⚓️ Halifax Wanderers to launch a women’s team in support of the creation of League1 Atlantic. Nova Scotia is not waiting for the rest of Canada. They’re making their own path when it comes to the women’s game. The creation of League1 Atlantic is a major factor in the development of soccer in the Atlantic provinces. For the Wanderers to pursue both a men’s and women’s team in the L1 Atlantic division by 2024 is a statement. They are positioning themselves as the most important soccer institution in the Maritimes. Not only for the sake of increasing the Wanderer’s profile but for the overall growth of football in the atlantic provinces. Expect a generation of ballers coming out of the East Coast in the future.
🌊 Speaking of League1 Canada, The Vancouver Whitecaps women’s team are League1 Canada inter-provincial champs after a stunning 5-0 victory over PEF Québec (CF Montréal’s women’s team) in the final. This caps off an incredible season for Vancouver (pun intended), who won the League1 BC regular season and playoffs. It was also nice to see the quality of PEF Québec in their first season under the CF Montréal umbrella, and hopefully this is just the start of this sort of investment in the game in this country. Hey Toronto FC…time to step up and join the movement.
🇨🇦 Despite CanWNT’s early exit from the 2023 Women’s World Cup, head coach Bev Priestman was given a vote of confidence by Canada Soccer interim General Secretary Jason deVos this week, saying that she had the ‘full support’ of the federation in an interview with the Canadian Press. He also confirmed that they are looking to get friendlies for CanWNT during the October and November windows. He also said that progress has been made in various negotiations, something we will believe when we see it.
🤔 Jonathan David to Tottenham? It seems that the Spurs have been pursuing their contingency plan as Harry Kane’s transfer saga was coming to a close. The North London club need to find a striker to replace their main man. They have set their eyes on Canada’s number 9, Jonathan David. It is no secret that JD has been looking for a move to the Prem and Kane’s departure to Munich has triggered that possibility. Lille are open to selling David for the right place and if they’re able to find a suitable replacement for the Canadian international. Imagine that Son and JD link up play in a North London DARBY. Until then, we wait for Fabrizio’s “Here we go.”
🇪🇸 Montrealer Yassine Bounou wanted by Real Madrid. The Morocco international and Sevilla’s number 1 is being targeted by Real Madrid as a potential replacement to the injured Thibaut Courtois. Sevilla president, Jose Castro, has asked Real Madrid president Florentino Perez for 30 million Euros for the keeper. If the deal occurs, Yassine Bounou would be the most expensive player from Montreal. Moreover, expect to see the habibis rocking Bounou kits in Montreal’s Petit Maghreb, Saint-Laurent, Stade Saputo and every shisha spot in the city. We are about it.
🔨 Forge FC’s Woobens Pacius wanted by MLS teams. Impact legend Patrice Bernier has stated that Pacius has drawn attention from clubs in France, Portugal and within the MLS. However, the names of these clubs have not been disclosed but one can make the safe bet that CF Montréal are potential favourites among MLS clubs. Woobens Pacius is from Terrebonne, Quebec and CFM academy product. MTL love to bring back former academy players and also have a good track record with turning CPL players into absolute ballers. CFM are in need of a convincing finisher and Pacius fits that profile. The potential forward combination of Mahala, Pacius and Quioto would be a devastating thought. Above all, Stade Saputo loves to field Quebecois talents. Unless Inter Miami come knocking, cause they’re getting everyone and their mother no problem.
🏰 Everton looking to sign Canadian-born striker Daniel Jebbison from Sheffield United. Another Canadian player emerging out of the obscurity of English football. Everton have been monitoring the 19-year-old forward from Oakville, Ontario. Sheffield United have been promoted back into the Premier League after two years, but are open to selling Jebbison this season as he is on his final year of contract. A move to Everton would be a big plus for young striker. Jebbison has the possibility to play for Canada, Jamaica and England. However, Canada Soccer have been in talks with him and are trying to seal him into the CanMNT system permanently.