This Day in Football from 26 March to 1 April

The history of Canada’s national teams.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 26 March 1988
Canada wins 3:1 over Peru in an away Men’s International Friendly match in Lima. It marks Canada’s first victory against a South American nation in an international “A” match. Lyndon Hooper, Nick De Santis and John Catliff score for Canada while Pat Onstad posts the clean sheet. The match is played in front of 45,000 fans. Said coach Tony Taylor, “I don’t believe this win. I have never seen a Canadian team play this well before.”

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 26 March 2005
Paul Stalteri becomes the 16th player to make his 50th appearance for Canada. Canada falls 1:4 to Portugal in a Men’s International Friendly match in Barcelos, Portugal.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 28 March 1984
Canada wins 1:0 over Haiti in an away Men’s International Friendly match in Port-au-Prince. Ian Bridge scores the lone goal of the match. Coach Tony Waiters gets his first win at the international “A” level.

THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL: 29 March 2011
Canada posts a 1:0 win over Belarus in an away Men’s International Friendly match in Antalya, Turkey. André Hainault scores the lone goal while Milan Borjan and Lars Hirschfeld split the goalkeeper duties and maintain a clean sheet.

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.