It was a nervy start, but in the end, Canada got the job done and did so quite comfortably.
John Herdman’s side looked wobbly through the first 15 minutes of Tuesday’s tilt against Suriname before finding their footing and sailing to a 4-0 win in Bridgeview, Ill.
In doing so, Canada advanced to the second round of the Concacaf qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. A two-game series against Haiti awaits the Reds, with the first leg on Saturday in Port-au-Prince and the return match slated for next Tuesday in Illinois. Should the Canadians win that series, they’ll advance to the final round of the Concacaf qualifiers, something they haven’t done since the buildup to the 1998 World Cup in France
Here are my three major takeaways from Canada’s convincing win over Suriname.