Not a very good Thanksgiving for Canadian soccer fans.
Canada lost to Honduras, 1-3 and their World Camp campaign came to a screeching halt. Much of the damage had been done already with some squad members speaking out against Dale Mitchell, the coach. Apparently the CAS had canvassed the players. A really classy move.
Dwayne De Rosario had this to say "I don't know how someone who coached the under-20s to not score a goal in the World Cup was put in charge of the national team," said De Rosario, the Houston Dynamo playmaker."
Jim Brennan, Toronto FC's captain also declared that he would never play for Canada as long as Mitchell was the coach.
Compounding the dissension with their coach was the fact that Canada was missing key players in De Rosario and Adrian Seroux due to suspension; Julian De Guzman with a thigh injury.
The main problem appears to be Mitchell's inability to take advantage of a fairly talented team that should have at least gone on to qualifying for the final round. However most of the finger pointing should be directed at the CAS who entrusted the coaching job to an uncharismatic coach lacking tactical experience who appeared nonchalant about the team's performance.
In some good news the Vancouver White Caps won the USL -1 defeating the PR Islanders, 2-1.