The United States failed to seize
momentum for World Cup qualifying when they were held 0-0 by
Canada on Sunday in a soccer exhibition in Toronto.
The match was the third of a three-game stretch of
friendlies designed to prepare the U.S. for qualifying,
beginning on Friday.
After routing Scotland 5-1 on May 26, they lost to Brazil
4-1 on Wednesday and came up short on in a match they had been
expected to win.
Canada have not beaten the U.S. since 1985 and it was no
great shock that they failed to break through in front of a home
The U.S. controlled most of the action and outshot their
opponents 12-9, though their greatest scoring chances may have
come in extra time.
Clarence Goodson had two great chances in stoppage time,
including a header from a free-kick that was blocked by Canadian
goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld, while Jermaine Jones also had a shot
Though they extended their unbeaten run against Canada to 15
matches, the U.S. will not take many positives from the clash
heading into their June 8 qualifier against Antigua & Barbuda at
Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
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