Dwayne De Rosario is Canada’s all time leading scorer. He scored 22 times in 81 appearances for the senior national side. That works out to 0.27 goals per appearance.
With his brace on Friday night against Belize, Tosaint Ricketts now has 12 goal in 43 appearances for Canada. That puts him at 0.28 goals per appearance, slightly better than De Ro’s standard. But, more interestingly, Ricketts has seven career goals in World Cup qualifiers; De Rosario had nine in his career.
Thanks to the two Ricketts’ goals and an injury-time back-breaker from Atiba Hutchinson, Canada came out of the first leg of its CONCACAF third-round World Cup qualifier with a 3-0 win over Belize.
With the visitors parking the bus for 90 minutes at Toronto’s BMO Field, simply trying to survive the first leg, Canada could attack for 90 minutes. Surely, 3-0 will be a disappointment to some of you out there deluded enough to believe that our national team could lay an eight- or nine-goal whupping on anybody.