This Day in Football from 10-16 September

The history of Canada’s national teams.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 10 September 1976
Canada wins 3:1 over the New York Cosmos in an exhibition match in Vancouver, BC. Gary Thompson, Brian Budd and Glen Johnson score for Canada while Giorgio Chinaglia scores for the visiting Cosmos.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 14 September 1985
Canada qualifies for the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico with a 2:1 victory over Honduras at King George V Park in St. John’s, NL. George Pakos and Igor Vrablic score for Canada as the team also claims the 1985 CONCACAF Championship. Vrablic is named MVP of the match. Carl Valentine makes his debut for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 14 September 2003
In its final match before the FIFA Women’s World Cup USA 2003, Canada wins 2:0 over Australia in a Women’s International Friendly match at Richardson Stadium in Kingston, ON. Charmaine Hooper and Rhian Wilkinson both score for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 15 September 1980
Canada wins 4:0 over New Zealand in a Men’s International Friendly match in Vancouver, BC. Gerry Gray, Dale Mitchell, Randy Ragan and Mike Stojanović all make their debuts for Canada. Mitchell (two), Stojanović and Bob Lenarduzzi score in the win.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 15 September 2007
Canada wins 4:0 over Ghana in the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup China 2007. Christine Sinclair scores two goals and becomes Canada’s all-time tournament goals leader at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Andrea Neil makes her 132nd (and last) appearance for Canada. is the new home for official Canada Soccer apparel and fanwear, including customized National Team jerseys

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