Exclusive: CSL comment on fixed games
The Canadian Soccer League has released a statement about the recent match-fixing revelations regarding a 2009 match between Toronto Croatia and Trois-Rivières Attak, the one-time feeder club for Montréal Impact.
The CSA responds: official statement on match-fixing
The Canadian Soccer Association has issued a statement regarding match-fixing and the Canadian Soccer League, replying to recent calls for more attention to this kind of corruption. I’d like to pretend I had something to do with this, having called out the CSA to take more accountability for the football being played under its banner, but really the CSA had little choice but to respond to all of the attention caused by the CBC story on match-fixing in the CSL.
When Canada played a fixed match
There have been recriminations lately surrounding the match-fixing scandal engulfing the CSL, with critics pointing to the league and the CSA’s inaction on a story that first emerged last year. It’s easy to forget that Canada’s men’s national team has been involved in match-fixing scandals of it’s own — both willing and unwilling.
When Canadian soccer results are too good to be true
When I first saw CSL fixtures available for betting online, I was a little surprised. It all seemed too real. No longer were the available bets restricted to top-level European football half a world away, but I could put large amounts of money on matches happening just a short drive away at places like Centennial Park and Lamport Stadium in Toronto.