Many of Canada’s top young soccer players fall through the cracks once they reach 18. In this, we explore why that happens, and what is being done to change it. There is a hole in Canadian soccer player development. Many of the country’s top players are apart of academies operated by teams in Major League Soccer, although few make it to the pinnacle of their … Continue reading Path To Pro: USports, Canadian Premier League offering alternate pathway for young soccer hopefuls
The Whitecaps unveiled their 2020 kits last Wednesday night, adding to their hefty collection of MLS strips. Here, Ben Steiner ranks them all, including the brand-new ‘wave’ kit. Nine seasons, 11 kits. The Vancouver Whitecaps have had more kits in their MLS history than they did wins last season. Wednesday, February 5th saw the club unveil their newest look, with their new secondary kit being … Continue reading Something Old, Something New: Ranking past and current Vancouver Whitecaps kits
With Christine Sinclair becoming the world’s leading international goalscorer this week, Ben Steiner takes a look to see if the professional women’s game could one day come to BC, gracing it’s shores as it once did years ago. A former Vancouver Whitecap has captured the scoring title for the most ever international goals. As I’m sure you know by now, that happened when Christine Sinclair … Continue reading OPINION: Could professional women’s soccer one day come to British Columbia?
With Michael Bradley injured for an expected four months, it presents a chance to a young Canadian to make his mark on MLS, this time being Toronto FC’s homegrown Liam Fraser. Well, that was not the plan. Toronto FC opened preseason this week, only to find out that captain Michael Bradley was still nursing an injury which he had picked up in the MLS Cup … Continue reading Middle Man: Canada’s Liam Fraser could take the reigns in Toronto’s midfield with Bradley injury
The Whitecaps have not had an illustrious history when it comes to strikers, but where does Cavallini fit compare to past experiments? Continue reading How Lucas Cavallini compares to the best-ever Vancouver Whitecaps strikers
Gabriel Bitar is technically in two finals this weekend, one where he will be playing, and one where only his name will be present. How is this possible? Bitar is a member of the Carleton University Ravens, as well as Cavalry FC of the Canadian Premier League. After two successful years with Carleton and an elite performance at the 2018 U Sports national soccer tournament, … Continue reading Gabriel Bitar, Cavalry’s First Overall Pick Reflects on CPL Experience
Success. That is one word that could sum up the inaugural season of the Canadian Premier League. A league that started as a dream hit a lot of goals right from the beginning and was part of a historic year in the Canadian game. There have been many groundbreaking moments, but there were also some finer points where the league missed the mark. One of … Continue reading Opinion: The CPL Playoffs: Are they right?
The two sides have had very different CPL seasons both on and off the pitch. Continue reading Cavalry and York9, Opposite Sides of the Spectrum
The Canadian Premier League is the unknown newborn in the Canadian sporting scene. It spans from coast to coast, more so than any other league in North America. With teams as far as Vancouver Island and all the way to Halifax- the span of the league is continent-wide. In April, I was able to attend the second-ever CanPL game in Victoria, which pitted Pacific FC … Continue reading CanPL Notebook: Thundercaps, Pacific and now York 9