• Neymar resigns captaincy following Rio gold Originally published on cbc.ca/sports Neymar has decided to step down as captain of the national team after leading Brazil to Olympic soccer glory. His announcement came immediately after Brazil’s penalty shootout victory over Germany on Saturday at the Maracana Stadium. “It was an honour to be captain, but from today I stop,” Neymar, who has […]
  • Carli Lloyd, U.S. women’s soccer captain, seeks to extend winning legacy in Rio Originally published on cbc.ca/sports In the span of 16 minutes Carli Lloyd became a superstar. Her three goal performance at the 2015 Women’s World Cup to help the U.S. defeat defending champions Japan (5-2) stands as one of the greatest performances (male or female) in a final. Accolades naturally followed, including the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Award — […]