If there wasn’t already enough depth at the top of the pitch for York United, Theo Afework bolstered that. It seems as though, if any blow occurs at striker or centre-forward, someone will be up for the job. Angus McNab’s latest addition may not be fully healthy by the time the season starts but when … Continue reading Afework will have to wait for minutes, but adds instant depth to York’s attack
Author: Thomas Hewitt
Violette AC have endured countless struggles but fought through them all
The power of football has constantly been its ability to pull people together through the toughest of times. It can inspire and make positive change ripple through any society. This is exactly what Violette AC, the Haitian team who has become a front-page story following their Champions League giant-killing of Austin FC, is looking to … Continue reading Violette AC have endured countless struggles but fought through them all
Canada’s topsy-turvy, marathon start ends in victory
Heads up: I haven't written about baseball in a while, so, just like the game in question, this won't be anything near pristine. But I enjoyed it anyway Despite being around just for the 2023 Spring Training games so far, the pitch clock has been a revolution for baseball. The divide between traditionalists and those … Continue reading Canada’s topsy-turvy, marathon start ends in victory
Switching Sides in The 905: Jonathan Grant Joins York United
While other clubs can’t keep their new kits behind closed doors until release day, York United had trouble containing new signing Jonathan Grant. Eagle-eyed Canadian Premier League fans would have picked him out trialling with the squad in early February as preseason opened up. Some may have forgotten that, but when the refreshing sight of … Continue reading Switching Sides in The 905: Jonathan Grant Joins York United
TFC Were Over the Moon, Then Fell From It Back to Earth
If you support Toronto FC, Saturday night was when newfound optimism would come to fruition. Following an eventful offseason where general manager Bill Manning had one checkbox for incoming players: the experience of winning, the weekend was shaping up to be pretty good. The fixture in question was against D.C. United in the stateside capital. … Continue reading TFC Were Over the Moon, Then Fell From It Back to Earth
Which New Signing Will Make the Greatest Impact for York United?
While Rob Marchese kept York United fans entertained with his amazing work putting together announcement videos that are second to none, Angus McNab and Martin Nash were putting plenty of deals together in the behind-the-scenes work, and York United - who announced a ten-player departure list a few days before Christmas - have replenished their … Continue reading Which New Signing Will Make the Greatest Impact for York United?
Dates of destiny: Breaking Down York United’s 2023 Schedule
The Canadian Premier League has finally released the entire 2023 calendar, finally allowing fans to plan out what matches they will attend and when they need to book accommodation for away days. The schedule release was seemingly put off for an irregular amount of time (it really wasn’t, the 2022 iteration was published in early … Continue reading Dates of destiny: Breaking Down York United’s 2023 Schedule
Jordan Wilson: Forever a Nine Stripes legend
Jordan Wilson, footballer by day and OneSoccer host by night, has retired from the sport at age 31. Well, I should be more specific: his career playing the game has come to a close, but his time in and around soccer is most definitely not being put to sleep. You see, Jordan Wilson is someone … Continue reading Jordan Wilson: Forever a Nine Stripes legend
Vancouver FC: Over Two Months In, How Does the Expansion Franchise Look?
[First of all, hi. My name is Thomas, I just recently joined 13th Man Sports on a free transfer from my Substack newsletter. I’m mostly going to be covering York United, but since they haven’t made any new signings for a little bit, I’m writing about one of the league’s relative enigmas: Vancouver FC.] The … Continue reading Vancouver FC: Over Two Months In, How Does the Expansion Franchise Look?