Canada loses ‘shoe of the year’ award to Adidas
By David MacNaughtonThe Canadian PressJune 13, 2017 2:39:18Canada’s men’s national soccer team has suffered a disappointing fifth straight defeat in the World Cup.
After falling 2-1 to Chile on Friday night, the hosts fell 2-0 to Colombia on Sunday.
The Canadians are now just four points clear of a place in the final of the 2019 World Cup, but they’ve lost four of five and have yet to win a game.
They’re currently in seventh place in Group B with Honduras, Colombia and Panama.
The loss comes just days after they were awarded the “Shoe of The Year” award by Adidas, the global sports marketing giant, for their innovative Adidas Originals brand.
The Adidas Origins “Shoes of the Year” will be announced at the start of the second leg of the quarter-final on Tuesday night.
The men’s side has conceded seven goals in its past three matches, while Canada has conceded two.
Canada captain and leading scorer Michael Bradley is in line to earn his 100th international cap, while striker Dom Dwyer, who scored in the match against Chile, is the only player on the roster to score more than 20 times in the last five World Cup games.
The team also has lost its first two games of the group stage, with a 1-0 loss to Costa Rica on Wednesday and a 3-1 loss to Argentina on Saturday.
Canada will return to action against Costa Rica in the first leg on Sunday (7 p.m.
ET; ESPN2, TSN1, TNS2, RDS1).