USMNT’s Jay DeMerit gets DeMarried

A big congratulations goes out to Jay DeMerit for marrying former Olympic gold medalist Ashleigh McIvor this weekend!

The former USA regular and Vancouver Whitecaps captain tied the knot with McIvor Sunday in Whistler, B.C. — not far from where McIvor won the first ever gold medal in women’s ski cross for Canada in the 2010 Olympics.

DeMerit recorded the event with the instagram picture above, which was captioned with the phenomenal #DeMarried hashtag.

After rupturing his Achilles tendon on opening day of the MLS season, DeMerit is on the verge of making his comeback, just in time for the Whitecaps’ playoff push. Hopefully, though, he’s still just a couple days away so that he can enjoy a short honeymoon!


FOX Soccer caught up with Vancouver Whitecaps captain Jay DeMerit ahead of their playoff clash with the LA Galaxy on Thursday night. Vancouver is the first Canadian team to make the MLS playoffs, and they must face the reigning MLS Cup champions in a one-off knockout match away at the Home Depot Center.

"With our backs against the wall as an underdog, you go in there and just fight," DeMerit said.

Check out this video to hear more from DeMerit on what it means for him to have reached this milestone, and his hopes for the future of the club.


Pink, pink and more pink!

At Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, PUMA hosted the Project Pink celebrity charity match, featuring both pro and former athletes, and celebrities too!

MLS stars Dwayne DeRosario (pink team) and Jay DeMerit (white team) coached the two sides.

FOX Soccer News’ Kara Lang interviews DeRo before the match.
Coach DeMerit celebrates with celeb player Connor Paolo as his team takes the lead!

The match featured US soccer legends Julie Foudy and Joy Fawcett, as well as current USWNT player Amy Rodriguez.

A-Rod takes a penalty kick!

US legends Kasey Keller and Alexi Lalas also took the pitch — and yes, they’ve still got it!

Lang interviews Keller on the pink carpet before kickoff.

Some of the celebrities that came out to play were Aimee Teegarden, Connor Paolo, Peter Dante, Charlie Bewley and Matt Lanter.

Bewley with Lang at halftime.
Lanter was surprised at how seriously everyone took the match — it was not a walk in the park!

There were thrills, spills and even a penalty shoot out! The final winner was hotly contested — well, maybe not that much, but there were some complaints — but in the end, the real winner was Project Pink with lots of money raised for breast cancer research and awareness raised for a good cause.