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. 7 – Sept. 16
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 7 September 1984
In the pouring rain at the 1984 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship, Canada falls 1:2 after extra time in the championship final against Mexico. The final is played at the National Stadium in Port of Spain. Mexico scores first and David Phillips equalizes in the second half. Mexico’s Mario Galvez scores the winner in extra time.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 7 September 2010
Canada wins 2:1 over Honduras in a Men’s International Friendly match at Stade Saputo in Montréal. Paul Stalteri sets the national record by making his 83rd appearance for Canada. Josh Simpson and Kevin McKenna score for Canada, with the winner headed home in the 42nd minute. The match is briefly halted late in the second half because of lightning, but the match is completed for a Canadian victory.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 10 September 1976
Canada wins 3:1 over the New York Cosmos in an exhibition match in Vancouver, BC. Gary Thompson, Brian Budd and Glen Johnson score for Canada while Giorgio Chinaglia scores for the visiting Cosmos.
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 Stojanović 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.
- HOF – Trevor Harvey 7-Sep-1916 (Vancouver, BC) – d. 24-Jul-1988
- Brooke McCalla 7-Sep-1987 (Pickering, ON)
- Eddy Berdusco 8-Sep-1969 (Mississauga, ON)
- HOF – Bob Harley 8-Sep-1888 – d. 1958
- HOF – Mark Watson 8-Sep-1970 (Vancouver, BC)
- Patrick Tobo 9-Sep-1962
- Matt Stinson 9-Sep-1992 (Toronto, ON)
- Félix Brillant 9-Sep-1980 (Brossard, QC)
- Gary Thompson 9-Sep-1945 (Vancouver, BC)
- Adam Straith 11-Sep-1960 (Victoria, BC)
- Drew Ferguson 11-Sep-1957 (Powell River, BC)
- Nick De Santis 11-Sep-1967 (Montréal, QC)
- Victor Montagliani 12-Sep-1965 (East Vancouver, BC)
- Bill Simpson 13-Sep-1894 – d. 21-Jun-1974
- Amy Walsh 13-Sep-1977 (St-Bruno, QC)
- Cindy Walsh 13-Sep-1979 (St-Bruno, QC)
- Christine Latham 15-Sep-1981 (Calgary, AB)
- Marco Rizi 15-Sep-1968 (Montréal, QC)
- Fred Dierden 16-Sep-1895 – d. 1-Jul-1960