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Canadian soccer players pledge part of their salaries to Common Goal movement

Erin McLeod

Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod waves to fans after defeating Switzerland 1-0 in a FIFA Women’s World Cup round of 16 soccer match in Vancouver on June 21, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

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Mexico pulling away from the CONCACAF pack

Mexico and Canada are on two separate roads |
Hirving Lozano (left) celebrates his goal against Germany with Jesus Gallardo. Mexico’s stunning 1-0 victory over the defending World Cup champions has sent a ripple through this year’s tournament, but also through the CONCACAF conference.
Hirving Lozano (left) celebrates his goal against Germany with Jesus Gallardo. Mexico’s stunning 1-0 victory over the defending World Cup champions has sent a ripple through this year’s tournament, but also through the CONCACAF conference | MATTHIAS HANGST / GETTY IMAGES

MOSCOW (June 22) —Basking in the glow of the finest achievement in Canadian men’s soccer for, well, far too long, Steve Reed was asked how he planned to celebrate.

The president of Canada Soccer was sitting at the head table in Moscow’s Expocentre on the eve of this FIFA World Cup as the united North American bid team had won the rights to host the 2026 running of the planet’s biggest sporting event. Reed revealed that, in contrast to his United States counterparts, he was going to hang around a while in Russia. Continue reading

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A bedraggled, sorry imitation of a national team

Honduras' Alberth Elis, left, and Canada's Dejan Jakovic battle for the ball during a World Cup qualifying match in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on Friday. Honduras won 2-1 | Arnulfo Franco/AP Photo

Canada’s Dejan Jakovic fouls Honduras’ Alberth Elis, as they battle for the ball during a World Cup qualifying match in San Pedro Sula. Honduras won 2-1 | Arnulfo Franco/AP Photo

By TONY SEED

After some wonderful football (soccer) in the World Cup and the Olympics, it was painful to watch the Canadian men’s team play Honduras tonight in a qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The game was played in San Pedro Sula before 40,000 people, and it is extraordinary that they have not won a single match in Honduras since 1985 – 35 years – and are not likely to win another for the next 35 years. Continue reading

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Though Cuba’s debut in Gold Cup stained with irregularities, it fights through to the quarter-finals

Mexico forward Oribe Peralta scores a goal against Cub at Soldier Field, Chicago, July 9, 2015. | Reuters

Mexico forward Oribe Peralta scores a goal against Cuba at Soldier Field, Chicago, July 9, 2015. | Reuters

By TONY SEED

The USA and Cuba may have agreed to normalizing diplomatic relations, but that has not extended to sport due to the hostile attitude of the Obama administration. News agencies report that the United States refused to allow the coach of the Cuban national football team, six players and the team’s doctor for the CONCAF Gold Cup, a regional tournament of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football, hosted under FIFA auspices, currently underway in that country. What it shows is that even the domain of sports is being brought under the liquidationist pressure, whereby the modern norms of a level playing field and sportsmanship in competition are being destroyed in order to achieve self-serving political aims.
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