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With inspiration and motivation, John Herdman is changing the face of Canadian soccer

John Herdman's voice was hoarse but he was in fine hugging form as he spotted friends in the wake of Canada's 2-0 victory over the United States and pulled them in close. The English coach, who led Canada's women to two Olympic bronze medals, continues to make his mark in Canadian colours.

Canadian men's soccer team ends 34-year winless run against U.S.

Alphonso Davies scored in the 63rd minute and substitute Lucas Cavallini added a stoppage-time goal to help Canada end a 34-year winless run against the U.S. with a 2-0 victory in CONCACAF Nations League play on Tuesday.

Canada looks to silence critics in crucial Nations League showdown against U.S.

Coach John Herdman says Canada's upcoming CONCACAF Nations League match against the United States will come down to who wants it more.

Toronto Wolfpack win Million Pound Game to secure a berth in the Super League

The Toronto Wolfpack won promotion to the top-tier Super League on Saturday, rallying for 20 second-half points in a 24-6 comeback win over Featherstone Rovers in the Million Pound Game.
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Wolfpack look to win promotion, change face of rugby league

England international Jon Wilkin will put his body on the line one more time Saturday when the Toronto Wolfpack host the upstart Featherstone Rovers in the Million Pound Game. The transatlantic team was beaten in the promotion showdown last year, losing 4-2 to London Broncos in a tense contest.

Calgary-born Fikayo Tomori gets call from England national soccer team

England has called up Calgary-born centre back, Fikayo Tomori, for Euro qualifying matches against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria later this month.

Wolfpack set for Super League promotion with win in Million Pound Game

The Toronto Wolfpack have received the green light to join the Super League if they win the Million Pound Game against the Featherstone Rovers this Saturday.

Wolfpack down Olympique to secure Grand Final berth

Australian-born Samoan international Ricky Leutele scored three tries to help the Toronto Wolfpack down Toulouse Olympique 40-24 Sunday and move within one win of promotion to the top-tier Super League.
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Canada banking on dash of luck, pinch of hope for success at rugby World Cup

It's been a long hard road to the Rugby World Cup for Canada. And the journey may well be equally bumpy in Japan. Expectations are low. Just making the tournament proved to be heavy lifting this time out with the 22nd-ranked Canadians the last to crack the 20-team field.

TFC's 'captain forever' Michael Bradley could be nearing his end in Toronto

While Mitch Marner's contract dominated Leaf Nation for months, Michael Bradley's future with Toronto FC has been kept under the radar. Bradley, 32, wanted it that way so as to avoid distractions during the season and the MLS club has honoured his wishes, declining comment this week when asked about the captain's future.
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TFC on verge of playoff spot after edging Rapids

Jonathan Osorio's 70th-minute goal gave Toronto FC a 3-2 win over Colorado on Sunday, spoiling Rapids coach Robin Fraser's homecoming.

Ireland stands in way of Canada's Olympic field hockey hopes

The Canadian men's and women's field hockey teams will have to get past Ireland to qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The men play in West Vancouver in a two-match qualifying series Oct. 26-27 and the women battle in Dublin Nov. 2-3.

Wolfpack close regular-season with 21st consecutive victory

The Wolfpack ran their winning streak to 21 games Saturday, downing Leigh Centurions 46-12 in an ill-tempered game that prompted Toronto coach Brian McDermott to accuse the visitors of cheap shots and attempts to injure.

Belgrade goalkeeper Milan Borjan looks to lift Canada in CONCACAF Nations League

A Maple Leaf amidst a snippet of lyrics from "O Canada" is proudly displayed in ink on the back of Red Star Belgrade goalkeeper Milan Borjan's calf. And Canada's CONCACAF Nations League matches with Cuba have brought Borjan back.
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Wolfpack reel off 20th straight victory while eyeing Super League promotion

The Wolfpack ran in 11 tries en route to their 20th straight win, thrashing undermanned Barrow 62-8 Saturday in Toronto to relegate the semi-pro Raiders to the third tier of English rugby league.