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Mark-Anthony Kaye, Christine Sinclair and Samuel Charron are the Canada Soccer Players of the Month for July 2019

Posted on 1 August 2019 in Awards & Recognition

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 Le More

Jonathan David and Ashley Lawrence are the Canada Soccer Players of the Month for June 2019

Posted on 3 July 2019 in Awards & Recognition

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 More

Past President Quinn named to Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Posted on 4 May 2019 in Awards & Recognition

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 Qu More

Class of 2019: Hermus and McKenna named to Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Posted on 12 April 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer has announced that former National Team standouts Randee Hermus and Kevin McKenna have been named to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame. The two stars will be inducted as part of the Class of 2019 at future home international matches this year. “Canada Soccer is honoured to welc More

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame to induct Past Canadian Players from 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s

Posted on 17 February 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Forever rivals Firefighters FC and Columbus FC will meet again on a Sunday afternoon in Vancouver, albeit this time under much friendlier circumstances. On 24 March 2019, heroes from the two Organisations of Distinction will be inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of a special class of More

Alphonso Davies named Postmedia Male Athlete of the Year

Posted on 29 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Alphonso Davies was named 2018 Postmedia Male Athlete of the Year after a standout season for both Canada and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. He is the first soccer player to win the multi-sport award.Davies, who turned 18 in November, was also named 2018 Canada Soccer Player of the Year earlier this month. More

Alphonso Davies honoured with 2018 Canadian Player of the Year award

Posted on 12 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Alphonso Davies has been voted the Canadian Player of the Year after a standout season with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team and yet another breakout season with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Of note, he helped Canada climb to current third-place position in qualifying and within a point of More

Christine Sinclair honoured with 14th Canadian Player of the Year award

Posted on 11 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Christine Sinclair has been voted the Canadian Player of the Year in recognition of another successful season highlighted by scoring the winning goal that qualified Canada for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. It was the nation’s most important goal of the year as Canada Soc More

Derek Cornelius and Jordyn Huitema named Canada Soccer’s Youth International Players of the Year

Posted on 10 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer’s young footballers Derek Cornelius and Jordyn Huitema have been named the 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year. The young duo have been recognised for their excellence at the international level with Canada Soccer’s national youth teams. Derek Corneli More

2018 Canada Soccer Player Awards: Jacob Orellana top in Futsal; Damien Wojtiw top in Para Soccer

Posted on 7 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Jacob Orellana has been named Canadian Futsal Player of the Year and Damien Wojtiw has been named Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year as part of the 2018 Canada Soccer Player Awards. The two first-time winners have been recognised for their excellence at the international level in their respecti More

James Pantemis wins 2018 Allstate Good Hands® Award

Posted on 5 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Canadian soccer fans have voted James Pantemis’s athletic save against Japan during the Toulon Tournament on June 3 as the 2018 Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands® Award. The save came in the 41st minute with Canada’s U-23s leading 1-0. On the save, Japan’s Ayase Ueda More

2018 Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards Nominees Announced

Posted on 27 November 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer has announced the list of nominees for the 2018 Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards, with voting open for media and coaches from 27 November through 6 December. At the top of the list are the nominees for the 2018 Canadian Players of the Year, celebrating the top male and female fo More

Radzinski to be inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame in Toronto

Posted on 28 September 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Soccer fans will have the opportunity to celebrate one of Canada’s all-time great strikers at the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Tuesday 16 October at BMO Field. Honoured member Tomasz Radzinski will officially be inducted in his hometown of Toronto at Canada Soccer’s u More

Canada Soccer celebrates 2018 award winners

Posted on 8 May 2018 in Awards & Recognition

The 2018 Canada Soccer awards were celebrated on Saturday 5 May in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories after the Annual Meeting of the Members. 2018 CANADA SOCCER AWARDSCanada Soccer President’s Award - Norm OdingaMr. Norm Odinga was an all-star and national champion in Canadian soccer, wi More

Class of 2018: Chapman and Radzinski named to Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Posted on 3 May 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer has announced that former National Team stars Candace Chapman and Tomasz Radzinski have been named to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame. The two Class of 2018 stars were officially announced ahead of the Annual Meeting of the Members in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and will be forma More

Davies & Huitema named Canadian U-17 Players of the Year for Canada Soccer

Posted on 11 December 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Alphonso Davies and Jordyn Huitema have been named 2017 Canadian U-17 Players of the Year after outstanding campaigns that included call ups to Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team and Women’s National Team. Canada’s two young footballers won the honour from a vote by national More

Twardek & Fleming named Canadian U-20 Players of the Year for Canada Soccer

Posted on 11 December 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Kris Twardek and Jessie Fleming have been named Canadian U-20 Players of the Year after outstanding campaigns highlighted by Canada Soccer's 2017 National Teams international season. Canada’s two young footballers won the honour from a vote by National Teams coaches as well as Canadian clubs a More

2017 Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards kick off with Para Soccer and Futsal Awards

Posted on 7 December 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Jamie Ackinclose Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year; Nazim Belguendouz Canadian Futsal Player of the Year More

2017 Allstate Good Hands® Award Announced

Posted on 6 December 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Canadian soccer fans have voted Stephanie Labbé’s leaping save against the USA in an international friendly on November 9 as the 2017 Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands® Award. The save came at a critical moment in the match when, in the 39th minute, Lindsay Horan struck a More

25th edition of Canada Soccer Player Awards launched with 2017 nominees list

Posted on 28 November 2017 in Awards & Recognition

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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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