Herdman begins to lay groundwork

By Matthew Gourlie It’s a new era for the Canadian national men’s soccer team. Again. When John Herdman takes charge of the Canadian men for the first time Saturday against New Zealand in San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain, he will be the fourth man to do so in the last 18 months. The 42-year-old Englishman…

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…