North Americans flock to Germany for youth training

Recently, Bayern Munich announced the signing of the 17-year-old Canadian phenom Alphonso Davies. His signing is the first of its kind for Canadian soccer, following the pattern recently established of young U.S.-born players signing for clubs in Germany. With the Davies signing, the list of North American-born teens playing in Germany is getting long: Christian…

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One fleeting career, one remarkable moment: The Gabe Gala Story

Football has a profound ability to captivate the hearts and souls of millions. For some, even in sleep, it never quite leaves. Countless boys and girls dream of hoisting football’s greatest trophies, wearing their nation’s jersey, or scoring the big goal. A lucky few can say they have gone out and done it. Although the…

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Year two: The TSS Rovers story

Docked points, dirty team kits on the floor of garages and players helping set up stands for the fans. One year on and Will Cromack and Colin Elmes both admit they’re still coming to grips with all the nuances of owning and running their own club. “It’s like you’re in high water and have a…

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MLS Week 1: Debut glory, champions deposed and lawsuits announced

The new Major League Soccer (MLS) season dawned and immediately entered the dramatic. Its champions lost to a team that’s doing a commendable job of alienating their own fans, and even faces a lawsuit from their home state. The newest Los Angeles team upset Western heavyweights Seattle and last season’s surprise hit were hammered by…

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