The Canadian Soccer Association is marking its Centenary Year with a feature called This Week In Canadian Soccer.
The association will provide memorable events each week throughout 2012.
Sept. 14 – Sept. 23
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 14 September 1985
Canada qualifies for the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico with a 2:1 victory over Honduras at King George V Park in St. John’s, NL. George Pakos and Igor Vrablic score for Canada as the team also claims the 1985 CONCACAF Championship. Vrablic is named MVP of the match. Carl Valentine makes his debut for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 14 September 2003
In its final match before the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003, Canada wins 2:0 over Australia in a Women’s International Friendly match at Richardson Stadium in Kingston, ON. Charmaine Hooper and Rhian Wilkinson both score for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 15 September 1980
Canada wins 4:0 over New Zealand in a Men’s International Friendly match in Vancouver, BC. Gerry Gray, Dale Mitchell, Randy Ragan and Mike Stojanovic all make their debuts for Canada. Mitchell (two), Stojanović and Bob Lenarduzzi score in the win.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 15 September 2007
Canada wins 4:0 over Ghana in the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007. Christine Sinclair scores two goals and becomes Canada’s all-time tournament goals leader at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Andrea Neil makes her 132nd (and last) appearance for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 17 September 1980
Canada wins 3:0 over New Zealand in a Men’s International Friendly match in Edmonton, AB. Bruce Miller scores two goals for Canada. Bob Lenarduzzi also scores in the victory. Tino Lettieri and Mike Sweeney make their debuts for Canada at the international “A” level.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 17 September 2011
Canada plays to a 1:1 draw with USA in an away Women’s International Friendly match in Kansas City, KS. Coach John Herdman makes his debut as Canada’s coach. Abby Wambach scores for USA on a penalty before Melissa Tancredi equalizes late in the first half. Melanie Booth becomes the 23rd player to make her 50th appearance for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 19 September 1888
Canada falls 0:4 to Scotland in an away exhibition match in Glasgow. It is the earliest recorded match for a Canadian representative team.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 19 September 2003
Canada falls 1:4 to Germany in the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003. Christine Sinclair scores the opening goal in the fourth minute before Germany answers four times. Charmaine Hooper becomes the first player to make her 100th appearance for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 20 September 2007
Canada draws 2:2 with Australia, but it eliminated from the group phase at the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007. Captain Christine Sinclair scored a go-ahead goal in the 85th minute that would have pushed Canada into the next round, but an added time goal by Cheryl Salisbury gave Australia the advantage in the standings. Tancredi’s goal in the first minute (37 seconds) was the second-fastest goal in FIFA Women’s World Cup history.
- Christine Latham 15-Sep-1981 (Calgary, AB)
- Marco Rizi 15-Sep-1968 (Montréal, QC)
- Fred Dierden 16-Sep-1895 – d. 1-Jul-1960
- Bryan Rosenfeld 18-Sep-1965 (Thunder Bay, ON)
- Gabriel Gervais 18-Sep-1976 (Montréal, QC)
- HOF – Ian Bridge 18-Sep-1959 (Victoria, BC)
- Don Archibald 19-Sep-1906 (Truro, NS) – d. 10-May-1968
- Adrian Cann 19-Sep-1980 (Thornhill, ON)
- HOF – Norman McLeod 19-Sep-1938 (Vancouver, BC)
- Fabienne Gareau 20-Sep-1967 (Ottawa, ON)
- Ian Carter 20-Sep-1967 (Mississauga, ON)
- HOF – Craig Forrest 20-Sep-1967 (Coquitlam, BC)
- Michele Houchen 23-Sep-1965 (Toronto, ON)
- Peter Roe 23-Sep-1955 (Bramalea, ON)
- Patrice Bernier 23-Sep-1979 (Brossard, QC)