The standoff between the Canadian men’s soccer team and Canada Soccer over pay and benefits is sparking a strong sense of deja vu in former Canadian star John Catliff.
In 1988, the striker led national men’s team players in a similar collective action against the national sport organization, formerly called the Canadian Soccer Association, threatening to strike over poor pay on the eve of a World Cup qualifying match in Florida.
“It’s just really disappointing that decades on we’re still having the same sort of Mickey Mouse issues from our association. We should have learned a bit in the last 35 years,” said Catliff.
“There’s just no excuse for the fact that we’re sitting here at the 11th
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