Canada Soccer have announced that Octavio Zambrano is the new manager of the Canadian Mens National Team. Zambrano will oversee an integrated program from the Men's National Team through to all men's national youth teams from the U-14 age level and up.
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The 10th edition of the Canadian Championship will kick off on Wednesday, May 3 when United Soccer League (USL) side Ottawa Fury FC host North American Soccer League (NASL) side FC Edmonton in a head-to-head elimination series.
Toronto FC president Bill Manning believes it would be downright foolish for the Canadian Premier League (CPL) to compete with TFC. According to Manning, the CPL would stand no chance if it were to put a team in Toronto because the league is not 'major league'.
The 35-year-old midfielder retires as Canada’s most capped men’s player with 89 appearances.
Canada will play Scotland in an international exhibition match in March. The game is geared to be used as a warmup as Canada prepares towards the CONCACAF Gold Cup this summer, which kicks off in across USA in July.
Kwame Awuah and Brian Wright went in the first round of the MLS SuperDraft on Friday, followed by teenagers Adonijah Reid and Shamit Shome in the second round. Two of the top Canadian MLS draft picks come from the American NCAA college soccer scene, with Awuah being amongst one of the highest rated prospects.
Canada Soccer's Men's EXCEL Program continues to identify players as a result of their scouting and collaborative work with provincial and territorial partners as well as the professional clubs and academies.
FC Edmonton have sold the rights of Shamit Shome to the MLS. This move comes in the effort to add Shome to the 2017 Generation adidas roster.
According to the Toronto Sun, there are currently about 12 ownership groups within the country who have shown enthusiasm in acquiring a CPL franchise.
Canada is looking into the potential of hosting a FIFA World Cup come 2026. The Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) is now looking into two possible hosting scenarios.