- Canada 1 (Larin 62’), United States 1 (Aaronson 55’)
- Canadians open World Cup qualifiers with a pair of draws
- Larin nets 20th goal, now 2 away from De Rosario’s record
We’re only two games in, but the final round of Concacaf World Cup qualifying is quickly becoming a test of Canada’s mettle.
For the second straight time in five days, the Canadians were forced to come from behind to earn a point against one of the region’s top teams, with Cyle Larin once again scoring to help the Reds earn a 1-1 draw vs. the United States on Sunday at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium.
Canada is 59th in the current FIFA world rankings, well behind the tenth-ranked U.S., but the Reds gave as good as they got against their neighbours. The Canadians thwarted the Americans’ attack for long stretches and used their speed in transition and on the counter to unbalance the U.S. back line, with Alphonso Davies in particular causing a lot of headaches for the hosts.
With two draws from its opening pair of games in the final Concacaf stage, Canada is off to a solid start in “The Octagon,” and sits in a four way-tie for third place behind leaders Mexico (six points) and second-place Panama (four points).