Canada loses Gold Cup opener

Martinique's Steve Gustan (L) battles for the ball with Canada's Julian De Guzman during the second...

Martinique's Steve Gustan (L) battles for the ball with Canada's Julian De Guzman during the second half of their CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer game in Pasadena, California, July 7, 2013. (Danny Moloshok/Reuters)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:21 PM ET

The state of Canadian soccer is in a bad place -- something we already knew.

We just didn't expect it to be this tedious.

In its first competitive match since exiting World Cup qualifying in embarrassing fashion in Honduras last October, Canada fell to tiny Martinique 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in its opening Gold Cup match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

Yes, Martinique, an island in the Lesser Antilles of less than 500,000 which is still owned by France.

 

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