Friday, November 16, 2007

Year at a glance

With Canada's match this Tuesday being their last in '07, we thought this would be a good time to look back at the results for the MNT in 2007.

Here they are:
Date Tournament Location Home Team Score Away Team Scorers
12 September 2007
Friendly
Flag of Canada Toronto Flag of Canada Canada
1:1
Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica
De Rosario 54'
22 August 2007
Friendly
Flag of Iceland Reykjavík Flag of Iceland Iceland
1:1
Flag of Canada Canada
Occean 75'
21 June 2007
Gold Cup
Flag of the United States Chicago Flag of Canada Canada
1:2
Flag of the United States USA
Hume 76'
16 June 2007
Gold Cup
Flag of the United States Foxborough Flag of Canada Canada
3:0
Flag of Guatemala Guatemala
De Rosario 17', Gerba 33', 44'
11 June 2007
Gold Cup
Flag of the United States Miami Flag of Haiti Haiti
0:2
Flag of Canada Canada
De Rosario 31', 35'
9 June 2007
Gold Cup
Flag of the United States Miami Flag of Canada Canada
1:2
Flag of Guadeloupe Guadeloupe
Gerba 35'
6 June 2007
Gold Cup
Flag of the United States Miami Flag of Costa Rica Costa Rica
1:2
Flag of Canada Canada
de Guzmán 57', 73'
1 June 2007
Friendly
Flag of Venezuela Maracaibo Flag of Venezuela Venezuela
2:2
Flag of Canada Canada
De Rosario 5', Gerba 85'
25 March 2007
Friendly
Flag of Bermuda Hamilton Flag of Bermuda Bermuda
0:3
Flag of Canada Canada
Hutchinson 25', Radzinski 30', Stalteri 44'


That's a win-tie-loss record of 4-3-2, which with a decent level of competition isn't too bad, especially when you consider that one of the losses, to the USA at the Gold Cup, was more than questionable. Even more remarkable, for a Canadian team that historically has had problems "bulging the old onion bag" (apologies to Tommy Smyth), the side scored in every match this season.

Goal scorers in 2007:

Player Goals
Dwayne De Rosario 5
Ali Gerba 4
Julian de Guzman 2
Atiba Hutchinson 1
Iain Hume 1
Olivier Occean 1
Paul Stalteri 1
Tomasz Radzinski 1
Total 16

Obviously, it's been a good year for Dwayne De Rosario scoring for Canada. Ali Gerba also had a great run at the Gold Cup tournament, but it's a shame that he hasn't played a game in months for his club team. Julian de Guzman's 2-goal performance against Costa Rica at the Gold Cup also won't soon be forgotten.

In a year that saw interim coach Stephen Hart at the helm, rumours of a Rene Simoes hiring, then Dale Mitchell finally taking over for the last two friendlies, there have also been a lot of players to see the pitch for Canada. The following list shows a core group gaining a lot of minutes, but time given to several others. Somehow, there are 2 extra minutes in the total numbers, but we don't plan on solving that anytime soon.

Player Caps Starter Sub Mins
Paul Stalteri 9 9
810
Julian de Guzman 9 9
778
Andre Hainault 8 8
704
Dwayne De Rosario 8 8
698
Atiba Hutchinson 8 8
638
Richard Hastings 7 7
630
Patrice Bernier 7 6 1 567
Ali Gerba 7 5 2 375
Ante Jazic 6 6
540
Martin Nash 6 5 1 370
Issey Nakajima-Farran 6 2 4 237
Pat Onstad 5 5
450
Iain Hume 5 1 4 165
Kevin Harmse 5 1 4 86
Rob Friend 4 3 1 290
Tomasz Radzinski 3 3
219
Olivier Occean 3 1 2 136
Chris Pozniak 3 1 2 107
Lars Hirschfeld 2 2
180
Greg Sutton 2 2
180
Daniel Imhof 2 1 1 135
Jim Brennan 1 1
90
Mike Klukowski 1 1
90
Adrian Serioux 1 1
90
Gabriel Gervais 1 1
90
Kevin McKenna 1 1
90
Adam Braz 1 1
57
Antonio Ribeiro 1
1 45
Josh Simpson 1 0 1 35
Nik Ledgerwood 1 0 1 30
Totals 124 99 25 8912

Julian de Guzman and Paul Stalteri have started every game in 2007, with Stalteri being on the pitch for every single minute. It will be interesting to see if that continues on Tuesday in Durban.

1 comment:

Footie Fool said...

All in all, this year has been a good year for Canada. I have high hopes for 2008 and qualifying for 2010!