Category: Canada National Team

El Salvador allege bribes for Canada match

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. In it, the man identified as Padilla can be heard offering the players up to $2,700 each to make sure the outcome of the match allows Honduras to keep ... Read more

Canadian takes over scandal-plagued CONCACAF

Mexico City (AFP) – Canada’s Victor Montagliani was elected on Thursday as president of the football confederation of North and Central America and the Caribbean, whose last three leaders left office under a cloud of corruption allegations. Montagliani, the 50-year-old head of the Canadian Soccer Association, defeated Bermuda football chief Larry Mussenden in a 25-16 vote by members of CONCACAF in Mexico City. It was the first time that a president was elected in a secret ballot. Montagaliani becomes the fourth CONCACAF president in five years. His three predecessors were ensnared in the corruption scandal that has rocked FIFA, world ... Read more

USA vs. Canada preview: USMNT hoping to close out January camp on a high

The year 2016 got off to a good start for the USMNT with a 3-2 victory over Iceland. A last minute winner from Steve Birnbaum capped off an entertaining game. Now the US must turn their focus to the next game as they look to close the January Camp on a high note against Canada. Sunday’s win over Iceland was not the best performance from the US, but after the way 2015 played out most fans and coach Jurgen Klinsmann will take the win. A number of players stood out with Birnbaum the hero, but also guys like Lee Nguyen, ... Read more

Despite Gold Cup exit, there is light at the end of the tunnel for Canadian soccer

Watching Canada’s men’s program struggle through another Gold Cup group stage, without scoring a goal, makes me wonder whether the program will ever get it right. Canada once made a World Cup in 1986, won the Gold Cup in 2000, and has produced some great talents such as Jason DeVos, Dwayne DeRosario, Paul Stalteri, Atiba Hutchinson and many others. With a country as diverse as Canada is, and with a population base as big as it is, why does this program continue to fall flat when it should be reaching newer and greater heights? Most everyone understands that soccer is not ... Read more

CONCACAF Gold Cup team previews, players to watch and schedule

While the Gold Cup is starting a month later than usual, the meaning for this confederation remains the same: who is the big dog between Mexico and the United States. Maybe the other nations in this region will feel aggrieved by that statement, but the results are clear. Since the tournament’s inception, Canada (in the year 2000) is the only other nation to have hoisted the Cup. It has been an entertaining biennial undercard for the ultimate grudge-match in World Cup qualifying. It’s also an odd tournament in the regard of being the only major region in FIFA that doesn’t ... Read more

Women’s World Cup: Australia-Japan, England-Canada TV times and open thread

The final two teams to join the United States and Germany in the semi-finals of the 2015 Women’s World Cup will be decided today. The host nation, Canada, is looking to place themselves one step closer to the title and the defending champions Japan, who want to have the chance to win back-to-back World Cup titles. Australia v. Japan 4:00 PM ET – FOX Sports 1 Commonwealth Stadium – Edmonton These two teams met up in the 2014 Asian Cup with Japan edging out Australia 1-0 and they meet again in this quarter-final matchup. No one expected the Matildas to ... Read more

2015 Gold Cup TV schedule for U.S. viewers

The 13th CONCACAF Gold Cup is set to kick off on July 7 and will conclude on July 26 with the winner granted a spot in the Confederation’s Cup in 2017, the summer before the next World Cup. This year’s tournament features 12 teams from across CONCACAF and are split into three groups of four. Group A Haiti, Honduras, Panama, United States Group B Canada, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Jamaica Group C Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago In addition to games being shown across television in the United States, the Gold Cup matches will be available via live streaming ... Read more

Thailand-Germany, Ivory Coast-Norway, Netherlands-Canada, China PR-New Zealand TV times and open thread

As the group stages wrap-up we see who is emerging as the top teams in the 2015 Women’s World Cup as they prepare for the knock-out rounds. Today one of the tournament favorites, Germany, attempt to recover from a disappointing draw and say goodbye to newcomers Ivory Coast. Tell us below, who are you most excited to see today? Do you think Vivianne Miedema will score her first goal of the tournament? Let us know what you think we’re in for today! Thailand v. Germany 4:00 PM– FOX Group B Winnipeg Stadium – Winnipeg Germany was expected to have already ... Read more