World Cup dream a reality

Canada will co-host 2026 World Cup with U.S. and Mexico as United bid prevails Matthew Gourlie For 32 years Canadian soccer fans have been dreaming about returning to the World Cup. At 6:50 a.m. eastern time on Wednesday in Moscow, they learned the World Cup would be coming to them. The United bid of the…

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…

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…

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…