John Molinaro

Freelance contributor

John Molinaro is one of the leading soccer journalists in Canada, having covered the game for over 20 years for a number of media outlets, including CBC Sports, Sportsnet and Sun Media. During his time at CBC Sports, John travelled to South Africa to cover the 2010 FIFA World Cup for He is currently the editor-in-chief of TFC Republic, a website dedicated to in-depth coverage of the Canadian game.

Latest from John Molinaro

Moscato's historic coaching run in Mexico highlights need for Canadian women's domestic soccer league

Former Canadian defender Carmelina Moscato made history in Mexico after her career took a sudden turn. She led Tigres to the Apertura league title last November, becoming the first foreign-born coach to win the Mexican league, and the first female head coach at Tigres to win a championship.

SheBelievesCup a key test for coach Priestman and Canada's women's soccer team

The hope is that by testing itself next month against strong opponents such as the U.S., Brazil and Japan that Canada will set itself up for a sustained run at this summer's women's World Cup.

Trio of Canadian women's soccer stars take centre stage in NWSL Championship

Saturday’s NWSL Championship at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. will still have a distinct Canadian flavour to it as it pits the Portland Thorns, featuring Christine Sinclair and Janine Beckie, against fellow Olympic gold medallist Desiree Scott.

What a favourable draw means for Canada at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup

Luck appears to have been on the side of Canada's women's team during Saturday's draw in Auckland for the 2023 FIFA World Cup. The seventh-ranked Canadians were drawn into Group B alongside World Cup co-host Australia (No. 13), Ireland (No. 24) and Nigeria (No. 45) for next summer's tournament.

With sights set on World Cup title, Canadian women's soccer team will learn groupings in weekend draw

The Canadian women's soccer team conquered the Olympics last summer in Tokyo, reaching the medal podium for a third consecutive time. Now it has its sights set on winning on the sport’s biggest stage for the first time in its history.

Quebec's Viens takes advantage of opportunity on short-handed Canadian women's soccer team

After being left off roster for World Cup qualifers earlier this summer, forward Évelyne Viens was the standout performer in a pair of shutout wins by Canada's women's soccer team this past week in Spain.

Injury bug creates opportunity for Canadian WNT ahead of World Cup prep friendlies

For a second consecutive international window, the injury bug has hit the Canadian women's team pretty hard as it continues to prepare for the 2023 FIFA World Cup. Canada will face Argentina on Oct. 6 and Morocco on Oct. 10, with both matches taking place in Jerez, Spain.

Canadian centre back Vanessa Gilles poised to reach new heights with Lyon

Canadian women's team defender Vanessa Gilles joined Olympique Lyon last week on loan from the NWSL's Angel City FC, marking a major career move that will allow her game to grow even more ahead of next summer's FIFA World Cup. 

Deanne Rose's injury a blow to Canadian women's 2023 World Cup preparations

Last weekend, Deanne Rose was forced off the pitch a mere 20 minutes into Reading FC's opening match of the English Women's Super League in what was later revealed Achilles rupture. The injury puts the Canadian's international career on temporary hold, and could impact her playing status for the 2023 World Cup.

5 Canadians set to play feature roles in new Women's Super League season

Five members of Canada's women's soccer team will be in action when the 2022-23 Women's Super League season kicks off this weekend.