Canada was on the verge of its first victory over the United States on American soil since 1957 on Sunday. But then it let it slip away.
After playing to a 2-2 draw following 90 minutes of regulation and a half hour of extra time, the Americans bested their Northern neighbours 3-2 in a dramatic shootout in the quarter-finals of the Concacaf Gold Cup at Cincinnati’s TQL Stadium in Cincinnati.
Canada can claim the moral victory and head home with its head held high after such a balanced and professional performance. But the Reds could potentially be off until November when the qualifiers for the 2023-24 Concacaf Nations League kicks off. It's that kind of lengthy layoff that could stunt the team's progress.
In this latest video blog, we discuss the big takeaways from the Canadian men's team at the World Cup, and the challenge that Canada Soccer faces in the months ahead when it comes to lining up friendlies in the next two windows before Concacaf Nations League qualifying.
Watch the video below: