The Canadian Soccer Association is marking its Centenary Year with a feature called This Week In Canadian Soccer.
The association will provide memorable events each week throughout 2012.
July 21 – Aug. 5
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: 28 July 2008
Canada qualifies for the inaugural edition of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup New Zealand 2008. Canada finishes third in the tournament following a 1:0 victory over USA.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 30 July 1984
Canada draws 1:1 with Iraq in their opening match at the 1984 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament in Cambridge, MA. Gerry Gray and Hussain Saeed Mohamed Al Abid score goals in the second half.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 30 July 2006
Canada falls 0:2 to USA in an away Women’s International Friendly match in Cary, NC. Charmaine Hooper (129th) and Sharolta Nonen (63rd) make their final appearances for Canada. Brittany Timko becomes the 13th player to make her 50th appearance for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 31 July 1993
Canada wins its first FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match played in Edmonton, AB. Canada comes from behind to win 2:1 over Australia with goals by Mark Watson and Domenic Mobilio in the second half. Australia plays the last 75 minutes with 10 men. For Canada’s Watson, it is the first goal of his international career. For the first time ever, more than 20,000 fans are in attendance for a home FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match – with 27,775 fans in attendance for the important match at Commonwealth Stadium.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 1 August 1973
Canada falls 1:3 to Poland in a Men’s International Friendly match in Toronto, ON. A crowd of 18,524 was in attendance at Varsity Stadium. Tony Chursky and teenager Bob Lenarduzzi make their debuts for Canada.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 1 August 1995
Canada wins 3:1 over Jamaica at the 1995 Copa Caribana in Toronto, ON. Tom Kouzmanis scores two goals in less than two minutes to reverse a Jamaica lead, thus becoming the first footballer to score two goals in his debut for Canada. Geoff Aunger then scores Canada’s third goal en route to the 3:1 victory.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 3 August 1984
Canada wins 3:1 over Cameroon at the 1984 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament in Cambridge, MA. Dale Mitchell (two) and Igor Vrablic score for Canada. Coach Tony Waiters is sent off.
THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 5 August 1971
Canada wins 5:0 over Bahamas at the Pan American Games in Cali, Colombia. Buzz Parsons scores four goals for Canada. Juan Monje also scores for Canada.
- Elvis Thomas 27-Jul-1972 (Scarborough, ON)
- Shona Schleppe 27-Jul-1963 (Lethbridge, AB)
- Dominic Imhof 28-Jul-1982 (Smithers, BC)
- Gianluca Zavarise 28-Jul-1986 (Burnaby, BC)
- Janet Lemieux 29-Jul-1961 (Edmonton, AB)
- Stathis Kappos 31-Jul-1979 (Toronto, ON)
- Desiree Scott 31-Jul-1987 (Winnipeg, MB)
- Roberto Giacomi 1-Aug-1986 (Richmond Hill, ON)
- Ike MacKay – 2-Aug-1948 (Victoria, BC)
- HOF – Jack Brand – 4-Aug-1953
- Roy Faulkner 5-Aug-1897 – d. 14-Oct-1971
- Peter Sloly 5-Aug-1966 (Toronto, ON)