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.
Oct. 12 – Oct. 21
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 12 October 1977
Canada wins a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at Estadio Azteca for the first time, albeit not against Mexico, but Suriname instead. The match is played in front of 90,000 fans. Buzz Parsons and Mike Bakic score for Canada in the 2:1 victory. Brian Budd plays briefly with a broken leg before coming off in the 77th minute, leaving Canada down to 10 men for the latter part of the match.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 12 October 1981
Canada wins 4:2 over Trinidad and Tobago in an away Men’s International Friendly match. Dale Mitchell (two), Mike Stojanovic and Branko Segota score in the win. Ian Bridge makes his debut for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 12 October 1987
Canada opens the FIFA U-20 World Cup Chile 1987 with a 2:2 draw against Italy. The CONCACAF champions open with a 2-0 lead on goals from James Grimes and Domenic Mobilio before Italy equalizes with two goals in the second half (including one on a penalty).
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 12 October 1997
Canada plays Mexico to a 2:2 draw in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Frank Yallop becomes the 10th player to make his 50th appearance for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 13 October 1996
Canada wins 2:0 over Cuba in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB – its second 2:0 win over Cuba in four days. Paul Peschisolido and Nick Dasovic are the goal scorers. Colin Miller becomes the eighth player to make his 50th appearance.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 13 October 2004
Canada falls 1:3 to Costa Rica in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match in Burnaby, BC. Carlo Corazzin (59th), Jason de Vos (49th) and Mark Watson (78th) make their final appearances for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 15 October 1988
Canada scores three second-half goals in a 3:2 victory over Guatemala, but is eliminated from FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The home-and-away series finishes tied 3-3 on goals, but Guatemala is the victor because it scored more away goals.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 15 October 2008
Canada plays to a 2:2 draw with Mexico in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier match in Edmonton, AB. Ali Gerba and Tomasz Radzinski score in the draw at Commonwealth Stadium.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 16 October 1977
Canada wins 2:1 over Guatemala in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at Estadio Azteca in Ciudad México, Mexico. Buzz Parsons and Bob Lenarduzzi score goals in the first half.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 17 October 1968
Canada wins 4:2 over USA in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier match in Toronto, ON. Ralph McPate scores two goals for Canada. Norman Patterson and Tibor Vigh also score for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 17 October 1987
Canada holds Brazil 0-0 for nearly 82 minutes in a FIFA U-20 World Cup group match. Andre Cruz finally breaks the deadlock on a free kick, beating Craig Forrest. Canada’s first loss in three matches eliminates the team.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 18 October 1980
Canada plays to a 1:1 draw with Mexico in a FIFA World Cup Qualifier match in Toronto. Mike Stojanovic scores the goal for Canada late in the first half. Branko Segota, who makes his debut for Canada, gets an assist.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 18 October 1992
In Canada’s first match of the 1994 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, Dale Mitchell scores the equalizer of a 1:1 away draw with Jamaica in the 85th minute. Mitchell scores just seven minutes after Hector Wright had opened the scoring in front of 17,000 fans at Jamaica’s National Stadium.
- HOF – John McGrane 12-Oct-1953 (Hamilton, ON)
- HOF – Garry Ayre 12-Oct-1953 (Vancouver, BC)
- Bryanna McCarthy 13-Oct-1991 (Ajax, ON)
- Steven MacDonald 13-Oct-1970 (Vancouver, BC)
- Gary Miller 14-Oct-1956
- Martin Dugas 15-Oct-1971 (Welland, ON)
- Johnny Kerr 15-Oct-1943 – d. 19-Jun-2011
- Marcel de Jong 15-Oct-1986 (Toronto, ON)
- Rick Celebrini 16-Oct-1967 (Vancouver, BC)
- Doug McMahon 16-Oct-1917 (Winnipeg, MB) – d. 16-Apr-1997
- Ernie Edmunds 17-Oct-1902 (Nanaimo, BC) – d. 27-Oct-1956
- Lars Hirschfeld 17-Oct-1978 (Edmonton, AB)
- Helen Stoumbos 18-Oct-1970 (Guelph, ON)
- Paul Stalteri 18-Oct-1977 (Brampton, ON)
- Jeff Clarke 18-Oct-1977 (Coquitlam, BC)
- Peter Dinsdale 19-Oct-1938 – d. 5-Jun-2004
- Burke Kaiser 20-Oct-1967
- Amber Allen 21-Oct-1975 (Pitt Meadows, BC)