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Fred Jopson, Canada Soccer Life Member, passes away

Posted on 15 April 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Jopson was both a BC Soccer and Canada Soccer Life Member More

Bill Thomson, Life Member, passes away

Posted on 10 March 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Soccer Hall of Fame honoured member More

Dino Soupliotis, FIFA referee, passes away

Posted on 29 January 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Dino Souplioti, 1933 to 2017 More

John Buchanan, coach & manager, passes away

Posted on 26 January 2017 in Around the Soccer World

Honoured member of the Soccer Hall of Fame More

Toronto fans mark memorable season at MLS Cup

Posted on 11 December 2016 in Around the Soccer World

A BMO Field record 36,045 fans More

Canada ready for historic 2016 MLS Cup in Toronto

Posted on 8 December 2016 in Around the Soccer World

10 December 2016 Toronto FC v Seattle Sounders FC More

Toronto FC wins 2016 MLS Eastern Conference final

Posted on 1 December 2016 in Around the Soccer World

MLS Cup at BMO Field on 10 December More

Toronto FC fans celebrate big victory

Posted on 1 December 2016 in Around the Soccer World

Toronto celebrates More

Impact take 3-2 lead in Montréal-Toronto playoff rivalry series

Posted on 23 November 2016 in Around the Soccer World

Impact Montréal FC 3:2 Toronto FC Seattle Sounders 2:1 Colorado Rapids More

Soccer matches continue to draw record crowds across Canada

Posted on 23 November 2016 in Around the Soccer World

Record crowd of 61,004 fans More

Impact expect record crowd for Montréal-Toronto playoff match

Posted on 21 November 2016 in Around the Soccer World

More than 60,000 fans are expected More

University of Alberta wins Sam Davidson Memorial Trophy

Posted on 14 November 2016 in Around the Soccer World

Alberta 1:0 UQAM More

Laval wins Gladys Bean Memorial Trophy

Posted on 14 November 2016 in Around the Soccer World

Laval 2:1 UBC More

CS Mont-Royal Outremont wins annual Ontario-Québec final

Posted on 13 November 2016 in Around the Soccer World

CS Mont-Royal Outremont 3:2 Vaughan SC More

Toronto to meet Montréal in MLS playoffs

Posted on 7 November 2016 in Around the Soccer World

Toronto FC v Impact Montréal FC More

Big playoff weekend for three of Canada's professional clubs

Posted on 4 November 2016 in Around the Soccer World

Major League Soccer and North American Soccer League playoffs More

Winnipeg celebrates One Year To Go until 2017 Canada Games

Posted on 28 July 2016 in Around the Soccer World

One Year To Go More

Honoured hero Crossan, 85, passes away

Posted on 1 May 2016 in Around the Soccer World

Errol Crossan More

Hall of Fame journalist Cross, 92, passes away

Posted on 15 February 2016 in Around the Soccer World

Cross covered both the 1966 FIFA World Cup England and the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico. More

Past President Dave Fryatt, 94, passes away

Posted on 23 October 2015 in Around the Soccer World

Dedicated to the game throughout his life, Dave Fryatt was Canada Soccer's 22nd President and twice president of BC Soccer. More

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Fred Jopson, a Life Member with both Canada Soccer and BC Soccer, has passed away. The long-time administrator was a founding member of the Canadian Youth Soccer Association back in 1969.

Jopson was vice-chairman of the Canadian Youth Soccer Association for 11 years, then a Canada Soccer Youth Committee member for another seven years after the old CYSA was absolved by Canada Soccer. He also served for over 25 years with the BC Youth Soccer Association and was the organisation's chairman in 1968 and 1969.

In 1993, Jopson was awarded the Sport BC Daryl Thompson Award for extraordinary contribution to sport over a long period of time and his contributions to amateur sport in British Columbia. In 1995, Canada Soccer named one of their select All Stars trophies in his honour, the Fred Jopson Trophy to the winners of the annual showcase for U-17 boys (from 1972 to 2013, the annual showcase served either U-18, U-17 or U-16 age groups over the course of 42 years).

Jopson was born 22 May 1919 in Vancouver. He grew up in East Vancouver and later spent much of his life in West Vancouver. He passed away at age 97 on 12 April 2017.

Bill Thomson, a Canada Soccer Life Member and honoured member of the Soccer Hall of Fame, has passed away. The former educator, coach, and Canada Soccer technical director was 73 years old.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Thomson moved to Canada in 1967 and worked as a teacher. From 1974 to 1985, he spent 12 years with Canada Soccer, serving as Technical Director and Director of Coaching. He also served as Canada's team manager at both the 1975 Pan American Games and Montréal 1976 Olympic Football Tournament. He later served as an assistant coach at the 1982 Summer Universiade in Mexico and then head coach of the Ottawa Pioneers in the Canadian Soccer League.

He worked for the Coaching Association of Canada from 1985 to 1990 and the Director of the National Coaching Institute at the University of Victoria from 1990 to 2008.

A former Scotland youth international, it was noted in Thomson's obituary, his “charm, wry sense of humour and infectious smile will be sadly missed. His passion, patience and loyalty will stand as examples of the best kind of husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend."

A CSL all-star team coach in 1987, Thomson was recognised with the Canada Soccer Award of Merit in 1989. He became an honoured member of the Soccer Hall of Fame in 2007 and was honoured as a Canada Soccer Life Member in 2012.

Thomson was born on 3 April 1943 and passed away on 9 March 2017.

Dino Soupliotis, an honoured member of the Soccer Hall of Fame, has passed away at age 84. Soupliotis was a former referee who spent five years on the FIFA List of Referees from 1976 to 1980.

Born in Greece, Constantinos "Dino" Soupliotis spent more than 45 years in the province of Québec. After his retirement from refereeing, he served on Canada Soccer's referees committee and later served as a FIFA referee instructor.

From a referee career that spanned more than 2,000 matches, Soupliotis won a Sports Québec "Le Maurice" award in 1979-80 and then the Canada Soccer Aubrey Sanford Meritorious Service Award in 1995. He was honoured by the Québec Soccer Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Soccer Hall of Fame in 2008.

Dino Soupliotis was born 4 January 1933. He passed away on 29 January 2017.

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