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Canada Soccer Loses Another National Team Hopeful to U.S.

I can’t believe I’m about to write this, but it’s been a pretty good year for Canada Soccer and its men’s national team.

In four matches this year, Canada has one win, two ties, and a recent 1-0 loss to world #3 Columbia in what was a closer match than most expected. 403 more words

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Soccer Pioneer: Harry Manson (Xul-si-malt)

Tomorrow on CBC’s The Current (weekdays at 8:30AM, CBC Radio One Channel FM 99.1), guest host Matt Galloway is doing a segment about Harry Manson (Xul-si-malt), an Aboriginal man on Vancouver Island who helped “pioneer the game of soccer in this country at the turn of the century. 116 more words

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Field Filling Up for 2015 Women’s World Cup!

When Canada hosts the 2015 Women’s World Cup there will be 24 teams participating, 8 more than in the 2011 tournament. Right now, 22 spots are taken. 121 more words

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Soccer player Diana Matheson out with torn knee ligament

OTTAWA – Canadian midfielder Diana Matheson will be out of action indefinitely after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee.

She was hurt in a 3-0 loss to Japan last Saturday in Edmonton. 97 more words

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Canadian SA responds to brutal allegations from women's players

Can you imagine, even for a second, Mexican World Cup hero Guillermo Ochoa being threatened with his national team status for filing a law suit? Do you think it’s reasonable to think legal action from Yohan Cabaye or Paul Pogba could end up costing France a chance to host the World Cup? 297 more words

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CSA denies pressuring women about lawsuit

TORONTO – The Canadian Soccer Association has dismissed allegations that it has targeted players involved in a legal challenge to the use of artificial turf at next summer’s Women’s World Cup. 449 more words

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Canadian Soccer Association sticks to its guns on artificial turf

The Canadian Soccer Association is sticking to its guns on the issue of artificial turf at the 2015 Women’s World Cup.

In a media conference call Wednesday, the CSA reiterated that it plans to play the tournament on a “fantastic” FIFA-approved surface. 580 more words

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