Canada’s domestic cup championship may still be in its infancy but the fact that it has even been around as long as it has been is due to the efforts of a group of Canadian soccer fans.
Many of the things that made KC successful against the Impact were re-enacted by Columbus on Sunday at Saputo Stadium, as the Crew held Montreal to a 1-1 draw.
Real competitiveness probably won’t come until next year, but there are signs of a foundation that might make 2013 more bearable than it looked just a week ago.
Hope springs eternal of course but it’d be foolish to expect much more from this than Canada got from the Denmark game. A result or even a goal to cheer would be a bonus, really it’s about experience and probably some harsh lessons for the younger players, and hopefully a few flashes of potential from the likes of Tiebert or Bekker to keep Canadian fans warm over the long long footballing winter ahead of us.
For the first time ever, a soccer player was named Canada’s athlete of the year. Christine Sinclair is the first soccer player to receive the award in it’s 76 year old history, beating out Ryder Hesjedal, Rosie MacLennan, Christine Nesbitt and Milos Raonic among others this year.