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Canadian Soccer – August 2017

Statistics / where we are today:

 

  • Total number of Players – 2017 – over 1 million registered players  with 750,000 of that being youth players – under age 18 ( 2015 )
  • Coaches  … as of 2012 … there were 89 “A” level / 464 ‘ B” level coaches of 75,000 total coaches 
  • Canadian men’s team – 2017 FIFA ranking ………………… #95… last World Cup qualified 1986 = 31 years ago ( USA #26 / Australia #45 )
  • Canadian women’s team – 2017 FIFA ranking …………… # 4 …. consistent qualifier to women’s world cup

 

Comparison – Iceland 2017 – 22,00 players/ 330,000 population / 600 UEFA coaches

 

Results:

  • 2016 MLS team rosters– 560 roster spots / 24 Canadians . Just 5 Canadians played for non-Canadian teams .

Canadian teams  (15% of all league / 3 teams ) but only 4% of the players . In comparison, there are 265 US-born players.

 

2017 MLS team rosters :

 

  • Toronto FC ……………………… 7 / 29 players –  Canadian
  • Montreal Impact …………… 10 / 30 players – Canadian
  • Vancouver Whitecaps ……. 8 / 33 players – Canadian

 

Canada already eliminated from the 2018 men’s World Cup

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