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August 3, 2018 4:53 PM Influential coach Bev Priestman leaves Canada Soccer

Bev Priestman, a key coaching figure in Canadian women’s soccer, is leaving the program to become an assistant coach with the English women’s team. England’s Football Association said Priestman, an English native, will serve as head coach Phil Neville’s No. 2 with the Lionesses. Priestman’s many roles in Canada Soccer included director of the so-called 11

August 2, 2018 2:38 AM MLS all-stars fall in penalties for a second straight year

ATLANTA—Josef Martinez thrilled another record crowd in Atlanta by scoring in the Major League Soccer all-star game, but Italian powerhouse Juventus prevailed on penalty kicks after the match ended in a 1-1 draw Wednesday night. Juventus scored on all five of its penalties before 72,317, winning when Mattia De Sciglio drilled one into the upper left corner 12

July 30, 2018 9:43 PM TFC’s Ayo Akinola has tough choice on international future

Akinola moved north of the border when he was one. His father still lives in Detroit, where he works at Detroit Metro Airport. The Akinola boys live with their mother in Brampton. Akinola was 14 when he started with the U.S. youth program, soon after joining the TFC academy. He got the call-up after a scout saw him in a 5-0 win over a New York Red Bulls 16

July 27, 2018 5:20 PM Former TFC captain Jim Brennan to serve as coach, vice-president of CPL’s York 9

Former Toronto FC captain Jim Brennan will coach York 9, the Toronto-area entry in the new Canadian Premier League (CPL). “Jimmy is one of our founders, a visionary and the obvious choice to be our head coach,” Preben Ganzhorn, president of York Sports & Entertainment, said in a statement. “His experience in soccer from his playing days and beyond makes 12

July 19, 2018 12:03 PM Thai soccer team prays for protection, honours fallen diver at temple after rescue

Ekapol said the trip was meant to last one hour, simply because “each of us wanted to see what was inside.” When the hour was up, they were pretty deep inside and already had swum through some flooded areas in the spirit of adventure. But in turning back, he discovered the way was not at all clear, and he swam ahead to scout the route, attaching a rope to himself 8

July 17, 2018 11:11 PM John Herdman outlines Canada’s 2026 World Cup game plan

“Those four matches give us an opportunity to really start assessing the players,” said Herdman. “It’s not a given that you’re going to qualify for the Gold Cup. Every game is critical to our success in achieving a World Cup qualification berth.” Herdman sees this as an opportunity to engage fans and help draw in top tier players that hold dual citizenship 10

July 12, 2018 5:46 PM Fiat workers call for strike after owner buys Cristiano Ronaldo

Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid Football Club agreed on July 10 to transfer five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo to Juventus after he asked to leave. Juventus will pay 100 million euros ($117 million) for the move and another 12 million euros in additional fees to sign the player to a four-year contract, the club said in a statement. The Agnelli family 13

July 11, 2018 10:53 AM Thai soccer team survived gruelling ordeal by drinking water dripping into cave

MAE SAI, THAILAND—The soccer teammates rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand lost weight during their 18-day ordeal and in the days before their discovery survived by drinking water dripping into their refuge, a health official said Wednesday. The 12 boys and coach rescued over the three previous days “took care of themselves well in the cave,” Thongchai 11

July 10, 2018 4:07 PM Real Madrid sends Ronaldo to Juventus in $183-million transfer deal

TURIN, ITALY—Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus, bringing to an end a hugely successful nine-year spell in Spain. Madrid said Tuesday it has reached an agreement with Juventus after a request by Ronaldo. No financial details were disclosed but Italian media reports Juventus is paying Madrid €105 million euros ($123 million 8

July 10, 2018 2:58 PM Ukraine Football Federation offers to pay ‘unsporting behaviour’ fine for official

The video angered some Russian fans, but was welcomed in Ukraine, where both Vida and Vukojevic formerly played for the Dynamo Kyiv club. Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and political tensions remain high. UFF president Andriy Pavelko, wearing a Croatia shirt and scarf, tells Ukrainian broadcaster 112 that he and other members 11