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Canada Soccer announces TSN and RDS as official broadcast partners

Posted on 30 May 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

The live coverage kicks off this June with Canada Soccer’s trio of Summer of Soccer international matches over a six-day period More

Canada Soccer enters new era with approval of Canadian Premier League

Posted on 6 May 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Membership unanimously supports 2026 FIFA World Cup™ bid More

Steve Reed elected President of Canada Soccer

Posted on 6 May 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer's 34th President More

Canada Soccer IT/Digital Infrastructure Current State Assessment and Needs Analysis

Posted on 22 March 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALCanada Soccer IT/Digital Infrastructure Current State Assessment and Needs AnalysisCanada Soccer is currently seeking a consultant to undertake an analysis of our information technology and digital infrastructure.Deliverable: Present a current-state assessment and produce a 5-yea More

Saskatchewan Soccer approves academy membership

Posted on 20 March 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Saskatchewan Soccer Associate (SSA) broke new ground on Saturday when its membership moved to approve acceptance of private soccer academies as full, regular members of the Association, alongside traditional youth soccer clubs and associations. The SSA is the first jurisdiction in Canada to formally More

CanadaRED contest winners to attend matches in Winnipeg, Toronto

Posted on 2 March 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

CanadaRED contest More

Statement from Canada Soccer

Posted on 1 March 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Statement from Canada Soccer re: Director, High Performance More

Canada Soccer looking for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors starting May 2017

Posted on 24 February 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

The current call for nominations is for the following Board positions: One (1) President (three-year term) Two (2) Elected Directors (three-year term) one (1) from Manitoba/Saskatchewan/Nunavut and one (1) from Ontario Two (2) Independent Directors (three-year term More

Canada Soccer Request for Information (RFI) for a new digital platform

Posted on 14 February 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Development of web platform for Canada Soccer request for information More

Canada Soccer Announces New Roles and Expanded Positions in Technical Department

Posted on 24 January 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Hiring and expansion of several roles within the Technical Department More

Canadian content focus leads to first Generation adidas Canada MLS signings

Posted on 4 January 2017 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer congratulates the first-ever Generation adidas Canada signings, Men’s EXCEL Program players Shamit Shome and Adonijah Reid. More

MLS Announces Collaboration with Canada Soccer on Youth Development Initiatives

Posted on 30 November 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

MLS, Canada Soccer, and U.S. Soccer agree to amendment of parameters determining the international status of players on MLS club rosters More

Canada Soccer makes equipment donation to Fort McMurray

Posted on 8 November 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer is supporting Fort McMurray’s commitment to keeping Northern Strong More

Canada Soccer partners to build three mini-pitches in MLS cities

Posted on 7 November 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

20 for 20 mini-pitches in BC, ON, QC More

Canada 2015 ranked second on Global Sports Index

Posted on 5 October 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Second on the Global Sports Index More

Canada Soccer and Saskatchewan Soccer launch REX Centre

Posted on 14 September 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Saskatchewan REX to Kick Off November 2016 More

Canada Soccer Invests in Technical Leadership with Announcement of new Director of Development

Posted on 6 September 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Jason deVos will join the organization as Director of Development More

Statement from Canada Soccer

Posted on 6 September 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer has forwarded the appropriate information to FIFA Integrity concerning the media reports of El Salvador receiving an offer in relation to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Qualifiers match against Canada to be played on 6 September in Vancouver, BC. FIFA Integrity, in collaboration with More

A nation celebrates as Canada rises to the podium at Rio 2016

Posted on 24 August 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Back-to-back Olympic bronze medals More

Collaboration and consistency key to Canada’s continued soccer development

Posted on 17 August 2016 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada: a leading soccer nation More

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Canada Soccer, TSN, and RDS announced today a renewed partnership that sees the two networks continue to broadcast National Team matches across their linear television and digital platforms. The live coverage kicks off this June with Canada Soccer’s trio of Summer of Soccer international matches over a six-day period featuring the Women's National Team in Winnipeg (8 June) and Toronto (11 June), followed by the Men's National Team in Montréal (13 June).

"We are excited that TSN and RDS will continue their commitment to partner with Canada Soccer as the official broadcasters for National Team matches across the country on their networks and digital properties," said Peter Montopoli, General Secretary of Canada Soccer. "As the Canadian broadcaster for both FIFA and CONCACAF international matches, we feel they are the perfect fit to work with us to grow the world's game everywhere in Canada."

TSN and RDS became Canada Soccer's official broadcaster for National Team matches in 2016 and produced the record-setting FIFA World Cup Qualifiers broadcast for the March 2016 match that featured 54,798 fans at BC Place - the largest attendance for a national team match - of any sport - ever held in Canada.

"TSN is proud to continue our partnership with Canada Soccer,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Content Strategy and Business, TSN. “We’re looking forward to cheering on our men’s and women’s teams as we showcase Canadian talent on the national level.”

As a Media Rights Licensee for FIFA since 2015, TSN was the host broadcaster for the award-winning FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. The record-setting tournament, the first-ever single-sport event competed from across Canada, drew more than 20 million Canadian viewers over the course of the 52-match competition across TSN, CTV, and RDS.

Starting this year, TSN is also the official broadcaster for CONCACAF and will feature Canada’s Men’s National Team in this summer's 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup that kicks off on 7 July.

SUMMER OF SOCCER IN CANADA
This summer, Canada Soccer's National Teams will play in Winnipeg, Toronto and Montréal from 8-13 June. The Women's National Team will face Costa Rica on 8 June at Investors Group Field and 11 June at BMO Field before the Men's National Team, in their send-off match before the CONCACAF Gold Cup, face Curaçao on 13 June at Stade Saputo.

Canada Soccer's Women's National Team
8 June - Canada WNT v Costa Rica from Winnipeg
TSN/RDS at 19.30 local / 20.30 ET / 17.30 PT
11 June - Canada WNT v Costa Rica from Toronto
TSN/RDS at 14.00 local / 14.00 ET / 11.00 PT

Canada Soccer's Men's National Team
13 June - Canada MNT v Curaçao
TSN/RDS at 19.30 local / 19.30 ET / 16.30 PT
 

Steve Reed has been elected as President of the Canada Soccer at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Members. Mr. Reed will serve the remaining three years of Mr. Montagliani's four-year term, who leaves his post after being elected President of CONCACAF.

Reed becomes the 34th president of Canada Soccer. Also announced, Nick Bontis has been appointed by the Board as Vice-President, Don Story was elected Director for Saskatchewan/Manitoba, and both John Pugh and Bob Richardson were appointed as Directors.

Reed will continue the positive momentum built by Canada Soccer in recent years, embracing the "Think Globally, Act Locally" motto that has made Canada a leading soccer nation.

Mr. Reed has been active in soccer for more than 50 years as a player, coach, and administrator. He has been a Canada Soccer board member since 2006 and Vice-President since 2012, He has been active as a member of several Canada Soccer committees as well as a member of the National Organising Committee for the record-breaking FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.

Mr. Montagliani, meanwhile, will continue to provide an important voice for Canadian soccer as President of CONCACAF and Vice-President of FIFA. During Mr. Montagliani's tenure as President, Canada Soccer hosted the record-setting FIFA Women's World Cup, won back-to-back medals at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament, and set a single-match attendance record for a Canadian national team event - of any sport - ever held in this country.

"The highlight of my time as President was, of course, the opportunity to host the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015," said Montagliani. "It was a watershed moment for Canadian soccer. The record crowds that flocked to those matches were a clear demonstration of the way the culture of soccer in our country has changed."

As part of Canada Soccer’s Strategic Plan – A Leading Soccer Nation, Mr. Montagliani was instrumental in establishing the framework for a Canadian Premier League and introducing a focus on Canadian Content in the professional game. More opportunities for Canadian players will result from the introduction of youth initiatives with MLS including the modification of the parameters that determine a player’s international status on both U.S.-based and Canadian-based MLS club rosters as well as the requirement for three Canadian players to be on the starting roster for all Canadian Championship matches.

Canada Soccer, in partnership with its membership and its partners, provides leadership in the pursuit of excellence in soccer, both at the national and international levels. Canada Soccer not only strives to lead Canada to victory, but also encourages Canadians to a life-long passion for soccer. For more details on Canada Soccer, visit the official website at canadasoccer.com.

Canada Soccer has achieved another major milestone as a leading soccer nation with the Membership’s approval of the Canadian Premier League. The unanimous endorsement encourages Canada Soccer to further grow the game in our country through a professional league that is fully aligned with the National Teams Program.

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Members also featured the election of Mr. Steve Reed as Canada Soccer's 34th President. Mr. Reed will serve the remaining three years of Mr. Montagliani's four-year term, who leaves the post after being elected President of CONCACAF.

“I would like to thank the Canada Soccer Membership for the opportunity as we continue the incredible momentum for the sport of soccer in our country,” said Steve Reed, President-elect, Canada Soccer. "This was an important day for our sport with the unaminous approval of the Canadian Premier League along with Hamilton and Winnipeg as new members of the Association and the overwhelming support for the 2026 FIFA World Cup joint bid with USA and Mexico. I look forward to serving the Membership and building on the legacy of Victor Montagliani’s leadership of the past five years.”

The Canadian Premier League has received expressions of interest from 10 cities from across the country to participate in an all-Canadian professional soccer league and will look to evaluate those candidates in the next few months.

Canada is positioned for unprecedented growth in the coming years, most recently signing a three-member CONCACAF agreement with USA and Mexico to submit a unified bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup™. The historic bid, which would represent the first time that three nations would jointly host a FIFA competition, has already received the unanimous support from CONCACAF's 41 member associations.

Benchmarks from the past year were published in Canada Soccer's 2016 Annual Report (Think Globally, Act Locally) which highlights Canada Soccer's strong technical leadership, national team success, continued growth in governance of the game, and the solid financial legacy.

Among those benchmarks was a bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament, voted the Top Canada Soccer Moment of 2016. Canada Soccer's Women's National Team became the first Canadian team to win back-to-back Summer Olympic medals since 1908, in fact a first-time feat for a women’s Canadian team.

Canada Soccer continues to build momentum through its 2014-18 Strategic Plan – A Leading Soccer Nation. Canada Soccer is on track and aligned with respect to the implementation and execution of the sport’s four strategic priorities:
1. Invest in Technical Leadership
2. Ensure Consistent, World-Class Performances
3. Encourage and Oversee the Growth of the Game
4. Govern the Game in Canada Professionally in Collaboration with our Partners

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the Members also completes a five-year term by outgoing President Victor Montagliani, who continues in the sport as President of CONCACAF and Vice-President of FIFA. Mr. Montagliani's contributions to the sport and Canada were outlined throughout the weekend.

"No one has committed more to Canadian soccer than Victor Montagliani and he will continue to be an important voice for the sport in our country," said Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer General Secretary. "I would like to thank Victor for his countless contributions, for his professionalism, his vision, his friendship, and, most of all, for his love of the game. We wish him well as he has been an inspiration for all of us in our great sport!"

Membership also unanimously supports 2026 FIFA World Cup™ bid
While a bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup™ represents Canada's global outlook, the establishment of the Canadian Premier League represents Canada Soccer acting locally to improve the sport in our country.

"Canada Soccer has evolved into an organisation with a business mindset, one that recognises the importance of corporate partnerships, while still investing in the grassroots, in our people, and continuing to push the envelope on the high performance side," said Victor Montagliani. "I have been honoured to have been a part of a team that, in the last decade, has taken an underestimated and undervalued Canadian football community and not only helped it find its voice, but made sure that voice was heard."

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