Team of Distinction - Team Canada 2000

2014 2000 Mens National TeamCanada chalked up one of its most notable international triumphs in 2000 by winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup in California. Canada opened the competition by holding Costa Rica to a 2-2 tie at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. A second tie this time against South Korea followed in the Los Angeles Coliseum. Back in San Diego for the third game, Canada upset Mexico 2-1 on a golden goal scored by Richard Hastings. The win assured Canada of a semi-final game against Trinidad and Tobago with Mark Watson scoring the winning goal in the 68th minute. Canada would meet Colombia in the final with Canucks once again prevailing against the odds and winning 2-0 on goals from Jason deVos and Carlo Corazzin. The win qualified Canada for the FIFA Confederations Cup in Korea/Japan in 2001. Canada swept the awards ceremony with goalkeeper Craig Forrest winning Most Valuable Player, Carlo Corazzin securing the Golden Boot as the tournament's top scorer, Richard Hastings was named Rookie of the Tournament and Jason DeVos was given the award for Fair Play.