The history of Canada’s national teams.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 21 May 2005
Canada is eliminated from qualification for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Peru 2005. Canada falls 0:2 to host Mexico in its final group match at the 2005 CONCACAF Men’s Under-17 Qualifying Tournament in Culiacán. Mexico not only qualifies for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, but goes on to win the world tournament with a 3:0 win over Brazil in the 2 October 2005 championship final.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 22 May 1995
Canada wins 2:0 over Northern Ireland at the 1995 Canada Cup in Edmonton, AB. Paul Peschisolido scores both goals for Canada. Randy Samuel sets the national record for appearances, his 62nd match to surpass the previous record held by Mike Sweeney (61). On the same day, Canada’s women’s national team falls 1:2 to USA in a friendly match also in Edmonton.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 22 May 2003
Canada wins 4:0 over England in a Women’s International Friendly match at Frank Clair Stadium in Ottawa, ON. A Canadian record 19,000 fans are in attendance to cheer Canada on to victory (the record is surpassed three months later in Edmonton just before the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003). Andrea Neil (two), Christine Latham and Kara Lang score for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 23 May 2008
Canada falls 1:2 to Australia in an away Women’s International Friendly match in Sydney. Kara Lang becomes the 10th player to make her 75th appearance for Canada. Lang is also the second player to score in the milestone 75th match, cutting the Australian lead with Canada’s lone goal in the 55th minute.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 24 May 1999
Canada wins 2:0 over Mexico in a Women’s International Friendly match in Vancouver, BC. Goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc posts her first clean sheet in just her second match (her first as a starter).
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 24 May 2010
Canada falls 0:5 to Argentina in a Men’s International Friendly match in Buenos Aires. The match, played in front of 66,000 fans at Estadio River Plate, serves as a send-off match for Argentina before the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. Canada’s Pat Onstad makes his 58th and final appearance for Canada (a national record). Teenaged substitute Adam Straith, meanwhile, makes his first-ever appearance for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 25 May 1988
Canada wins 1:0 over Chile at the Matthews Cup in Toronto, ON. Ian Bridge scores a controversial goal in the 90th minute after goalkeeper Marcos Cornez and John Catliff collide in the air from a Mike Sweeney free kick. Bridge knocks in the loose ball to send Canada into the Matthews Cup final. It marks Canada’s second victory against a South American nation at the international “A” level. Goalkeeper Craig Forrest makes his debut for Canada, posting a clean sheet in the process. Ian Bridge scores the lone goal for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 25 May 2005
After falling behind 0-3 in the first 15 minutes, Canada comes back to win 4:3 in a Women’s International Friendly match against Denmark. Christine Sinclair scores two goals, including the game winner in the 83rd minute.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 25 May 2009
Canada falls 0:4 to USA in a Women’s International Friendly match at BMO Field in Toronto. Martina Franko makes her 55th (and final) appearance for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 27 May 2000
Canada wins 1:0 over Trinidad and Tobago in a Men’s International Friendly match in Toronto. The match is played in front of a pro-Canadian crowd of 8,870 fans at Varsity Stadium. Jeff Clarke scores the lone goal in the win. Kevin McKenna makes his debut for Canada.
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