Kurt Larson, Toronto Sun

Postmedia's leading MLS/CANMNT columnist/beat reporter. Frequently covers TFC.


Canada's Women's World Cup team arrives to a large group of fans at the Edmonton International Airport on Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (David Bloom/Postmedia Network)

Women's World Cup has become a soccer spectacle

In 1991, it wasn’t just easy for amateur sports to get lost in the shuffle, it was expected. Whereas ads for Canada 2015 are literally everywhere in cities across this country ahead of Saturday’s World Cup opener in Edmonton.

Canada’s Melissa Tancredi (centre) battles in the air against England’s Jill Scott (right) and Katie Chapman in Hamilton last night. Canada kicks off its World Cup next Saturday vs. China. (Craig Robertson/Toronto Sun)

Canada tops England in tuneup, ready for Women's World Cup

The Canadians aren’t playing cupcakes and kids this time around. In preparation for the 2015 Women’s World Cup, they’re playing top teams, in packed venues, in identical situations to what they’ll face this time next week in Edmonton.

With a MLS work stoppage looming, Toronto FC general manager Tim Bezbatchenko might need to wait to see if his big-name off-season signings work out. (QMI Agency file photo)

New MLS labour pact with players a 'done deal'

Major League Soccer has reached a last-minute agreement on a new labor deal that will avoid a work stoppage, a player involved in the negotiations told Reuters on Wednesday.

Galaxy forward Robbie Keane (left) celebrates with forward Alan Gordon (right) after scoring a goal against the New England Revolution in the overtime during the MLS Cup final at Stubhub Center. ( Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)

L.A. Galaxy wins its fifth MLS Cup

The L.A. Galaxy realized its “First To Five” titles slogan in a 2-1 extra time MLS Cup win over the New England Revolution Sunday at StubHub Center.

Chivas USA is folding, Major League Soccer has announced. (AFP/PHOTO)

Chivas USA folds

Major League Soccer announced Monday plans to contract.

Landon Donovan is retiring at the end of the MLS season. (USA TODAY SPORTS)

Klinsmann takes parting shot at retiring Donovan

It appears the salty relationship between Major League Soccer legend Landon Donovan and U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann hasn’t waned since the L.A. Galaxy star’s controversial World Cup exclusion.