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 CBCSports.ca. 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

Retired Olympic champion Labbé helping shape next generation of Canadian soccer stars

After playing in her last game as a professional in April, former Canadian women's team goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé embarked on a cross-country tour over the last two months in which she held youth player clinics in more than 30 communities for boys and girls ages nine to 13.

Kailen Sheridan eager to fill Canada's 'keeper shoes left behind by retired Labbé

Kailen Sheridan is set to begin an important new chapter in her international career — that of the undisputed starting goalkeeper for the Canadian women's team, which hosts South Korea on Sunday at Toronto's BMO Field in an international friendly.
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Despite tough loss, Bev Priestman encouraged with where Canada's soccer women are heading

The Canadian women's soccer team fell one game short of automatically qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics. But despite Monday's loss 1-0 loss to the U.S. in the final, there were still plenty of positives from Canada at this CONCACAF tournament.
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Canadian women's soccer team takes on U.S. with Olympic spot at stake

Canada's women's soccer team is set to square off against the rival United States in Monday's CONCACAF W Championship final at Estadio BBVA in Monterrey, Mexico.
Analysis

Improved offence encouraging sign for Canada's soccer women, but biggest test still looms

Although the Canadian women’s team entered this month’s CONCACAF W Championship in Mexico as one of the favourites, questions still lingered about the potency of its attack. But Canada appears to have found its scoring touch.
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Canadian WNT stalwart Schmidt exhibits staying power ahead of CONCACAF W Championship semis

Instead of facing the top-ranked Americans at the CONCACAF W Championship, Canada faces a much weaker opponent in Jamaica in Thursday's semifinal (10 p.m. ET) at Estadio Universitario in Monterrey.
Analysis

Coach Priestman challenges Canadian women's soccer team to be better as it moves to CONCACAF semifinals

Canadian women's soccer coach Bev Priestman said her team has yet to hit its top form at the CONCACAF W tournament in Mexico, and that it needs to step up in the knockout round if it's going to stamp its passport to the Paris Olympics.
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World Cup-bound Canadian WNT still has a lot to play for at CONCACAF W Championship

Qualification for next year's World Cup has already been secured, but the Canadian women's team still has plenty to play for at the CONCACAF W Championship in Mexico. The winner of the tournament will automatically qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics and next summer's CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Analysis

Frustrating victories may be the new normal for World Cup-bound Canadian WNT

For a woman who just watched her team qualify for next year's FIFA World Cup, Canadian coach Bev Priestman had a look of quiet disdain on her face on Friday night. A sense of frustration prevailed after Panama's combination of staunch defending and unadulterated chicanery kept Canada at bay for a majority of the match.
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Beckie settles into key role as Canada looks to build upon dominant CONCACAF W Championship opener

Janine Beckie will be looking to build upon a strong performance in Canada's CONCACAF W Championship opener against Trinidad and Tobago and play another big role when it faces Panama on Friday (10 p.m. ET) at Estadio Universitario in Monterrey, Mexico.

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