With a 2-0 loss to Congo, Canada became the first country to be held off the scoresheet in three separate tournaments (1985, 2001, 2007).
The country that made it to one World Cup (and didn't win a game or score a goal in that one, either) brought the humiliation home as host of the biggest soccer event in Canadian history.
No wins, no goals scored
Our sport is and always will be HOCKEY. Im sure they gave 100 % but unfortunately we dont have the depth the other countries have or the skill.
Jimmy, 2007-07-09 23:13:59
The faulty coaching methods, the lack of cohesion on the field made me cry.
What er need is a complete change at the top of the CSA plus a much better coach. Remember how nice results came out of the hiring of a good coach the way it turned for the South Koreans a few years ago.
No good coaching results in the kind of playmaking we did see this past tournament.
Leo VanLeeuwen, 2007-07-09 23:00:55
I also am going to have to question this assumption that nobody thought Canada would advance. Although I had no delusions of a title, I for one am very surprised we didn't make it out of the group stage. In fact, everything I read and every result leading up to the tournament suggested that Canada should have had little difficulty advancing to at least the 2nd round.
Ryan Gray, 2007-07-09 16:37:15
Call me naive, optimistic, whatever you want but I fully believe that the talent is there, at the senior level to lay waste to pretty much every CONCACAF team outside of Mexico and the United States. What Stephen Hart did with our men at the Gold Cup (and the games leading up to it) was by far the most encouraging thing I've seen from a Canadian men's team at any level. However, with Dale Mitchell at the helm, I am afraid that we will revert back to the days of 0-0 draws (or worse) at home and 4-0 defeats on the road.
I suppose we can only hope that either Soccer Canada or Dale Mitchell himself are embarrassed enough by this dismal performance that they do Something to prevent themselves from giving up the best chance Canada has seen in over 20 years of qualifying for the World Cup.
Ryan Gray, 2007-07-09 16:21:13