David Smith

David Smith  is a long time soccer (football) goalkeeper. He began playing soccer in 1966, when he moved to England. His first real experience with soccer was staying in an inn in Colchester, England watching England, (led by West Ham United’s Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters),  win its first and only World Cup. That experience has made him (often to his embarrassment) a lifelong England and West Ham United fan. As a player, the highlight of his career was to tryout as a goalkeeper for the Canadian under 18 team. At 52, he is still playing, despite a hip replacement operation, and aspires to play in the World Masters Games. He is currently the VP of Boys soccer for Point Grey Soccer Club.

 In his non soccer lives David is married to Ann Rowan and is the father of two great children. He has been involved in the non profit community for most of his life, particularly in environmental and peace movement advocacy organizations. He is a supporter of Vision Vancouver and the Director of Operations at the consulting and fundraising company Strategic Communications.

World Cup Group B Overview

The fantastically talented Argentinian team is led by World Footballer of the year candidate Lionel Messi, and strikers Carlos Tevez of Manchester City and Diego Milito who scored both goals in Inter

The World Cup

Meet VO's father and son World Cup soccer coverage team. Fans of England, they'll report direct from Frog and Firkin or Three Lions on the soccer world scene non stop---except when work and school g

Reflecting on Thierry Henry's "hand of God" goal and the morality of soccer

Thierry Henry: Why is the handball the worst crime in soccer?

Why a Soccer Blog? It's a Beautiful Game

I have never blogged before. I have a passionate interest in politics and many other aspects of living in the city… so I ask myself… why start with a soccer blog? When I started to think about it,...