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Stephanie Labbé and Samuel Piette named Canada Soccer Players of the Month for October 2019

Posted on 1 November 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Stephanie Labbé and Samuel Piette have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for October 2019. Goalkeeper Labbé helped NC Courage capture the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Championship while midfielder Piette kept Canada perfect with a massive 2:0 vic More

Janine Beckie and Jonathan David named Canada Soccer Players of the Month for September 2019

Posted on 1 October 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Janine Beckie and Jonathan David have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for September 2019. The two Canadian forwards excelled for their clubs during the month, each scoring in European club competition with Manchester City and KAA Gent, respectively. David also scored a highligh More

Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame honours Canada Soccer’s London 2012 Women’s National Team

Posted on 23 September 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team that won bronze at the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament has been honoured by the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in the Team Category as part of the Class of 2019. That London 2012 team won Canada’s first medal in a Summer Ol More

Maxime Crépeau and Sabrina D’Angelo named Canada Soccer Players of the Month for August 2019

Posted on 30 August 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Maxime Crépeau and Sabrina D’Angelo have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for August 2019. The two Canadian goalkeepers excelled during the month with Crépeau setting an MLS record with Vancouver Whitecaps FC and D’Angelo proving to be one of the best i More

Mark-Anthony Kaye, Christine Sinclair and Samuel Charron are the Canada Soccer Players of the Month for July 2019

Posted on 1 August 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Mark-Anthony Kaye, Christine Sinclair and Samuel Charron have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for July 2019. Kaye of Los Angeles FC and Sinclair of Portland Thorns FC have both excelled with their first-place teams in Major League Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer Le More

Jonathan David and Ashley Lawrence are the Canada Soccer Players of the Month for June 2019

Posted on 3 July 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Jonathan David and Ashley Lawrence have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for June 2019. David and Lawrence both excelled for Canada as they reached the knockout stages of the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™.  As part of Canada More

Past President Quinn named to Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Posted on 4 May 2019 in Awards & Recognition

The late Terry Quinn has been inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2019. Quinn, the 29th President of Canada Soccer from 1992 to 1997, was inducted as an honoured member in the Builders section during Canada Soccer’s annual Awards Banquet on Saturday 4 May. The Qu More

Class of 2019: Hermus and McKenna named to Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Posted on 12 April 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer has announced that former National Team standouts Randee Hermus and Kevin McKenna have been named to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame. The two stars will be inducted as part of the Class of 2019 at future home international matches this year. “Canada Soccer is honoured to welc More

Canada Soccer Hall of Fame to induct Past Canadian Players from 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s

Posted on 17 February 2019 in Awards & Recognition

Forever rivals Firefighters FC and Columbus FC will meet again on a Sunday afternoon in Vancouver, albeit this time under much friendlier circumstances. On 24 March 2019, heroes from the two Organisations of Distinction will be inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame as part of a special class of More

Alphonso Davies named Postmedia Male Athlete of the Year

Posted on 29 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Alphonso Davies was named 2018 Postmedia Male Athlete of the Year after a standout season for both Canada and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. He is the first soccer player to win the multi-sport award.Davies, who turned 18 in November, was also named 2018 Canada Soccer Player of the Year earlier this month. More

Alphonso Davies honoured with 2018 Canadian Player of the Year award

Posted on 12 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Alphonso Davies has been voted the Canadian Player of the Year after a standout season with Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team and yet another breakout season with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Of note, he helped Canada climb to current third-place position in qualifying and within a point of More

Christine Sinclair honoured with 14th Canadian Player of the Year award

Posted on 11 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Christine Sinclair has been voted the Canadian Player of the Year in recognition of another successful season highlighted by scoring the winning goal that qualified Canada for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. It was the nation’s most important goal of the year as Canada Soc More

Derek Cornelius and Jordyn Huitema named Canada Soccer’s Youth International Players of the Year

Posted on 10 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer’s young footballers Derek Cornelius and Jordyn Huitema have been named the 2018 Canadian Youth International Players of the Year. The young duo have been recognised for their excellence at the international level with Canada Soccer’s national youth teams. Derek Corneli More

2018 Canada Soccer Player Awards: Jacob Orellana top in Futsal; Damien Wojtiw top in Para Soccer

Posted on 7 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Jacob Orellana has been named Canadian Futsal Player of the Year and Damien Wojtiw has been named Canadian Para Soccer Player of the Year as part of the 2018 Canada Soccer Player Awards. The two first-time winners have been recognised for their excellence at the international level in their respecti More

James Pantemis wins 2018 Allstate Good Hands® Award

Posted on 5 December 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Canadian soccer fans have voted James Pantemis’s athletic save against Japan during the Toulon Tournament on June 3 as the 2018 Allstate Canadian National Teams Good Hands® Award. The save came in the 41st minute with Canada’s U-23s leading 1-0. On the save, Japan’s Ayase Ueda More

2018 Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards Nominees Announced

Posted on 27 November 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer has announced the list of nominees for the 2018 Canada Soccer Player of the Year Awards, with voting open for media and coaches from 27 November through 6 December. At the top of the list are the nominees for the 2018 Canadian Players of the Year, celebrating the top male and female fo More

Radzinski to be inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame in Toronto

Posted on 28 September 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Soccer fans will have the opportunity to celebrate one of Canada’s all-time great strikers at the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Tuesday 16 October at BMO Field. Honoured member Tomasz Radzinski will officially be inducted in his hometown of Toronto at Canada Soccer’s u More

Canada Soccer celebrates 2018 award winners

Posted on 8 May 2018 in Awards & Recognition

The 2018 Canada Soccer awards were celebrated on Saturday 5 May in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories after the Annual Meeting of the Members. 2018 CANADA SOCCER AWARDSCanada Soccer President’s Award - Norm OdingaMr. Norm Odinga was an all-star and national champion in Canadian soccer, wi More

Class of 2018: Chapman and Radzinski named to Canada Soccer Hall of Fame

Posted on 3 May 2018 in Awards & Recognition

Canada Soccer has announced that former National Team stars Candace Chapman and Tomasz Radzinski have been named to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame. The two Class of 2018 stars were officially announced ahead of the Annual Meeting of the Members in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and will be forma More

Davies & Huitema named Canadian U-17 Players of the Year for Canada Soccer

Posted on 11 December 2017 in Awards & Recognition

Alphonso Davies and Jordyn Huitema have been named 2017 Canadian U-17 Players of the Year after outstanding campaigns that included call ups to Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team and Women’s National Team. Canada’s two young footballers won the honour from a vote by national More

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Stephanie Labbé and Samuel Piette have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for October 2019. Goalkeeper Labbé helped NC Courage capture the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Championship while midfielder Piette kept Canada perfect with a massive 2:0 victory over USA in Concacaf Nations League. The 15 October home victory was the Men’s National Team’s first over USA at the international “A” level in 34 years.
 
Labbé became the second Canadian to win the NWSL Shield and NWSL Championship in the same season. After helping her club win the regular-season title by five points, Labbé and teammates knocked off the Seattle Reign and Chicago Red Stars in back-to-back weekends to capture the 2019 NWSL Championship. In the 26 October final in front of a sold-out home crowd, Labbé posted the clean sheet as NC Courage won 4:0 over the visiting Red Stars.
 
Upcoming in November, Labbé will be part of Canada’s squad for a four nations competition in China PR (7 November against Brazil and 10 November against either New Zealand or host China PR).
 
Piette, who led his hometown Montréal Impact to the 2019 Canadian Championship, was at the heart of Canada’s midfield in a historic 2:0 victory over USA in Concacaf Nations League. In front of an electric crowd at BMO Field, Piette led Canada with 46 passes and two steals and earned Player of the Match honours for his performance in the home victory.
 
Canada will next face USA on Friday 15 November in their last group match of 2019-20 Concacaf Nations League A. Canada lead the group with nine points perfect from three matches.
 
Also of note in the month of October, Kadeisha Buchanan (Olympique Lyonnais), Jordyn Huitema and Ashley Lawrence (both of Paris Saint-Germain) advanced to the Quarter-finals in UEFA Women’s Champions League. Buchanan and Huitema (twice) scored in the second legs of the Round of 16. In Major League Soccer (MLS), Jonathan Osorio and Richie Laryea both featured in Toronto FC’s 2019 Eastern Conference Championship victory on 30 October, sending the club back to the MLS Cup for the third time in four seasons.
 
CANADA SOCCER PLAYERS of the MONTH
October 2019 – Stephanie Labbé and Samuel Piette
September 2019 – Janine Beckie and Jonathan David
August 2019 – Maxime Crépeau and Sabrina D’Angelo
July 2019 – Mark-Anthony Kaye, Christine Sinclair, Samuel Charron
June 2019 – Jonathan David and Ashley Lawrence

Janine Beckie and Jonathan David have been named Canada Soccer’s Players of the Month for September 2019. The two Canadian forwards excelled for their clubs during the month, each scoring in European club competition with Manchester City and KAA Gent, respectively. David also scored a highlight-reel goal on home soil in a Canada victory over Cuba at BMO Field.

Beckie scored four goals in two UEFA Women’s Champions League matches as Manchester City advanced to the Round of 16. Beckie scored at both home and away, notably becoming just the second Canadian to score a hat trick in UEFA Women’s Champions League action on 25 September (a 4:0 victory over FF Lugano). In league action Beckie helped City start the season at the top of the table with three wins in September. Her play earned her a call-up to the Women’s National Team for the upcoming away international match against Japan on 6 October.

David scored twice in UEFA Europa League group action in a KAA Gent 3:2 victory over AS Saint-Étienne. He also scored four goals and two assists in four league matches in Belgium. His best goal of the month, however, was scored in Canada colours in front of home fans at BMO Field on Saturday 7 September, the second goal of a big 6:0 win in Toronto. That goal helped David set the Men’s National Team record for goals in an international season (eight goals in seven matches this year).

Canadian fans will have a chance to watch David in action again this Tuesday 15 October when Canada faces USA in a Concacaf Nations League group A match at BMO Field just after the Thanksgiving break.

Also of note from the month of September, Stephanie Labbé helped NC Courage win the NWSL Shield while Mark-Anthony Kaye helped Los Angeles FC win the MLS Supporters’ Shield. Samuel Piette, meanwhile, was one of nine Canadians that helped the Impact de Montréal win the 2019 Canadian Championship to qualify for 2020 Concacaf Champions League. In Europe, Jordyn Huitema scored the first two UEFA Women’s Champions League goals of her professional career.

At the international level, Junior Hoilett became just the second Men’s National Team player to score a hat trick in a home international match. In back-to-back victories over Cuba in Concacaf Nations League, Hoilett, David, Jonathan Osorio and Doneil Henry were the goalscorers at home while Alphonso Davies was the goalscorer in a 1:0 victory on the road. Goalkeeper Milan Borjan, meanwhile, recorded his 19th and 20thcareer clean sheets, second most in program history.


CANADA SOCCER PLAYERS of the MONTH
September 2019 – Janine Beckie and Jonathan David
August 2019 – Maxime Crépeau and Sabrina D’Angelo
July 2019 – Mark-Anthony Kaye, Christine Sinclair, Samuel Charron
June 2019 – Jonathan David and Ashley Lawrence

 

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team that won bronze at the London 2012 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament has been honoured by the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in the Team Category as part of the Class of 2019. That London 2012 team won Canada’s first medal in a Summer Olympic Games team sport since 1936.

“The London 2012 Olympic team has gone down in history as a watershed moment for women’s soccer in Canada,” said Steven Reed, Canada Soccer President. “Canada Soccer congratulates the players and the staff from this remarkable team that made history in Canadian sport.”

The most memorable moment to Canada’s London 2012 performance was Diana Matheson’s last-minute winning goal against France in the bronze medal match, a 1:0 victory that ensured Canada’s place on the podium. Along the journey, captain Christine Sinclair scored a semi-final hat trick against rivals USA at Manchester’s Old Trafford as she finished first in tournament goalscoring.

On TSN alone, that Canada-USA semi-final drew a record average audience of 2.4 million viewers, making it the most watched Summer Olympic Games event ever on the Canadian network.

In the group phase, Canada lost 1:2 to Japan, won 3:0 over South Africa, then drew 2:2 with Sweden. In the knock-out phase, Canada won 2:0 over Great Britain, lost 3:4 after extra time to USA, then won 1:0 over France. From six matches, Canada's goalscorers were Sinclair (six), Melissa Tancredi (four), Jonelle Filigno, and Matheson. Both goalkeepers Erin McLeod (two) and Karina LeBlanc (one) posted clean sheets during the tournament. In order, Canada's six players of the match were Tancredi, Robyn Gayle, Desiree Scott, Filigno, Sinclair, and McLeod.

At the end of 2012, coaches and captains from the top 24 nations in the world voted Sinclair as the second-best player in the world. In Canada, she was named Canada Soccer’s Canadian Player of the Year (she scored a record 23 goals in 22 international matches) as well as the Toronto Star’s Lou Marsh Memorial Trophy winner and Canadian Press’ Bobbie Rosenfeld Award winner.

Canada’s full squad featured Melanie Booth, Candace Chapman, Jonelle Filigno, Robyn Gayle, Christina Julien, Kaylyn Kyle, Karina LeBlanc, Diana Matheson, Erin McLeod, Carmelina Moscato, Marie-Eve Nault, Kelly Parker, Sophie Schmidt, Desiree Scott, Lauren Sesselmann, Christine Sinclair, Chelsea Stewart, Melissa Tancredi, Brittany Timko Baxter, Rhian Wilkinson, and Emily Zurrer.

London 2012 marked Canada Soccer’s second participation at the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. Four years later, Canada won bronze again at Rio 2016, thus becoming the first Canadian team to win back-to-back medals at the Summer Olympic Games in more than a century.

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