RedNation Online recently had the opportunity to speak with Carlo Corazzin, a former striker with the Canadian Men's National Team. Corazzin was capped 59 times by Canada and was a key player for Canadian team that won the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Corazzin was born in New Westminster, British Columbia and began his career with the Winnipeg Fury of the Canadian Soccer League in 1992, scoring 10 goals in 24 games and helping the team win the CSL Championship. In 1993, Corazzin signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps, where he finished second in the team's scoring charts with 7 goals in 24 games. Following his stay with the Whitecaps he made the move to Europe and signed with Cambridge United of the English Second Division (now known as League 1) on December 10th, 1993. Corazin would score 43 goals in 117 games with Yellows before moving to Plymouth Argyle in 1996. In two-and-a-half seasons at Argyle, the Canadian striker scored 24 goals in 86 games. Corazzin joined Northhampton Town of the English third division on June 26, 1998, finding the back of the net 32 goals in 89 games over two seasons. The Cobblers were relegated in 1999, but with Corazzin's help, the club regained promotion in 2000.On July 28, 2000, after a successful CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament with Canada, Corazzin he signed with Oldham Athletic and scored 22 goals in 129 games over three seasons, including a match against Wrexham when he scored 4 in a 5-1 victory in 2001. In 2003, Corazzin re-signed with the Vancouver Whitecaps, playing the final three years of his career in his native British Columbia. At the International level, he made his Canadian National Team debut on June 1, 1994 in a 1-1 tie with Morocco. In 2000, Corazzin won the Golden Boot as top scorer of the Gold Cup with 4 goals as Canada won the competition for the first and only time time. Overall, Corazzin scored 11 goals in 59 games for Canada.
RedNation Online and Carlo discuss his thoughts on the 2000 CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament.