Courtesy Cathal Kelly, The Star
Dismantle CSA, Says De Vos
Former Canuck captain feels `terribly’ for players on national team
The former captain of Canada’s senior men’s soccer team has added his voice to those calling for the dismantling of the Canadian Soccer Association.
“The whole association needs to be changed, end of story,” Jason De Vos said from his home in Ipswich, England, yesterday. “I feel terribly for the men and women playing in the national team program who, I know for a fact, are still as frustrated as I was five or 10 years ago.”
De Vos, 33, distinguished himself in Canada’s colours for eight years. He hasn’t played for his country since the end of the unsuccessful qualification run for the 2006 World Cup.
De Vos first made his comments this week on a fanzine devoted to his pro club Ipswich Town. Yesterday, he amplified his anger.