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Teal Bunbury “lost” to the USA? It’s not that simple

Posted in Canada, U.S. soccer with tags , , , , , , , on November 11, 2010 by squizz

Let’s make one thing crystal clear, first off: Teal Bunbury is not the “next” anybody.

He’s not the next oft-injured Englishman, or the next Dutch-but-maybe-Canadian-after-all midfielder, and he’s certainly not the next bench-warming Bosnian goalkeeper.

But he is a Canadian-born kid, son of a Canadian soccer legend, who has accepted a call from the USA, to play in their friendly against South Africa next week.

I won’t lie, my reaction was a hearty “ah, shit”. And, understandably, the announcement has prompted plenty of consternation (not to mention ad hominem attacks) from Canada’s most ardent supporters.

This may not be the end for Teal Bunbury and Canada, though. In fact, oddly enough, it may just be the beginning. Continue reading

Canada’s future strike force (or, “hope springs eternal”)

Posted in Canada with tags , , , , , , , on July 15, 2010 by squizz

It’s no secret that the three of us here at Some Canadian Guys are very high on Simeon Jackson, the 23-year-old forward who recently made a move to Norwich City in the English Championship. One of our colleagues (whose love of Ali Gerba is well-documented) suggested that it’s foolhardy to place so much faith in an as-yet-unproven player.

Well then, call me foolhardy, because I’m about to place faith in not one, not two, but three unproven players! Continue reading