"The CSA spent $1.58 million this year on the men's World Cup team. Next year - with no World Cup qualifying games to generate revenue - it will only be $850,000 according to projected budget figures. That's just slightly above the $757,000 the association spent this year on the women's under-19 team." http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Soccer/2004/11/23/727792-cp.html The article also states that we will be playing 10-12 games next year. Personally, that number really surprises me.