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Rob Gale Named First Head Coach, GM of Valour FC, Winnipeg’s New Soccer Team

Rob Gale Named First Head Coach, GM of Valour FC, Winnipeg’s New Soccer Team

Rob Gale
Rob Gale, head coach and general manager of Valour FC. (@VALOURFOOTBALL / TWITTER)

The former head coach of the Canada Under-20 Men’s National Team has been chosen to lead Valour FC, Winnipeg’s new soccer team.

Rob Gale was announced Monday and will also take on the role as the club’s general manager.

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Cheering for Family: Manitoba Politician Related to Most of Iceland Soccer Team

Cheering for Family: Manitoba Politician Related to Most of Iceland Soccer Team

By The Canadian Press

Len Isleifson
Manitoba MLA Len Isleifson is seen in this undated handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Government of Manitoba)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba politician has more than Icelandic heritage fuelling his fandom of the Nordic nation’s soccer team — he also has family ties.

Len Isleifson, legislature member for Brandon East, says he is related to 22 of the team’s 23 players, as well as to its coach.

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Valour FC to Kick Off as Winnipeg’s Pro Soccer Team Next Year

Valour FC to Kick Off as Winnipeg’s Pro Soccer Team Next Year

Valour FC
The Valour FC emblem

WINNIPEG — A new professional soccer team will take to the pitch next year under the Canadian Premier League.

The professional men’s team will be branded as Valour FC, a tribute to three brave Winnipeg soldiers who fought in World War I and later all lived on Pine Street, which was renamed Valour Road in their honour.

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Manitoba Bisons Move Women’s Soccer Championship Indoors

Manitoba Bisons Move Women’s Soccer Championship Indoors

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Subway Soccer South, 211 Chancellor Matheson Road (GOBISONS.CA)

The University of Manitoba Bisons have had to change venues for the 2017 U SPORTS Women’s Soccer National Championship next week due to inclement weather.

The tournament was originally scheduled for Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex, but snowfall on Saturday in Winnipeg has altered those plans.

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Bisons Soccer Returns to Investors Group Field to Host Alberta

Bisons Soccer Returns to Investors Group Field to Host Alberta

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The University of Manitoba Bisons women’s soccer team returns to Investors Group Field on September 23, 2017. (JEFF MILLER / BISON SPORTS)

WINNIPEG — The University of Manitoba Bisons soccer team will return to Investors Group Field on Saturday for their third-ever U SPORTS match at a World Cup venue.

The women’s squad (1-2-1) hosts the Alberta Pandas (2-1-1), as they try to remain undefeated at home with one win and a tie.

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Soccer Stadium, New Professional League Team Touted for Downtown Halifax

Soccer Stadium, New Professional League Team Touted for Downtown Halifax

By The Canadian Press

Halifax Soccer
Halifax soccer fans are gathered at regional council today as it debates a downtown pop-up stadium, as shown in this handout artist rendering image, that could eventually become home to a new FIFA-sanctioned professional soccer team. Sports Entertainment Atlantic has pitched a temporary soccer stadium with up to 7,000 seats, for a team that would be part of the new Canadian Premier League. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Sports & Entertainment Atlantic)

HALIFAX – Halifax soccer fans are gathered at regional council today as it debates a downtown pop-up stadium that could eventually become home to a new FIFA-sanctioned professional soccer team.

Sports Entertainment Atlantic has pitched a temporary soccer stadium with up to 7,000 seats, for a team that would be part of the new Canadian Premier League.

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Fleming Impresses in Canada’s 3-1 Win Over Costa Rica in International Friendly

Fleming Impresses in Canada’s 3-1 Win Over Costa Rica in International Friendly

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Jessie Fleming
Midfielder Jessie Fleming scored the opening goal for Canada during the women’s friendly against Costa Rica on Thursday, June 8, 2017. (CANADA SOCCER / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG – Jessie Fleming’s scoring touch is so impressive that it can turn John Herdman, the head coach of Canada’s women’s national team, into just another fan in the crowd.

Fleming didn’t disappoint Thursday, scoring quickly in the third minute of Canada’s 3-1 victory over underdog Costa Rica on Thursday night in an international friendly.

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Veteran Captain Sinclair Says It’s Time for Canada’s Youth to Share the Spotlight

Veteran Captain Sinclair Says It’s Time for Canada’s Youth to Share the Spotlight

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Desiree Scott - Christine Sinclair
Team Canada soccer players Desiree Scott and Christine Sinclair joke around during a press conference in Winnipeg, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 prior to their match against Costa Rica on Thursday. Sinclair always has the spotlight on her, but the veteran captain says soccer fans should keep an eye on her young, talented teammates. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Christine Sinclair always has the spotlight on her, but the veteran captain says soccer fans should keep an eye on her young, talented teammates.

When Canada’s national women’s squad takes on Costa Rica Thursday in a friendly at Winnipeg’s Investors Group Field, the roster will include a pair of 21-year-old best friends who earn good paycheques playing with high-calibre French clubs.

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REPLAY: Canada Soccer Women’s Pre-Game Press Conference

REPLAY: Canada Soccer Women’s Pre-Game Press Conference

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ChrisD.ca was live Tuesday afternoon as Canada’s national women’s soccer team held their pre-game press conference.

Fast forward to 11:20 to begin.

Head coach John Herdman, captain Christine Sinclair and Winnipeg-born midfielder Desiree Scott fielded questions from the media. The team hosts Costa Rica on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in a friendly match at Investors Group Field.

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