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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.

Canada, Mexico, U.S. officially form World Cup Bid Committee

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Though its creation shocks nobody, the official formation of the 2026 World Cup bid committee by Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. is a significant step towards hosting the upcoming 48-team World Cup.

In an official statement, the bid committee, named United 2026, was unveiled by officials from the three confederations, who laid out its structure and operations.

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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.

Engine Company: America’s Hat – A Tale of Chicago’s Evil Canadian Twin

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Seeing The Men in Red play at home is really just half the fun, but notall Fire fans are able to see them anywhere else. To experience the joys of anAway Game by proxy, OTFcontributor Jacob Peters provides us some backgroundon Fire supportergroup history on-the-road, established rivalries, and some footnotes onhow to effectively criticize, troll, and generally enjoy Fire away games.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Chapman and Leon called up for Canada

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More international players are getting called away as teams take advantage of the FIFA window.

Allysha Chapman and Adriana Leon have both been called up to Canada's 19-player roster for upcoming friendlies against Costa Rica. Canada will play Costa Rica on June 8 and June 11 in Winnipeg and Toronto respectively.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: Costa Rica eyes Hex berth, and more

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Mexico was the first team to reach CONCACAF's final round of World Cup Qualifying. Costa Rica is hoping to be the second.

The road to Russia 2018 resumes for the remaining North American, Central American, and Caribbean nations on Friday when Matchday 5 takes place, and a few could lock up spots in the Hexagonal with victories in their respective matches.

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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.

New-look Canada prepares for Gold Cup, Curaçao friendly in Montreal

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It will be a different Canadian men's national team that will walk into the 2017 Gold Cup. A new face in head coach Octavio Zambrano and a younger squad show a shift in the national team, which is training in Laval, on Montreal's north shore. But before this, Canada will have a rendez-vous with Curaçao at Stade Saputo on June 13.

Ri. Dic. U. Lous.

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I can't even. This is so highly unnecessary. I already explained why it would be utterly lame to share a World Cup bid with Mexico... and now we've lumped Canada in, as well. Well, the 2026 tourney is well set up to be yet another ass-pain for fans (though, admittedly, it would likely be much more irksome for Mexicand, Europeans and Asians than it will be for Americans and Canadians).

USA, Mexico & Canada Announce Joint Bid for 2026 World Cup

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From the 102nd and top floor of the One World Trade Center in Manhattan, the soccer federations of United States, Canada and Mexico announced their intention to formally submit a unified bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup on Monday.

The three nations have hosted 13 FIFA World Cups combined (Men's, Women's and Youth), which is more than any other trio of geographically connected nations, and set attendance records for five of those events.

Thursday Kickoff : Simeone, Canada, UCL and more

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One of the game's elite coaches has had his current contract shortened, while a CONCACAF side is on the market for a new boss after parting ways with their current manager following World Cup qualifying failure.

Diego Simeone has reportedly shortened his contract with Atletico Madrid by two years, as his deal with the club will now expire in June 2018.

Is Canada failing CONCACAF?

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Once again, Canada is out of world Cup qualifying before the final round, something that has to be a problem for the region.

CONCACAF WCQ Preview: USMNT, Honduras look to seal spots in the Hex

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Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago joined Mexico in the hexagonal phase of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. The U.S. Men's National Team is very close to joining them.

The fourth round of qualifying culminates on Tuesday, when the final three spots in the Hex will be confirmed.

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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.

Octavio Zambrano not scared of playing youth ahead of first Gold Cup with Canada

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With Anthony Jackson-Hamel scoring the game-winning goal on Tuesday night's friendly and Alphonso Davies making his first strides in red and white, Canada's youth is not something to deny. Octavio Zambrano, in his first game at the helm of the Canadian men's national team, isn't scared to let them play either.

Jackson-Hamel's late goal gives Canada late friendly win over Curacao

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The Canadian national team was back in Montreal for the first time since 2007 on Tuesday night. In front of a sparse crowd, the Octavio Zambrano era began with a 2-1 late win in a friendly match against Curacao.

The winning goal came on a truly unusual play created by a penalty called against Curacao.

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Report: Larin to be left off Canada's final Gold Cup roster

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It looks like Canada will be without its star striker for the Gold Cup group stage.

According to Sportsnet, Cyle Larin will be left off the Canadian Men's National Team's 23-man roster for the Gold Cup.

Larin was arrested and charged with a DUI in Florida, and was subsequently checked into Major League Soccer's Substance Abuse and Behavioral program.

MLS Ticker: Plata to Liga MX?, Vieira commits future to NYCFC, and more

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Real Salt Lake has easily been one of, if not the worst team in Major League Soccer this season.

However, Joao Plata has been a bright spot for Mike Petke's side, who currently have 14 points through their opening 16 matches this season. Plata, 25, has two goals and two assists in 12 appearances this season.

Garber: NASL's Canadian domestic rule a 'violation of U.S. law'

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Just a short while after talking up Canadian Designated Players as a focus for MLS, commissioner Don Garber had some choice comments about the new NASL rule regarding Canadians as domestics on U.S. rosters.

Earlier this week, the NASL announced that all Canadian players would be counted as domestics on all teams in the league, including those based in the U.

10 things we learned from the MLS Conference Finals

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After one of the most thrilling games in MLS history on Wednesday night in Toronto, the MLS Conference Finals have concluded. Here are ten things we learned.

1. Canada Makes Its Mark

Due respect to the Western Conference Final, but, depending on what happens two Saturdays from now, the 2016 MLS Cup Playoffs will be remembered for the show Montreal Impact and Toronto FC put on over the last week and a half.

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Allysha Chapman and Adriana Leon called up for Canada

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Both of them will be headed to Europe for friendlies.

Boston Breakers players Allysha Chapman and Adriana Leon have both been named to the CanWNT squad for their upcoming away friendlies against Sweden and Germany. That makes it a matchup between the 2016 Olympic bronze, silver, and gold medalists.

Canada Olympic soccer roster includes Washington Spirit trio

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Diana Matheson, Stephanie Labbe, and Shelina Zadorsky will join a Canadian team looking to get back on the podium in Rio

Canada women's national team head coach John Herdman named three Washington Spirit players to Canada's 2016 Olympic roster. Herdman selected Spirit starters Diana Matheson, Stephanie Labbe, and Shelina Zadorsky to his 18-person roster.

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El Salvador allege bribes for Canada match

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San Salvador (AFP) Members of El Salvador's national team say a businessman offered them bribes to ensure their World Cup qualifier against Canada on Tuesday helps Honduras make it through to the next round.

At a press conference hosted by El Salvador captain Nelson Bonilla, the group played an audio recording they said was of Salvadoran businessman Ricardo Padilla offering them bribes to fix the match, local media reports said.

El Salvador allege bribes for Canada match

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San Salvador (AFP) Members of El Salvador's national team say a businessman offered them bribes to ensure their World Cup qualifier against Canada on Tuesday helps Honduras make it through to the next round.

At a press conference hosted by El Salvador captain Nelson Bonilla, the group played an audio recording they said was of Salvadoran businessman Ricardo Padilla offering them bribes to fix the match, local media reports said.

Tuesday Kickoff: El Salvador, Messi, Gotze and more

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Ahead of World Cup qualifiers, El Salvador has brought an apparent bribe to light, while Lionel Messi appears set for a bit of time on the sidelines.

El Salvardor's national team has claimed that players had been offered bribes from a Honduran businessman to win, draw or lose by a small margin ahead of Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Canada.

El Salvador football team share recording of a man offering money to fix match

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El Salvador football players shocked the football world as they claimed at a Monday night press conference at their Vancouver hotel that they had been offered money if they manage one of three specific results in Tuesday’s World Cup qualification match vs. Canada at BC Place Stadium.

Tuesday’s game between Canada and El Salvador is being played simultaneously along with Mexico vs.

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Soccer fans in Canada can now watch beIN SPORTS via fuboTV

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fuboTV today launched their online streaming network in Canada to bring soccer fans north of the border the best action from the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue Un, Europa League and the English Championship.

With fuboTV, Canadian soccer fans can now access beIN SPORTS Canada, beIN SPORTS en Español, Benfica TV, fuboTV Network and Football Report TV.

Soccer fans in Canada can now watch beIN SPORTS via fuboTV

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fuboTV today launched their online streaming network in Canada to bring soccer fans north of the border the best action from the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue Un, Europa League and the English Championship.

With fuboTV, Canadian soccer fans can now access beIN SPORTS Canada, beIN SPORTS en Español, Benfica TV, fuboTV Network and Football Report TV.

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Friendly: Scotland Labour To Embarrassing Draw At Home To Canada (Photos & Video)

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Easter Road played host to another underwhelmingperformance from Scotland on Wednesday night, with Gordon Strachan's men only managing a draw against minnows Canada.

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Fraser Aird scored the opener for the visitors, who are ranked 117th in the world, with the Falkirk man capitalising on some appalling defending to fire home on 11 minutes.

Canada WNT calls up Washington Spirit trio

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Stephanie Labbe, Shelina Zadorsky, and Lindsay Agnew are in the squad to face Mexico on Saturday

The Washington Spirit's Canadian trio - goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe, center back Shelina Zadorsky, and recent draft pick Lindsay Agnew - have been called up by the Canadian women's national team for their upcoming Bronze Medal Celebration match.

Video Series Spotlights Soccer 'Movement' in U.S. and Canada

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Part obsession and part contagion, soccer is definitely making its case for mainstream in certain sections of the United States and Canada. A unique blend of fandom has been consummated with a hysteria of grass-roots marketing.