In the week leading up to the start of soccer season on May 7 – Ottawa TFC’s under-15 girls will be the first local team to kickoff on Saturday morning at Millennium Field – the Ottawa Sports Pages will be publishing a story each day on local soccer. You can follow along on this webpage, where we’ll post links to each story.
We’ll start by talking to new coaching leaders at a number of local clubs, featuring a mix of imports and homegrown talent. Ottawa South United’s David Fox, the Nepean Hotspurs’ Fawn Mulholland, Ottawa TFC’s Brogan Engbers and Ottawa City’s Kristina Kiss have all had very different soccer journeys, but one thing that every one says rings true is an unbridled enthusiasm for getting back to playing soccer this year.
We’ll preview the upcoming Ontario Player Development League season, where OSU, Ottawa TFC and West Ottawa will all be seeking return trips to the top of the provincial table following a historic 2021 season where all three local clubs clinched OPDL crowns on the same day.
And we’ll tell you all about emerging international star Rosa Maalouf, who is currently the tournament-leading scorer at the Concacaf women’s under-17 championship in Dominican Republic, with nine goals in four matches for Team Canada.
Ottawa Sports Pages Soccer Kickoff Series – Part 4:
Soccer’s back and Ottawa clubs are eager to regain momentum coming off historic triple provincial championship season
Ottawa Sports Pages Soccer Kickoff Series – Part 3:
Brogan Engbers fuels passion for coaching as he recovers from major shoulder injury that struck just before end of contract with Toronto FC
Ottawa Sports Pages Soccer Kickoff Series – Part 2:
New Nepean Hotspurs technical director Fawn Mulholland brings fresh perspective to coaching after nearly quitting soccer as a teeenager
Ottawa Sports Pages Soccer Kickoff Series – Part 1:
Catching up with Kristina Kiss: Past Team Canada star returns to coach youngest girls at Ottawa City Soccer Club
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