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Manny Aparicio (left) and Alejandro Diaz celebrate a goal as Josh Heard jumps on their shoulders during Pacific FC’s 6-0 win over Waterhouse FC in CONCACAF League action in Langford on Aug. 2. The game would turn out to be Diaz’s last for the team, as he has been sold to a Norwegian pro league club. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Adios Wero: Langford-based Pacific FC sells record goalscorer Diaz to Norwegian team

Alejandro Diaz heading to Europe after record-breaking goal scoring exploits

 

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies says he will donate his World Cup earnings to charity. Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canadian soccer star Alphonso Davies to donate World Cup earnings to charity

How much those earnings will be yet to be determined

 

Manny Aparicio (left) and Alejandro Diaz (right) celebrate a goal as Josh Heard jumps on their shoulders during Pacific FC’s rampant 6-0 win against Waterhouse FC in CONCACAF League action on Aug. 2. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Pacific FC run riot against Waterhouse, win 6-0

With the win, PFC are through to the next round of the CONCACAF League

 

Pacific FC players celebrating a goal during their game against Forge FC on April 10. The game was the first-time they wore the alternate jersey. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Diaz double carries Pacific FC to victory

The league’s top-scorer netted 2 in as many minutes after Valour player was sent off

Pacific FC players celebrating a goal during their game against Forge FC on April 10. The game was the first-time they wore the alternate jersey. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Alejandro Diaz, in purple, became Pacific FC’s all-time leading goal scorer at 26, scoring on a penalty against Cavalry FC on July 22. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC has new all-time leading goal scorer in Alejandro Diaz

Sniper’s goal against Cavalry FC on July 22 brought his career tally with PFC to 26

Alejandro Diaz, in purple, became Pacific FC’s all-time leading goal scorer at 26, scoring on a penalty against Cavalry FC on July 22. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Toronto FC’s Jayden Nelson (11) and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Russell Teibert (31) vie for the ball during the first half of the Canadian Championship soccer final, in Vancouver, on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Fans gathered at Darcy’s in Langford to watch the live stream of the Pacific FC game against Waterhouse FC on July 26. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Pacific FC ties Waterhouse FC 0-0 in Jamaica

PFC splits the honours in their first CONCACAF League game

Fans gathered at Darcy’s in Langford to watch the live stream of the Pacific FC game against Waterhouse FC on July 26. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Marco Bustos scored his first goal of the season as Pacific FC won 3-0 against Cavalry FC at Starlight Stadium in Langford on July 22. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Pacific FC back on top with win against Cavalry FC

3 straight wins for PFC, heading to Jamaica for first CONCACAF League game

Marco Bustos scored his first goal of the season as Pacific FC won 3-0 against Cavalry FC at Starlight Stadium in Langford on July 22. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Canada’s Rebecca Quinn, left, and United States’ Sophia Smith fight for the ball during the CONCACAF Women’s Championship final soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Monday, July 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fernando Llano

US beats Canada for women’s soccer title, ‘24 Olympic berth

The U.S. got a measure of revenge for their Olympic semifinal loss…

Canada’s Rebecca Quinn, left, and United States’ Sophia Smith fight for the ball during the CONCACAF Women’s Championship final soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Monday, July 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Fernando Llano
York United goalkeeper Niko Giantsopoulos makes a save during the Pacific FC versus York United match at Starlight Stadium on May 20, 2022. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

Langford-based Pacific FC face two key clashes in four days

PFC have recovered form lately with two wins on the bounce

York United goalkeeper Niko Giantsopoulos makes a save during the Pacific FC versus York United match at Starlight Stadium on May 20, 2022. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Canada’s Cyle Larin (17) celebrates his goal with Richie Laryea against Jamaica during first half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Canada will get a taste of World Cup opposition in September with games in Europe against Qatar and Uruguay ahead of the men’s soccer showcase in Qatar in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada’s Cyle Larin (17) celebrates his goal with Richie Laryea against Jamaica during first half CONCACAF World Cup soccer qualifying action in Toronto on Sunday, March 27, 2022. Canada will get a taste of World Cup opposition in September with games in Europe against Qatar and Uruguay ahead of the men’s soccer showcase in Qatar in November. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canadian national men’s soccer team forward Alphonso Davies, centre, stands with his teammates during a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on June 7, 2022. Canada Soccer says it has made a new compensation offer to its men’s and women’s national teams. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Canada Soccer makes new compensation offer to its national teams

Both men’s and women’s sides have been negotiating new deals

Canadian national men’s soccer team forward Alphonso Davies, centre, stands with his teammates during a training session for a CONCACAF Nations League match against Curacao, in Vancouver, on June 7, 2022. Canada Soccer says it has made a new compensation offer to its men’s and women’s national teams. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Javain Brown, front right, and Los Angeles FC’s Ryan Hollingshead vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Andres Cubas scores first MLS goal as Vancouver Whitecaps slay LAFC 1-0

Newcomer Cubas made the game-winning strike in the 89th minute

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Javain Brown, front right, and Los Angeles FC’s Ryan Hollingshead vie for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
York United’s Osaze De Rosario, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Erik Godoy vie for the ball during the first half of a Canadian Championship semifinal soccer match, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Whitecaps through to Canadian Championship finals with 2-1 victory over York United

Winner of the Canadian Championship will represent Canada in the 2023 CONCACAF Champions League

York United’s Osaze De Rosario, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps’ Erik Godoy vie for the ball during the first half of a Canadian Championship semifinal soccer match, in Vancouver, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
International soccer players, from left, Hirving "Chucky" Lozano, Jonathan Osorio and Christian Pulisic wait along 6th Ave. for FIFA's announcement of the names of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup soccer tournament, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

FIFA chief predicts soccer becoming U.S. number-one sport by 2026

NFL averaged 17.1 million viewers during 2021 season, while the 2018 World Cup averaged 5.04 million

International soccer players, from left, Hirving "Chucky" Lozano, Jonathan Osorio and Christian Pulisic wait along 6th Ave. for FIFA's announcement of the names of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup soccer tournament, Thursday, June 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
Fans wave Canadian flags before Canada and Curacao play a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Honduras trips Canada 2-1 in CONCACAF Nations League soccer play

Canada controlled the ball, but it wasn’t enough in match in Honduras

Fans wave Canadian flags before Canada and Curacao play a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Gianni dos Santos of Pacific FC is tackled during the Canadian Champions match against York United at Starlight Stadium on May 24, 2022. Pacific FC failed to break down a physical York team. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)

PFC’s dos Santos picked for Cape Verde national team

The midfielder will play with the team against Ecuador on June 11

Gianni dos Santos of Pacific FC is tackled during the Canadian Champions match against York United at Starlight Stadium on May 24, 2022. Pacific FC failed to break down a physical York team. (Simon Fearn/Black Press Media)
Members of Pacific FC celebrate their win in the Canadian Premier League championship game, 1-0 over two-time defending champion Hamilton on Sunday in Hamilton. (Pacific FC/Facebook)

Pacific FC headed to the Caribbean for CONCACAF League game

The Canadian Premier League champions will face Jamaica’s Waterhouse FC in July and August

Members of Pacific FC celebrate their win in the Canadian Premier League championship game, 1-0 over two-time defending champion Hamilton on Sunday in Hamilton. (Pacific FC/Facebook)
Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Davies scores 2, Canada tops Curaçao 4-0 in CONCACAF Nations League play

Steven Vitoria and Lucas Cavallini each added a goal for winners

Canada’s Alphonso Davies celebrates his penalty kick goal against Curacao during the first half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match, in Vancouver, on Thursday, June 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada U-20 women's soccer coach Bob Birarda arrives at provincial court for a sentencing hearing in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Birarda pleaded guilty in February to three counts of sexual assault and one count of touching a young person for a sexual purpose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Crown seeks 2-year sentence for former Whitecaps coach’s sex offences

Offences involving four different people took place between 1988 and 2008

Former Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada U-20 women's soccer coach Bob Birarda arrives at provincial court for a sentencing hearing in North Vancouver, B.C., on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Birarda pleaded guilty in February to three counts of sexual assault and one count of touching a young person for a sexual purpose. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck