Player Development Series: Which draft has more value, NHL or MLB?

July 6, 2019, Vancouver- Player development is a crucial part of any sport, but there is no clear consensus on what sport has the best system for player growth. Minor leagues, affiliates, prospect leagues and colleges all have their benefits. However, some have established themselves as the preferred routes to success for the game's elite.  Soccer … Continue reading Player Development Series: Which draft has more value, NHL or MLB?

Ahmed Alghamdi is Juggling School, Soccer and the Ball as He Turns Pro at 17

05/1/19 Vancouver- Pacific FC got a little bit younger on Tuesday, with the signing of 17 year-old midfielder Ahmed Alghamdi. Alghamdi has faced a long journey to get to where he is, signing his first professional contract for the 2019 Canadian Premier League (CPL) season. At the time of his signing, he was the youngest player … Continue reading Ahmed Alghamdi is Juggling School, Soccer and the Ball as He Turns Pro at 17

The Canadian Premier League is Inspiring a Nation

Victoria 05/29/19- From dream to reality; that was the storyline that encapsulated the opening weekend of the new Canadian Premier League. The league opened this season with seven clubs, spread across the country all the way from Halifax to Vancouver Island. The opening weekend featured two games, and has already began to fulfill its intentions. A … Continue reading The Canadian Premier League is Inspiring a Nation

CPL: Canadian Premier League Takes Shape

2018-11-13 Vancouver- In an unassuming boardroom in a Vancouver hotel, a  little bit of Canadian soccer history was made.  The upstart Canadian Premier League hosted their inaugural U Sports draft, announcing the first players to earn invites to pre-season CPL camps. The draft is also the first of its kind in the country, with no … Continue reading CPL: Canadian Premier League Takes Shape