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FILE - In this March 26, 2006 file photo, former soccer player Diego Maradona smokes a cigar as he watches Argentina’s first division soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

Maradona struggled with substance use and doping accusations throughout his career

 

Members of Chilliwack FC’s premier women’s team put this patch on their jersey to recognize the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack FC women’s players create stir adding unsanctioned patch to jerseys

The soccer association’s board didn’t approve patches recognizing the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities

 

Jordyn Huitema, a Chilliwack soccer player playing professionally in France, sent a Twitter message to Chilliwack FC members Wednesday asking them to observe COVID-19 guidelines. (Paris St-Germain photo)

Jordyn Huitema asks Chilliwack FC members to follow COVID-19 guidelines

The Chilliwack FC grad now plays professionally for Paris St-Germain in France

 

Olivia Buckle will take the next step on her soccer journey south of the border, joining the Mary University Marauders. (Twitter photo)

Chilliwack’s Olivia Buckle taking next soccer step in North Dakota

The soon-to-be graduate of Abbotsford’s St. John Brebouf secondary has committed to Mary University

Olivia Buckle will take the next step on her soccer journey south of the border, joining the Mary University Marauders. (Twitter photo)
Success with the Canadian national women's team helped Jordyn Huitema impress decision makers with Paris St-Germain, and now the Chilliwack teenager is playing pro soccer in France. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)

Chilliwack soccer star Jordyn Huitema gets international attention in BBC Sport article

The teenager discusses her struggles earning respect as a female player and her goal to be the best

Success with the Canadian national women's team helped Jordyn Huitema impress decision makers with Paris St-Germain, and now the Chilliwack teenager is playing pro soccer in France. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston)
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Chilliwack FC pauses activities as COVID counts increase

Chilliwack’s soccer club had hoped to keep operating as other youth sports organizations shut down

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Bev Priestman will coach Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad. (Canada Soccer photo)

Bev Priestman named head coach of Canada’s national women’s soccer squad

Priestman returns to Canada after a stint in England, and she’ll coach Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema

Bev Priestman will coach Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema with the Canadian national women’s soccer squad. (Canada Soccer photo)
The possibility of the Canadian Premier League expanding to the Fraser Valley has been floated online. (Facebook photo)

Canadian Premier League possibly eyeing Fraser Valley expansion

Soccer league looking to add ninth team to the mix, B.C. markets potentially rumoured

The possibility of the Canadian Premier League expanding to the Fraser Valley has been floated online. (Facebook photo)
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UFV women’s soccer squad back in action against Trinity Western Spartans

The Cascades and three other Canada West schools are playing a seven-game exhibition series

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Chilliwack FC monitoring air quality as U.S. wildfires send smoke to B.C.

Chilliwack FC monitoring air quality as U.S. wildfires send smoke to B.C.

Sports organizations that train outdoors need to watch the air quality index carefully

Chilliwack FC monitoring air quality as U.S. wildfires send smoke to B.C.
Niko Marcina takes charge of UFV women’s soccer squad on interim basis

Niko Marcina takes charge of UFV women’s soccer squad on interim basis

Marcina steps into the role of head coach, replacing the departed Rob Giesbrecht

Niko Marcina takes charge of UFV women’s soccer squad on interim basis
Chilliwack FC adds Danika Dool to scholarship winners list

Chilliwack FC adds Danika Dool to scholarship winners list

The soccer association distributes up to $5,000 annually to university-bound students

Chilliwack FC adds Danika Dool to scholarship winners list
Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Leonard Owusu reacts after missing a shot on goal as Seattle Sounders defender Shane O’Neill, left, watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Seattle Sounders blank Whitecaps 3-0 at MLS is Back Tournament

MLS champs cruise past depleted Vancouver squad

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Leonard Owusu reacts after missing a shot on goal as Seattle Sounders defender Shane O’Neill, left, watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Vancouver Whitecaps players including Patrick Metcalfe (centre) work out in a gym in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Monday, July 13, 2020. Vancouver’s wait ended at the MLS is Back Tournament against the San Jose Earthquakes on July 15. Vancouver, the last team to see action, was originally slated to open July 9 against FC Dallas but the game was scrapped when Dallas withdrew due to a rash of COVID-19 positive tests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-MLS Mandatory Credit

Whitecaps fall 4-3 to Earthquakes at MLS is Back tournament

Vancouver side gives up 2-0 and 3-1 leads in wild tilt against San Jose

Vancouver Whitecaps players including Patrick Metcalfe (centre) work out in a gym in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Monday, July 13, 2020. Vancouver’s wait ended at the MLS is Back Tournament against the San Jose Earthquakes on July 15. Vancouver, the last team to see action, was originally slated to open July 9 against FC Dallas but the game was scrapped when Dallas withdrew due to a rash of COVID-19 positive tests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-MLS Mandatory Credit
Marley Edwards in action with the Abbotsford Panthers senior boys soccer team. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Chilliwack soccer standout Marley Edwards joins UFV Cascades

Edwards stays close to home to start his university career after attending high school in Abbotsford

Marley Edwards in action with the Abbotsford Panthers senior boys soccer team. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)

B.C.’s Pacwest conference cancels all fall sports

Men’s and women’s soccer, golf, volleyball and basketball will not compete until 2021

The Pacwest conference has announced all fall sports have been cancelled. (Facebook photo)
Josh Janssen turned in an eye-popping statistical season with the Sardis Falcons football team and was a key player on the b-ball team as well, earning him the school’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year award. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)

Melissa Palmer and Josh Janssen headline Sardis Falcon athletic awards

The secondary school announced several award winners in a series of videos

Josh Janssen turned in an eye-popping statistical season with the Sardis Falcons football team and was a key player on the b-ball team as well, earning him the school’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year award. (Eric J. Welsh/ The Progress)
Yarrow’s Corwin Drew wins Vancouver Whitecaps #StayHome Challenge

Yarrow’s Corwin Drew wins Vancouver Whitecaps #StayHome Challenge

After several tough rounds of online voting, the final was a one-sided win for the soccer star

Yarrow’s Corwin Drew wins Vancouver Whitecaps #StayHome Challenge
Corwin Drew is a final two contestant in the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy skills competition.

Yarrow’s Corwin Drew in final of Whitecaps #StayHome Skill Challenge

Only a soccer player from Saskatchewan stands in Drew’s way in the national competition

Corwin Drew is a final two contestant in the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy skills competition.
Katie Lampen enjoyed a fantastic freshman season with the University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer squad, but her sophomore season with have to wait thanks to COVID-19. (UFV Cascades photo)

UFV stars Deanna Tuchscherer and Katie Lampen sidelined by pandemic

COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of fall sports by the Canada West Conference

Katie Lampen enjoyed a fantastic freshman season with the University of the Fraser Valley women’s soccer squad, but her sophomore season with have to wait thanks to COVID-19. (UFV Cascades photo)