Jason De Vos
Jason De Vos writes and broadcasts at
Offside: Fixing Canadian Soccer – Getting to the World Cup
Canada has only qualified for the World Cup once: the 1986 tournament held in Mexico. Since then, we have made six attempts to qualify for that elusive festival of football, and on every occasion we have come up short.
I was involved in three of those qualifying campaigns. I played sparingly in the 1998 campaign, but I had two full attempts at reaching the World Cup in 2002 and 2006.
I have been asked many times over the years if I have any regrets about my playing career. I always answer that question the same way; I have no regrets – because I did the very best I could every time I stepped on the field – but I have some disappointments.
The single biggest disappointment for me was never making it to the World Cup.