The Covid-19 crisis affected sports teams all over the world and for lots of sports fans, that meant missing out on watching their favorite sports teams or read about their favorite players. As part of our Soccer Canada series we have been sharing some of Soccer Canada’s top moments and players. Today, we are sharing an article we found on the top moments for Soccer Canada in 2019.
Historic victory over USA by Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team tops 2019 Canada Soccer Moments
Posted on 19 December 2019 in Canadian Soccer Association
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team’s historic 2:0 Concacaf Nations League defeat of rival USA at BMO Field on 15 October has been named as the top 2019 Canada Soccer Moment. The victory marked the first time the Men’s National Team registered a victory over the United States in 34 years and was, for the Men’s EXCEL Program, the third victory over a top Concacaf opponent in 2019 after victories over Costa Rica at the U-17 level and Mexico at the U-15 level.
“The historic win over United States stands out as a landmark moment for Canada Soccer and our Men’s National Team program in a year filled with historic milestones,” said Peter Montopoli, Canada Soccer General Secretary. “Our Men’s National Team Program accomplishments in 2019 showcased the potential of our aligned system with successes at all levels of international competition and the victory over our rivals is deserving of top spot in our 2019 Canada Soccer Moments.”
Christine Sinclair’s 60’ goal against Netherlands in Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team’s final Group E match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 marked her fifth consecutive FIFA Women’s World Cup goal equaling the all-time record. Recently named Canada Soccer’s Player of the Decade, Sinclair’s feat came second in the Canada Soccer 2019 Moments.
CLICK HERE to watch a video that showcases the remaining of the top 10 moments in Canadian Soccer in 2019!