Canada defeats Mexico in Mexico to claim second CONCACAF women’s title.
Canada won its second CONCACAF women’s title on 8 November 2010, shortly after securing its fifth-consecutive spot in a FIFA Women’s World Cup. After securing first place in the CONCACAF group stage with a 3:0 win over Mexico, Canada then knocked off Costa Rica in the semi-final phase to book a spot for Germany 2011. Just three days later, Canada faced host Mexico again – this time with a CONCACAF trophy on the line. In front of an sold-out Mexican crowd in Cancún, Canada’s Christine Sinclair scored the lone goal from the penalty spot in a 1:0 win for the title.
Moment 7: Canada wins 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Championship
The Canadian Soccer Association celebrates its 100th anniversary throughout the 2012 calendar year. While soccer (football) has been played in Canada since 1876, the Canadian Soccer Association (or the Dominion of Canada Football Association as it was known in the day) was inaugurated on 24 May 1912. As part of the centennial celebrations, the Canadian Soccer Association will unveil the “Top-10 Moments” in Canadian soccer history as well as engage soccer fans to select the “All-Time Canada XI” teams for men’s and women’s football. The celebrations will culminate with Canada’s two Centennial Matches – a Women’s International Friendly on 30 May in Moncton and a Men’s International Friendly match on 3 June in Toronto.
Tickets to Canada’s 3 June Centennial home match – as well three FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in June, September and October – are available via Ticketmaster (ticketmaster.ca / 1.855.570.7500) with full details at CanadaSoccer.com/seetheerise. Also to celebrate Canada’s 100th anniversary, Canada’s men’s and women’s national teams will wear a special blue Centennial Kit tailored by Umbro. The kit will be worn exclusively by the men on 3 June and by the women for a second Centennial match on 30 June at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, UT, USA. Limited quantities of Canada’s Centennial clothing line – including jersey, anthem jacket and cap – are available exclusively at CanadaSoccer.com.
Canada Soccer outlines return to soccer guidelines. The return to soccer guidelines provide member organizations with a five-step process, including a checklist of weighted questions known as the Return to Soccer Assessment Tool.