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United States defender Aaron Long (23) and Canada forward Lucas Cavallini (19) battle for the ball during second half of CONCACAF Nations League soccer action in Toronto, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Canadian men’s soccer team returns to action on weekend with scrimmage against U.S.

Canadian men’s soccer team returns to action on weekend with scrimmage against U.S.

 

FC Dallas forward Fafa Picault, left, steps into a kick as Nashville SC midfielder Alistair Johnston (12) defends during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. A dozen Canadians are available in Thursday's slimmed-down MLS SuperDraft, reduced to three rounds from four this year. While the draft is not the pipeline it once was, the success of players like Johnston, taken 11th overall last year by expansion Nashville SC, show there are still success stories.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Mark Humphrey

Whitecaps go international with Nigerian forward, Jamaican defender in MLS SuperDraft

Whitecaps go international with Nigerian forward, Jamaican defender in MLS SuperDraft

 

Canadian international midfielder Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare, left, is seen in action against St. Louis FC in an undated handout photo. Gagnon-Lapare has joined HFX Wanderers FC on a two-year deal with a club option for 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-HFX Wanderers FC

Canadian international Jeremy Gagnon-Lapare joins CPL’s HFX Wanderers FC

Gagnon-Lapare most recently with Ottawa Fury FC and St. Louis FC

 

Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio (21) celebrates his goal during extra time MLS playoff soccer action against the D.C. United, in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Osorio says a lot has changed with the Canadian national team since he first came to camp in 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Jonathan Osorio upbeat about what lies ahead for Canadian men’s soccer team

Jonathan Osorio upbeat about what lies ahead for Canadian men’s soccer team

Toronto FC midfielder Jonathan Osorio (21) celebrates his goal during extra time MLS playoff soccer action against the D.C. United, in Toronto on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. Osorio says a lot has changed with the Canadian national team since he first came to camp in 2013. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Canadian Premier League commissioner David Clanachan is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Premier League-Darren Goldstein

CPL targets season kickoff on Victoria Day Weekend, providing authorities agree

The hope is to have each of the eight teams play a normal 28-game season

Canadian Premier League commissioner David Clanachan is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Premier League-Darren Goldstein
Canadian women's soccer team member Rhian Wilkinson is seen during a training session in Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, April 21, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Former Canada Soccer coach Rhian Wilkinson joins England women’s coaching staff

Former Canada Soccer coach Rhian Wilkinson joins England women’s coaching staff

Canadian women's soccer team member Rhian Wilkinson is seen during a training session in Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, April 21, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Canadian Premier League commissioner David Clanachan is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Premier League-Darren Goldstein **MANDATORY CREDIT**

CPL targets season kickoff on Victoria Day Weekend, providing authorities agree

CPL targets season kickoff on Victoria Day Weekend, providing authorities agree

Canadian Premier League commissioner David Clanachan is shown in a handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Canadian Premier League-Darren Goldstein **MANDATORY CREDIT**
Canada forward Cyle Larin, left, vies for the ball with Mexico defender Nestor Araujo during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Mile High Stadium in Denver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski

Canadian forward Cyle Larin plays provider in Besiktas win over Istanbul rival

Larin into the game having scored six times in his previous three outings

Canada forward Cyle Larin, left, vies for the ball with Mexico defender Nestor Araujo during the second half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Mile High Stadium in Denver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, David Zalubowski
Manchester United's Tobin Heath celebrates scoring against West Ham United during the FA Women's Super League match at Victoria Road Stadium, London, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. (John Walton/PA via AP)

Double 1st: Man U men, women leading 2 leagues, play champs

Double 1st: Man U men, women leading 2 leagues, play champs

Manchester United's Tobin Heath celebrates scoring against West Ham United during the FA Women's Super League match at Victoria Road Stadium, London, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. (John Walton/PA via AP)
Canadian women's soccer team member Rhian Wilkinson is seen during a training session in Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, April 21, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Former Canadian international Rhian Wilkinson leaves Canada Soccer coaching job

Former Canadian international Rhian Wilkinson leaves Canada Soccer coaching job

Canadian women's soccer team member Rhian Wilkinson is seen during a training session in Vancouver, B.C. Wednesday, April 21, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Montreal Impact defender Zachary Brault-Guillard, left, blocks a shot on goal attempt by Olimpia forward Eddie Hernandez during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The Montreal Impact are rebranding, changing the Major League Soccer club's moniker to Club De Foot Montreal — or CF Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Raoux

Montreal MLS team to be known as Club de Foot Montreal

Montreal MLS team to be known as Club de Foot Montreal

Montreal Impact defender Zachary Brault-Guillard, left, blocks a shot on goal attempt by Olimpia forward Eddie Hernandez during the second half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The Montreal Impact are rebranding, changing the Major League Soccer club's moniker to Club De Foot Montreal — or CF Montreal.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/John Raoux
Toronto FC's Ayo Akinola, left, vies for control of the ball with New England Revolution's Henry Kessler during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. Akinola scored in the first half to help Toronto FC win 1-0. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steven Senne

Toronto FC’s Ayo Akinola unable to attend Canada camp due to injury

Toronto FC’s Ayo Akinola unable to attend Canada camp due to injury

Toronto FC's Ayo Akinola, left, vies for control of the ball with New England Revolution's Henry Kessler during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. Akinola scored in the first half to help Toronto FC win 1-0. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steven Senne
Nashville SC’s Randall Leal, left, falls next to Toronto FC’s Auro Jr., center, and Jonathan Osorio during the second half of an MLS soccer playoff match Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jessica Hill
Nashville SC’s Randall Leal, left, falls next to Toronto FC’s Auro Jr., center, and Jonathan Osorio during the second half of an MLS soccer playoff match Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Jessica Hill
University of Wisconsin Badgers midfielder Victoria Pickett controls the ball against Illinois, at the McClimon Soccer Complex October 28, 2018 in Madison Wisconsin in this handout photo. The Canadian Pickett looks to take the next step in her soccer career Wednesday evening at the NWSL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Tom Lynn, Wisconsin Athletic Communications

Badgers coach says Canadian midfielder Victoria Pickett has the talent to go pro

Pickett was a 2018 MAC Hermann semifinalist and First Team All-American

University of Wisconsin Badgers midfielder Victoria Pickett controls the ball against Illinois, at the McClimon Soccer Complex October 28, 2018 in Madison Wisconsin in this handout photo. The Canadian Pickett looks to take the next step in her soccer career Wednesday evening at the NWSL draft. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Tom Lynn, Wisconsin Athletic Communications
Schalke team members with from left: Amine Harit, Schalke's Sead Kolasinac, goal scorer Matthew Hoppe, coaching staff Naldo, and Mark Uth celebrate their second goal goal against Hoffenheim, during their German Bundesliga FC Schalke 04 - 1899 Hoffenheim soccer match at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Saturday Jan. 9, 2021. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)

US Soccer players hope to set positive example after riot

US Soccer players hope to set positive example after riot

Schalke team members with from left: Amine Harit, Schalke's Sead Kolasinac, goal scorer Matthew Hoppe, coaching staff Naldo, and Mark Uth celebrate their second goal goal against Hoffenheim, during their German Bundesliga FC Schalke 04 - 1899 Hoffenheim soccer match at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Saturday Jan. 9, 2021. (Guido Kirchner/dpa via AP)
Coach John Herdman, centre, prepares for practice with Bev Priestman, a member of his coaching staff, ahead of Sunday's soccer game against the United States in the final of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship, in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson

Canadian women to take part in next month’s SheBelieves Cup for first time

Canadian women to take part in next month’s SheBelieves Cup for first time

Coach John Herdman, centre, prepares for practice with Bev Priestman, a member of his coaching staff, ahead of Sunday's soccer game against the United States in the final of the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship, in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Neil Davidson
Moenchengladbach's Jonas Hofmann scores his second goal against Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayern Munich at the Borussia Park in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)

Bayern Munich squanders 2-goal lead to lose to Gladbach 3-2

Bayern Munich squanders 2-goal lead to lose to Gladbach 3-2

Moenchengladbach's Jonas Hofmann scores his second goal against Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Bayern Munich at the Borussia Park in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2020, file photo, West Bromwich Albion's manager Slaven Bilic is interviewed after the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at the Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England. Bilic’s appointment as head coach of Beijing Guoan might be the exception rather than the rule when it comes to big-name soccer talent heading to China after Chinese Super League authorities moved to reduce club spending. Bilic was fired by English Premier League team West Bromich Albion in December. (Mike Egerton/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Chinese Super League set to lose some of its overseas lustre

Chinese Super League set to lose some of its overseas lustre

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2020, file photo, West Bromwich Albion's manager Slaven Bilic is interviewed after the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace at the Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England. Bilic’s appointment as head coach of Beijing Guoan might be the exception rather than the rule when it comes to big-name soccer talent heading to China after Chinese Super League authorities moved to reduce club spending. Bilic was fired by English Premier League team West Bromich Albion in December. (Mike Egerton/Pool Photo via AP, File)
Partizan Belgrade's Svetozar Markovic, left, duels for the ball with Besiktas' Cyle Larin during the Europa League play-off first leg soccer match between Partizan and Besiktas at the Partizan stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. After a challenging road to Europe, Canadian forward Larin is turning heads with his play in Turkey.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Darko Vojinovic

Canada’s Cyle Larin scoring goals, turning heads with Besiktas in Turkey

Canada’s Cyle Larin scoring goals, turning heads with Besiktas in Turkey

Partizan Belgrade's Svetozar Markovic, left, duels for the ball with Besiktas' Cyle Larin during the Europa League play-off first leg soccer match between Partizan and Besiktas at the Partizan stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. After a challenging road to Europe, Canadian forward Larin is turning heads with his play in Turkey.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Darko Vojinovic
Manchester City's John Stones, center, scores the opening goal of his team during the English League Cup semifinal soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Shaun Botterill/Pool via AP)

City beats United 2-0, advances to another League Cup final

City beats United 2-0, advances to another League Cup final

Manchester City's John Stones, center, scores the opening goal of his team during the English League Cup semifinal soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Shaun Botterill/Pool via AP)