This Day in Football from 30 April to 6 May
Posted on 30 April 2012 in Canadian soccer history
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 2 May 1993
Canada wins 2:1 over El Salvador in an away FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match at Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador. It marks Canada’s first away win in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in nearly 12 years (five draws and three losses in between away victories on 25 August 1985 and 2 May 1993). Domenic Mobilio scores the winning goal in the second half to help eliminate El Salvador. John Catliff scores the opening goal of the match, his round-leading fourth goal in five matches (albeit also the 18th and final goal of his international “A” career). Mike Sweeney makes his 58th appearance to set a new national record (surpassing the previous record of 57 appearances by Bruce Wilson).
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 3 May 1992
With Pelé on hand to open the competition, Canada wins 4:2 over Guadeloupe at the 1992 CONCACAF Men’s Under-20 Championship at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC. Troy Wood (two), Brian Ashton and Neil Thompson score for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 5 May 1985
Canada draws 1:1 with Guatemala in a FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match. The match is played in front of 30,000 fans in Ciudad Guatemala. Dale Mitchell scores the lone goal for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 5 May 2000
Canada wins 1:0 over Korea Republic in the 2000 Nike Cup in Portland, OR. Teenager Christine Latham makes her debut for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 6 May 1990
Canada wins 1:0 over a USA “B” squad at the 1990 Corona Three Nations Cup. John Catliff scores the lone goal of the match.