Canada Outperforming Themselves

Joseph-André Carreno Ortiz

Canadian men’s soccer team taking first place in the CONCACAF qualifiers of 2022 for the Qatar World cup.

Canada is a country where their soccer men’s team wasn’t the best compared to the bigger teams in North America, but despite that, they still managed to take over first place with 16 points in the CONCACAF qualifiers with 4 wins and 4 draws.

What is very surprising about Canada’s men’s team is that they finally ended their losing streak against Mexico on the 16 of November with a score of 2-1. They haven’t won a game against El Tri since Buzz Parsons secured a 1-0 win at Vancouver’s Empire Stadium back in 1976. “For more than 70 years, Mexico has ruled over this part of the globe’s World Cup qualification like a ruthless bully, callously wiping out rivals who dared to muscle in on its territory”, said CBC.

The main reason why Canada is getting better each year is because of the generations of players. Some of the best youngsters on the team are Alphonso Davies, Jonathan David, and Tajon.

The Canadian team has still six matches to play, four of those are away and they will play versus Honduras, United States, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Panama. If they want to qualify they will have to stay in the top three and if they are fourth in the leaderboard they will go to an intercontinental playoff against a nation from Oceania in June 2022.