Category: Women’s Sports

Six Possible Locations For The Canadian Professional Women’s League

Six Possible Locations For The Canadian Professional Women’s League

In December 2022, the creation of a new woman’s professional soccer was announced by Christine Sinclair and Diana Matheson - with Matheson herself having close ties with Project 8 Sports who will be heavily invested in the project. It is looking likely that 2025 will be the target starting year for the league. That’s a … Continue reading Six Possible Locations For The Canadian Professional Women’s League

The Problematic Nature of The NWSL Draft

The Problematic Nature of The NWSL Draft

On January 12th, the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League draft will be held, where hopeful footballers all across colleges and universities in the U.S. will be hoping to be picked and have their professional careers start. It goes without saying that 2022 was an eventful year for not only the NWSL but also in Washington … Continue reading The Problematic Nature of The NWSL Draft

Making The Case For The Six Canada Player of The Year Nominees

Making The Case For The Six Canada Player of The Year Nominees

It’s that time of year again, in a year where the men's team reached unseen heights and the women continue to be amongst the very best in the world, it has been a great 2022 for Canadian soccer! Tonight, the winners of the Men's and Women’s player of the year will be announced, with three … Continue reading Making The Case For The Six Canada Player of The Year Nominees

Canada’s Coaches are Champions: Anywhere but Here

Canada’s Coaches are Champions: Anywhere but Here

Rhian Wilkinson led the Portland Thorns to a title in the NWSL this year.  Missed the Shield by one point. Took over a team that was already successful, but in her first year had to win them over to her style of play. To her style of player management. All amidst the shadow of an … Continue reading Canada’s Coaches are Champions: Anywhere but Here

Canada’s Hot Start Leads to Victory Over Brazil

Canada’s Hot Start Leads to Victory Over Brazil

The Canadian Women's National Team continued their preparations for the Women's World Cup, which is rapidly approaching, being held in Australia and New Zealand that will begin at the end of July of next year. A trip to Brazil for a pair of games started nicely for Les Rouges, who bested Brazil by a scoreline … Continue reading Canada’s Hot Start Leads to Victory Over Brazil

Hey Now, It’s Not All Bad: An Optimistic Look at Big Time Soccer in Canada

Hey Now, It’s Not All Bad: An Optimistic Look at Big Time Soccer in Canada

Look, the press about soccer in Canada leading up to our first World Cup appearance since the OG Top Gun was in theatres hasn't been great. But maybe we are looking at it the wrong way. Where is our trademark Canadian optimism? Let's go back through the headlines and look for some silver linings. Clothes … Continue reading Hey Now, It’s Not All Bad: An Optimistic Look at Big Time Soccer in Canada

Canada Drawn In Group B For the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Canada Drawn In Group B For the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Canada learned their fate for the 2023 FIFA World Cup today with the defending Olympic champions being drawn in Group B. It’s a group of familiar faces for Canada, with two of the three opponents being teams they have played multiple times in 2022 - which means Bev Priestman’s side knows a lot about their … Continue reading Canada Drawn In Group B For the FIFA Women’s World Cup

Are We Ready For This? Hurdles To Women’s Professional Soccer In Canada

Are We Ready For This? Hurdles To Women’s Professional Soccer In Canada

I am convinced that we are ready for professional women's soccer in Canada. But barriers keep getting put up in its way. Like everyone in the North American soccer community I am still trying to come to grips with the revelations in the independent report by Sally Q. Yates in the United States. The levels … Continue reading Are We Ready For This? Hurdles To Women’s Professional Soccer In Canada

When great athletes “hang ’em up.”

When great athletes “hang ’em up.”

Sport is part of our wider culture, it captivates us like music, movies, fashion and so much more.   Moments both great and small captivate us.  Whether your thing is a Church picnic, a friendly tavern, diner or coffee shop, or just passing on the legends to our offspring in our back yard or garage, musicians, movie … Continue reading When great athletes “hang ’em up.”

The Women’s Game is Growing: Can Canada Keep Up? (A Deeper Dive)

The Women’s Game is Growing: Can Canada Keep Up? (A Deeper Dive)

I was bleary-eyed when Julia Grosso struck that golden kick. The Minister of Defence, Stephanie Labbe had kept a couple Swedish strikes out of the net and Canada were Olympic Champions for the first time ever. They planned to change the colour of the medal - two consecutive Olympic bronzes - and they did. It … Continue reading The Women’s Game is Growing: Can Canada Keep Up? (A Deeper Dive)