Article written by Kara Lang, a former member of Canada’s women’s national soccer team, during which it competed at the 2003 and 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup and 2008 Olympic Games, as a special correspondent for the Globe and Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/soccer/time-is-now-for-canada-to-shift-from-participation-to-performance-in-soccer/article19608603/
“More kids play organized soccer than any other sport in Canada. But when it comes to building a true soccer culture, the country is at a crossroads. We can sit back and simply be satisfied with encouraging kids to play soccer to promote an active lifestyle, or we can capitalize on the popularity of the sport to build elite, international talent”.