A Banner is the Best Revenge: A Look Back At UQTR’s Soccer Title

Trois-Rivières, QC- They were on track for a dream season until falling in the provincial final, but where some teams would fold under the disappointment, Les Patriotes seemed to take their RSEQ loss as fuel. They packed it with them as they headed towards their victor’s home on their hunt for their first ever national title.  Men’s Soccer- Champions at Last For the first time … Continue reading A Banner is the Best Revenge: A Look Back At UQTR’s Soccer Title

Were They the Best? A Look Back at the UBC Thunderbirds

Vancouver, BC- The UBC Thunderbirds may have been the best U SPORTS school this year. All but one of the teams had very strong seasons in a year that can only be seen as a success for the Vancouver school. However, while there were a great number of top stories, we have to narrow it down to two. Women’s Soccer Please, tell me which team … Continue reading Were They the Best? A Look Back at the UBC Thunderbirds

What’s Up With U? Episode 8: Varsity Blues Soccer Coach Ilya Orlov

LINKS TO THE SHOW: CLICK FOR APPLE PODCASTS CLICK FOR OVERCAST CLICK FOR SPOTIFY You can also search “What’s Up With U?” in your preferred podcast mobile app. Vancouver, BC- This week we welcome Ilya Orlov to the show. Ilya is the Head Coach for the University of Toronto Soccer men’s soccer team and just finished his first season in the role. Prior to coaching … Continue reading What’s Up With U? Episode 8: Varsity Blues Soccer Coach Ilya Orlov

U Sports: The Ontario Tech Ridgebacks Best Stories of 2019-2020

Toronto,ON- The Ontario Tech Ridgebacks are truly an interesting program. Situated just outside Toronto, snugly in the corner of North Oshawa, the school has had a less decorated athletic history but just always seemingly puts out strong teams in a variety of sports. In 2019-2020 the Ridgebacks showed off a new addition to their athletic programming as had a strong performance by a staple. The … Continue reading U Sports: The Ontario Tech Ridgebacks Best Stories of 2019-2020

U SPORTS: Medals Galore, A Look Back at the UQAM Citadins

Montréal, QC- Despite Les Citadins, like all other programs across the country, having to hit pause on their athletics, their athletes still brought pride to the school even in the most unlikely ways. From setting records to writing their own Cinderella story, Université du Québec à Montréal was home to a few impressive storylines this year.  Women’s Soccer: Breaking Records Like It’s Nothing Sharing a … Continue reading U SPORTS: Medals Galore, A Look Back at the UQAM Citadins

U SPORTS: The Mount Royal Cougars Best Stories of 2019-2020

There were a lot of great moments and stories from across U SPORTS this past year. In this series, 49 Sports takes a look at each school’s best moments. Although there were many great accomplishments, we have kept it to two per school. Enjoy Toronto, ON- It was a historic year for some of the Mount Royal teams, and for others it was a perfect example … Continue reading U SPORTS: The Mount Royal Cougars Best Stories of 2019-2020

U SPORTS WSOC: National champion Thunderbirds add 8 new recruits

Vancouver, BC- Like a bolt of lightning to their already national championship-winning squad, the UBC Thunderbirds women’s soccer program announced a highly-touted recruiting class ahead of their 2020 campaign.  With the new recruits, they are bringing in talent from a variety of locations, including Canada and the USA, and even different provinces within Canada. The 2019 U SPORTS Women’s Soccer champions have certainly grown with … Continue reading U SPORTS WSOC: National champion Thunderbirds add 8 new recruits

There’s a problem Canada’s MLS player development model, and U SPORTS is here to fix it

Vancouver, BC- There is a hole in Canadian soccer player development. Many of the country’s top players are a part of academies operated by teams in Major League Soccer, although few make it to the pinnacle of their organization.  After not being able to crack an MLS roster, many of these players turn to collegiate soccer, however, this exposes a greater problem inside MLS Canadian … Continue reading There’s a problem Canada’s MLS player development model, and U SPORTS is here to fix it

U Sports Soccer: Gee-Gee’s are a good good soccer team and are now world champions

Canada’s national soccer team is not going to be hosting a world cup anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean that a world cup trophy is not going to touch down in the great white north. The University of Ottawa Gee-Gee’s women’s soccer team captured Canada’s first-ever U Sports soccer world championship Sunday morning, defeating Brazil’s Paulista University 1-0 in the FISU Women’s World Cup final. … Continue reading U Sports Soccer: Gee-Gee’s are a good good soccer team and are now world champions