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Canadian soccer timeline from 2003 to 2006

Posted on 27 May 2012 in Canadian Soccer Timeline

Canada participated in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 2004. From 34 teams in CONCACAF, only four teams qualified for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany: USA, Mexico, Costa Rica and Trinidad and Tobago. In FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 2004, Canada first won a two-match preliminary round against Belize. Canada then posted one win, two draws and three losses and did not advance beyond the semi-final group stage.

During this era, Canada also participated in the biennial CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2003 and 2005. Canada posted a win and a loss in 2003, then a win and two losses in 2005.

 

Canadian Soccer Heroes

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Jim Brennan

Midfielder | Newmarket, ON

CONCACAF champion Jim Brennan was a tournament All-Star at the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001. In all, he participated in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and three editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. After a professional career in England, he came home to play for MLS expansion club Toronto FC. In 2009, he helped Toronto win the Voyageurs Cup.


Carlo Corazzin

Forward | Coquitlam, BC

Carlo Corazzin became a CONCACAF champion in 2000, the same year he led all tournament scorers with four goals. In all, he participated in three editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and four cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. He also played in the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001. In 2012, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Julian de Guzman

Midfielder | Scarborough, ON

Julian de Guzman won Most Valuable Player honours at the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup, helping Canada reach the semi-final phase. One year later, he won Canadian Player of the Year honours. After playing professional football in France, Germany and Spain, he returned home to play for Toronto FC, winning three-straight Voyageurs Cups from 2010 to 2012.


Dwayne De Rosario

Attacking Midfielder | Scarborough, ON

CONCACAF champion Dwayne De Rosario is a four-time Canadian Player of the Year. He is also Canada’s co-leader in career goals at the international “A” level. He also represented Canada at one FIFA Confederations Cup. At the professional level, he is a four-time MLS Cup champion and two-time Voyageurs Cup champion. He won MLS MVP honours in 2011.


Jason de Vos

Centre Back | London, ON

Captain Jason de Vos became a CONCACAF champion in 2000 after helping Canada win the CONCACAF Gold Cup. In all, he participated in three editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, three cycles of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, and one edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001. He also represented Canada at the Pan American Games.


Atiba Hutchinson

Midfielder | Brampton, ON

Atiba Hutchinson is a one-time winner and one-time runner up of the Canadian Player of the Year award. A tournament all-star at the FIFA U-20 World Cup UAE 2003, he has since participated in three cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and five editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He has played pro soccer in Sweden, Denmark and Netherlands.


Kevin McKenna

Defender / Forward | Calgary, AB

Kevin McKenna represented Canada at the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001. He has also participated in four cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and five editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He has scored 11 goals at the international level, including three at the 2002 CONCACAF Gold Cup. He has played professional soccer in Scotland and Germany.


Pat Onstad

Goalkeeper | Vancouver, BC

CONCACAF champion Pat Onstad had an international career that spanned 23 years from 1988 to 2010. He participated in a national record six cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, as well as one edition of the FIFA Confederations Cup. At the club level, he won the Challenge Trophy with Vancouver Westside and the MLS Cup with San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo.


Paul Peschisolido

Midfielder | Pickering, ON

CONCACAF champion Paul Peschisolido helped Canada qualify for the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001. He participated in four editions of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and two editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. He co-led Canada in goals scored in both 1995 and 1996; after finishing a runner up in 1995, he won Canadian Player of the Year honours in 1996.


Tomasz Radzinski

Forward | Toronto, ON

Tomasz Radzinski scored 10 times for Canada at the international level, with three of those goals scored in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. After becoming the first Canadian to score in a European competition in 1996 (UEFA Cup match), he then earned the highest transfer fee for a Canadian in 2001. He won Canadian Player of the Year honours in 1998.


Paul Stalteri

Full Back| Brampton, ON

CONCACAF champion Paul Stalteri set a national record by making 84 appearances at the international “A” level. He participated in three editions of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers as well as five editions of the CONCACAF Gold Cup. At the club level, he helped Werder Bremen win a Bundesliga title. In 2005, he was runner-up in voting for Canadian Player of the Year honours.


Mark Watson

Defender | Vancouver, BC

CONCACAF champion Mark Watson represented Canada in four cycles of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. After helping Canada win the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup, he participated in the FIFA Confederations Cup Korea/Japan 2001. Four times in the 1990s he led Canada in minutes played. In 2012, he became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.

 




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