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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)

MLS proposes 2-year CBA extension to players, no salary cuts

MLS proposes 2-year CBA extension to players, no salary cuts

West Ham's manager David Moyes celebrates with his player Declan Rice at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and West Ham at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Jan Kruger, Pool via AP)

Solskjaer joy as Man United opens 2021 level with Liverpool

Solskjaer joy as Man United opens 2021 level with Liverpool

West Ham's manager David Moyes celebrates with his player Declan Rice at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and West Ham at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Jan Kruger, Pool via AP)
The ball and disinfecting equipment ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Burnley at the Falmer stadium in Brighton, England, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (Cath Ivill/Pool via AP)

EPL postpones another game but doesn’t want to pause season

EPL postpones another game but doesn’t want to pause season

The ball and disinfecting equipment ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Burnley at the Falmer stadium in Brighton, England, Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. (Cath Ivill/Pool via AP)
A Vancouver Whitecaps staff member sanitizes a ball that went out of play with a disinfectant wipe as the Whitecaps and Toronto FC play during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Less than a year after agreeing to a new five-year collective bargining agreement, Major League Soccer and the players union are heading back to the bargining table. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

MLS triggering ‘force majeure’ clause in contract over COVID-19 losses

Players union says ‘force majeure’ clause could result in club owners abandoning the new collective bargaining agreement

A Vancouver Whitecaps staff member sanitizes a ball that went out of play with a disinfectant wipe as the Whitecaps and Toronto FC play during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Vancouver, on Saturday, September 5, 2020. Less than a year after agreeing to a new five-year collective bargining agreement, Major League Soccer and the players union are heading back to the bargining table. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Bayern's Alphonso Davies, right, challenges PSG's Thilo Kehrer, left, during the Champions League final soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Miguel A. Lopes/Pool via AP

Alphonso Davies wraps up remarkable year with Bayern by winning Lionel Conacher Award

Alphonso Davies wraps up remarkable year with Bayern by winning Lionel Conacher Award

Bayern's Alphonso Davies, right, challenges PSG's Thilo Kehrer, left, during the Champions League final soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Miguel A. Lopes/Pool via AP
Toronto FC forward Ayo Akinola, front, scores his second goal of the game during first half MLS soccer action against the Montreal Impact, in Kissimmee, Fla., Thursday, July 16, 2020. Toronto FC striker Ayo Akinola will get a chance to see how the other half lives next month at a Canadian national team camp. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Raoux

Toronto FC’s Ayo Akinola accepts chance to see what life is like in Canadian colours

Toronto FC’s Ayo Akinola accepts chance to see what life is like in Canadian colours

Toronto FC forward Ayo Akinola, front, scores his second goal of the game during first half MLS soccer action against the Montreal Impact, in Kissimmee, Fla., Thursday, July 16, 2020. Toronto FC striker Ayo Akinola will get a chance to see how the other half lives next month at a Canadian national team camp. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-John Raoux
Canada’s Gabrielle Carle, Christine Sinclair, Janine Beckie, Jayde Riviere and Jenna Hellstrom, from left to right, react at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Sweden and Canada at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. The NWSL’s Washington Spirit have waived six players including Canadian international Hellstrom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Euler

Washington Spirit waive Canadian international forward Jenna Hellstrom, five others

Washington currently has 15 players under contract, including Canadian goalkeeper Devon Kerr

Canada’s Gabrielle Carle, Christine Sinclair, Janine Beckie, Jayde Riviere and Jenna Hellstrom, from left to right, react at the end of the Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Sweden and Canada at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Monday, June 24, 2019. The NWSL’s Washington Spirit have waived six players including Canadian international Hellstrom. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Michel Euler
Valladolid's goalkeeper Jordi Masip saves from Barcelona's Lionel Messi during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valladolid and Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, Spain,Tuesday Dec. 22, 2020. (Cesar Manso/Pool via AP)

Messi surpasses Pelé milestone with help from Barca teenager

Messi surpasses Pelé milestone with help from Barca teenager

Valladolid's goalkeeper Jordi Masip saves from Barcelona's Lionel Messi during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valladolid and Barcelona at the Jose Zorrilla stadium in Valladolid, Spain,Tuesday Dec. 22, 2020. (Cesar Manso/Pool via AP)
Canada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe blocks a shot during the first half of a CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying soccer match against the United States Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. Canadian international goalkeeper Labbe has left the North Carolina Courage for Sweden’s FC Rosengard.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Carlson
Canada goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe blocks a shot during the first half of a CONCACAF women’s Olympic qualifying soccer match against the United States Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Carson, Calif. Canadian international goalkeeper Labbe has left the North Carolina Courage for Sweden’s FC Rosengard.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Chris Carlson
Houston Dash's Sophie Schmidt, left, and Chicago Red Stars' Savannah McCaskill, right, battle for the ball during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer finals match Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. Schmidt, who scored the winning goal for Houston in the Challenge Cup final, has signed a new contract with the Dash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Bowmer

Veteran Canadian international Sophie Schmidt re-signs with the Houston Dash

Veteran Canadian international Sophie Schmidt re-signs with the Houston Dash

Houston Dash's Sophie Schmidt, left, and Chicago Red Stars' Savannah McCaskill, right, battle for the ball during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer finals match Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. Schmidt, who scored the winning goal for Houston in the Challenge Cup final, has signed a new contract with the Dash. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Bowmer
Bayern's Alphonso Davies, left, controls the ball in front of Lokomotiv's Francois Kamano, right, during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Bayern Munich and Lokomotiv Moscow at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matthias Schrader

Canadian Alphonso Davies makes history by earning a spot on men’s FIFPRO World 11

Canadian Alphonso Davies makes history by earning a spot on men’s FIFPRO World 11

Bayern's Alphonso Davies, left, controls the ball in front of Lokomotiv's Francois Kamano, right, during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Bayern Munich and Lokomotiv Moscow at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matthias Schrader
Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates towards the fans after the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, Dec., 16, 2020. Liverpool won the game 2-1. (Clive Brunskill/ Pool via AP)

Mourinho miffed as Liverpool scores late winner vs Tottenham

Mourinho miffed as Liverpool scores late winner vs Tottenham

Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp celebrates towards the fans after the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, Dec., 16, 2020. Liverpool won the game 2-1. (Clive Brunskill/ Pool via AP)
Olimpia midfielder Deybi Flories, left, clears the ball past Montreal Impact forward Mason Toye (13) during the first half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, John Raoux

CONCACAF Champions League win not enough to extend Montreal Impact’s season

CONCACAF Champions League win not enough to extend Montreal Impact’s season

Olimpia midfielder Deybi Flories, left, clears the ball past Montreal Impact forward Mason Toye (13) during the first half of a CONCACAF Champions League soccer match, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, John Raoux

Underdog Montreal Impact in for tough test against Honduran club CD Olimpia

Underdog Montreal Impact in for tough test against Honduran club CD Olimpia

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Alphonso Davies, left, receives a hug from Canadian women’s national soccer team forward Jordyn Huitema after playing his final match as a member of the MLS soccer team, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. A photo of Davies and Huitema on Instagram while enjoying a vacation in Spain drew more than 14,000 comments, including some that were offensive. Many more decried the racist comments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Alphonso Davies, left, receives a hug from Canadian women’s national soccer team forward Jordyn Huitema after playing his final match as a member of the MLS soccer team, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. A photo of Davies and Huitema on Instagram while enjoying a vacation in Spain drew more than 14,000 comments, including some that were offensive. Many more decried the racist comments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A worker cleans windows and doors at B.C. Place stadium, where Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps play their home games, in Vancouver, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. A former coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada Soccer's women's teams has been charged with sexual offences involving four people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Whitecaps, Canadian women’s soccer coach charged with sexual offences

Former Whitecaps, Canadian women’s soccer coach charged with sexual offences

A worker cleans windows and doors at B.C. Place stadium, where Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps play their home games, in Vancouver, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. A former coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada Soccer's women's teams has been charged with sexual offences involving four people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kansas City Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif touches his heart as members of the National Assembly applaud him for his Super Bowl victory at the legislature in Quebec City, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Alphonso Davies, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif split Lou Marsh win as top Canadian athlete

Alphonso Davies, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif split Lou Marsh win as top Canadian athlete

Kansas City Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif touches his heart as members of the National Assembly applaud him for his Super Bowl victory at the legislature in Quebec City, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 file photo, Toronto FC's Justin Morrow plays against the Columbus Crew during an MLS Eastern Conference championship soccer match in Columbus, Ohio. Black Players for Change, a group of Major League Soccer players formed to confront racial injustice, has collectively earned the league's Humanitarian of the Year award, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Black Players for Change is a collective of some 170 players and league staff. It was founded by Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Black Players for Change group wins MLS Humanitarian award

Black Players for Change group wins MLS Humanitarian award

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 file photo, Toronto FC's Justin Morrow plays against the Columbus Crew during an MLS Eastern Conference championship soccer match in Columbus, Ohio. Black Players for Change, a group of Major League Soccer players formed to confront racial injustice, has collectively earned the league's Humanitarian of the Year award, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Black Players for Change is a collective of some 170 players and league staff. It was founded by Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)