Fourteen matches in 14 days

It has been 36 years since Canada last played on Hallowe’en – an international friendly match as part of an Eastern European tour for Canada’s men’s national team. This year, Canada’s national teams have two matches on Hallowe’en 2010: the men’s U-17 team in Montego Bay, Jamaica and the women’s national team in Cancún, Mexico. Actually, it has been a busy two weeks for all of Canada’s national teams. There have been 14 matches in 14 days from 18 October to 31 October.

It has been 36 years since Canada last played on Hallowe’en – an international friendly match as part of an Eastern European tour for Canada’s men’s national team. This year, Canada’s national teams have two matches on Hallowe’en 2010: the men’s U-17 team in Montego Bay, Jamaica and the women’s national team in Cancún, Mexico. Actually, it has been a busy two weeks for all of Canada’s national teams. There have been 14 matches in 14 days from 18 October to 31 October.
This year, Canada has operated 11 national teams featuring 333 different players. By year’s end, Canada will have participated in more than 100 matches from FIFA & CONCACAF tournaments, international friendly matches, and exhibition matches. Highlights include victories at the 2010 Cyprus Women’s Cup and 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship as well as participation in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. Canada has also participated in important international friendly matches against two-time world champions – the men against Argentina and the women against Germany.
Canada’s 11 national teams in 2010 are the men’s national team, the men’s U-23/Olympic team, the men’s U-20 team, the men’s U-17 team, men’s U-15 team, the Para Soccer team, the women’s national team, the women’s U-20 team, the women’s U-18 team, women’s U-17 team, and the women’s U-15 team.
The men’s U-17 team kick off at 17.00 local (18.00 ET / 15.00 PT) in an international friendly match against Jamaica in Montego Bay. Now in their fourth trip of the year, Canada is preparing for next year’s 2011 CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Championship.
Canada’s women’s “A” team, meanwhile, kick off at 17.00 local (19.00 ET / 16.00 PT) in a CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifier against Guyana. This will be Canada’s second of three group matches in the tournament. With a win on Hallowe’en, Canada will qualify for the semi-final stage on 5 November.

Canada Soccer Nation Podcast

The Canada Soccer Nation Podcast hosted by Jason deVos, features engaging Canadian soccer guests speaking about a range of grassroots, coach education and club development topics. Check out all available episodes now!