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Alphonso Davies and Sophie Schmidt named Canada Soccer Players of the Month for July 2020

Posted on 30 July 2020 in Awards & Recognition

Alphonso Davies and Sophie Schmidt have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for July 2020. The two Canadian stars both won championships as professional soccer slowly returned to action after many leagues paused or suspended their seasons in response to the global Covid-19 outbreak More

Concacaf announces new format for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Posted on 27 July 2020 in Men's National Team

Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are scheduled to open 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar Qualifiers this fall when 30 Concacaf nations open the first round of qualification matches in six separate groups. The new Concacaf format will feature Canada in a group of five nations with four matches More

Fleming signs first professional contract at Chelsea WFC

Posted on 22 July 2020 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team midfielder Jessie Fleming has signed her first professional contract with Chelsea WFC, the reigning champions of the FA Women’s Super League in England. Fleming signed a three-year contract through to the summer of 2023.“I knew I really w More

Canada Soccer announces cancellation of the 2020 Toyota National Championships

Posted on 23 June 2020 in National Championships

Canada Soccer has taken the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of the Toyota National Championships scheduled to take place in three locations 7-12 October. The annual club competition for close to 2,000 male and female players, coaches, officials and volunteers was scheduled to take pla More

Canada Soccer announces new additions to Club Licensing Program

Posted on 16 June 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer has approved 14 new Quality Soccer Provider clubs in British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Saskatchewan under its Club Licensing Program. The announcement brings the total number of clubs licensed under the Canada Soccer Youth Club Licensing Program More

Canada Soccer announces 2020 Canadian Championship update

Posted on 15 June 2020 in Canadian Championship

With plans for the return of men’s professional soccer in North America safely underway, Canada Soccer has announced that the 2020 edition of the Canadian Championship will feature its 11 professional clubs from both the Canadian Premier League (CPL) and Major League Soccer (MLS).In working wi More

Five players, one champion: CANMNT FIFA20 Tournament

Posted on 11 June 2020 in Men's National Team

Bragging rights are on the line when a handful of Canada Soccer's Men's National Team players face off in the #CANMNT FIFA20 Tournament. The five professional soccer players will play a series of video games on Thursday 11 June and Friday 12 June to determine #CANMNT champion.Sam Adekugbe, Alphonso More

Canada Soccer announces departure of Women’s National Team Head Coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller

Posted on 10 June 2020 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer have announced that Women’s National Team Head Coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller will leave his role after August 2020. Canada Soccer have begun the search for an immediate replacement to lead the Women’s National Team to the Olympic Games in July and August 2021, which we More

Canada Soccer leads regional approach to suspension of sanctioned soccer being lifted

Posted on 5 June 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

After announcing the suspension of all sanctioned soccer in Canada on 13 March 2020 in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Canada Soccer announced its five-stage Return to Soccer Guidelines on 13 May. The majority of Canada Soccer’s 13 Provincial and Territorial Member Associations have More

Canada Soccer mourns passing of Gary Miller

Posted on 14 May 2020 in News

Gary Miller, a member of Canada Soccer’s Technical Committee and the Director of Soccer Operations at Ontario Soccer, has passed away at age 63. Canada Soccer shares its condolences with the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Miller who had a tremendous impact on the game.Mr. Miller was Can More

Canada Soccer Outlines Return to Soccer Guidelines as Part of Safe Sport Roster

Posted on 13 May 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

As restrictions begin to ease relating to COVID-19, Canada Soccer has announced that its member organizations must follow the “Return to Soccer Guidelines” before returning to the pitch. Guided by leadership from Canada Soccer's Sports Medicine Committee and in consultation with  fe More

Canada Soccer Nation Inside launches to connect Canadian soccer community

Posted on 30 March 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

As part of an ongoing effort to encourage, engage and motivate the Canadian soccer community, Canada Soccer has launched the Canada Soccer Nation Inside platform to unite players, coaches, referees, volunteers, and fans who are doing their part to stay inside and off the pitch. The platform will pro More

Canada Soccer cancels upcoming home international matches in British Columbia

Posted on 13 March 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

With the best interest of the safety of players, coaches, officials, staff, and fans, Canada Soccer has canceled upcoming home international matches in British Columbia on the FIFA calendar. The three affected matches are 27 and 31 March on Vancouver Island at Westhills Stadium and 14 April in Vanco More

Canada Soccer announces suspension of all sanctioned soccer as precaution against COVID-19

Posted on 13 March 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer has suspended all sanctioned soccer activities with immediate effect after consultation with the Canada Soccer Sport Medicine Committee, public health authorities and the Provincial and Territorial Member Associations. The Canada Soccer decision impacts all domestic soccer activity as More

Canada Soccer COVID-19 update

Posted on 12 March 2020 in Canadian Soccer Association

Canada Soccer values the safety of its players, coaches, officials, staff and fans as its highest priority. As the national governing body for the sport of soccer in the country, we have been and will continue to closely monitor all COVID-19 developments in consultation with the Public Health Agenc More

Canada earn 2:2 draw with Brazil in last match at Tournoi de France

Posted on 10 March 2020 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Two second-half goals reversed a 0:2 halftime score as Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team secured a 2:2 draw with Brazil in their last match at Tournoi de France. The second-half goals by Diana Matheson (74’) and Janine Beckie (87’) gave Canada their second draw of the tou More

Canada draw Netherlands 0:0 in second match at Tournoi de France

Posted on 7 March 2020 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team secured a 0:0 draw with FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ finalists Netherlands in their second match at Tournoi de France. Canada will face Brazil in their third and final match of the tournament on Tuesday.“We wanted to have another ch More

Canada fall to hosts France 0:1 in opening match of Tournoi de France

Posted on 4 March 2020 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada lost its opening match 0:1 at the Tournoi de France in Calais, France to host nation France on a goal from Vivianne Asseyi (55’). Canada will play three matches in seven days at the international tournament that will act as preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games this summer.&ldquo More

Canada eliminated by USA at the Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship

Posted on 4 March 2020 in ↳ Women's EXCEL U-14 to U-23

Canada were eliminated by rivals USA at the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Under-20 Championship following an 0:4 loss on Wednesday afternoon in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. USA scored twice in each half, with the first three goals scored following corner kicks. Mia Fishel sco More

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team ready for first edition of Tournoi de France

Posted on 3 March 2020 in Women's National Team / Olympic Team

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will kick off their campaign at the newly established Tournoi de France when they face host nation France on Wednesday in Calais, France. Canada will play three matches in seven days at the international tournament which will help Canada launch its p More

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Gary Miller, a member of Canada Soccer’s Technical Committee and the Director of Soccer Operations at Ontario Soccer, has passed away at age 63. Canada Soccer shares its condolences with the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Miller who had a tremendous impact on the game.

Mr. Miller was Canada Soccer’s High Performance Director from 1990 to 1992. He held a Canada Soccer Coaching A Licence and served as an assistant coach with Canada at the FIFA U-16 World Tournament Scotland 1989.

Mr. Miller served as Ontario Soccer’s Director of Soccer Operations from 2015 to 2020. He previously served as Ontario Soccer’s School Programs Coordinator (1983-85), Technical Director (1985-1990), and Director of High Performance (1992-1994).

He also served as the Director of Soccer Operations at the American Scholarship Assistance Program (1994-1997) and was owner/operator, along with his wife Cindy, of Bryst Academy (1997-2015). He previously earned degrees from the University of Western Ontario and the University of British Columbia, including a Masters of Physical Education from UBC in 1983. As a player, he was a CIAU Second All-Canadian Team defender at Western Ontario in 1979.

He was inducted to the Western Mustangs Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.

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