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Pacific FC player Djenairo Daniels playing against HFX Wanderers FC at the Wanderers Grounds in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Tuesday (Sept. 27). (Trevor MacMillan/HFX Wanderers FC)

Pacific FC back in the playoff picture with win in Halifax

PFC came out on top 2-0 on Tuesday, after the game had been twice delayed due to Hurricane Fiona

 

Players walk on a digital pitch wearing kits designed by Kelly Cannell in an undated handout screenshot from the video game FIFA 23. EA Sports turned to Musqueam visual artists, carvers, designers, and weavers to showcase Musqueam cultural elements in the new FIFA 23 video game, which is primarily made in EA Vancouver. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Electronic Arts,

Musqueam history, heritage and culture showcased in new FIFA 23 video game

Work of about 10 of the First Nations band’s artists featured

 

Canadian national men’s soccer team head coach John Herdman watches a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Canada faces World Cup host Qatar on Friday in Vienna in the first of two friendlies during the FIFA September international window. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada cruises to 2-0 win over World Cup host Qatar in men’s soccer friendly

Three months after a disastrous June camp disrupted by a player boycott…

 

FILE — A view of hotels and other buildings at the West Bay area in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Many hotels in Qatar are already fully booked for the soccer World Cup which will be held in November and December 2022. Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was personally urged to abolish his country’s death penalty for homosexuality at a congress hosted by the German soccer federation on human rights in the World Cup host country. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, file)

World Cup soccer captains want to wear rainbow armbands in Qatar

FIFA rules prohibit teams from bringing their own armband design

FILE — A view of hotels and other buildings at the West Bay area in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021. Many hotels in Qatar are already fully booked for the soccer World Cup which will be held in November and December 2022. Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was personally urged to abolish his country’s death penalty for homosexuality at a congress hosted by the German soccer federation on human rights in the World Cup host country. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic, file)
Canadian national men’s soccer team head coach John Herdman watches a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Coach ponders injuries, form and playing time for Canada’s soccer roster

Canadian men taking part in the World Cup for the first time in 36 years as kickoff creeps closer

Canadian national men’s soccer team head coach John Herdman watches a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Wendy Gibbons of Alpha (white jersey) kicks the ball Thursday, Sept. 15, during the Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Wendy Gibbons of Alpha (white jersey) kicks the ball Thursday, Sept. 15, during the Greater Victoria 2022 55+ BC Games. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Vancouver Whitecaps defender Tristan Blackmon, left, moves the ball past LA Galaxy forward Douglas Costa during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. With just four games left on the schedule, the ‘Caps (9-14-7) are on a three-game losing skid and their playoff hopes have all but evaporated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Raul Romero Jr.
Vancouver Whitecaps defender Tristan Blackmon, left, moves the ball past LA Galaxy forward Douglas Costa during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. With just four games left on the schedule, the ‘Caps (9-14-7) are on a three-game losing skid and their playoff hopes have all but evaporated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Raul Romero Jr.
Pacific FC huddles before the game against Atletico Ottawa on Sunday (Sept. 11) at Starlight Stadium. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC tie against Atletico Ottawa

Result leaves PFC out of the playoff spots, but team has a game in hand on fourth-placed Valour

Pacific FC huddles before the game against Atletico Ottawa on Sunday (Sept. 11) at Starlight Stadium. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Jake Nerwinski, front, and Colorado Rapids’ Jonathan Lewis vie for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘We know nothing’s over’: Underdog Vancouver Whitecaps continue playoff push

Club heads to Denver sitting eight points out of a post-season berth

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Jake Nerwinski, front, and Colorado Rapids’ Jonathan Lewis vie for the ball during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Georges Mukumbilwa hangs his head as York United celebfrates one of their three goals as they beat PFC 3-1 at Starlight Stadium on Sept. 3. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC’s form slide continues in loss to York

PFC have lost four on the bounce in the league, playoff spot at risk

Georges Mukumbilwa hangs his head as York United celebfrates one of their three goals as they beat PFC 3-1 at Starlight Stadium on Sept. 3. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
PFC lost to Valour 1-0 on Sunday (Aug. 28.) Pictured: Pacific FC’s Manny Aparicio loses out on a header against Valour FC on Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC lose to Valour 1-0 as play-off race heats up

Road trip see PFC lose 3 straight games across all competitions

PFC lost to Valour 1-0 on Sunday (Aug. 28.) Pictured: Pacific FC’s Manny Aparicio loses out on a header against Valour FC on Sunday, April 17, 2022. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Pacific FC’s Marco Bustos jumps for the ball against C.S. Herediano in Costa Rica in the second leg of their round of 16 CONCACAF League tie on Aug. 23. (Courtesy of CONCACAF/STRAFFON IMAGES/JHON DURAN)

Pacific FC knocked out of CONCACAF League in Costa Rica

PFC lost on penalties after a last-minute equalizer

Pacific FC’s Marco Bustos jumps for the ball against C.S. Herediano in Costa Rica in the second leg of their round of 16 CONCACAF League tie on Aug. 23. (Courtesy of CONCACAF/STRAFFON IMAGES/JHON DURAN)
Jordan Brown was playing for Electric City FC in League1 Ontario. (Courtesy of Pacific Football Club)

Pacific FC signs striker Jordan Brown

The former Arsenal, West Ham and Cavalry FC man joins from Electric City FC in League1 Ontario

Jordan Brown was playing for Electric City FC in League1 Ontario. (Courtesy of Pacific Football Club)
Halifax has become somewhat of a bogey team for Pacific FC, with PFC losing two and winning one this season. Pictured Marco Bustos and Jamar Dixon try and head the ball home against Halifax Wanderers in Canadian Premier League action on June 25 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Halifax has become somewhat of a bogey team for Pacific FC, with PFC losing two and winning one this season. Pictured Marco Bustos and Jamar Dixon try and head the ball home against Halifax Wanderers in Canadian Premier League action on June 25 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Alejandro. Díaz Liceága .  Photography by Lia Crowe

Blow the whistle!

Maynard Johnny Jr.’s Pacific FC jersey design is an instant success

  • Aug 19, 2022
Alejandro. Díaz Liceága .  Photography by Lia Crowe
Pressure is building on Canada Soccer to seal a compensation deal with the men’s national team as the countdown to the World Cup in Qatar ticks down. But some part of the negotiations could go beyond the November start of the tournament says Mark-Anthony Kaye, part of the men’s national team leadership group. Kaye (14) and Costa Rica’s Youstin Delfin Salas Gomez (16) vie for the ball during second half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Negotiations with the Canadian men’s soccer team could go on beyond the World Cup

Canada in men’s soccer showcase for the first time in 36 years — with home World Cup to follow in 2026

Pressure is building on Canada Soccer to seal a compensation deal with the men’s national team as the countdown to the World Cup in Qatar ticks down. But some part of the negotiations could go beyond the November start of the tournament says Mark-Anthony Kaye, part of the men’s national team leadership group. Kaye (14) and Costa Rica’s Youstin Delfin Salas Gomez (16) vie for the ball during second half World Cup qualifier soccer action in Edmonton on Friday, November 12, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Josh Heard hurdles a challenge from a C.S. Herediano defender during their CONCACAF round of 16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Pacific FC suffers tough loss in first-leg of CONCACAF tie

PFC looked the better team but lost 1-0 to C.S. Herediano from Costa Rica

Josh Heard hurdles a challenge from a C.S. Herediano defender during their CONCACAF round of 16 tie at Starlight Stadium on Aug. 16. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Pacific FC’s Manny Aparicio fires a freekick into the wall against Atletico Ottawa on Aug. 13 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC stands firm against Ottawa with 1-0 win

Early goal from Josh Heard seals victory for the home team following transfer of star player

Pacific FC’s Manny Aparicio fires a freekick into the wall against Atletico Ottawa on Aug. 13 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Alejandro Diaz (right) celebrating a late penalty goal against Halifax on April 23 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. Diaz recently transferred to Norway, setting a new club record. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Formerly of Langford’s Pacific FC, Alejandro Diaz scores in first game for new team

Diaz scored the third goal in his new team Sogndal FC’s 4-0 victory over Mjondalen

Alejandro Diaz (right) celebrating a late penalty goal against Halifax on April 23 at Starlight Stadium in Langford. Diaz recently transferred to Norway, setting a new club record. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Alejandro Diaz hurdles a challenge from York United’s Diyaeddine Abzi during the Pacific FC versus York United match at Starlight Stadium on May 20. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Adios Wero: Langford-based Pacific FC sells record goalscorer Diaz to Norwegian team

Alejandro Diaz heading to Europe after record-breaking goal scoring exploits

Alejandro Diaz hurdles a challenge from York United’s Diyaeddine Abzi during the Pacific FC versus York United match at Starlight Stadium on May 20. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
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