Red Nation Celebrates Canada’s Gold Cup Win

February 18, 2010 at 5:22 am | Posted in General Football | Leave a comment

For those of you like me who love to look back at great moments in footy history, TFC site Red Nation has provided an excellent historical piece on Canada’s Gold Cup championship win back in 2000.   Surely Canada’s greatest soccer achievement for the Men’s national team was the qualification for the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.   The second greatest achievement  was the 2000 Gold Cup victory  (I should state that my view is the greatest moment in Canadian soccer history was the Vancouver Whitecaps NASL Soccer Bowl win in 1979).  Craig Forrest led the team to the championship with his fantastic play and with 2 crucial penalty saves.  One was against  Trinidad and Tobago in the semi-final. Curiously enough, Forrest’s penalty save in the final against Columbian great Faustino Asprilla is not included in the video.  Any chance of changing that, Red Nation?    It is great to see Whitecaps greats Corazzin, Nash and Clarke feature so prominently in the final.  I believe Mark Watson also donned the blue and white for a short period.  Shame we never got to see Forrest play for the ‘Caps.  What a great keeper and a great guy to boot…

http://www.rednationonline.ca/CONCACAF_Gold_Cup_February_2000_10_Years_A_Look_Back_feb_17_10_column.shtml

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