Here are five things to watch out for in Canadian sports this weekend: A STRONG START: Canadian golfer Mackenzie Hughes is looking to build a big first round this weekend at the British Open in Sandwich, England.
Here are five things to watch for in Canadian sports this weekend:
A GOOD START: Canadian golfer Mackenzie Hughes is looking to build a big first round this weekend at the British Open in Sandwich, England. Hughes posted a score of 66 on his first 18 holes, leaving him two strokes behind leader Louis Oosthuizen. Adam Hadwin, Corey Conners and Richard T. Lee are the other Canadians on the field.
FOOTBALL IS AT HOME: Toronto FC and CF Montreal announce they will play their Major League Soccer games in their home stadiums this weekend and plan to have a limited number of fans in the stands. The TFC has announced that a crowd of up to 7,000 spectators is scheduled for its game against Orlando at BMO Field on Saturday, while Montreal expects 5,000 spectators to attend its game against Cincinnati at Stade Saputo on the same day. According to MLS, only fully vaccinated players and staff on visiting teams will be excluded from Canadian quarantine requirements. TFC and CF Montreal are already training in their original facilities.
RETURN TO THE NEST: The Toronto Blue Jays return from the all-star break on Friday, when they open a three-game streak with the Texas Rangers at their temporary base in Buffalo, NY. Blue Jays hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr., has was named the MVP of Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Denver after hitting a massive solo homerun and driving another inning.
HARD TEST: Canada’s men’s soccer team will be in trouble against the host United States when neighbors face off in Kansas City, Kansas for the Gold Cup on Sunday. Canada has won only one victory in its last 19 games against the Americans, although it did come in 2019 when the Canadians surprised the United States with a 2-0 victory in the Nations League. of CONCACAF in Toronto.
PARIS BOUND: The Tour de France ends on Sunday, when cyclists complete their traditional race along the Champs-ÃlysÃ©es in Paris to the finish line at the Arc de Triomphe. Canadian riders Michael Woods, Hugo Houle and Guillaume Boivin will leave for Tokyo immediately after the race. Woods and Houle are expected to represent Canada in the Olympic road race event, with Boivin on board as the third runner.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 16, 2021.
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