CPL unveils Business plan

By Mathew Gourlie The growth of Major League Soccer to the modern era — the so-called MLS 2.0 — can be traced to one moment. It’s not the David Beckham signing or the first soccer-specific stadium. It’s not expansion to Toronto or Cascadia. No, MLS began the road to financial stability and coming of age…

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…

Regina to host CPL info night about Sask. team

Sask. primer will be held on July 21 By Matthew Gourlie The Canadian Premier League will be hosting a “Sask. Primer” public information session on July 21. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at O’Hanlon’s Irish Pub in Regina on the eve of Soccer Day in Saskatchewan which will feature Spain’s Valencia meeting…

Canadian Premier League gaining momentum

Two more cities have expressed interest in new league in the past week By Matthew Gourlie In the week since they have been sanctioned by the Canadian Soccer Association, the Canadian Premier League has gained valuable momentum. “I knew the soccer fans would be really engaged, interested and excited by this, but what has really…