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Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will serve as an alternate for the Canadian national women’s soccer squad at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema named an alternate for Canadian Olympic soccer squad

The 20-year-old isn’t on the 18-player main roster that will play in the international tournament

 

Denmark’s Christian Eriksen receives medical attention after collapsing during the Euro 2020 soccer championship group B match between Denmark and Finland at Parken stadium in Copenhagen, Saturday, June 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)

Christian Eriksen in stable condition, Euro 2020 match resumes

Eriksen was given chest compressions after collapsing on the field during a European Championship

 

Six soccer talents from the BC Soccer Premier League were added to the UFV Cascades women’s soccer program. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)

UFV Cascades women’s soccer introduce six-player class

New coach Niko Marcina adds players from the BC Soccer Premier League

Six soccer talents from the BC Soccer Premier League were added to the UFV Cascades women’s soccer program. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)
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Trevor O’Neill takes on new role with Abbotsford Soccer Association

Local soccer product named Technical Lead, Grassroots and Community Programming for ASA

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Colin Miller returning to Abbotsford Soccer Association

Storied Canadian soccer figure coming back to his coaching roots in Abbotsford

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A drive-by tribute is planned for Abbotsford soccer figure Barry Crocker at Bateman Park on Saturday. (Facebook)

Drive-by farewell planned for Abbotsford soccer figure

Barry Crocker died on April 2, tribute set for Bateman Park on Saturday

A drive-by tribute is planned for Abbotsford soccer figure Barry Crocker at Bateman Park on Saturday. (Facebook)
Barry Crocker (right), shown with his wife Amalia Crocker, was a very influential person in the history of the Abbotsford Soccer Association. Crocker died due to heart complications on Friday (April 2). (Facebook photo)

Abbotsford soccer ‘founding father’ dies at 78

Barry Crocker was a key figure in local soccer and also made his mark on the national stage

Barry Crocker (right), shown with his wife Amalia Crocker, was a very influential person in the history of the Abbotsford Soccer Association. Crocker died due to heart complications on Friday (April 2). (Facebook photo)
Chilliwack’s Katie Lampen has signed with a professional soccer club in Spain. (Instagram photo)

Chilliwack’s Katie Lampen signs pro deal with Spanish club FC Malaga City Femenino

After one electric year with the UFV Cascades, the Sardis secondary grad pursues a lifelong dream

Chilliwack’s Katie Lampen has signed with a professional soccer club in Spain. (Instagram photo)
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will join the Canadian national women’s soccer squad for a training camp and two matches against Wales and England. (Canada Soccer photo)

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema heading to Canada Soccer camp in Wales and England

The talented teenager will join the national team for a pair of friendly matches in April

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema will join the Canadian national women’s soccer squad for a training camp and two matches against Wales and England. (Canada Soccer photo)
Niko Marcina has been named the permanent head coach of the UFV women’s soccer team. He had been serving as the program’s interim head coach since August. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)

Surrey’s Niko Marcina named UFV women’s soccer head coach

Former assistant coach had been serving as interim head coach since August

Niko Marcina has been named the permanent head coach of the UFV women’s soccer team. He had been serving as the program’s interim head coach since August. (Dan Kinvig/UFV Athletics)
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

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

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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

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)
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)