CPL inks its first 10 players

Four Canadian internationals amongst first 10 Canadian Premier League player signings Matthew Gourlie Nineteen months ago the Canadian Premier League was ratified by the Canadian Soccer Association. Then came team launches, a head office, team identities, membership sales, a kit deal, nationwide open trials and a collegiate draft. Still, Thursday was a red-letter day in…

Gale thrilled to accept dream job

Former U20 boss Rob Gale named head coach and GM of Valour FC Matthew Gourlie Rob Gale got his dream job Tuesday, Typically when people describe a post as a “dream job” it’s the culmination of a long standing goal. In Gale’s case, it’s much more literal. The 40-year-old was hired as the first head…

Valour FC honours rich history

Winnipeg CPL named for famed trio of Victoria Cross medal winners Matthew Gourlie Winnipeg has a rich soccer history. The Manitoba capital also has a distinguished military history. Wednesday those two storied pasts came together when Valour FC was launched in Winnipeg as the newest member of the Canadian Premier League. Valour FC joins the…