Clanachan named CPL commissioner

By Matthew Gourlie After months of waiting, the Canadian Premier League made another substantial announcement as they introduced David Clanachan as their first commissioner and chairman. Clanachan, 56, has is a Tim Hortons executive, having worked his entire career at the iconic Canadian chain. “It’s an absolute honour to have been selected as commissioner of…

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…