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Canada to face El Salvador in International Friendly

CONCACAF rivals Canada and El Salvador will meet in October for a Men’s International Friendly match at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX, USA. The 2017 international match will pit the two CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter-finalists against each other on Sunday 8 October. A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

The October match follows Canada’s recent 2:0 victory over Jamaica on Saturday 2 September in Toronto. Anthony Jackson-Hamel and Jonathan Osorio were the goalscorers while Junior Hoilett earned Man of the Match honours in front of 21,724 fans at BMO Field.

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Legends match sets stage for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017

With just one month to go before the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 kicks off, five FIFA Legends – Carlos Valderrama, Fernando Morientes, Marcel Desailly, Jorge Campos and Emmanuel Amuneke – took part in a special exhibition game at the Dr. DY Patil Stadium, and unveiled the Winner's Trophy for the Navi Mumbai leg of the FIFA Trophy Experience.

It was an unforgettable day for Indian football as the FIFA Legends took on a team containing Arjuna Award winner Oinam Bembem Devi, Indian women's national team captain Ngangom Bala Devi, two kids from Mission XI Million (the legacy programme for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017), Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise Babul Supriyo and Bollywood film-maker Shoojit Sircar.

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Canada defeats Jamaica 2-0 to conclude Summer of Soccer Series

Canada Soccer's National Teams are a perfect five for five at home in 2017 as the Men's National Team won 2:0 over Jamaica to close out a Summer of Soccer Series. Anthony Jackson-Hamel and Jonathan Osorio were the goalscorers as Canada thrilled a terrific crowd of 21,724 at BMO Field in Toronto. David "Junior" Hoilett was named Man of the Match.

"This was probably the best game I’ve seen Junior play," said Men’s National Team Head Coach Octavio Zambrano. "When they asked me about Man of the Match he was hands down the player chosen. He is an elite-type of player, he’s at the elite level. When he gets the ball the first thing in his mind is there is a goal, and I want to get there and that bodes well for us because that’s the kind of football we want to play"

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Costa Rica stun USA 2-0 in FIFA World Cup Qualifier

The U.S. Men's National Team fell 2-0 to Costa Rica on Matchday 7 of the Final Round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying in front of a sold-out crowd of 25,600 at Red Bull Arena. The U.S. will look to rebound quickly with a fast approaching Matchday 8 encounter at Honduras on Tuesday.

A tight opening to the match included a legitimate penalty shout from Jozy Altidore in the 24th minute. A good bit of possession led to Christian Pulisic finding space on the right, before he centered looking for Altidore in stride. With his body between the goal and Kendall Waston, Altidore was set to receive the pass and was hauled down from behind by the Costa Rica defender before the following appeals went begging.

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Record-High 108 Teams Enter Local Qualifying for 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

With the notoriety of amateur and lower division clubs in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer's National Championship, still fresh in the memory, a record-high 108 amateur teams have entered local qualifying for the 2018 edition, obliterating the previous record of 64 set last year.

Nearly all of the 108 entrants will see action in the first qualifying round, set for Sept. 23-24, with the match-ups announced today by U.S. Soccer. The history-filled annual tournament, entering its 105th year, is perhaps the only high-profile competition in American team sports where amateur sides, should they advance far enough, have the opportunity to face professionals in meaningful competition.

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Canada Soccer match in Toronto will feature Paul Stalteri Hall of Fame induction

CONCACAF champion and Canadian soccer legend Paul Stalteri will be inducted to the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame ahead of a Men’s International Soccer match in Toronto this 2 September. The two-time Canadian Player of the Year and German Bundesliga winner will be honoured in front of the home crowd before kick off to the Canada-Jamaica match at BMO Field.

Stalteri was a CONCACAF champion, helping Canada win the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup in the United States. He represented Canada at the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001 and took part in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. At the club level, he won both a Bundesliga title and a German Cup (DPF-Pokal) with Werder Breman in 2004.

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FC Goa signs Manuel Lanzarote

FC Goa has confirmed the signing of Spanish winger Manuel Lanzarote for the upcoming season of the Hero Indian Super League. The winger who was last plying his trade for Real Zaragoza in the second division of Spain becomes Sergio Lobera’s sixth foreign recruit.

A product of the La Masia, Lanzarote largely operates from the right wing but can also play in a more central attacking midfield position and on the wide left. With over 35 goals in the top two divisions of Spanish football, Lanzarote brings a wealth of experience with him and is expected to play a vital part in the Gaurs’ charge for the title. Having spent a majority of his career in Spain with the likes of Zaragoza, Espanyol, Deportivo Alaves and Eibar among a few, this will be Lanzarote’s second foray outside of Spain having previously turned out for Asteras Tripolis in Greece where he was a part of their Europa League campaign.

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