This Day in Football from 2-8 July

The history of Canada’s national teams.

 THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 3 July 1991
Canada records its first-ever win at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, a 3:2 victory over Jamaica at the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, CA. Dale Mitchell, Colin Miller and John Limniatis score for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 3 July 2009
Canada wins 1:0 over Jamaica in the opening match of the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup in Los Angeles, CA. Ali Gerba scores the lone goal and earns Man of the Match honours. Greg Sutton posts the clean sheet. Paul Stalteri becomes the third player to make his 75th appearance for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 5 July 1987
Canada falls 0:2 to Sweden at the North American Cup in Minneapolis, MN. Silvana Burtini makes her debut for Canada.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 6 July 1975
Canada falls 1:8 to Poland in a Men’s Olympic preparation match at the Autostade in Montréal. Jack Brand and 17-year old substitute Tino Lettieri split the goalkeeper duties, with six of the Poland eight goals scored on Lettieri in the second half (including two by Kazimierz Deyna).

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 7 July 1957
Canada wins its first FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match played in USA. Brian Philley, Ostap Steckiw and Gogie Stewart give Canada a 3-0 lead before USA scores a pair of goals. Canada holds on for the 3:2 victory over USA in St. Louis, MO.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 7 July 1986
Canada falls 0:2 to USA in its first-ever international match at the 1986 North American Cup in Blaine, MN (as part of the Sons of Norway annual youth tournament).

THIS DAY IN FINAL: 7 July 1991
Canada’s U-20 team wins 4:0 over USA in the Gillette Cup final in Kelowna, BC. Niall Thompson scores three goals for Canada. Troy Wood also scores for Canada while Didar Sandhu posts a clean sheet.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 7 July 2009
Canada wins 1:0 over El Salvador at the 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup in Columbus, OH. Ali Gerba sets the national record for goals at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, his sixth goal to surpass the previous record held by Carlo Corazzin (five).

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 8 July 2007
Canada falls 0:2 to Congo and is thus eliminated from the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007. The match draws 32,508 fans in the rain at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, the largest crowd for a Canadian match at Canada 2007.

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