Honduras arrive at Gold Cup under-staffed

2017 Gold Cup preview: Honduras By Matthew Gourlie Honduras failed to advance from their group at the Gold Cup two years ago. Their World Cup qualifying hopes are dimming. Now, the Catrachos are a mess as they enter the 2017 Gold Cup. Honduras are hardly alone when it comes to missing players heading into the…

Canada looks to surprise at Gold Cup

2017 Gold Cup preview: Canada By Matthew Gourlie If there’s a bright side to inheriting a team that hasn’t scored a goal in two straight continental championships it is that the bar is set low. Octavio Zambrano brings a young squad armed with an attacking mind-set to the Gold Cup. The new head coach has…

Proposed Halifax CPL team has a home

Municipality agrees to negotiate lease for 7,000-seat CPL pop-up stadium at historic Wanderers Grounds site By Matthew Gourlie Halifax Regional Council had questions and concerns about putting a 7,000-seat pop-up stadium for a Canadian Premier League team at the historic Wanderers Grounds. In the end, however, they had no opposition. The council unanimously approved a…

Davies shines in senior debut

Zambrano feels the youngest-ever Canadian international is ready to contribute By Matthew Gourlie MONTRÉAL — Facing a bank of cameras and at least 40 members of the media, Alphonso Davies turned the tables for a second and asked the first question: “Who do I look at?” The national spotlight is relatively new for the 16-year-old,…