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Red Shots. Wednesday June 1st

It's gameday. Canada v Ecuador at Bmo Field , or the National Soccer Stadium, to give it it's proper name for the day. So here's some links to articles, interviews, humour and shopping to help you forget all about TFC, Adrian Cann and all that other depressing stuff and get your patriotism on ready for the Canada game.

First up we have some Pre-Gold Cup interviews from Red Nation Online

Interviews with Stephen Hart, Julian De Guzman, Terry Dunfield, Dwayne De Rosario, Kevin McKenna as well as the press conference with Hart, McKenna and Atiba Hutchinson.

John Molinaro of CBC.ca details how Wednesday's game is important for Stephen Hart ahead of the Gold Cup


Coach Stephen Hart hopes to gaze into the future Wednesday night when the Canadian national teams hosts Ecuador at Toronto's BMO Field. The international friendly will be the Canadians' lone exhibition match before it participates at the CONCACAF Gold Cup later in June.

DeRo sensing urgency at Canada camp - sportsnet.ca
Kevin McKenna and Dwayne De Rosario say they feel a sense of urgency about Canada's upcoming soccer season, knowing it's probably their last chance to qualify for a World Cup.

Containing La Tri's triple threat
Red Nation Online looks at the attacking threat posed by Ecuador's top strikers, and no, they're not talking about Joao Plata.

Canadian Soccer News and Forum - The Newbie's Guide to Supportng Canada
For those new to supporting Canada, Duane Rollins presents this handy guide of all you'll need to know before heading to the game. Main tip, don't wear your TFC jersey or scarf even if it is the only red clothing you own. Non TFC fans get grumpy about that.

Canada’s best MUST be marketed
The Score's Brendan Dunlop says the Canadian Soccer Association should do a better job marketing the stars of Canada's team.

CanadaSoccer.com store
If you can't find that sweet Canada jersey you've been looking all over for, you can buy it online here.