READ MORE


Greg Vanney Preaching Resiliency as Toronto FC Prepares for Playoffs

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TORONTO— Greg Vanney was probably imagining a different outcome for his Toronto FC squad. After jumping to a 2-0 lead over Colorado on Sunday, Vanney was hungry for his squad to put the foot on the gas to secure the three points. But after giving up two goals, the Toronto FC manager knew he was […] READ MORE


Toronto FC Continues Unbeaten Streak Defeating Colorado

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TORONTO– The Toronto FC homecoming did not disappoint. After over a month on the road, the Reds came back to BMO Field defeating the Colorado Rapids 3-2. With goals scored by Tsubasa Endoh (8′) and Alejandro Pouzelo (13′), TFC dictated the possession and dominated from start to finish. Right out of the gate, Greg Vanney‘s […] READ MORE


Sporting Kansas City Play To Draw, Leave Fate To Final Day

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Daniel Sperry Sandy, UT– Sporting Kansas City played to a goal-less draw on Sunday afternoon against rivals, Real Salt Lake. The result leaves their playoff fate to be decided on the final day. They can still clinch a home game for the wild card if results elsewhere go the right way. […] READ MORE


What to Watch For in This Weekend’s USMNT Friendlies

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki Let’s face it, there aren’t may reasons to pay attention to this weekend’s USMNT friendlies. The United States Men’s National Team will play a pair of exhibition matches as they prepare for the opening of The Hex against Mexico on November 11. Neither opponent is exactly a […] READ MORE


The Portland Timbers Playoff Hopes Are Still Alive

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki The Portland Timbers playoff hopes aren’t dead yet. The defending MLS Cup Champions find themselves three points behind their arch rival Seattle Sounders, who hold the games won tiebreaker, have a game in hand, and can’t seem to lose anymore. They are two back of Sporting Kansas City, […] READ MORE


The NASL Crisis and How to Fix It

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From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki The North American Soccer League is in trouble. The second tier league in the United States was already losing Minnesota United to MLS, and now they could see as many as four more sides depart the crumbling competition before the start of next season with only one more coming in […] READ MORE


The Sound & the Fury: Why NYCFC’s loss to OCSC Signifies Nothing

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Okay well that sucked. Yes, I saw it. The whole waterlogged mess. The bad coverage decisions. The shoddy defending. The poor passes. The sluggish attack. The general lack of passion on the pitch. And the rain, the rain and, oh yeah, the rain. And sure, anybody who lives north of Edgewater Drive would have preferred […] READ MORE