Sinclair tnamed player of the year in women’s soccer

Canadian women’s soccer star Christine Sinclair can add another honour to her illustrious resume.

Christine Sinclair

Canadian women’s soccer star Christine Sinclair can add another honour to her illustrious resume. The striker from Burnaby, B.C., was named the 2009 Canadian women’s player of the year for the fifth consecutive time Thursday, in a vote shared by the Canadian media, and A- and B-licensed Canadian coaches. Sinclair joined FC Gold Pride in 2009 for the inaugural season of Women’s Professional Soccer, leading the team with six goals (tied for fifth in the league).

Internationally, Sinclair scored four goals in seven games to finish as the Canadian women’s top goal-scorer for the ninth time in 10 seasons.

Sinclair is Canada’s all-time leader with 99 goals in 132 career appearances.

Simeon Jackson has been named the Canadian male soccer player of the year for 2009.

The Mississauga, Ont., striker helped Gillingham FC earn a promotion to League One in England, scoring nine goals in 25 League Two appearances in the second half of the 2008-09 season.

Jackson scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Shrewsbury on May 23 that secured his club the promotion.

He made a memorable debut with the Canadian team just a week later, scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Cyprus.

Jackson, 22, represented Canada at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the summer, helping Canada reach the quarter-finals.

He was called up again in November for a pair of friendlies in Europe, earning him seven national appearances by year’s end.

Just Posted

City Hall Park construction begins next week

Construction to update Red Deer’s City Hall Park is set to begin… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Jazz at the Lake begins

The 16 annual event began Friday and runs until Sunday in Sylvan Lake

Photos: Lunchtime tunes on Alexander Way

Final concert of the summer

Clearwater regional firefighters in B.C.

Crew operating west of Prince George

PHOTOS: Samson Cree Nation Pow Wow

The Samson Cree Nation hosted its annual Pow Wow, celebrating youth last weekend

WATCH: Feasting at Red Deer Ribfest this weekend

Ribfest runs until Sunday at Rotary Recreation Park

Street Tales: Life is filled with unlearned lessons

There are days that I almost believe evolutionists in that we are… Continue reading

Canadians believe in immigration but concerned about asylum seekers: study

OTTAWA — Canadians are generally supportive of current immigration levels, a survey… Continue reading

Quebec announces plan to compensate taxi drivers after Uber’s arrival

MONTREAL — The Quebec government has outlined how it intends to compensate… Continue reading

Hospitals to see ‘delays’ in care after losing Saudi students, health group says

OTTAWA — The loss of Saudi Arabian resident physicians in Canada’s hospitals… Continue reading

PHOTOS: B.C. city wakes up to darkness under wildfire smoke

The rest of the province also dealing with thick haze as smoky skies continue

Death Valley worker has seen highest, lowest temperatures

LAS VEGAS — Thousands of tourists descend on Death Valley each summer… Continue reading

Banff’s Sunshine ski resort upset with proposed guidelines from Parks Canada

BANFF, Alta. — An internationally known ski resort in Banff National Park… Continue reading

Folk singer Ian Tyson cancels show due to ‘serious medical situation’

TORONTO — Canadian folk singer-songwriter Ian Tyson has cancelled his appearance at… Continue reading

Most Read

Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month