All the players saying it was the most important game of their carreer..Clearly they didn't play like it was. Obviously, it wasn't going to be an easy game, but I never would've expected a result like that.
Until the association gets their **** together and brings in professional staff to prepare the national team and properly develop kids here, we will get nowhere and keep losing young stars.
You are right but now we have 3 MLS teams in canada. I know montreal has youth academies now and they seem to be pro-active trying to get younger players into camps. I`m not sure about vancouver or toronto though. It is a good start none the less. Means good great players can be caught early and can develop their skills.
Look at it this way. A majority of this years team will be gone by next go around.
The guys most likely to return are...
Marcel De Jong
The rest will need to be filled. Bottom line next go around will look alot different and could yield much better results with fresh young talent rather than the old guard. I think we are at the point when we will start to have decent national team (nothing spectacular, perhaps a Switzerland esque team).