Canada Soccer

Canadian soccer timeline from 2005 to 2008

Posted on 27 May 2012 in Canadian Soccer Timeline

Canada participated in its fourth FIFA Women's World Cup at China 2007. In FIFA Women's World Cup Qualifiers in 2006 (the CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup), Canada finished second behind USA, again falling 1:2 to USA in the championship final (this time at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA). At China 2007, Canada lost 1:2 to Norway, won 4:0 over Ghana, and drew 2:2 with Australia. Needing a win to advance, Canada took a 2-1 lead in the 85th minute of the group finale with Australia, but then conceded an added time goal that ended their tournament.

Canada also participated in its first Women's Olympic Football Tournament at Beijing 2008. At the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying tournament in Mexico, Canada won 1:0 over Mexico on 9 April 2008 to book its first-ever berth to the Olympics. Canada then drew 1:1 with USA in the championship final, but finished second after losing 5-6 on kicks from the penalty mark. At the Olympic Tournament, Canada won 2:1 over Argentina, drew 1:1 with host China PR, and lost 1:2 to Sweden in the group phase. In the quarter-final match, Canada fell 1:2 after extra time to eventual-champion USA.

 

Canadian Soccer Heroes

PREVIOUS << | 2005-2008 | >> NEXT


Candace Chapman

Centre Back | Ajax, ON

CONCACAF champion Candace Chapman has represented Canada at two FIFA Women’s World Cups and one Women’s Olympic Tournament. She has also won a gold medal at the Pan American Games and a silver medal at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. At the professional level, she won-back-back Women’s Professional Soccer titles in 2010 and 2011.


Martina Franko

Centre Back | Squamish, BC

Martina Franko represented Canada at one FIFA Women’s World Cup (China 2007) and one Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (Beijing 2008). Starting with her debut in 2005, she made a career-high 41 consecutive appearances for Canada. At the international level, she also won two CONCACAF silver medals.


Charmaine Hooper

Forward | Ottawa, ON

CONCACAF champion Charmaine Hooper represented Canada at three FIFA Women’s World Cups. An original member of Canada’s national team in 1986, she went on to set national records with 129 appearances and 71 goals. At USA 2003, she was a FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament all-star. In 2012, she became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Randee Hermus

Midfielder | Langley, BC

Randee Hermus represented Canada at two FIFA Women’s World Cups and one Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. A two-time runner-up for Canadian Player of the Year honours, she set a national record by making 46 consecutive appearances for Canada from 2005 to 2008. She was also just the fourth women’s footballer to make 100 appearances for Canada.


Kara Lang

Midfielder | Oakville, ON

CONCACAF champion Kara Lang represented Canada at two FIFA Women’s World Cups, including a fourth-place finish at USA 2003. She led Canada in minutes played in her first two seasons and also co-led Canada with 11 goals scored in 2003. In 92 appearances for her country, she scored 34 career goals. She also won a silver medal at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.


Karina LeBlanc

Goalkeeper | Maple Ridge, BC

Karina LeBlanc is Canada’s one and only two-time CONCACAF champion, having won titles in 1998 and 2010. She has participated in four FIFA Women’s World Cups and one Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. She also won a gold medal at the Pan American Games. In 2012, she became the first women’s goalkeeper to make 100 appearances for Canada.


Diana Matheson

Midfielder | Oakville, ON

CONCACAF champion Diana Matheson has represented Canada at three FIFA Women’s World Cups, including a fourth-place finish at USA 2003. She set a national record in 2006 after making 45 consecutive appearances for Canada. She has participated in one Women’s Olympic Tournament and won a gold medal at the Pan American Games.


Erin McLeod

Goalkeeper | Edmonton & Calgary, AB

Erin McLeod has represented Canada at three FIFA Women’s World Cups, including a fourth-place finish at USA 2003. She has also represented Canada at one Women’s Olympic Tournament. She is a two-time runner-up in voting for Canadian Player of the Year honours. In 2002, she won a silver medal at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2002.


Andrea Neil

Midfielder | Vancouver, BC

Andrea Neil was the first Canadian to feature in four FIFA Women’s World Cups, with the highlight a fourth-place finish at USA 2003. Over an 18-year career, she set a national record by making 132 international appearances. She also won four CONCACAF silver medals. In 2012, she became an honoured member of The Soccer Hall of Fame.


Christine Sinclair

Forward | Burnaby, BC

CONCACAF champion Christine Sinclair is a seven-time Canadian Player of the Year. She also Canada’s all-time leader in appearances and goals scored. She has participated in three FIFA Women’s World Cups and one Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. She has also won back-to-back Women’s Professional Soccer titles, winning championship MVP honours in 2011.


Amy Walsh

Midfielder | St-Bruno, QC

CONCACAF champion Amy Walsh represented Canada at two FIFA Women’s World Cups and one Women’s Olympic Football Tournament. A national team captain, she was just the fifth women’s footballer to make 100 appearances for Canada. From 1998 to 2001, she set a national record by making 43 consecutive appearances for Canada.


Rhian Wilkinson

Full Back | Baie d’Urfé, QC

CONCACAF champion Rhian Wilkinson has represented Canada at three FIFA Women’s World Cups, including a fourth-place finish at USA 2003. She has also participated in one Women’s Olympic Tournament and won gold, silver and bronze medals at the Pan American Games. In 2011, she became the eighth women’s footballer to make 100 appearances for Canada.

 




More Canadian Soccer History

Men's football : 1876-1912 | 1912-1945 | 1946-1954 | 1955-1958 | 1959-1970 | 1971-1974 | 1975-1978 | 1979-1982 | 1983-1986 | 1987-1990 | 1991-1994 | 1995-1998 | 1999-2002 | 2003-2006 | 2007-2010 | 2011-2014
Women's football : 1982-1992 | 1993-1996 | 1997-2000 | 2001-2004 | 2005-2008 | 2009-2012

 

Back to news list

Proud partners of Canada Soccer