Two Canadians feature in top 10 in MLS SuperDraft

Two Canadians feature in top 10 in MLS SuperDraft

  Montreal’s Moise Bombito, a junior defender at the University of New Hampshire, has been selected third overall by the Colorado Rapids at the MLS SuperDraft. Bombito was named 2022 America East Defender of the Year and a second-team all-American selection, after helping lead a defence that ranked third in the NCAA with a 0.5 […]

O Rei (The King) Pele: The Black Pearl is gone but won’t be forgotten

O Rei (The King) Pele: The Black Pearl is gone but won’t be forgotten

It is safe to say that even though the dreaded COVID is still hanging around and continue to menace the people of the world, 2022 was a psychological improvement over the two previous years. Somehow most managed to get closer to a normal life, banishing COVID from their thoughts…more or less. Still, the year was […]

France meets Argentina in the final of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

France meets Argentina in the final of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

By Aldwyn McGill Argentina is set to play defending champions France in the final of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022; although they won their semi-final matches against Croatia and Morocco in different fashions, they both took early leads which they never relinquished. From my vantage point it can be said that the semi-finals games […]

Canadian soccer fans offended by reporter’s comments about Alphonso Davies

Canadian soccer fans offended by reporter’s comments about Alphonso Davies

By Lincoln DePradine Canadians of all walks of life, including Black community members, have been expressing public outrage and anger at a CBC sports reporter’s commentary on football star Alphonso Davies, calling his comments unfair and even racist. “I’m biting my tongue. Maybe, it is time to defund CBC,’’ said Trinidad-born entertainer Henry “King Cosmos’’ […]

Enjoy the game and stop the whingeing

Enjoy the game and stop the whingeing

In his book “Soccer in the sun and shadow,” the late lyrical Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano traces the origins and development of soccer to the Chinese. “In soccer, like everything else,” Galeano says, “the Chinese were the first. Five thousand years ago, Chinese jugglers had the ball dancing on their feet, and it wasn’t before […]

Pierre Poilievre champions Canadian soccer

Pierre Poilievre champions Canadian soccer

  By Lincoln DePradine Pierre Poilievre, head of the federal Conservative Party and Canada’s parliamentary opposition leader, has promised to champion the further development of soccer in the country, saying Canada can become “world leaders’’ in the sport. Poilievre, speaking at a news conference last Saturday in Etobicoke, joined other Canadians in expressing pride at […]

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