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Brian Hughes, former player and national coach, passed away

Posted on 16 October 2018 in Around the Soccer World

Brian Hughes, a one-time Western Canada Soccer League winner and a coach with Canada Soccer's youth and national "A" teams, has passed away. The former Welsh youth international had made his home in Victoria, British Columbia since 1970.Hughes served as an assistant coach for Canada in FIF More

William Hoyle, Canada Soccer Hall of Fame honoured member, passes away at age 92

Posted on 23 February 2018 in Around the Soccer World

Mr. William Hoyle, a Canada Soccer Life Member and an honoured member of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame, has passed away at age 92. A veteran of the Second World War, Mr. Hoyle was involved in the sport of soccer in Canada for more than 50 years as a referee, administrator, and executive.Mr. Hoyle n More

NWSL Draft Day: Quinn drafted third, Matheson traded to Utah

Posted on 19 January 2018 in Around the Soccer World

Rebecca Quinn became the highest Canadian draft pick in National Women’s Soccer League history while returning veteran Diana Matheson found a new home with the Utah Royals. Those were only two of the club moves that highlight a flurry of off-season activity in the lead up to the 2018 NWSL seas More

Canada’s Atiba Hutchinson to face Bayern Munich in UEFA Champions League Round of 16 with club team Beşiktaş

Posted on 12 December 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Canada’s Atiba Hutchinson is headed to the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League More

Toronto FC wins 2017 MLS Cup at home

Posted on 9 December 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Toronto FC have won the 2017 MLS Cup with a 2-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC. MLS Cup Most Valuable Player Jozy Altidore (67’) scored in the second half and Victor Vazquez (90 +4’) sealed it with a goal in injury time.FT: Win the cup and make our dreams come true ✅2017 #MLSCup Champi More

Montréal wins Gladys Bean Trophy as U Sports champions

Posted on 13 November 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Université Montréal 1:0 Cape Breton University More

Cape Breton wins Sam Davidson Trophy as U Sports men's champions

Posted on 13 November 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Cape Breton 2:2 a.e.t. Montréal / Cape Breton wins 5-4 on kicks More

Vancouver Island University wins CCAA men's championship

Posted on 12 November 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Vancouver Island University 1:0 Douglas College More

Élans Garneau win fourth-straight CCAA women's championship

Posted on 12 November 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Collège François Xavier Garneau 1:0 Champlain College Saint-Lambert More

Connaught Series: the captains who lifted Canada's national laurels

Posted on 2 October 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Connaught Series 1913 to 1939 More

Thorlakson retired from soccer career that included FIFA Women's World Cup

Posted on 30 September 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Thorlakson scored winning goal of 2011 Jubilee Trophy finals More

Connaught Series: 18 scoring stars that notched the Championship winner

Posted on 24 September 2017 in Around the Soccer World

18 players scored Championship winners from 1913 to 1939 More

Connaught Series: Verdun Park win 1934 Championship

Posted on 10 September 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Verdun Park win national honours More

Connaught Series: Nanaimo City win national titles in 1923 and 1927

Posted on 3 September 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Nanaimo City wins Connaught Series in 1923 and 1927 More

Connaught Series: Toronto Scottish FC win three Canadian titles

Posted on 27 August 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Toronto Scottish FC win titles in 1921, 1932, and 1933 More

Connaught Series: Montréal Canadian Nationals were best in the east

Posted on 18 August 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Montréal Canadian National Railways win 1929 Championship More

Ontario wins gold at Canada Games Men's Soccer Tournament

Posted on 13 August 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Ontario 1:0 Alberta More

Connaught Series: Hamilton Westinghouse were first champions from Ontario

Posted on 13 August 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Hamilton Westinghouse win 1920 Connaught Cup More

Connaught Series: young Radials upset Carsteel to claim national honours

Posted on 6 August 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Vancouver Radials win 1939 Challenge Trophy More

Canada Games Women's Soccer Tournament All-Stars

Posted on 6 August 2017 in Around the Soccer World

18 all-stars selected by coaches More

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Brian Hughes, a one-time Western Canada Soccer League winner and a coach with Canada Soccer's youth and national "A" teams, has passed away. The former Welsh youth international had made his home in Victoria, British Columbia since 1970.

Hughes served as an assistant coach for Canada in FIFA World Cup™ Qualifiers in 1981 in Honduras under head coach Barrie Clarke and then again in 1985 in Victoria with head coach Tony Waiters. He also served as an assistant to Waiters and Bob Bearpark for Olympics Qualifiers in 1983 and 1984. Hughes served in several roles coaching with Canada's teams from 1979 to 1990, including head coach for the first U-16 team at the 1985 Concacaf Men's Under-16 Championship and FIFA U-16 World Tournament Canada 1987 as well as an assistant coach to Canada's U-19 teams at the 1982 and 1990 Concacaf Men's Youth Championship.

As a player, he helped his hometown club Swansea Town reach the 1964 FA Cup semi final. He later moved to North America where he helped the Atlanta Chiefs win the 1968 North American Soccer League Championship. In the Western Canada Soccer League, he helped Victoria Royals finish first in the Coastal Division in 1970 and 1971. He then helped the Victoria Regals finish second in the upstart BC Premier Soccer League in 1972.

Alongside his coaching career with Canada Soccer's national teams, he served as head coach of the University of Victoria, winning a national title in 1975 and then Coach of the Year honours in 1978. He also coached in the Canadian Soccer League for the Victoria Vistas.

Hughes was born in Swansea, Wales on 22 November 1937. He passed away in Victoria on 7 October 2018. 

Mr. William Hoyle, a Canada Soccer Life Member and an honoured member of the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame, has passed away at age 92. A veteran of the Second World War, Mr. Hoyle was involved in the sport of soccer in Canada for more than 50 years as a referee, administrator, and executive.

Mr. Hoyle notably served as President of the Ontario Soccer from 1979 to 1986 and Chairman of the Board of The Soccer Hall of Fame from 2000 to 2008. He was a Life Member of both Ontario Soccer and Canada Soccer as well as a recipient of the Canada Soccer President’s Award and the Government of Ontario’s June Caldwood Award for Outstanding Achievement for Voluntarism.

From shortly after his arrival in Canada in 1954, he worked as a referee in Ontario. He served as President of the Toronto & District Soccer Referees’ Association and later the Ontario Soccer Referees’ Association.

Beyond his work with Ontario Soccer, Mr. Hoyle served on the National Organising Committee for the 1974 CONCACAF Juvenile Tournament and later worked as Venue Administration for the Toronto Site at the FIFA U-16 World Tournament Canada 1987. He served as a head of delegation with Canada’s national team in March 1986.

Mr. Hoyle is also kindly remembered for his work in preserving and celebrating the history of the game in Canada. He served as Chairman of Ontario Soccer’s Heritage Committee and was a founding member of The Soccer Hall of Fame in Vaughan.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday 3 March at J. Scotty Early, 21 James Street, Milton, Ontario. The service takes place at 11.00 with a lunch reception to follow. Donations may be made to Canada Soccer in lieu of flowers.
 

Rebecca Quinn became the highest Canadian draft pick in National Women’s Soccer League history while returning veteran Diana Matheson found a new home with the Utah Royals. Those were only two of the club moves that highlight a flurry of off-season activity in the lead up to the 2018 NWSL season.

Quinn was drafted third overall in the annual NWSL Draft by the Washington Spirit while Amandine Pierre-Louis was drafted sixth overall by Sky Blue FC. Both players will make their professional debuts this season after college careers with Duke University and West Virginia State University, respectively.

Matheson, who missed the 2017 season through injury, was traded on draft day from the Seattle Reign to NWSL newcomers Utah Royals. Matheson joins Desiree Scott, who transferred from outgoing FC Kansas City to the Utah Royals.

Also traded in the past week, sophomore Lindsay Agnew was traded from Washington to the Houston Dash while Janine Beckie was traded from Houston to Sky Blue FC.

The upcoming 2018 season will be the sixth for the NWSL. Last year, NC Courage won the NWSL Shield (featuring Canadian Sabrina D’Angelo) while Portland Thorns won their second NWSL Championship (led by captain Christine Sinclair).

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