• The Canadian Press

    Olivia Moultrie proud of stand she took to play in NWSL

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It's been a little more than a year since Olivia Moultrie signed with the Portland Thorns after suing to join the National Women's Soccer League at just 15 years old. For Moultrie, the lasting lesson of her legal odyssey is that women should have the same opportunities to reach the top tier of U.S. professional soccer as men — even if they're still teenagers. “The message was, first of all, that men and women should have equal opportunities. I was fighting for it because th

  • The Canadian Press

    Tudor starts at Marseille with 4-1 league win against Reims

    PARIS (AP) — Marseille coach Igor Tudor silenced his critics as his team beat Reims 4-1 in the French league on Sunday. Tudor was booed by fans when the stadium announcer read out his name. Tudor has big shoes to fill after replacing Argentine coach Jorge Sampaoli, who left Marseille this summer reportedly because of a disagreement with the club’s recruitment strategy. The hosts took the lead in the 13th minute when Reims defender Wout Faes turned a cross from new signing Jonathan Clauss into hi

  • The Canadian Press

    Canada's Jonathan David quick off the mark, scores twice for Lille in season opener

    LILLE, France (CP-AP) — Canadian international Jonathan David scored twice and added an assist as Lille routed promoted Auxerre 4-1 on Sunday on the opening weekend of French league play. The 22-year-old from Ottawa set up Benjamin Andre for the opening goal in the first minute, then froze a defender coming in from the right side of the penalty box before scoring with a curling shot in the third minute He made it 3-0 in the 39th, slotting home a low shot after Remy Cabella found him in the clear

  • The Canadian Press

    LAFC signs forward Denis Bouanga from France's Saint-Étienne

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forward Denis Bouanga signed with Los Angeles FC on Friday as the Major League Soccer-leading club's third designated player. Bouanga is leaving Saint-Étienne of France's second division to join LAFC, the club announced without disclosing contract terms. He will join the club after the receipt of his International Transfer Certificate. Bouanga recorded 26 goals and 13 assists in Ligue 1 over the past three seasons with Saint-Étienne, which was relegated last spring. He appeare