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Nick Sabetti: Jesse Marsch wants to coach Canada and he’s the perfect fit
Marsch has informed the CSA of his desire to coach the Canadian national team, sources say, and Nick Sabetti argues he’s the ideal candidate to bring the Reds forward towards 2018.
Between the Canadian women’s national team’s unprecedented bronze medal at the Olympics in London, to the men’s team’s utterly mortifying 8-1 loss and elimination from World Cup qualifying at the hands of Honduras, the Canadian Soccer Association’s centennial year could not have had more emotional contrast.
But as much as the women’s Olympic bronze was a resounding triumph, it was the men’s agonizing loss to Honduras that is more indicative of the state of the beautiful game in the Great White North.
As far as the development of soccer players is concerned, except for four professional clubs – Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps, Montreal Impact and FC Edmonton – Canada has extremely little to offer. Without a professional soccer league that it can call its own, Canada’s success on the international stage will likely be intermittent at best.