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Abbotsford’s Bryana Buttar has signed with Impact FC of the United Women’s Soccer league. (Submitted)

Abbotsford’s Buttar signs with Impact FC pro-am club

Abbotsford Senior grad, former UFV Cascades joining St. Albert-based soccer team

 

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‘It’s exciting’: Surrey’s Juvy Kooner signs to play pro soccer in Portugal

‘It has been an honour to watch him develop into the skilled, and strong player he has become’

 

Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt signs a ball for a fan back in 2016. The soccer star announced that she has re-signed with the NWSL’s Houston Dash. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt re-signs with Houston Dash

Olympian continuing on with NWSL club for at least two more seasons

 

Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Vanderbilt K Fuller becomes first woman to play in NCAA’s Power 5 football conference

Soccer goalie joined gridiron team after kicker shortage due to COVID-19

Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
FILE - In this March 26, 2006 file photo, former soccer player Diego Maradona smokes a cigar as he watches Argentina’s first division soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

Maradona struggled with substance use and doping accusations throughout his career

FILE - In this March 26, 2006 file photo, former soccer player Diego Maradona smokes a cigar as he watches Argentina’s first division soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
Members of Chilliwack FC’s premier women’s team put this patch on their jersey to recognize the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities. (Submitted photo)

B.C. women’s soccer team penalized by club for putting LGBTQI2S+ patch on jerseys

The Chilliwack FC board didn’t approve patches recognizing the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities

Members of Chilliwack FC’s premier women’s team put this patch on their jersey to recognize the LGBTQI2S+ and BIPOC communities. (Submitted photo)
Jordyn Huitema, a Chilliwack soccer player playing professionally in France, sent a Twitter message to Chilliwack FC members Wednesday asking them to observe COVID-19 guidelines. (Paris St-Germain photo)

Jordyn Huitema asks Chilliwack FC members to follow COVID-19 guidelines

The Chilliwack FC grad now plays professionally for Paris St-Germain in France

Jordyn Huitema, a Chilliwack soccer player playing professionally in France, sent a Twitter message to Chilliwack FC members Wednesday asking them to observe COVID-19 guidelines. (Paris St-Germain photo)
Olivia Buckle will take the next step on her soccer journey south of the border, joining the Mary University Marauders. (Twitter photo)

Chilliwack’s Olivia Buckle taking next soccer step in North Dakota

The soon-to-be graduate of Abbotsford’s St. John Brebouf secondary has committed to Mary University

Olivia Buckle will take the next step on her soccer journey south of the border, joining the Mary University Marauders. (Twitter photo)
The possibility of the Canadian Premier League expanding to the Fraser Valley has been floated online. (Facebook photo)

Canadian Premier League possibly eyeing Fraser Valley expansion

Soccer league looking to add ninth team to the mix, B.C. markets potentially rumoured

The possibility of the Canadian Premier League expanding to the Fraser Valley has been floated online. (Facebook photo)
UFV women’s soccer squad back in action against Trinity Western Spartans

UFV women’s soccer squad back in action against Trinity Western Spartans

The Cascades and three other Canada West schools are playing a seven-game exhibition series

  • Oct 19, 2020
UFV women’s soccer squad back in action against Trinity Western Spartans
The Abbotsford Soccer Association has announced a partnership with the local Canadian Tire. (File photo)

Abbotsford Soccer Association partners with Canadian Tire

ASA and locally owned and operated retail store teaming up for youth

The Abbotsford Soccer Association has announced a partnership with the local Canadian Tire. (File photo)
Niko Marcina takes charge of UFV women’s soccer squad on interim basis

Niko Marcina takes charge of UFV women’s soccer squad on interim basis

Marcina steps into the role of head coach, replacing the departed Rob Giesbrecht

Niko Marcina takes charge of UFV women’s soccer squad on interim basis
Abbotsford’s Rob Giesbrecht departing UFV Cascades

Abbotsford’s Rob Giesbrecht departing UFV Cascades

Longtime women’s soccer head coach moving to the TWU Spartans

Abbotsford’s Rob Giesbrecht departing UFV Cascades
Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Leonard Owusu reacts after missing a shot on goal as Seattle Sounders defender Shane O’Neill, left, watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Seattle Sounders blank Whitecaps 3-0 at MLS is Back Tournament

MLS champs cruise past depleted Vancouver squad

Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Leonard Owusu reacts after missing a shot on goal as Seattle Sounders defender Shane O’Neill, left, watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match, Sunday, July 19, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Vancouver Whitecaps players including Patrick Metcalfe (centre) work out in a gym in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Monday, July 13, 2020. Vancouver’s wait ended at the MLS is Back Tournament against the San Jose Earthquakes on July 15. Vancouver, the last team to see action, was originally slated to open July 9 against FC Dallas but the game was scrapped when Dallas withdrew due to a rash of COVID-19 positive tests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-MLS Mandatory Credit

Whitecaps fall 4-3 to Earthquakes at MLS is Back tournament

Vancouver side gives up 2-0 and 3-1 leads in wild tilt against San Jose

Vancouver Whitecaps players including Patrick Metcalfe (centre) work out in a gym in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Monday, July 13, 2020. Vancouver’s wait ended at the MLS is Back Tournament against the San Jose Earthquakes on July 15. Vancouver, the last team to see action, was originally slated to open July 9 against FC Dallas but the game was scrapped when Dallas withdrew due to a rash of COVID-19 positive tests. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-MLS Mandatory Credit
Marley Edwards in action with the Abbotsford Panthers senior boys soccer team. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)

Fraser Valley soccer standout Marley Edwards joins UFV Cascades

Edwards stays close to home to start his university career after attending high school in Abbotsford

Marley Edwards in action with the Abbotsford Panthers senior boys soccer team. (Ben Lypka/Abbotsford News)
The Abbotsford Soccer Association recently received ‘Quality Soccer Provider’ status from Canada Soccer. (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford Soccer Association receives recognition from Canada Soccer

ASA granted ‘Quality Soccer Provider” standard by National program, return to play begins July 6

The Abbotsford Soccer Association recently received ‘Quality Soccer Provider’ status from Canada Soccer. (Facebook photo)
Fraser Valley’s Corwin Drew wins Vancouver Whitecaps #StayHome Challenge

Fraser Valley’s Corwin Drew wins Vancouver Whitecaps #StayHome Challenge

After several tough rounds of online voting, the final was a one-sided win for the soccer star

Fraser Valley’s Corwin Drew wins Vancouver Whitecaps #StayHome Challenge
Corwin Drew is a final two contestant in the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy skills competition.

Yarrow’s Corwin Drew in final of Whitecaps #StayHome Skill Challenge

Only a soccer player from Saskatchewan stands in Drew’s way in the national competition

Corwin Drew is a final two contestant in the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy skills competition.
Corwin Drew is a final four contestant in the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy skills competition.

VIDEO: Yarrow’s Corwin Drew in final four of Vancouver Whitecaps Academy skills competition

The soccer star is looking for community support to get him through the next round of online voting

Corwin Drew is a final four contestant in the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy skills competition.