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Hutchinson named male selection for the 2015 BMO Canadian Players of the Year award

Posted on 18 December 2015 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer announced that Atiba Hutchinson is the male selection for the 2015 BMO Canadian Players of the Year award More

Buchanan named female selection for the 2015 BMO Canadian Players of the Year award

Posted on 17 December 2015 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer announced that Kadeisha Buchanan is the female selection for the 2015 BMO Canadian Players of the Year award. More

Petrasso, Fleming named 2015 Canadian U-20 Players of the Year

Posted on 14 December 2015 in Awards & Recognition

Michael Petrasso and Jessie Fleming have been named 2015 Canadian U-20 Players of the Year. More

Chung, Faulknor named 2015 Canadian U-17 Players of the Year

Posted on 13 December 2015 in Awards & Recognition

Kadin Chung and Kennedy Faulknor have been named 2015 Canadian U-17 Players of the Year. More

Trevor Stiles named 2015 Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year

Posted on 11 December 2015 in Awards & Recognition

Stiles is Canada's all-time leader with 29 goals in 25 international matches. More

Nominees announced, voting opened for annual Canada Soccer Player Awards

Posted on 30 November 2015 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer has announced the list of nominees for the 2015 Canada Soccer Player Awards, with voting open today for both media and coaches More

Heroes celebrated at The Hall of Fame Banquet

Posted on 8 November 2015 in Awards & Recognition

Canadian soccer legends and heroes were celebrated on Sunday night at The Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2015 Induction Banquet. More

Craig Forrest honoured by Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

Posted on 21 October 2015 in Awards & Recognition

The former Canada Soccer international footballer is one of 12 athletes and builders to be honoured on Wednesday 21 October in Toronto. More

Larin breaks MLS rookie goal-scoring record

Posted on 28 September 2015 in Awards & Recognition

Larin is also the first rookie with two hat-tricks in his rookie season and, at 20-years-old, is the youngest player to have a pair of MLS hat-tricks. More

National Women's Soccer League announces 2015 NWSL Awards

Posted on 3 September 2015 in Awards & Recognition

The 2015 NWSL Awards will be voted upon in two rounds with fans joining the voting process this season. More

Dwayne De Rosario to be honoured at Canada match

Posted on 2 September 2015 in Awards & Recognition

De Rosario recently retired after a 20-year international career with Canada More

Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame announces Class of 2015

Posted on 15 July 2015 in Awards & Recognition

Induction Ceremony will take place in Vaughan, Ontario on November 8 More

Sinclair named to CAAWS annual Most Influential Women List for second time

Posted on 13 January 2015 in Awards & Recognition

Sinclair had also made the list in 2013 More

Stalwarts Hutchinson, Sinclair selected 2014 BMO Canadian Players of the Year

Posted on 18 December 2014 in Awards & Recognition

The Besiktas playmaker and Portland Thorns FC captain were honoured in a vote shared by Canadian media (50%) and Canadian coaches and clubs (50%) More

Petrasso, Buchanan named 2014 Canadian U-20 Players of the Year

Posted on 17 December 2014 in Awards & Recognition

The two stars won the honour in a vote shared by national-team coaches (50%) and Canadian clubs and coaches (50%). More

Tabla, Fleming named 2014 Canadian U-17 Players of the Year

Posted on 16 December 2014 in Awards & Recognition

The two players won the honour in a vote shared by national team coaches (50%) and Canadian clubs and coaches (50%). More

Liam Stanley named 2014 Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year

Posted on 15 December 2014 in Awards & Recognition

For the second year running More

Nominees announced for 2014 Canada Soccer player awards

Posted on 30 November 2014 in Awards & Recognition

The award will celebrate Canada’s top soccer players in recognition of their 2014 achievements with both the National Team and their respective club teams. More

Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame welcomes 2014 Induction Class this Sunday

Posted on 6 November 2014 in Awards & Recognition

The Soccer Hall of Fame and Museum, which is housed and operated by the Ontario Soccer Association at the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan, ON, will be open to the media on Saturday, 8 November starting at 15.00 ET, to interview various inductees. More

Marc Rizzardo to receive 2014 Brian Budd Award

Posted on 4 September 2014 in Awards & Recognition

The Brian Budd Award recognizes those who have excelled in both soccer and in another endeavour More

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Mark-Anthony Kaye, Christine Sinclair and Samuel Charron have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for July 2019. Kaye of Los Angeles FC and Sinclair of Portland Thorns FC have both excelled with their first-place teams in Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League while Para Soccer captain Charron was named Player of the Tournament at the IFCPF World Cup Sevilla 2019.
 
Kaye of Toronto, Ontario started all five matches after the Concacaf Gold Cup as Los Angeles FC extended their first-place lead to 10 points over second-place Philadelphia Union. Kaye scored a goal and an assist as he improved his 2019 MLS season total to four goals and six assists in 20 matches. His goal on 3 July was a left-footed rocket from just outside the box in a big 6:1 over Whitecaps FC. On 31 July, he made his first MLS All-Star Game appearance in Orlando.
 
Sinclair of Burnaby, British Columbia started all four matches after the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ as Portland Thorns FC moved into a one-point lead in the league standings ahead of defending champions NC Courage. She scored in three-straight matches and improved her season total to six goals in seven matches, tied for third-most goals in the NWSL. She scored on 14 July in a 4:3 win over Orlando, on 19 July in a 2:2 draw with Utah, and on 25 July in a 5:0 win over Houston.
 
Charron of Ottawa, Ontario was named Player of the Tournament at the 16-nation IFCPF World Cup Sevilla 2019. Charron scored six goals and one assist in six matches as Canada finished in 12th place. He was Canada’s player of the match four times, including a hat trick performance in a 4:0 win over Thailand. Still only 21 years only, Charron now has 43 goals in 49 international matches in seven-a-side Para Soccer.
 
Looking ahead to the Fall, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will next face Cuba and USA in a four-match home-and-away group series from September through November in 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League A, starting with a home match against Cuba on Friday 7 September at BMO Field in Toronto.
 
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team, meanwhile, will prepare for the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament to be played in January/February 2020, with the exact dates and host venue still to be confirmed. The top two nations from the Concacaf tournament will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.
 
As part of Canada Soccer’s Summer of Soccer, the Players of the Month featured has been launched to celebrate Canada’s best footballers in recognition of their outstanding performances in international and/or club football. The winners are announced via CanadaSoccer.com.
 
CANADA SOCCER PLAYERS of the MONTH
July 2019 – Mark-Anthony Kaye, Christine Sinclair, Samuel Charron
June 2019 – Jonathan David and Ashley Lawrence
 

Jonathan David and Ashley Lawrence have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for June 2019. David and Lawrence both excelled for Canada as they reached the knockout stages of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. 
 
As part of Canada Soccer’s Summer of Soccer, the Players of the Month featured has been launched to celebrate one male and one female Canadian footballer in recognition of their outstanding performances in international and/or club football. The winners are announced via CanadaSoccer.com.
 
David scored a Men’s National Team record six goals at the Concacaf Gold Cup as Canada reached the Quarterfinals for the second tournament in a row. He scored two goals in the opening match against Martinique, a hat trick against Cuba, and his sixth goal of the month against Haiti. He also recorded assists on Lucas Cavallini goals against Mexico and Cuba. Already this year, both David and Cavallini have tied the Canada record for international goals scored in a calendar year (seven). From the Concacaf Gold Cup, both David and Derek Cornelius were named to the Group Stage Best XI.
 
Lawrence was one of Canada’s key players as they reached the Knockout Phase for just the third time at the FIFA Women’s World Cup™. She played every minute of Canada’s four matches, recorded an assist on Christine Sinclair’s goal against Netherlands, and was Canada’s player of the match in the Round of 16 against Sweden. She has been Canada’s minutes played leader in each of the last two years. Along with Lawrence, Canada’s other players of the match during the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ were Kadeisha Buchanan, Jessie Fleming, and Christine Sinclair.
 
Other stars in a busy summer of soccer for Canada were Cavallini and Cornelius at the Concacaf Gold Cup as well as Buchanan and Desiree Scott at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.
 
Looking ahead to the Fall, Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team will next face Cuba and USA in a four-match home-and-away group series from September through November in 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League A, starting with a home match against Cuba on Friday 7 September at BMO Field in Toronto.
 
Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team, meanwhile, will prepare for the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament to be played in January/February 2020, with the exact dates and host venue still to be confirmed. The top two nations from the Concacaf tournament will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.
 
 
CANADA SOCCER PLAYERS of the MONTH
June 2019 – Jonathan David and Ashley Lawrence

The late Terry Quinn has been inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019. Quinn, the 29th President of Canada Soccer from 1992 to 1997, was inducted as an honoured member in the Builders section during Canada Soccer’s annual Awards Banquet on Saturday 4 May.

The Quinn induction was included as part of the Annual Meeting of the Members weekend in Québec City, Québec. Quinn, who passed away on 3 August 2018, was represented by family. Quinn joins previously-announced inductees Randee Hermus and Kevin McKenna in the Class of 2019. Hermus will be honoured at the Women’s National Team home match on 18 May while McKenna will be honoured at a Men’s National Team home match later this year.

In addition to the Awards, Canada Soccer’s membership elected two Board Members at the Annual Meeting of the Members. Elected to the position for Alberta and Northwest Territories was Ryan Fequet. Elected to the Atlantic Canada Director position was Dale Briggs.

Other 2019 Canada Soccer award winners celebrated on Saturday night were: Dr. Dominic Maestracci for the President’s Award; Dick Howard for the Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Service Award; Joe Fletcher for the Ray Morgan Memorial Award; Marie-Soleil Beaudoin for the International Achievement Award; and Helder Duarte for the Canada Soccer Award of Merit.

In the Canada Soccer Organisations of Distinction category, a catch-up class of eight famous organisations were honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame: Vancouver St. Andrews FC of British Columbia; Calgary Callies FC and Edmonton Scottish FC of Alberta; Winnipeg United Weston FC of Manitoba; Darlington SC and Toronto Scottish FC of Ontario; Holy Cross FC and St. Lawrence Laurentians of Newfoundland Labrador. All eight organisations will be formally honoured at an event in their respective province in the coming year.

Also honoured by the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame, Canada Soccer’s 1995 Women’s National Team – the first Canadian team to feature in the FIFA Women’s World Cup – was honoured in the Team of Distinction category. The 1995 Canadian team played three matches and scored five goals, but were ultimately eliminated in the group stage by the eventual world champions Norway. Coached by Sylvie Béliveau, the 1995 team were the first of seven consecutive appearances for Canada at the FIFA Women’s World Cup including this summer’s big event in France.
 

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