Archive for February 27th, 2011

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Forfeits create odour in CMISL title race


If Calgary United comes from way back in the standings to win the Canadian Major Indoor Soccer League title and go on to the Professional Arena Soccer League playoffs in Cincinnati, followers of the league may have to hold their noses.

Calgary showed a heck of a lot of guts last week when the club came to Edmonton — where it hadn’t won all year — and beat the Drillers 10-7. That win put United one game back of the Drillers with each team having three to play.

Oh, wait, three to play each? Well, sort of. The Kitsap Pumas, from one of the PASL’s American divisions, forfeited two games against Calgary this weekend, as the Washington State team’s travel plans fell apart. So, Calgary went from 5-4 to 7-4 on the season.

“I don’t know the whole story,” PASL director of operations Sydney Nusinov said. “Kitsap was a fairly last minute addition to the schedule. The games didn’t count for Kitsap.”

And the Drillers fell to 6-4 Saturday night, after they were crushed by the powerful San Diego Sockers, 13-3. All of a sudden, the Drillers are in second place in the CMISL.
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Canada-U.S. U-17 final should have MLS smiling

Bryce Alderson


Dare to dream.

We are in the qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Both Canada and the United States are cruising towards qualification, with teams built on the backbones of the two U-17 squads who will face off in Sunday’s CONCACAF U-17 final.

Striker Keven Aleman and midfielder Bryce Alderson lead Canada towards Qatar 2022, while striker Marc Pelosi fills the net for the Americans. All of them are household names.
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Busy day: Three Canadian teams in preseason action

Three of Canada’s four professional sides were in action Saturday.

Our two MLS sides both faced non-league, lower-tier competition, with mixed results.

Orlando City, who is affiliated with Premiership side Stoke City, beat Toronto FC in the consolation game of the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic. Toronto left the land of Mickey Mouse with two losses, one to the Houston Dynamo and the other to Orlando, which will play in USL-Pro this season.
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