Canada

Mia Hamm delivers the golden goal in the 2002 Gold Cup final

This day in football history On 9 November 2002, the United States women claimed their second consecutive Gold Cup with a golden goal from Mia Hamm in extra time against Canada. The final was a matchup of the tournament’s two juggernauts, with both sides winning all of their earlier matches and conceding only a single goal …

Canada will finally return to a U.S. club soccer final

Toronto FC and the Montreal Impact look to pick up where the Toronto Blizzard left off in 1984 (NASLJerseys.com) Over the weekend, both Eastern Conference Canadian clubs moved on to the MLS Cup semifinals, ensuring that one will reach the final for the first time ever. The Montreal Impact defeated the New York Red Bulls on …

DTotD: Canada’s chiropractor smashes unsuspecting pitch invader

https://www.youtube.com/embed/8UbAfTB_lTY Mexico went to Canada and won 3–0 in a World Cup qualifier, which meant that the best moment of the evening for many fans in attendance was when Canada’s chiropractor absolutely leveled a pitch invader with a bone-crunching tackle from behind. The man who made the tackle, Garret Kusch, is a former striker for …

Christine Sinclair scores excellent spinning volley against Costa Rica

https://www.youtube.com/embed/PLuQ6Gs7Ls4 The CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship has produced some brilliant goals and this is another one. Canada’s Christine Sinclair took advantage of a botched clearance attempt by Costa Rica in the semifinals to set herself up for a beautiful spinning volley. Canada went on to win 3–1 to put them in the final against …

It was all fun and games until he threw the ball into his own net

The week’s most absurd soccer moments By Sam Patterson Rodrigo Cervetti of Communicaciones in the Argentine third division played 12th man for the the opposing squad, just one of five balls to enter his own net that day. [source: Dirty Tackle] Yet another case of Pepe being a goon, this time in training against his own …