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Maynard Johnny Jr.’s Pacific FC jersey design is an instant success

  • Aug 19, 2022

 

Pressure is building on Canada Soccer to seal a compensation deal with the men’s national team as the countdown to the World Cup in Qatar ticks down. But some part of the negotiations could go beyond the November start of the tournament says Mark-Anthony Kaye, part of the men’s national team leadership group. Kaye (14) and Costa Rica’s Youstin Delfin Salas Gomez (16) vie for the ball during second half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Negotiations with the Canadian men’s soccer team could go on beyond the World Cup

Canada in men’s soccer showcase for the first time in 36 years — with home World Cup to follow in 2026

 

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies to donate World Cup earnings to charity

How much those earnings will be yet to be determined

 

Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Rebecca Quinn, left, and United States’ Sophia Smith fight for the ball during the CONCACAF Women’s Championship final soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Monday, July 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fernando Llano

US beats Canada for women’s soccer title, ‘24 Olympic berth

The U.S. got a measure of revenge for their Olympic semifinal loss…

Canada’s Rebecca Quinn, left, and United States’ Sophia Smith fight for the ball during the CONCACAF Women’s Championship final soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Monday, July 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fernando Llano
Canada’s Cyle Larin (17) celebrates his goal with Richie Laryea against Jamaica during first half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Canada will get a taste of World Cup opposition in September with games in Europe against Qatar and Uruguay ahead of the men’s soccer showcase in Qatar in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada’s Cyle Larin (17) celebrates his goal with Richie Laryea against Jamaica during first half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Canada will get a taste of World Cup opposition in September with games in Europe against Qatar and Uruguay ahead of the men’s soccer showcase in Qatar in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canadian national men’s soccer team forward Alphonso Davies, centre, stands with his teammates during a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on June 7, 2022. Canada Soccer says it has made a new compensation offer to its men’s and women’s national teams. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada Soccer makes new compensation offer to its national teams

Both men’s and women’s sides have been negotiating new deals

Canadian national men’s soccer team forward Alphonso Davies, centre, stands with his teammates during a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on June 7, 2022. Canada Soccer says it has made a new compensation offer to its men’s and women’s national teams. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Javain Brown, front right, and Los Angeles FC’s Ryan Hollingshead vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Andres Cubas scores first MLS goal as Vancouver Whitecaps slay LAFC 1-0

Newcomer Cubas made the game-winning strike in the 89th minute

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Javain Brown, front right, and Los Angeles FC’s Ryan Hollingshead vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
York United’s Osaze De Rosario, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Erik Godoy vie for the ball during the first half of a Canadian Championship semifinal soccer match, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Whitecaps through to Canadian Championship finals with 2-1 victory over York United

Winner of the Canadian Championship will represent Canada in the 2023 CONCACAF Champions League

York United’s Osaze De Rosario, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Erik Godoy vie for the ball during the first half of a Canadian Championship semifinal soccer match, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
International soccer players, from left, Hirving "Chucky" Lozano, Jonathan Osorio and Christian Pulisic wait along 6th Ave. for FIFA's announcement of the names of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup soccer tournament, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

FIFA chief predicts soccer becoming U.S. number-one sport by 2026

NFL averaged 17.1 million viewers during 2021 season, while the 2018 World Cup averaged 5.04 million

International soccer players, from left, Hirving "Chucky" Lozano, Jonathan Osorio and Christian Pulisic wait along 6th Ave. for FIFA's announcement of the names of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup soccer tournament, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
Fans wave Canadian flags before Canada and Curacao play a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Honduras trips Canada 2-1 in CONCACAF Nations League soccer play

Canada controlled the ball, but it wasn’t enough in match in Honduras

Fans wave Canadian flags before Canada and Curacao play a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Davies scores 2, Canada tops Curaçao 4-0 in CONCACAF Nations League play

Steven Vitoria and Lucas Cavallini each added a goal for winners

Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada U-20 women's soccer coach Bob Birarda arrives at provincial court for a sentencing hearing in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Birarda pleaded guilty in February to three counts of sexual assault and one count of touching a young person for a sexual purpose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Crown seeks 2-year sentence for former Whitecaps coach’s sex offences

Offences involving four different people took place between 1988 and 2008

Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada U-20 women's soccer coach Bob Birarda arrives at provincial court for a sentencing hearing in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Birarda pleaded guilty in February to three counts of sexual assault and one count of touching a young person for a sexual purpose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada men back at practice after meeting with soccer federation

Canada set to play Thursday a week after refusing to play scheduled match due to a labour dispute

A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bayern’s head coach Julian Nagelsmann, left, gives instructions to Tanguy Nianzou, center, and Alphonso Davies during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )

Canada-Panama match canceled in labor, equal pay dispute

Dispute includes a demand that the women’s national team get equal match fees

Bayern’s head coach Julian Nagelsmann, left, gives instructions to Tanguy Nianzou, center, and Alphonso Davies during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )
A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada men’s soccer training session scrapped amid compensation talks

Dispute in part over how much the athletes will get for playing in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

A Canada soccer logo is seen on Alphonso Davies in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, March 24, 2019. A planned training session for Canada’s men’s soccer team was scrapped Friday amid ongoing discussions about player compensation. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

‘Soccer is my religion’: Nick Kollias built up the game he loves in Terrace

As a child in Greece, Kollias was gifted a soccer ball and the rest is history

Nick Kollias in his backyard in Terrace. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)
Bayern's Alphonso Davies, front, duels for the ball with Stuttgart's Omar Marmoush during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )

Panama replaces Iran as Canada opponent in World Cup warmup

61st-ranked country will be opponent now for Sunday match in Vancouver

Bayern's Alphonso Davies, front, duels for the ball with Stuttgart's Omar Marmoush during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Stuttgart, at the Allianz Arena, in Munich, Germany, Sunday, May 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Michael Probst )
Photos of some of the victims stand among candles as members of Toronto’s Iranian community attend a vigil in Toronto on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, to mourn victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 that crashed after takeoff near Tehran, Iran. Canada Soccer has cancelled a planned friendly with Iran in the face of growing criticism. At issue is whether Canada should be hosting Iran given the Canadians who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 when it was shot down on Jan. 8, 2020, minutes after taking off from Tehran, by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canada Soccer calls off planned friendly match with Iran in face of rising criticism

Soccer Canada gave no reason as it faced criticism tied to Iran’s shooting down of Flight 752 in 2020

Photos of some of the victims stand among candles as members of Toronto’s Iranian community attend a vigil in Toronto on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, to mourn victims of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 that crashed after takeoff near Tehran, Iran. Canada Soccer has cancelled a planned friendly with Iran in the face of growing criticism. At issue is whether Canada should be hosting Iran given the Canadians who died on Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 when it was shot down on Jan. 8, 2020, minutes after taking off from Tehran, by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Iranian soccer player Omid Nor Afkan carries his national flag as he celebrates qualifying for 2022 World Cup after defeating Iraq, at the Azadi stadium in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 27, 2022. Canada is set to host Iran in a friendly match in Vancouver on June 5, but controversy about the game has swirled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Vahid Salemi

Trudeau says CBSA will decide whether Iran soccer team can enter Canada

Prime minister reiterated how he thinks scheduled World Cup tuneup game in Vancouver was a bad idea

Iranian soccer player Omid Nor Afkan carries his national flag as he celebrates qualifying for 2022 World Cup after defeating Iraq, at the Azadi stadium in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 27, 2022. Canada is set to host Iran in a friendly match in Vancouver on June 5, but controversy about the game has swirled. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Vahid Salemi