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Canada will renew his rivalry with him USA on Sunday when the two neighboring countries meet in the Gold Cup at Children’s Mercy Park in Kansas City.
Both teams are guaranteed passage to the quarterfinals, with Canada defeating Haiti 4-1 in their second match, while the Americans defeated Martinique 6-1.
After a disconcerting performance at times in their opening match, the United States showed everyone that they are still a force in the region, crushing a defenseless team from Martinique earlier this week.
Like Canada, the US is losing some of its best players to this competition, but it doesn’t seem like they need players like Christian pulisic or Giovanni reyna Thursday.
The scary part for teams facing the USA going forward is that the best may yet be yet to come, as that 6-1 win was not even their biggest margin of victory this year, as they started 2021 at beat Trinidad and Tobago. 7-0 in January.
Manager Gregg Berhalter gave five players their first career starts, while two players made their international debut in their last outing, but the whole team looked like they had been playing together for years.
Now, the goal will be to maintain that momentum and finish at the top of their group, something they have been able to do in four consecutive Gold Cup seasons.
They may have lost to Canada once in the CONCACAF Nations League in 2019, but the Yankees have managed this team for the most part at home lately, winning six of their last eight meetings played in the US. excluding them six times as well. .
The Canadians came into this tournament with expectations as high as they have been in a long time, after qualifying for the Hex phase of World Cup qualification for the first time since 1997.
Aside from the nervous opening 10 minutes against Martinique, they have lived up to those expectations for the most part and are in the quarter-finals after beating their nemesis of two years ago, Haiti.
Les Grenadiers had their share of good scoring opportunities Thursday, but Canada made their chances count, scoring on their only four shots on goal for another good performance.
After exercising some Gold Cup demons against Haiti, John herdman and his team will look to slaughter another dragon this weekend when they take on the United States, a team they have never beaten in this competition.
This team will believe it can finally do that after ending a 34-year winless drought against the Yankees in 2019, beating them 2-0 in the CONCACAF Nations League group stage.
After two matches in this competition, Canada has shown that they can have outstanding individual talent, but they are much more than a one-man show.
Gianluca Busio, James sands Y Eryk Williamson all appear in the initial 11 for the first time, while Donovan Pines Y Matthew hoppe he won his first caps with the Americans.
Gyasi zardes scored his fifth career goal in the Gold Cup this week, tying it with Jozy altidore Y Chris Wondolowski Y DaMarcus Beasley for the fifth all-time for the US, while the central defender Walker zimmerman captained the team for the first time, the thirteenth player to do so with Gregg Berhalter.
Reggie cannon sat out of his last game due to hamstring tendonitis, Pablo Arriola missed the game with hamstring strain and Cristian Roldan, Busio, Hoppe and Williamson obtained their first international assists in their careers.
Cyle Larin has intensified in the absence of Jonathan David Y Alphonso davies, scoring a double against the Haitians as he leads the Canadian attack with three strikes so far, and is tied for third all-time for Canada with 19 goals, just four short of the lead they have. Dwayne De Rosario.
Junior Hoilett scored his 12th international goal against Haiti after setting the Canadian record for assists in his opening game, setting two goals against Martinique for 14 all-time for his country.
Herdman made a change to the bottom three on Thursday, with Doneil Henry get the start instead of Alistair johnston, who went up to the center of the field, while Richie laryea came in as a substitute and Tyler pasher made his first appearance in the tournament replacing Tajon buchanan in the later stages of the game.
Possible US starting lineup:
Turner; Robinson, Sands, Zimmerman, Vines; Bello, Lletget, Busio, Lewis; Zardes, Dique
Possible starting lineup for Canada:
Crepeau; Miller, Vitoria, Henry; Buchanan, Kaye, Eustaquio, Osorio, Fraser; Larin, Akinola
Correct Score: United States 2-1 Canada
This may be the closest the Americans and Canadians have been in quite some time, but the United States looks a bit sharper on defense and can boast a bit more attacking power than its rivals.
Canada have been offensively dominant in their two group stage matches, but they still tend to give some unnecessary gifts, something they cannot afford to do against a team from the USA who have scored 14 goals in their last four matches.
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