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03-13-2013, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Captain Saku View Post
There are many problems with Soccer in Canada which explain the reason why the National Team just plain sucks.

The development structure is very weak, youth players are encouraged to fly overseas to have a better development. So young players aged between 15 and 18 yrs old leave the country, go get developed elsewhere, and sometimes get a new citizenship and decide to play for the other country because that other country have a better chance playing in the World Cup.

Individually the team last year was solid on paper, but the team overall just plain sucked, the main reason is the complete amateurish Canadian Soccer Association, which don't even bother having a proper preperation for the team.

There are also talented players who were born with dual-citizenship but decide to play for the other country. Jonathan De Guzman, Junio Hoilett and Owen Hargreaves are the most famous names that decided to play for other countries.
Thank you I understand now.

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