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  1. A few points before we get to the money shots. At no point in the article does Cavallini actually say he won't play for Canada again. As pointed out to me today on Twitter, the writer goes lengths to paint Cavallini as Canadian. His comment about being embarrassed by the 8-1 loss to Honduras doesn't mean anything. Every player in a Canadian shirt was humiliated that day. Ultimately this is not terribly surprising. As Daniel Squizzato and others have reported straight from Benito Floro's mouth more than once, Cavallini has repeatedly turned down Canada callups for no good reason. Here's the bit on Canada: Language can be funny. Upon reading the passage carefully and doing the translating it's no longer clear to me whether he actually regrets pinning his international future to Canada, or more sort of regrets the fact his Uruguayan-born daughter won't ever be able to see her dad play for her country's national team. Yes, I'm splitting hairs. What is clear is that this is far from a gushing endorsement of the Canadian national team or his potential future involvement with it. One other part of the interview struck me as odd. It was in response to a question about how Cavallini is enjoying life in his adopted country. Toronto is big and cold, both literally and metaphorically, whereas Uruguay is laid-back and warm. I've made a few feeble attempts to track Cavallini down over the years, through the CSA, his club and the Uruguayan community in Toronto. All those calls fizzled. Until someone tracks him down and gets him on the record we won't know whether he'll ever play for Canada again. Until that time, Canadian soccer supporters should focus their attention elsewhere. Lucas Cavallini is a promising talent in a unique club situation. He could help the Canadian men's team immediately in an area it desperately requires help in: scoring goals. That said, he is not, nor was he ever, a saviour.
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