This Day in Football from 30 January to 5 February

The history of Canada’s national teams.

Photo (Canada Soccer Archives): Bruce Wilson was the first Canadian to make 50 appearances at the international “A” level.


THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 30 January 2008
Canada wins 1:0 over Martinique in an away Men’s International Friendly match in Fort-de-France. Dwayne De Rosario scores the lone goal while Pat Onstad posts the clean sheet.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 2 February 1986
Bruce Wilson becomes the first player to make his 50th appearance for Canada in a 1:3 loss to Uruguay. Wilson reaches the milestone in a Men’s International Friendly match played in Miami, FL.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 2 February 2002
Canada finishes third at the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup following a 2:1 win over Korea Republic. Dwayne De Rosario scores his first goal for Canada, the game’s winning goal in the 35th minute.

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.