Canadian men’s national-team coach Benito Floro has bared his teeth a couple of times over the past year.
He’s lamented how MLS teams do their best to prevent Canadian players from being called up for national team duty, while American stars are always made readily available, no matter how meaningless the friendly (CLICK HERE).
He’s expressed his disappointment in the Canadian MLS teams, when it comes to how they’re doing when it comes to giving minutes to Canadian players (CLICK HERE).
Now, we might see if the barks end up with a bite. Canada will play its round-robin games in the Olympic qualifying tournament Oct. 1-6. There will, no doubt, be a camp before that. Floro spoke about the tournament on Tuesday and, through quotes released by the Canadian Soccer Association, we see he’s already prepping for fights with quite a few MLS clubs.
“We are expected to know soon if coaches from European and MLS clubs are going to allow us our players to at least attend all the games and whether it’s possible for them to attend the pre-tournament camp,” Floro said. “We trust that the Canadian USL teams are going to allow players to attend the camp and in all the games. If clubs don’t allow several players to attend the games, it will be much more difficult for us. We hope the clubs will allow all the players with us.”
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