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,…

Lessons to be learned by CPL from creation of MLS

Late, experimental and under-funded: MLS’s 28-month odyssey from concept to kick-off By Matthew Gourlie On December 17, 1993, World Cup USA 94 chairman and CEO/US Soccer president Alan I. Rothenberg announced the formation of Major League Soccer and unveiled the league’s logo. The creation of a Division 1 league in the United States was a…

Zambrano getting his chance

By Matthew Gourlie In the early days Major League Soccer, Octavio Zambrano rose from obscurity to become one of the best coaches in the league. Not only did Zambrano’s teams win matches, but they did so with enough style to win him admirers in the nascent days of the league. Then, after failing to win…