Dwayne De Rosario says the Canadian national team is a work in progress following a very tough 2013.
The Canucks, or Les Rouges, failed to win during the calendar year and only scored one goal in their ten losses and three draws.
However, the nation's top goalscorer, who was released by DC United recently, feels that manager Benito Floro has a bit to work with following Tuesday's 1-0 loss to Slovenia in Celje.
"It's all one step at a time - the next camp, the next game," De Rosario told reporters after the match.
"This year was a very difficult year. No one hates losing more than me, but when you lose, you're learning and you move forward.
"Slovenia's not ranked 30 just by luck. They showed their qualities today. It's a great test for us to close off the year."
De Rosario added: "I'm confident that 2014 is bright in the future for the development of Canadian soccer. It's in the right hands and we've just got to continue believing and moving forward because we've got a good group."
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