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Canada’s goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe reacts in a penalty shootout during the women’s final soccer match against Sweden at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, in Yokohama, Japan. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Canadian soccer keeper Stephanie Labbe surprises by announcing retirement plans

Gold-medal winning Olympian stepping away at the top of her game

 

File- File picture taken Oct.15, 2020 shows Bayern’s Alphonso Davies during the 1st round German Soccer Cup match between FC Bayern Munich and FC Duren, at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany. (AP Photo/ Matthias Schrader, file)

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies has heart muscle issue after COVID bout

21-year-old from Edmonton has been ruled out of Canada’s three World Cup qualifiers

 

Jordyn Huitema has four goals in UEFA Champions League play this year after collecting a goal Wednesday (Dec. 8) against Ukrainian club Kharkiv. (Paris St-Germain photo)

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema leads Paris St-Germain to UEFA Champions League win

Huitema scored a goal and set up another in a 6-0 triumph for her European pro club

 

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema was in action with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema scores for national team in friendly versus Mexico

Huitema scored Canada’s lone goal in a pair of matches that ended in a 2-1 loss and a 0-0 draw

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema was in action with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad.
A fan holds a Canadian flag in the stands as players are introduced at the start of a match against New Zealand, in Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Canada Soccer said it has agreed to a “transparent, independent review of the investigation of allegations” against former women’s coach Bob Birarda during the time when he was employed by the association. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A fan holds a Canadian flag in the stands as players are introduced at the start of a match against New Zealand, in Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Canada Soccer said it has agreed to a “transparent, independent review of the investigation of allegations” against former women’s coach Bob Birarda during the time when he was employed by the association. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A fan holds a Canadian flag in the stands as players are introduced at the start of a match against New Zealand, in Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Canada Soccer said it has agreed to a “transparent, independent review of the investigation of allegations” against former women’s coach Bob Birarda during the time when he was employed by the association. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
A fan holds a Canadian flag in the stands as players are introduced at the start of a match against New Zealand, in Ottawa, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Canada Soccer said it has agreed to a “transparent, independent review of the investigation of allegations” against former women’s coach Bob Birarda during the time when he was employed by the association. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema is back in action with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad as they take on Mexico in a pair of international matches. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema joins Canadian soccer squad for Mexico matches

Huitema is at a 10-day training camp in Mexico that will include games Nov. 27 and 30

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema is back in action with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad as they take on Mexico in a pair of international matches. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)
Canada’s Steven Vitória (5) and Mexico’s Orbelin Pineda Alvarado (10) via for the ball during World Cup Qualifiers in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Steven Vitória (5) and Mexico’s Orbelin Pineda Alvarado (10) via for the ball during World Cup Qualifiers in Edmonton, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Senior players on the Sardis Falcons soccer squad, left to right, include Alexis Victor, Jack Norman, Connor Harnett, Tobias Regehr, Ben Harris, Yuuon Kiyama, Malakai Moore, Alex McNeil and Dylan Marchuk. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Last dance for Sardis Falcon seniors as soccer squad plays in provincials

The Chilliwack school returns to the year-end tournament after placing 12th out of 16 teams in 2019

Senior players on the Sardis Falcons soccer squad, left to right, include Alexis Victor, Jack Norman, Connor Harnett, Tobias Regehr, Ben Harris, Yuuon Kiyama, Malakai Moore, Alex McNeil and Dylan Marchuk. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Team Canada’s Alphonso Davies (19) and Costa Rica’s Ricardo Jose Blanco Mora (2) vie for the ball during first half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

David scores in 57th minute to lift Canada past Costa Rica 1-0 in World Cup qualifier

Game played before 48,806 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton

Team Canada’s Alphonso Davies (19) and Costa Rica’s Ricardo Jose Blanco Mora (2) vie for the ball during first half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canada’s Rob Friend is shown in action during a friendly against Peru in Toronto on September 4, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Canadian Premier League announces expansion franchise in Vancouver

Franchise awarded to SixFive Sports and Entertainment LP, which owns Greater Victoria’s Pacific FC

Canada’s Rob Friend is shown in action during a friendly against Peru in Toronto on September 4, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
UFV attacks the Vikes net during semifinal action in Calgary on Saturday. (Dwayne Buta/Special to The News)

UFV Cascades finish fourth at Canada West men’s soccer tournament

Men’s soccer team finishes just out of medal contention after turnaround season

UFV attacks the Vikes net during semifinal action in Calgary on Saturday. (Dwayne Buta/Special to The News)
Vancouver Whitecaps acting head coach Vanni Sartini shouts on the sideline during the second half of an MLS soccer game against FC Dallas in Vancouver on Saturday, September 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘I think we did a miracle’: Unique interim coach leads Whitecaps to playoffs

Vanni Sartini takes Caps from near the bottom of MLS to their first playoff spot in four years

Vancouver Whitecaps acting head coach Vanni Sartini shouts on the sideline during the second half of an MLS soccer game against FC Dallas in Vancouver on Saturday, September 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, right, and Russell Teibert celebrate Gauld’s goal against the Seattle Sounders during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, right, and Russell Teibert celebrate Gauld’s goal against the Seattle Sounders during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
UFV attacks the Vikes net during semifinal action in Calgary on Saturday. (Dwayne Buta/Special to The News)

UFV Cascades fall 5-0 to Victoria Vikes in semifinal

Victoria rides early start to crush championship hopes of Cascades

UFV attacks the Vikes net during semifinal action in Calgary on Saturday. (Dwayne Buta/Special to The News)
UFV’s Taylor Richardson (left) battles for the ball with an Alberta player during Canada West playoff action on Friday (Oct. 29). (Don Voaklander/UAlberta Athletics)

UFV men’s soccer team punches final four ticket

Men’s team defeats Alberta 2-1 in playoff opener, women’s club falls 2-0 to MacEwan

UFV’s Taylor Richardson (left) battles for the ball with an Alberta player during Canada West playoff action on Friday (Oct. 29). (Don Voaklander/UAlberta Athletics)
Numerous seats sit empty after Vancouver Whitecaps fans left their seats during an in-game walkout protest to show support for members of the 2008 women’s Whitecaps and under-20 Canadian national team who have alleged abuse by a former coach who ran both teams, as the Whitecaps play the Philadelphia Union during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, on Saturday April 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Whitecaps coach faces allegations of sexual misconduct

Allegations against Hubert Busby Jr. made an interview with British newspaper the Guardian

Numerous seats sit empty after Vancouver Whitecaps fans left their seats during an in-game walkout protest to show support for members of the 2008 women’s Whitecaps and under-20 Canadian national team who have alleged abuse by a former coach who ran both teams, as the Whitecaps play the Philadelphia Union during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, on Saturday April 27, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The UFV Cascades men’s soccer team celebrates a playoff clinching win over the UBC-O Heat on Saturday (Oct. 23). (Conan Shing Photography)

UFV soccer teams qualify for playoffs

Men’s, women’s Cascades teams complete impressive season turnarounds

The UFV Cascades men’s soccer team celebrates a playoff clinching win over the UBC-O Heat on Saturday (Oct. 23). (Conan Shing Photography)
The UFV Cascades women’s soccer team winning streak continued over the weekend, and the club has now won four straight. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

UFV women’s soccer continue hot streak

Abbotsford-based school has collected four straight wins, men need help for postseason

The UFV Cascades women’s soccer team winning streak continued over the weekend, and the club has now won four straight. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, front, celebrates his goal against Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Whitecaps still in playoff race after 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City

Vancouver remains a single point outside of a playoff spot with five games to go

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, front, celebrates his goal against Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Canada’s Alphonso Davies (left) runs around Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia as Harold Cummings looks on during first half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Stunning strike from Davies powers Canada past Panama 4-1 in World Cup qualifier

Canadians still unbeaten at 2-0-4 in CONCACAF men’s soccer group

Canada’s Alphonso Davies (left) runs around Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia as Harold Cummings looks on during first half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young