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
We should stop this silliness, bide our time, and wait for a reality TV show where the winner is the country who assembles the most effective bid proposals for hosting world sporting events, with no actual aprospects for excelling at the event. IMHO, we'd be the hands-down winner on this reality series!
Neil, 2007-07-09 15:23:33
My advice get a real coach even if it means going outside of Canada and drop any player that doesn't at least look like he has some pride in playing for his country.
John, 2007-07-09 14:50:15
The problem is, we don't take soccer seriously in this country. We don't develop young players like we do with hockey. We see soccer as a nice, fun activity for kids to play in the summer. Scoring isn't important, just have fun.
We're never going to improve if we don't have a clear plan in place to develop players from a young age, single out elite players, and stick with them throughout their youth.
Darcey McLaughlin, 2007-07-09 14:25:10
The tournament demonstrates that Dale Mitchell's system is inept at this level, and I don't see this getting any better during World Cup qualifying. With all due respect to Dale, Rene Simoes would have done a better job.
But the CSA somehow passed on a foriegn born coach with a good vision and an effective strategy (remember Holger Osieck?). Couple that with the PR fiascos they had at the World Cup in the past few weeks, and it is clear that Canada will never have a winner until the suits wake up.
BDK, 2007-07-09 14:04:08
In addition, we didn't exactly have to play the giants of the football world...I mean come on...Austria and Congo...lame Canada....lame!
Devon, 2007-07-09 13:21:35