The biggest problem with Canadian soccer at the NT level is organization and structure. Until this year we have not had enough games to create the familiarity amongst the players to play winning soccer.
Nobody gave the young German team a chance in the recent WC yet they totally exposed Argentina. Ball skills are one thing but if you are not allowed the time to use them that's another.
Absolutely no reason why we cannot be third in Concacaf. European clubs recognize the talent that we have yet we are being beaten by Latin American teams composed of largely domestically based players. Why? Because they are concentrated in a smaller area (country) making getting together for camps and friendlies much easier.
Another reason is better fan support. The CSA is taking a risk by organizing home friendlies this year. Why? Because the home team is on the hook to pay the visitors expenses. If nobody shows up, the CSA takes the bath. There are hard core support groups like the Voyageurs, RPB, Ultras, Southsiders etc who have banded together with the CSA to purchase tickets but we need the average fan to come out.
As a CMNT supporter it is very disappointing to come to a Canadian forum and see people's avatars with a Canadian home but support of some obscure, backwater, foreign team instead of the Impact, Whitecaps, TFC, CMNT. Support equals revenue, revenue equals more friendlies, camps etc and better results.
Last edited by Joe MacCarthy; July 30th, 2010 at 08:57.