Tag: Women's Soccer

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

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

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)

The Long and Adaptive History of TD Place Stadium

The Long and Adaptive History of TD Place Stadium

Canadian Football has changed a lot since 1903. The game is unrecognizable from the early twentieth century, and many teams have come and gone. Nowhere is this fact better known than in the nation's capital, a place that has been the home of three CFL franchises in under thirty years. But one thing that has … Continue reading The Long and Adaptive History of TD Place Stadium

Reasons to Be Cheerful: League 1 Canada

Reasons to Be Cheerful: League 1 Canada

In 2013, the Ontario Soccer Association announced the launch of League 1 Ontario - a semi-professional league for the province and in 2014, the league had its first season. It marked the second semi-professional provincial league in Canada to be established around that time, joining the Quebec-based Première Ligue de Soccer du Québec (PLSQ) which … Continue reading Reasons to Be Cheerful: League 1 Canada

Canadians in Europe: 2021-22 Season Review – Women’s Team Edition

Canadians in Europe: 2021-22 Season Review – Women’s Team Edition

Having already taken a look at the core members of the Canadian Men's National Team that play in Europe and how their seasons went, it’s now time to look at the members of the Canadian Women’s National Team who also apply their trade in Europe. There were many impressive seasons on show from the women, … Continue reading Canadians in Europe: 2021-22 Season Review – Women’s Team Edition