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TORONTO -- Canada has gone through more than a few soccer blueprints in the past with a mixed bag of results. Air Jordan 4 Canada Online . Next week, the Canadian Soccer Association unveils its latest road map -- a strategic vision for 2014-2018. And while there have been recent successes on the soccer field, the failure of the national mens program remains a sore issue. Still CSA general secretary Peter Montopoli, who says the new plan "is for the long-term," sees positives on the Canadian soccer landscape. "I feel very good about the foundation that weve placed here over the last number of years for the CSA," he said in an interview. "So while a lot of people talk about the end result -- if we were to say that would be, lets say, the mens national team -- I think weve laid a solid foundation to move forward for the sport in our country." That includes restructuring the associations governance, the success of the national womens program, retaining womens coach John Herdman in the face of rival offers, success at the mens under-17 level and hiring a veteran respected coach in Benito Floro for the senior mens squad, among other healthy developments. As the official governing body for soccer in Canada, the CSA oversees everyone from kids kicking a ball around to top pros. But many judge the association on the performance of the mens national squad, seen as the flagship team -- and for many, the face of Canadian soccer around the world. The Canadian men are currently stuck on a bumpy road that stretches back to the 8-1 humiliation in Honduras in October 2012 that knocked them out of World Cup qualifying. Stephen Hart threw himself on his sword in the wake of that lopsided defeat, resigning as manager. His overseers continued at the helm. CSA president Victor Montagliani and Nick Bontis, board member and chair of the strategic committee, will join Montopoli on Jan. 23 in unveiling the new plan. Montopoli says there are many sides to soccer in Canada. "It should not be lost on people that were doing well in terms of where we are with a lot of other things," he said, pointing to player registration and the fact Canada ranks in the top five per cent of qualifying for FIFA competitions. Still, the Canadian men have not won since being knocked out of World Cup qualifying. A 2-0 loss to Slovenia on Nov. 19 in Celje stretched the Canadian mens winless streak to 14 games. Canada is 0-11-3 over the streak and hasnt scored in 10 games. The winless run has seen the Canadian men outscored 27-2. Canada has not won since a 3-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Cuba in Toronto four days before the Honduras debacle. In the national teams defence, Canada has played tough opposition in Australia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Japan, Mexico, Panama, Slovenia and the U.S. And Floro has looked to young talent since taking over the squad last summer. The Canadian men were No. 111 in the world, prior to Thursdays new rankings. That put them 11th in CONCACAF, which covers North and Central America and the Caribbean. Canada was ranked 86th in January 2009 at the start of the last blueprint. Its highest position since was No. 53 in October 2009; the lowest was No. 114 (an all-time worst) in November 2013. But some may have forgotten that while Canada went unbeaten 15 games straight during Holger Osiecks 46-game tenure as coach -- a streak that including the 2000 Gold Cup win -- Canada was also shut out 16 times under the German. The CSA was hit and miss on the "major 2013 milestones" identified in its Strategic Plan 2009-2013. It succeeded on a medal by the senior women at a World Cup or Olympics (2010 Olympic bronze). And it came through on its goal of hosting the 2015 Womens World Cup. But it failed on World Cup qualification by the men, taking its annual budget past the $25-million mark and has yet to surpass one million registered players in Canada. In 2009, the association budget was $12 million or $13 million. It went on to top $20 million some years but did not make $25 million. The current association budget is around $20 million. As for player registration, the number has come close to 900,000. But the latest figures for 2013 are not yet in. The Canadian senior women are currently ranked seventh in the world as they prepare for the 2015 World Cup. Canada is also hosting the 2014 FIFA-20 Womens World Cup. Montopoli says the CSA is running "one of largest womens budgets worldwide" and looking after the mens youth programs. "Theres no shortcuts taken on the mens youth side or on the womens entire program." Montopoli said it was hard to compare mens and womens senior budgets given the different stages the teams face during the quadrennial cycle. Asked if the women were better bankrolled than the men, he replied: "In certain years the answer would be yes." While the CSA is "putting a lot of emphasis" on the women, it is not "shortchanging the mens senior or youth programs, Montopoli said. He pointed to the fact the men played 13 games during 2013, when in the past the senior program has but all been shuttered the year after a failed World Cup qualification. Air Jordan 4 Cheap Canada . "Im proud, obviously. Its been a long day, but now Im a Crystal Palace player, Im very happy," Bannan said. "The seasons been started now for a couple of weeks and Ive not featured at Villa. Air Jordan 4 Canada . Indeed, must be among the greatest challenges in all of sports. The pressure he applies, from set to set, game to game, point to point, shot to shot. http://www.airjordan4canada.com/ .com) - Avery Bradley scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets, 89-81. KITCHENER, Ont. -- John Morris Kelowna, B.C., rink and Renee Sonnenberg, of Grande Prairie, Alta., were the first two teams to advance to the Roar of the Rings Canadian Curling Trials at the Road to the Roar pre-trials on Saturday. Morris, along with his squad of Jim Cotter, Tyrel Griffith and Rick Sawatsky, drew to the button in the 10th end to edge Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.s Brad Jacobs 5-4 to be the first of four teams -- two from the mens side and two from the womens -- to head to the Olympic trials in Winnipeg. The event runs from Dec. 1 to 8. Sonnenberg and her team of Lawnie MacDonald, Cary-Anne McTaggart and Rona Pasika, shook off an early defeat at the hands of Kelly Scott and beat the previously undefeated Kelowna foursome 12-4 in the womens A final to advance. Morris team went undefeated during the week, but the skip says they didnt play to their potential in the final. He says his foursome played a patient game and didnt want to be too aggressive. "This game wasnt our best and I dont think it was Jacobs best," Morris said. "It was a bit of cat and mouse. When the games that tight, no one really has to push the envelope too much. You just have to manage. "But we hung tough. Thats one of the first major championship big games weve really been in all year. Im proud of the guys for hanging tough and Jim made some key shots late that really picked us up." Both teams traded points starting in the second end, with each scratching back from one-point deficits before heading into the final end tied 4-4. Jacobs had two guards protecting his rock in the eight-foot ring, but Cotter, the fourth on Morris team, slid a shot gently between both rocks for the win. Jacobs didnt mince words about his teams performance with a chance at the Olympic trials on the line. "That was, quite frankly, terrible curling and quite embarrassing, some of the shot-making that we had in that last game," said Jacobs, the reigning Brier champion, who quickly stripped out of his curling jacket after the match and headed for the door. "No one was out there shooting the lights out like I thought we might be. No one went for the jugular. Everyone took their misses out there on both sides, thats why it was 4-4 game. Otherwise, if they would have been on, they probably would have clobbered us." Jacobs added: "Flat out, if were going to curl like that, were not going to come out of this thing. We need to bounce back and come back with a much better performance in our next one." Despite the loss, Jacobs gets another shot to make the finals tomorrow night when he faces the winner of the morning match between 2006 Olympic gold medallist Brad Gushue and 2003 world junior champion Steve Laycock, of Saskatoon. "Us losing that game is very ttypical of our team . Cheap Air Jordan 4 Canada. . and weve always bounced back," Jacobs said. "Im really hoping that tomorrow well show a lot of resilience and play a lot better." Morris will go up against former skip Kevin Martin. Despite winning a world championship in 2008 and Olympic gold in 2010 with Martin, Morris had a fiery relationship with his fourth, and left the team after gaining an automatic berth in Winnipeg. "Is he in that bonspiel?" Morris joked. "Im sure well have a great match against Kev. Well both be gunning for each other and that was a tough break at the end of last year, but it had to happen. Im sure were going to have a barnburner." Though the mens final had some drama to the last shot, Sonnenberg erased any chance of that in the sixth end with three of her rocks surrounding one of Scotts. She used the hammer to squeeze the stone out of the cluster to score four for a 7-3 lead. Despite Scott getting one back in the seventh end, Sonnenberg added three in the eighth and two in the ninth before Scott conceded. Sonnenberg acknowledged that the sixth end started the inevitable end of the match. "That made a huge difference for our team, but at that point we werent going to let up one inch. Weve seen a million comebacks this week," Sonnenberg said. She added that in her earlier loss to Scott she wasnt comfortable with the ice and never really got used to it how "swingy" it was. This time, the ice swung her way. "It may have been an advantage that we played the B final there. We knew what side was a little straighter and the other side swung a whole bunch. But the girls played great and we put our rocks in good position today." Scott on the other hand, admitted she was baffled by the sheet and her rocks, and was never comfortable during the game. "We did not enjoy that performance on our behalf," Scott said. "We had moments of looking at what we are doing out there, but there wasnt really one end where we put all eight shots together." Scott gets a second chance at an Olympic trial spot tomorrow afternoon against Edmontons Val Sweeting, who staved off elimination by beating 2010 Olympic silver medallist Cheryl Bernard 9-7 Saturday morning. "We know the Sweeting team is very good," Scott said. "They are a young and up and coming team and (we are) going to have to be sharp tomorrow. "We bounce (back) pretty good. We said that coming into our game, that regardless of the outcome of tonights game, lets not let it rattle us. Given the outcome of our performance, I think thats one we just want to park." Sonnenberg, on the other hand, cant wait to get back out west for the trials. "I just love curling in Winnipeg," she said. ' ' '

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