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Train the “Whitecaps Way” at ‘Caps Regional Camp

AUG. 24 – 27 – BOYS AND GIRLS U-9 TO U-12

Whitecaps FC and the Manitoba Soccer Association are happy to announce the first Regional Camp

in Manitoba.

In collaboration with Hanover Soccer Club and the MSA,

Whitecaps FC will be hosting four training session with the club, where curriculum will be provided by Whitecaps FC staff. Sessions offer high quality coaching, in…

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Manitoba Soccer Association announce partnership with Vancouver Whitecaps


Norm Whitecaps

L-R: Dan Lenarduzzi, Head of Player Development; Bob Lenarduzzi, President of Vancouver Whitecaps; Norman Anderson, President of Hanover Soccer Club; Marinos Papageorgopoulos, Technical Director of Manitoba Soccer Association.

Hanover Soccer Club President, Norman Anderson recently attended the news conference in Winnipeg that announced the partnership between Manitoba Soccer Association and canadian professional club Vancouver Whitecaps.

After the official announcement, Norman had the opportunity to chat with Bob and Dan.

They were excited to hear that our Club was leading the way in player development in our region and the partnership could lead…

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FIFA’s Live Your Goals Festivals to inspire female youth players across Canada

FIFA’s Live Your Goals Festivals to inspire female youth players across Canada

The stars of women’s soccer will take to the field at the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ in just over one month’s time, but before that the spotlight will be on young Canadian female players who have an opportunity to “live their goals” through a series of FIFA #LiveYourGoals Festivals.

The festivals, which are part of the legacy programme for Canada 2015, will be organised in Ottawa on 3…

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Content taken from Manitoba Soccer

Just one year from the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, fans, soccer clubs and media are invited to take part in One Year To A Greater Goal™ countdown events organised from coast to coast across Canada on Friday 6 June 2014.

Please join us is celebrating this milestone online. Follow @fifawwc and look for the hashtags #wwc, #Canada2015 and #GreaterGoal (or #GrandBut in French) supplemented with #OneYear (or #365jours in French).

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Manitobans at CSA U20 Camp

Content taken from Canada Soccer

There are four Manitoba Players participating at the CSA U20 National Team Camp as reported in the following CSA Media Release.  In addition, U20 National Team Coach, Rob Gale, is also representing Manitoba.

While in Manitoba the players were part of the FCNW and PTSC youth system as well as the Provincial Program and NDC.

D- Enrique Garcea | CAN / University of Winnipeg
M- Marco Bustos | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
M- Dylan Carreiro | ENG / Queens Park Rangers FC
M- Kianz Froese | CAN / Vancouver Whitecaps FC Residency
Coach – Rob Gale

Canada M20 setting sights…

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Wednesday’s performance not only keeps Vancouver’s 2014 Canadian Championship hopes alive, it bodes well for the club’s future.

VANCOUVER – You could forgive Vancouver Whitecaps FC supporters for feeling a bit apprehensive when the starting line-up was announced an hour before kickoff in Toronto on Wednesday.

That apprehension, if not concern, was likely made very acute when Toronto FC opted to play its first-choice starting XI versus the Blue & White – a line-up that included all three of the club’s Designated Players in Michael Bradley, Jermain Defoe, and Gilberto.

But for all the perceived apprehension, and a few on-the-pitch scares during the first leg of their Amway Canadian Championship semifinal clash, the Whitecaps earned the plaudits of observers…

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Buchanan a force against USA, leading Canada WNT’s youth movement

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Going up against some of the biggest names in women’s soccer, Canada’s Women’s National Team had a back line where three of the four defenders were teenagers.

And for 77 minutes, the best team in the world had no answers.

Already an emerging force at the back, Kadeisha Buchanan showed herself at the other end of the field as she put Canada in front late in the first half. On top of that, she took American star striker Abby Wambach largely out of the game for the third game in a row.

Buchanan could become the best centre back…

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Meet Members of Canada’s Women’s National Soccer Team this Sunday in Winnipeg!

Soccer Fans:

Karina LeBlanc and Rhian Wilkinson of Canada’s Women’s National Team will be signing autographs from 1pm – 2pm this Sunday, May 4th at the Bomber Store at Investors Group Field. This is your opportunity to meet two of Canada’s top players as they prepare for the highly anticipated match-up vs the USA next week.

Get set for the Canada vs USA match by picking up your official Canada Soccer Umbro merchandise at the Bomber Store.

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Going for the record for CANADA vs USA Match on May 8th at IGF

Dear MSA Registered Participants, as you know the May 8th, 2014 Canada vs USA match at Investors Group Field is quickly approaching.

Tickets sales are at 24,000 for the match.

The record number of spectators for a Canadian National Women’s international match in Canada is 29,953.

It would fantastic to sell out the IGF at 30,000 spectators for the May 8th match, so make sure you have your tickets and bring your friends along to the game.

The following link provides you with more information on the match.

Ticket details can be found at:–p155851&language=en

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Rob Gale appointed Canada’s Mens U-20 Team Head Coach

Taken from Canada Soccer website.

The Canadian Soccer Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Robert Gale as the new Men’s U-20 National Team Head Coach, effective April 1st.

“Rob brings a wealth of coaching experience, having worked both in Canada and overseas in player development,” said Tony Fonseca, Technical Director of Canada Soccer. “These past endeavours along with his commitment, enthusiasm and passion for the game make him ideal for this position. His coaching credentials are of the highest order and his ability can been seen in the players as well as the coaches he has mentored.”

Formerly Technical Director…

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