Canada can’t capitalize against Reggae Boyz

2017 Gold Cup By Matthew Gourlie It was a familiar tale with a fresh spin for Canada Friday night. Canada exited the Gold Cup with a 2-1 loss to Jamaica in a quarter-final in Glendale, Ariz. Defensive miscues and missed chances cost Canada dearly, but unlike in many disappointing losses of years past, the young…

Sowing soccer dreams on the prairie

From pro player to pro owner: Joe Belan looking build a soccer team and industry in Saskatchewan By Matthew Gourlie REGINA — The day after Joe Belan graduated from high school he moved away from home for the first time to begin his professional soccer career. At the time he had no idea that career…

Canada stays unbeaten advances to Gold Cup quarters

2017 Gold Cup: Canada 0 Honduras 0 By Matthew Gourlie For the third straight Gold Cup, Canada ended the group stage with a goalless draw. This time it sends them through the quarter-finals instead of sending them home. Canada and Honduras battled to a 0-0 stalemate that left Canada second in Group A and Honduras…

Canada grinds out draw and tops Group A

2017 Gold Cup: Canada 1 Costa Rica 1 By Matthew Gourlie After a lot of high points and a few low ones in the opener, Canada put out a much more consistent effort to put themselves at the top of Group A Tuesday. Canada needed nine saves from keeper Milan Borjan to earn a 1-1…