Nigel Reed

Analyst

Nigel has spent more than 30 years covering a wide variety of sports in both Canada and Europe. He has worked on multiple Olympic Games and World Cups, specializing in soccer, rugby and golf. In recent years he has broadcast Major League Soccer, Rugby Canada, Toronto Wolfpack and the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Latest from Nigel Reed

Analysis

Longing for Langford: Canada's annual rugby 7s pilgrimage shelved by pandemic

It is more than a rugby event. It has become the unofficial gateway to spring. To a growing community on Vancouver Island, the Canada Women's Sevens is a celebration of sporting excellence that attracts a global audience of millions. But as Nigel Reed writes, Westhills Stadium stands empty and silent – the fans forced to stay home and forego a much-loved annual event.
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Bronze medal win thrills Vancouver fans at Canada 7s series

Team Canada provided thrills, heartbreak, and eventually a bronze medal at the HSBC Canada Sevens Rugby tournament.
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Canadian scoring milestones possible as Vancouver hosts rugby 7s tournament

In its fifth year as part of the World Sevens Series, the Canadian leg has quickly become a favourite for players and fans alike.
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Canadian men fail audition in Los Angeles ahead of Vancouver 7s

For some it was an Olympic audition; for others it was a dress rehearsal for Vancouver. For all it was a real chance to make a tangible impression at the USA Sevens but Team Canada failed to deliver when it really mattered.
Preview

Canadian men's 7s team get big addition as they prepare to battle in L.A.

The HSBC Men's World Rugby Sevens land in California this weekend and, as Nigel Reed writes, it may prove to be a positive showcase for the Canadian men. They find themselves in a preliminary pool with a real chance to advance to the Cup quarter-finals. In addition, a key member of the squad is making his comeback in L.A.
Analysis

It's déjà vu all over again for Canadian women's team at Sydney 7s

For the second week running, the Canadian women’s rugby sevens team was second best to New Zealand in the Cup final of a World Sevens tournament. As Nigel Reed writes, there is a silver lining – as Canada hopped onto the podium for the fourth straight tournament, surely the mark of a team demonstrating consistency. 
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Simply the best: Christine Sinclair's goal-scoring record merely adds to her career of accomplishment

Christine Sinclair's contribution to her team can be measured in goals and assists. Her contribution to the popularity of the sport and growing the game across Canada is immeasurable. There are many parts of the world where women's soccer remains an afterthought. Not in Canada.
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Canadian women proving an Olympic 7s medal is an expectation, not a goal

The silver medal earned by Canada's women at the New Zealand Sevens is the first time in nearly three years they have won medals at three consecutive tournaments. As Nigel Reed writes, an Olympic medal in Japan is no longer a dream for this squad. It is becoming an expectation.
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Christmas comes early for Canadian women's side at Cape Town 7s

Christmas came early for Team Canada. A second podium finish in as many weeks. Another strong finish after a mid tournament wobble. More invaluable lessons learned on the road to Tokyo 2020. What's not to love?
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Canada can look to silver lining after last-minute loss in Dubai 7s gold medal match

Team Canada has options. It can do one of two things. It can beat itself up while reflecting on what might have been in Dubai. Or it can lift its collective head, and face front with confidence at what lies down the road.
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Canada's rugby 7s teams look to fulfill their potential in Dubai

The HSBC World Rugby Sevens series lands in Dubai this weekend as the Canadian men's and women's teams look to get on track in an Olympic year. As Nigel Reed writes, fulfilling potential is the challenge ahead for teams and individuals alike as a new season invites fresh narratives with plot twists we didn't see coming.
Preview

HFX Wanderers building a legacy on and off the pitch

The HFX Wanderers don’t have a prayer of qualifying for the CPL Championship. The best they can hope for is to avoid finishing at the bottom of the Fall season standings. As Nigel Reed writes, they may not be winning, but they are building a new soccer culture in Atlantic Canada - one that will be on display on Saturday when they take on Valour FC (1 p.m. ET, CBC, CBCSports.ca).
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Time slipping away for FC Edmonton to make their move

There can be no argument that Cavalry and Forge are the best two teams in this historic first CPL season. It is almost a foregone conclusion they will dispute the 2019 CPL Championship, but as Nigel Reed writes, it is not quite a done deal and there is still time for a twist in the tale. 
Analysis

With regular-season title in hand, Wolfpack can nurse injuries and manage like Kawhi

Now it is official. The Toronto Wolfpack is untouchable. The heavy lifting has been done and the mission accomplished. Others will scrap, battle and clamber to join the Wolfpack in the promotion playoffs, but none can surpass what has already been achieved. The Wolfpack clinched the regular-season title.

Cavalry FC giving fledgling CPL the credibility it needs

The stampede is getting louder and stronger. The dust you see in the distance are the hooves charging out of Vancouver, back across the Rockies and straight into Canadian soccer history.

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