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Canada announces support for continental World Cup bid

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Montreal (AFP) – The Canadian government announced Tuesday its “support-in-principle” for a trilateral bid to host the 2026 World Cup in Canada, Mexico and the United States.

North America and Morocco are the only declared candidates so far vying to host the sporting event that is expected to be watched by billions of fans around the world.

CONCACAF 2026 World Cup bid reshuffles leadership

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The joint Canada-Mexico-US bid for the 2026 World Cup announced a reshuffle of its leadership on Tuesday, emphasising diversity as they seek to woo voters at a key FIFA vote in just over three months’ time.

A statement on the “United 2026” bid website said the leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico federations would now serve as co-chairs of the bid, replacing former United States Soccer Federation chief Sunil Gulati, who steps down.

CONCACAF 2026 World Cup bid reshuffles leadership

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Los Angeles (AFP) – The joint Canada-Mexico-US bid for the 2026 World Cup announced a reshuffle of its leadership on Tuesday, emphasising diversity as they seek to woo voters at a key FIFA vote in just over three months’ time.

A statement on the “United 2026” bid website said the leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico federations would now serve as co-chairs of the bid, replacing former United States Soccer Federation chief Sunil Gulati, who steps down.

USA, Mexico, Canada World Cup bid is “positive message”: Infantino

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Dubai (AFP) – FIFA chief Gianni Infantino said Thursday the joint bid by Canada, Mexico and the United States for the 2026 World Cup sends a “positive message”.

Speaking at a sports business conference in Dubai, Infantino also admitted that the decision to award two World Cups simultaneously (Russia in 2018 and Qatar 2022) was a mistake.

USA, Mexico, Canada World Cup bid is “positive message”: Infantino

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Dubai (AFP) – FIFA chief Gianni Infantino said Thursday the joint bid by Canada, Mexico and the United States for the 2026 World Cup sends a “positive message”.

Speaking at a sports business conference in Dubai, Infantino also admitted that the decision to award two World Cups simultaneously (Russia in 2018 and Qatar 2022) was a mistake.

Morocco and USA/Canada/Mexico confirm 2026 bids

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Lausanne (AFP) – Morocco and the three-nation ticket of the United States, Mexico, and Canada formally confirmed their bids to host the 2026 World Cup on Thursday’s deadline.

That World Cup will be the first to include 48 teams, rather than the 32 who will compete in Russia next year and in Qatar in 2022.

Jamaica into CONCACAF Gold Cup semis as Canada downed

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Jamaica defeated Canada 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday.

Goals in each half from Shaun Francis and Romario Williams secured victory for the ‘Reggae Boyz’, who will play Mexico or Honduras in the last four.

Jamaica, the beaten finalists in the 2015 Gold Cup, got off to a dream start at the University of Phoenix Stadium when Francis scored after only six minutes.

Jamaica into CONCACAF Gold Cup semis as Canada downed

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Jamaica defeated Canada 2-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday.

Goals in each half from Shaun Francis and Romario Williams secured victory for the ‘Reggae Boyz’, who will play Mexico or Honduras in the last four.

Jamaica, the beaten finalists in the 2015 Gold Cup, got off to a dream start at the University of Phoenix Stadium when Francis scored after only six minutes.

Costa Rica, Canada reach quarter-finals of Gold Cup

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Frisco (United States) (AFP) – Canada advanced to their first quarter-final since 2009 after playing to a scoreless draw with Honduras in the final Group A match of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament on Friday.

Canada and Honduras moved on to the quarters where they will join Group A winner Costa Rica who advanced with a dominating 3-0 victory over winless French Guiana earlier Friday.

Football: Costa Rica, Canada reach quarter-finals of Gold Cup

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Frisco (United States) (AFP) – Canada advanced to their first quarter-final since 2009 after playing to a scoreless draw with Honduras in the final Group A match of the 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament on Friday.

Canada and Honduras moved on to the quarters where they will join Group A winner Costa Rica who advanced with a dominating 3-0 victory over winless French Guiana earlier Friday.

Football: Davies tallies again as Canada ties Costa Rica

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Houston (AFP) – Alphonso Davies scored in the first half and Milan Borjan made several brilliant saves as Canada held on for a 1-1 tie with Costa Rica to remain undefeated at the 2017 CONCACAF Golf Cup.

Teenage phenom Davies opened the scoring with his third goal of the tournament in the 26th minute for Canada who are the surprise co-leaders atop Group A after beating French Guiana 4-2 in their opener.

Football: Davies tallies again as Canada ties Costa Rica

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Houston (AFP) – Alphonso Davies scored in the first half and Milan Borjan made several brilliant saves as Canada held on for a 1-1 tie with Costa Rica to remain undefeated at the 2017 CONCACAF Golf Cup.

Teenage phenom Davies opened the scoring with his third goal of the tournament in the 26th minute for Canada who are the surprise co-leaders atop Group A after beating French Guiana 4-2 in their opener.

Davies double as Canada down French Guiana at CONCACAF Gold Cup

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New York (AFP) – Teenage striker Alphonso Davies scored twice as Canada withstood a fightback from minnows French Guiana to open their CONCACAF Gold Cup campaign with a 4-2 victory in Group A on Friday.

Vancouver Whitecaps forward Davies, 16, who was born in a refugee camp in Ghana in 2000 as his family fled fighting in Liberia, finished clinically in the 60th and 85th minutes to give Canada all three points at the Red Bull Arena.

Montreal Impact

ATF: The Timbers have scored in 22 straight

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Also: Shaq Moore looking for a USMNT call up, Sinc picks up a brace for Canada, Montreal Impact to sign a defender, Zlatan tempted by move to LA and more!

Portland

#StatMan Three | Sebastián Blanco's goal extends Timbers goalscoring streak to 22 straight regular-season games | Portland Timbers
Sebastián Blanco scored but it was not enough as the Portland Timbers lost to the LA Galaxy 2-1 Sunday night at the StubHub Center in Portland's first match of the 2018 MLS season.

Patrice Bernier shares concerns over Impact roster, reacts to Canada coaching change

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Former Montreal Impact captain Patrice Bernier has had the chance to watch from afar now that he's stepped away from the game.

Announcing a second annual fundraising futsal match for Maison d'Haiti, a local Montreal organisation that helps the city's Haitian community, Bernier shared Impact fans' concern over the lack of player announcements.

USWNT vs. Canada, new Montreal Impact coach, and more: Freedom Kicks for 11/9/2017

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Also what teams do with 280 character tweets!

Good morning! The United States women's national team has a game against Canada at 10pm tonight. It's the first of a two-game series, with the second game on Sunday.

Match preview and TV schedule: USA vs Canada - Stars and Stripes FC
Stars and Stripes FC previews today's match.

Alex Morgan

USWNT 3, Canada 1: The SBI Breakdown

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The U.S. Women's National Team closed out 2017 with a victory over rivals Canada three days after being held to a 1-1 draw.

It was a night for the USWNT's well-known veterans, with Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd and Julie Ertz getting on the scoresheet. Additionally, Megan Rapinoe and Morgan tallied assists on Sunday night.

USWNT held to a draw against Canada

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The U.S. Women's National Team was held to a draw against Canada in an entertaining affair at BC Place that ended 1-1.

Alex Morgan continued on her scoring run, tallying her team's lone goal in the 31st minute. The forward received the ball from Casey Short with her head at the edge of the penalty area and then proceeded to get away from a huddle of defenders to score from close range for the game's first goal.

USA v. Canada: Schedule, lineups, how to watch on TV, online

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Megan Rapinoe travels up the I-5 Corridor to B.C. Place.

On Thursday, November 9, Seattle Reign FC's Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Women's National Team travels up the I-5 corridor for a match against their CONCACAF rivals, Canada. The match is the first of two against Canada and will air on ESPN2.

USWNT look to close challenging 2017 with strong efforts against Canada

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The U.S. Women's National Team is closing out the year with a pair of matches against rivals Canada, a test that fits with the theme of the year.

Canada, ranked fifth in the latest FIFA World Rankings, is the eighth opponent in the top 10 that the U.S. has faced this year in what has been unusual in the post-Olympics year.

2026 World Cup

41 cities across North America bid for to serve as host cities for 2026 World Cup

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The united North American trio bid is starting to take shape.

On Thursday, 41 cities across the United States, Mexico and Canada officially submitted bids to serve as Official Host Cities for the North American pending bid of the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Of which, the United Bid Committee (UBC) will trim down to shortlist of cities later this fall.

Moggio: 2026 World Cup in North America can showcase 'unified region'

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Apr 10, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montaglian, left United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, center and, Mexican Football Federation president Decio de Maria, center hold the agreement at a press conference at World Trade Center. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports

For CONCACAF secretary generalPhilippe Moggio, the proposed 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico, and Canada can showcase a "diversified, unified region.

Gulati: U.S, Mexico, Canada 'prepared' for World Cup bidding process in wake of Morocco competition

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On FIFA's deadline for competing bids, North America has moved one step closer to hosting the 2026 World Cup, even if there is a new competitor in the fold.

As expected, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced their official bid to formally going the competition of hosting the 2026 World Cup on American, Mexican and Canadian soil.

Kraft Named Honorary Chair of 2026 WC Bid Group

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Revolution owner/investor Robert Kraft was named the Honorary Chairman of the Board for the United Bid Committee of Canada, Mexico and the United States that will oversee the bidding process to bring the 2026 FIFA World Cup to North America on Tuesday.

Kraft, who secured Foxboro Stadium as one of the nine host venues for the 1994 FIFA World Cup, was one of the first investors in MLS with the Revolution's inception in 1995.

Garcia fallout and the 2026 World Cup

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With little on the field to get excited about, my thoughts turn to football politics.

The Michael Garcia report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup awarding decisions has finally been published, but sadly did not provide enough ammunition to charge Russia and Qatar or strip them of their World Cup hosting.

Garcia fallout and the 2026 World Cup

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With little on the field to get excited about, my thoughts turn to football politics.



The Michael Garcia report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup awarding decisions has finally been published, but sadly did not provide enough ammunition to charge Russia and Qatar or strip them of their World Cup hosting.

CONCACAF Gold Cup

Jamaica edges Canada to book spot in Gold Cup semifinals

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A goal in each half propelled 2015 Gold Cup runners-up Jamaica to a 2-1 victory over Canada in Thursday's quarterfinal.

The Reggae Boyz used goals from Shaun Francis and Romario Williams to defeat the Canadians in Glendale, Arizona.

Francis opened the scoring after six minutes, finishing off Darren Mattocks' assist from inside the box with a left-footed effort.

Gold Cup Rewind: Canada, Honduras share points in draw, Costa Rica tops Group A

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The Canadian Men's National Team wasn't able to secure the victory it needed to become the improbable winner of the CONCACAF Gold Cup's Group A, but the Canucks still did enough to finish up the group stage undefeated and brimming with confidence.

Canada and Honduras played to a 0-0 draw at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas on Friday night, which helped Canada secure second place in Group A, behind Costa Rica, which disposed of French Guiana, 3-0, earlier on Friday.

Friday Gold Cup Preview: Canada, Honduras square off

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Now that the ridiculousness of the Florent Malouda situation has ended, the focus of Group A can shift to an intense final matchday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

After the French Guiana forfeit became official early Friday morning, Honduras is in prime position to upset Canada's knockout round hopes, while Costa Rica is in great shape to clinch the top position.

Gold Cup Rewind: Canada ties Costa Rica; Honduras, French Guiana level despite controversy

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What should have been a night that celebrated a few heroic results turned into an evening full of controversy at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston.

Canada used a goal from its teenage phenom to challenge Costa Rica, who entered the competition as the favorite to win Group A. But the real drama came in the nightcap, as French Guiana fielded the ineligible Florent Malouda in its starting 11 against Honduras.

Gold Cup Rewind: Costa Rica, Canada open Group A with victories

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The first marquee match of the CONCACAF Gold Cup lived up to expectations on Friday night.

Costa Rica downed Honduras 1-0 on a Marco Urena strike in the 39th minute in front of a sold out crowd at Red Bull Arena. The win tied the Ticos on points with Canada at the top of Group A.

Urena's goal was produced by some exquisite buildup play, starting with a long ball from Giancarlo Gonzalez.

Friday Gold Cup Preview: Honduras clashes with Costa Rica, Canada faces French Guiana

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The CONCACAF Gold Cup officially kicks off on Friday in the shadow of the Big Apple in Harrison, New Jersey. Although some of the excitement for the tournament has been watered down, two of the continent's best teams will take the field at Red Bull Arena with plenty of first-team stars.

Honduras and Costa Rica highlight the night's slate at the home of the New York Red Bulls, but the opening match between French Guiana and Canada could also carry importance, especially with two third-place sides advancing from the group stage to the knockout phase.

The Rest

Preview + TV/Streaming info: USWNT vs. Mexico

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Another international window means another friendly series, this time against a CONCACAF foe that isn't Canada

World Cup qualifying is just six months away for the United States, which likely informs tonight's friendly against Mexico. While the USWNT manages to play Canada three or four times a year every year, they often don't get to see the rest of their opponents in CONCACAF.

Canada hires former Impact boss Mauro Biello as new Men's National Team Assistant Coach

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Mauro Biello now knows his next endeavor, as he was hired to coach the Canadian Men's National Team. He will also serve as the director of the federation's EXCEL U-23 program.

Canada Soccer announced the move on Monday.

"Mauro has a deep passion for soccer in this country," said John Herdman, Canada Soccer Men's National Team Head Coach.

The Top Dogs

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Though there's still plenty of time left in this offseason, the MLS SuperDraft is now in the books and camps are opening across the US and Canada. As such, it seemed a fine time to gauge the winter work done by personnel departments across the league.We'll start with the four conference finalists and go from there until we reach newcomers LA FC - it'll be good to give them a little more time to

Christine Sinclair receives Order of Canada medal to go with her various other awards

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Thorns and Canada captain, second-all-time leading international goal-scorer, and all-around legend Christine Sinclair was invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada today. She was appointed back in June, but didn't receive an official ceremony at that time. The Order of Canada is the second-highest honor a Canadian civilian can receive.

World Cup 2026 bid explainer

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Dec 15, 2017) US Soccer Players - You've probably already heard about the US, Canada, and Mexico partnering to launch a sprawling bid to host the 2026 World Cup. The three nations have submitted an ambitious plan for the first edition of FIFA's expanded 48-team tournament.

Chris Rolfe retires, USWNT vs. Canada, 2018 World Cup qualifiers, and more: Freedom Kicks for 11/10/2017

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A statue for Christian Gomez, and a tale of incredible 90s nerdery

Colder weather, after being locked out for several weeks, has kicked in our door and is throwing snowballs at us. It's time for hearty meals and high gravity beer, and for me it means it's time for some sort of major computer problem.

Portland Timbers at Vancouver Whitecaps: How to Watch, Previews, Match Chat [4:00]

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The Portland Timbers have limped up to Canada to take on their northern rivals, the Vancouver Whitecaps. Riddled with injuries, call ups, and suspensions, the Timbers have a heady task before them if they want to break the side's current six game winless streak and retake a spot among the competitive sides in the West.

Pies In Prague: An Introduction To The CEE Cup, The Under-19s Tournament Featuring Starlet-Laden Sides From Everton, Burnley And Leicester City

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Over the next week or two, Pies' man-in-the-field, Joseph Viney, will be in Prague to report in on the 2017 Generali CEE Cup the annual international Under-19s tournament for club sides from Central and Eastern Europe (hence 'CEE').

The Premier League will be represented by academy sides from Everton, Burnley and Leicester.