As we lament yet another recent failed World Cup qualifying campaign and as we see the rate of growth for registrations decline to less than 4% per year, it is clear that to reinvigorate the game in Canada, our one and only Goal should be to qualify for the World Cup finals… not once but always. Participation, registrations and the financial health of the game, its clubs and associations depends on it.
BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) and Vancouver Whitecaps FC have released a preliminary rendering depicting how BC Place’s proposed new retractable roof might be configured, in order to best accommodate soccer events at the refurbished stadium.
Canada’s run at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup New Zealand 2008 came to an end after a 1:3 loss to European champion Germany. Canada cut an 0-2 deficit late in the first half, but could not get back on terms with the German giants at Wellington Stadium in Wellington.
Nine cities, including Montreal, are in line to bid for two expansion franchises in Major League Soccer. Joey Saputo and George Gillett will be asked to fork over an expansion fee that could be as high as $40 million. The question everyone should be asking is: What do you get for your money?
Canada’s women’s U-20 team announced its roster for the upcoming FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Chile 2008.
Impact head coach John Limniatis has accepted his option year with the team in 2009. He will be backed by assistant coach Marc Dos Santos and goalkeeper coach Youssef Dahha.
Obama win causes obsessive supporters to realize how empty their lives are.
In the end, Toronto FC didn’t just miss the playoffs by four points. They missed by four months. June, July, August, September. TFC fans put in a great season. Now, the organization has to step up.