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Vancouver Whitecaps’ Ryan Gauld, front, celebrates his goal against Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia during first half MLS soccer action in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Whitecaps still in playoff race after 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City

Vancouver remains a single point outside of a playoff spot with five games to go

 

Jordan De Graaf celebrates his third goal of the game in Cowichan LMG’s 4-1 win over Comox Valley United last Saturday night. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

De Graaf leads Cowichan LMG to win over Comox United

Back after five years, De Graaf makes up for lost time

 

Neall (Rocket) Rowlings separates a UVic Alumni player from the ball during a 49ers game at the Sherman Road turf earlier this season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan 49ers move to the top of masters soccer table

Steelheads pick up first win of the season

 

Canada’s Alphonso Davies (left) runs around Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia as Harold Cummings looks on during first half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Stunning strike from Davies powers Canada past Panama 4-1 in World Cup qualifier

Canadians still unbeaten at 2-0-4 in CONCACAF men’s soccer group

Canada’s Alphonso Davies (left) runs around Panama goalkeeper Luis Mejia as Harold Cummings looks on during first half World Cup qualifying action in Toronto, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Cowichan United’s Katerina Cook (foreground) gets a chance in front of the Vic West goal early in last Sunday’s match. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan United, Cougars continue to fill the net in LIWSA

Young NIFA Pacific squad gelling in Div. 3

Cowichan United’s Katerina Cook (foreground) gets a chance in front of the Vic West goal early in last Sunday’s match. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan LMG players watch a performance by the Tzinquaw Dancers to honour the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation prior to their match against Westcastle United last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan LMG plays to scoreless draw with Westcastle

Match is preceeded by moving ceremony for Truth and Reconciliation

Cowichan LMG players watch a performance by the Tzinquaw Dancers to honour the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation prior to their match against Westcastle United last Friday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Canada’s Jonathan David, right, and Mexico’s Edson Alvarez go for a header during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Mexico City, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Canada’s Jonathan David, right, and Mexico’s Edson Alvarez go for a header during a qualifying soccer match for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in Mexico City, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Canada head coach John Herdman salutes the crowd as he leaves the pitch following a 1-1 draw against the United States in a World Cup soccer qualifier Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Canada will be missing some key pieces when it takes on mighty Mexico at famed Azteca Stadium in World Cup qualifying play Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark Humphrey

Canada missing some important pieces for World Cup soccer qualifying showdown

Veteran goalie and team captain among those out for match with Mexico

Canada head coach John Herdman salutes the crowd as he leaves the pitch following a 1-1 draw against the United States in a World Cup soccer qualifier Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. Canada will be missing some key pieces when it takes on mighty Mexico at famed Azteca Stadium in World Cup qualifying play Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Mark Humphrey
Tyler Hughes scored the game-winning goal and set up another with his outstanding corner kicking against UVic Alumni last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Hughes and Winter power Cowichan 49ers to win over UVic Alumni

Steelheads suffer first loss of 2021-22 season

Tyler Hughes scored the game-winning goal and set up another with his outstanding corner kicking against UVic Alumni last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan Cougars’ Monni Savory manoeuvres around a fallen defender during a game at Evans Park earlier this season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Identical 6-1 wins for Cowichan women’s soccer teams

Cougars and United both crush opponents on the road

The Cowichan Cougars’ Monni Savory manoeuvres around a fallen defender during a game at Evans Park earlier this season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The 49ers’ Richard Lord races the Steelheads’ Travis Brown to the ball during the battle between the two Cowichan O35 teams earlier this season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan 49ers shut out JDF for first win of 2021-22

Hughes and Barker score as Achurch takes clean sheet

The 49ers’ Richard Lord races the Steelheads’ Travis Brown to the ball during the battle between the two Cowichan O35 teams earlier this season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan LMG’s Mateo Kostering gives himself a boost as he beats an opposing player to the ball during a match at the Sherman Road turf earlier this season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan LMG prepares to honour Truth and Reconciliation this Friday

Div. 1 club returns home after dramatic road win over JDF

Cowichan LMG’s Mateo Kostering gives himself a boost as he beats an opposing player to the ball during a match at the Sherman Road turf earlier this season. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Walking soccer has become a popular senior recreational activity. (Michael Briones photo)

B.C. walking soccer tournament set for Oct. 23 in Nanoose Bay

‘It’s the fastest-growing senior sports activity in the world’

Walking soccer has become a popular senior recreational activity. (Michael Briones photo)
Jada Hill, who scored one of Cowichan United’s four goals last Sunday, winds through the Peninsula defence. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Jada Hill, who scored one of Cowichan United’s four goals last Sunday, winds through the Peninsula defence. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Cowichan Oak FC’s Rafael Galvez-Caceres beats a Lakehill player to the ball during last Friday’s match. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Oak FC thumps Lakehill 5-1

Five different scorers for Div. 3 club

Cowichan Oak FC’s Rafael Galvez-Caceres beats a Lakehill player to the ball during last Friday’s match. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
The Cowichan 49ers’ Neall Rowlings (right) is shadowed by the Cowichan Steelheads’ Jim Noon during last Saturday’s local derby. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan local derby ends in a draw

49ers and Steelheads play to a 3-3 deadlock

The Cowichan 49ers’ Neall Rowlings (right) is shadowed by the Cowichan Steelheads’ Jim Noon during last Saturday’s local derby. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Travis Brown scored both goals for the Cowichan Steelheads in their 2-2 draw with the Fernwood Dragons last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Cowichan Steelheads play to draw in masters soccer opener

Local derby coming this Saturday at 6 p.m.

Travis Brown scored both goals for the Cowichan Steelheads in their 2-2 draw with the Fernwood Dragons last Saturday. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Stock photo of a soccer ball and pitch.

Cowichan Cougars extinguish Fire in season opener

Cowichan United plays to tough loss against JDF

Stock photo of a soccer ball and pitch.
Blaze Roberts scored one of Cowichan’s goals against the Highlanders in a 4-2 season-opening loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Late errors prove costly for Cowichan FC

Div. 1 team opens soccer season with a loss

Blaze Roberts scored one of Cowichan’s goals against the Highlanders in a 4-2 season-opening loss. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Canada head coach John Herdman, left, and David Junior Hoilett walk off the field after the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League qualifying soccer match against French Guiana in Vancouver, on Sunday March 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian men continue climb up world soccer rankings, reaching No. 51

It’s the highest position for the Canadian men in more than a decade

Canada head coach John Herdman, left, and David Junior Hoilett walk off the field after the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League qualifying soccer match against French Guiana in Vancouver, on Sunday March 24, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck