After both teams had already punched their tickets to Tokyo this past Friday, both Canada and the US met in LA on Sunday, with a chance to win some silverware on the line. And despite a strong Canadian push, it would be the US who would triumph over 90 minutes, keeping the Canadian winless run against their neighbours at 19 years and running. It was … Continue reading California Reeling: The US continues 19-year unbeaten streak against Canada with 3-0 win in Olympic Qualifiers finale
Canada’s Women’s National Team continued its strong run of games on Friday, beating Costa Rica by a score of 1-0 to officially qualify for the 2020 Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo later this year. It wasn’t as pretty as Canada would have liked, but they did enough to get through on the evening, riding a second-half Jordyn Huitema goal to an eventual victory. … Continue reading Ticket to Tokyo: Canada weathers tough start, rides Huitema goal to punch ticket to 2020 Olympics
They weren’t as bombastic as they were in their first two victories, as they only beat Mexico by a score of 2-0, but it was enough to push Canada to the top of Group B at Olympic Qualifying, setting them up with a date against Costa Rica on Friday, with Olympic dreams on the line in that one. It wasn’t a stack of carefully broiled … Continue reading The Texas Triple: Canada sweeps group in Olympic Qualifiers, setting up ‘win and you’re in’ semi-final in LA
After a dominant 11-0 performance in their tournament opener against St.Kitts and Nevis, Canada wasted no time in racking up goals against Jamaica in the 2nd match, scoring early and often en route to a 9-0 victory over the Caribbean nation. With their qualification to the semi-finals now assured, they face Mexico in the last game of the group stages next week, with seeding for … Continue reading Three’s Company: Canada’s front 3 racks up goals in big win over Jamaica at Olympic qualifiers
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 Canada’s Women’s National Team getting set to get their 2020 Olympic Dreams underway later next week, we break down their road to Tokyo, some tactical questions and other burning questions ahead of their first match down at qualifiers; a date with St.Kitts and Nevis. They’re heading down to Texas, where they’ll wrangle with their dreams of 5 ring bling. In a few days, Canada’s … Continue reading Big Dreams in Texas: What to expect from Canada’s Women National Team in Olympic Qualifiers
While it started as a promising run for Canada at the Women’s World Cup, with 2 clean sheets in their first two matches, things did not end as hoped as Canada ended up finishing second in their group, falling 2-1 to the Netherlands on the last matchday. While this result still ensures them of qualification to the last 16 of the tournament, winning their group … Continue reading After a Stiff Start at the WWC, Canada Looks to Find Some Goals Against Sweden in the Round of 16
After an entertaining start to the Women’s World Cup, with upsets, great goals and good crowds, Canada get their chance to join the proceedings, today in Montpellier. They take on Cameroon in what promises to be an intriguing matchup, as Canada looks to set off on a path to bring home their first major international tournament honour. They do so with a solid collection of … Continue reading BTSVancity Women’s World Cup Primer