This Day in Football from 23-29 July

The history of Canada’s national teams

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 23 July 1990
Canada plays its first-ever home women’s international “A” match in Canada, an 0:2 loss to Norway in the International Women’s Invitational Tournament at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex. The three-team tournament also features USA (who defeat Canada four days later on 27 July).

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 25 July 1984
Canada draws 0:0 with Chile in a Men’s International Friendly match in Edmonton, AB. Teenager John Catliff makes his debut for Canada as a substitute.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 26 July 2007
Canada wins a bronze medal at the XV Pan American Games Rio 2007 Women’s Football Tournament. Christine Sinclair and Kristina Kiss score in the victory. Andrea Neil sets the national record for appearances, her 130th match to surpass the previous record held by Charmaine Hooper (129).

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 27 July 1990
Canada falls 1:4 to USA in the Women’s Invitational Tournament in Winnipeg, MB. In just the second Canada international “A” match on home soil, Carrie Serwetnyk becomes the first women’s footballer to score for Canada in Canada. The women’s “A” match is played at the Winnipeg Soccer Complex and is followed by a Canada-USA men’s U-23 match (which USA wins 4:0).

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 27 July 1994
Canada falls 1:2 to Germany in a Women’s International Friendly match in Montréal, QC. German substitute Birgit Prinz makes her international debut and scores the game winner in the 89th minute.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 27 July 2008
Canada wins 8:0 over Singapore in an away Women’s International Friendly match shortly before the Beijing 2008 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. Kristina Kiss becomes the 11th player to make her 75th appearance for Canada. Kiss, who is selected as an alternate for the Olympics, scores one of the goals in what will be her final match for Canada. Kiss is also incidentally the third player to score in her milestone 75th match.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 27 July 2008
Canada qualifies for the inaugural edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup New Zealand 2008. Canada finishes third at the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship following a 1:0 victory over Mexico.

Guidelines for the Return to Soccer

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.