Happy Canada Day!!!! - Xtratime Community
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old July 1st, 2011, 00:23 Thread Starter
Star Player
EPJr's Avatar
Join Date: 05 2009
Location: Richmond Virginia USA
Posts: 3,881
Happy Canada Day!!!!

Canadian soccer's Best XI of all-time

To celebrate Canada Day, MLSsoccer.com selects its top lineup

Craig Forest — Backstopped Canada to their first major international tournament title, the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Had a lengthy 17-year career in England with Ipswich Town and West Ham and is currently an MLS analyst on Rogers Sportsnet.

Bob Lenarduzzi — The current president of MLS expansion side Vancouver Whitecaps had an 11-year playing career with the team. He also represented Canada 47 times, leading them to a berth in the 1986 World Cup.

Randy Samuel — Has the second-most career appearances for Canada (82). During a 14-year international career, his rugged play made him one of the most feared and respected defenders in CONCACAF.

Bruce Wilson — Captained Canada to their first and only appearance in a World Cup in Mexico in 1986. Two years later, he was the only Canadian named to the CONCACAF Team of the Century.

Paul James — Scored a crucial goal for Canada against Costa Rica during their Marching to Mexico 1986 World Cup campaign and represented the national squad 43 times between 1983 and 1993 as a defensive midfielder.

Julian de Guzman — The first ever Canadian-born player to play in Spain’s La Liga (pictured above) is currently one of three Designated Players for Toronto FC. Known for his solid defending and brilliant ball skills, he has 47 international caps for Canada.

Dwayne De Rosario — This clutch finisher is currently third on Canada’s all-time goal scoring list with 15. Now with D.C. United, DeRo has been named to the league’s Best XI five times.

Mike Sweeney — A pint-sized but hard-tackling, ruthless midfielder who represented Canada more than 61 times during a 14-year international career. His quickness and pace made him a natural fit for both the indoor and outdoor game.

Alex Bunbury — His 16 goals in 66 appearances put him third on Canada’s all-time scoring list. This clinical finisher, who spent 1999 and 2000 with MLS' Kansas City Wizards, was also named Top Foreign Player of the Year in Portugal in 1994 while with Maritimo. He is the father of current Sporting Kansas City forward Teal Bunbury.

Dale Mitchell — His 19 career goals remain a Canadian national team record. He also had a lengthy career in the North American Soccer League (1977-1983) and the Major Indoor Soccer League (1984-1987).

Branko Segota — Likely the nation’s most gifted goal-scorer, he ranks 13th on the NASL’s all-time scoring list (73) and also has the second highest goal tally (463) in the history of the Major Indoor Soccer League.

Second Team
(GK) Tino Lettieri; (D) Paul Stalteri; (D) Robert Iarusci; (D) Colin Miller; (M) Wes McLeod; (M) Paul Peschisolido, (M) Lyndon Hooper, (M) Gerry Gray, (M) Randy Ragan, (F) John Catliff; (F) Mike Stojanov


EPJr is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Xtratime Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive. Try to avoid choosing short (like '1'), simple (like 'abcd') and easy to guess passwords (like a name of your favorite team, player, etc)! Complex and long enough passwords, that consists of random string of alphabet and numerical characters, are almost impossible to be stolen and misused.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome