Thank you for being patient. As we reorganized Plastic Pitch, you have shown us great support. And, now, the good news. The App is back live on Google Play, iTunes and Amazon. And issue 9 is out!
Before I get to the actual articles in the jam-packed new issue, I’m going to point out that we’ve made some changes that will make Plastic Pitch easier to read. Stats show us that more of you are reading on your phones — so, you need larger text and less columns. So, we’ve upped the font size and lowered the amount of columns per page. This should make the magazine a heck of a lot easier to read.
And, as a way of reintroducing ourselves, we are offering each of our first eight issues in the app for just 99 cents! For those of you who have never read Plastic Pitch, it’s a great way to get introduced to us! And, it’s also our way of saying thanks to everyone.
The app is free, and you can preview all of the issues before you commit to buying.
The next part: Look for a new, redesigned The11.ca a little bit later this year.
And, for those who want to get the mag but don’t like apps, go to our Shopify store — you can order PDF versions of the magazine that will be e-mailed directly to you.
OK, so now, to the issue at hand!
• The Federal Minister of Sport, Carla Qualtrough, talks about Canada’s proposed bid for the 2026 World Cup;
• Nik Ledgerwood on his return to Alberta and his impressions of the NASL;
• David Monsalve talks about winning a Guatemalan championship; and having to leave after the season because he wasn’t getting paid;
• Canadian futsal keeper Joshua Lemos on what it will take to build the sport in Canada
• A pre-Olympic look at the women’s national team’s goalkeeping situation;
• We profile Whitecap Marco Bustos;
• As well, we look at how the USL’s Swope Park Rangers has become a hotbed for Canadian players;
• Daniel Haber on the decision to return to North America and playing for the VWFC2.
• And, a photo essay on great soccer shrines throughout the Vancouver area and Vancouver Island.