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. 28 – Oct. 7
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 28 September 1976
Canada wins 7:0 over Dominican Republic at the 1976 CONCACAF Youth Tournament. Tony Heap scores three goals for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 30 September 2010
Canada wins 3:1 over China PR in a Women’s International Friendly match at BMO Field in Toronto, ON. Diana Matheson, Melissa Tancredi and Christine Sinclair score for Canada. The victory turns out to be the first in a Canadian-record 11-match unbeaten streak from 30 September 2010 to 21 January 2011 (nine wins and two draws).
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 2 October 2003
Canada wins 1:0 to eliminate China PR in the quarter-final stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003. Charmaine Hooper scores the lone goal in the eighth minute before a strong Canadian defence nullifies the Chinese attack for another 80-plus minutes. Goalkeeper Taryn Swiatek posted the clean sheet.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 5 October 2003
Canada falls 1:2 to Sweden in the semi-final stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003. Kara Lang opens the scoring before Malin Moström (78th minute) and Josefine Öqvist (86th minute) answer for Sweden. Silvana Burtini makes her 77th (and final) appearance for Canada. Sharolta Nonen becomes the eighth player to make her 50th appearance for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 6 October 1968
Canada posts a clean sheet in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers for the first time, a 4:0 victory over Bermuda. Goalkeeper Peter Greco posts the clean sheet. Sam Lenarduzzi makes his debut for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 7 October 2011
Simeon Jackson becomes the second Canadian to score a hat trick in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match. Jackson scores three goals and one assist in a 7:0 away victory over St. Lucia. Julian de Guzman becomes the 22nd player to make his 50th appearance for Canada. Young Ashtone Morgan makes his debut for Canada.
- Rachelle Vernon 28-Sep-1969 (Calgary, AB)
- HOF – Bob Sawtell 29-Sep-1950 (Surrey, BC)
- Lisa Munro 29-Sep-1967 (Calgary, AB)
- Sandro Grande 29-Oct-1979 (Montréal, QC)
- HOF – Art Hughes 1-Oct-1930 (Camrose, AB)
- Gordon Burness 2-Oct-1906 – d. 20-Jul-1989
- HOF – Tony Evangelista 2-Oct-1945
- Rhian Dodds 3-Oct-1979 (Hamilton, ON)
- HOF – Angela Kelly 3-Oct-1971 (Brantford, ON)
- Linda Milani (née Petrasch) 4-Oct-1966
- HOF – Colin Miller 4-Oct-1964 (Vancouver, BC)
- HOF – Errol Crossan 6-Oct-1930 (Montréal, QC)
- Gary Kern 7-Oct-1969 (Calgary, AB)
- Ed McNally 7-Oct-1962 (Aurora, ON)
- Jim Baird 7-Oct-1936