Jayson Leutwiler is going to play for Canada!
Less than a week after a makeshift Canadian men’s national side beat Mauritania 4-0, the second half of their African adventure saw them lose 4-0 to Morocco.
Really, it came down to Venezuela burying its chances, while the best Canadian attempts went off the woodwork.
So, of course, in its first friendly since elimination from World Cup qualifying, the Canadian side would score three goals over the course of six minutes.
FIFA confirmed Tuesday that it has levied a series of fines and warnings to the Canadian Soccer Association due to poor fan and player behaviour during the recent series of World Cup qualifiers.
You don't have to really be an expert in reading between the lines to come to this conclusion: Michael Findlay wants to use his time as the interim coach of the Canadian men's national team to prove that he deserves to be the side's full-time boss going forward.
We notice more interest from our readers when we try to tackle a big topic over the course of several stories — and issue 10 of Plastic Pitch fits that bill. The MLS standings are always clogged, and 12 of 20 teams (60 per cent) make the playoffs. The No. 1 seed rarely goes on to win MLS Cup. Does …
Canada failed to qualify for the Hex, and continued a World Cup drought that dates back to 1986. With only friendlies on the horizon for the men’s national side, Montagliani said there is no rush to find a replacement.
“I think a lot of players see two sides to it,” said Ledgerwood, who is back in Edmonton. “He’s definitely put in three years of hard work and built a foundation with the guys. I think the guys, internally, see great strides going forward with the national team and I think that’s a big thing. All of us got on the same page and bought into the philosophy that he wanted to bring to Canadian soccer. On the other side of it, do you wreck that foundation that he’s built and bring in somebody else and give them the chance to build something up?”
I’ve been through a lot of them. It doesn’t get any easier with experience, let me tell you. Over the next couple of days, you’re going to go through a lot of deep, dark stuff. You’re going to weird out the people you know who aren’t into soccer (this is likely a good day to call in sick… oh, you’re at work already? Well, scratch that).
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