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Bev Priestman is New Coach For Canadian Women's National Soccer Team

Soccer

October 29, 2020
SOURCE: LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/GETTY IMAGES
SOURCE: LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/GETTY IMAGES

⚽️Soccer: The Canadian women’s national soccer team (CANWNT) have picked a familiar face as their new head coach. Bev Priestman, who will take on the leading role as of Sunday, previously served as an assistant under former head coach (and national treasure) John Herdman. She also coached Canada’s junior team in two FIFA U-17 World Cups and was the national director of Canada Soccer’s developmental EXCEL program.

  • Priestman will become the third female coach for the women’s team, filling the gap left in June by Kenneth Heiner-Møller, who had taken over the role from Herdman in 2018. Fun fact: Priestman and Herdman both hail from the same small town, Consett, in northern England. There must be something in the water.

🎾Tennis: Don’t you just hate when Canadians have to play each other? It was a classic Canadian clash yesterday at the Vienna Open, with world No. 21 Félix Auger-Aliassime upset in the first round by underdog and fellow countryman Vasek Pospisil, who’s ranked 81. Pospisil faces world No. 6 Daniil Medvedev today.

🏀Basketball: We hate reporting this news. Toronto Raptors rookie Terence Davis was arrested in New York City on Tuesday night after reportedly assaulting his girlfriend. The 23-year-old from Mississippi has been accused of striking his girlfriend in the face before destroying her phone. The Raps are “seeking more information” before making any public statements. Disgusting.

  • On a brighter Raptors note, Kansas City is rolling out the red carpet for the dinos. Missouri’s largest city is offering their T-Mobile Center to the team, should the Canada-US border remain closed when the new NBA season starts. KC Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes and Canadian Laurent Duvernay-Tardif are on board, and Kansas City’s mayor has already started bilingual tweeting.