Soccer standoff between Canadian players and association sparks deja vu in former star striker

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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