Saturday, May 31, 2008

SOCCER DAY IN CANADA (MY FOOT)

Irony of ironies, today is Soccer Day in Canada. This is CBC's annual grassroots celebration of soccer, patterned after (what else) their successful Hockey Day in Canada.

They showed an MLS game, Toronto FC versus the LA Galaxy (minus the frequently-absent David Beckham), played at BMO Field in Toronto. FC won 2-0.

And yet even though soccer has become a very popular sport in this country -- especially in Toronto -- the fact is far more people in Canada are interested in that NHL game going tonight.

EVEN THOUGH NEITHER TEAM IS BASED IN CANADA.

But it doesn't matter where the game is, so long as Ron and Don are there, right?



My next "Life in Canada" post will be a hockey one, I promise.

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