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Report: USA to play Canada in friendly

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It appears U.S. men's national team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is making a concentrated effort to get to know CONCACAF teams prior to World Cup qualifying.

According to a report, the United States will travel to Canada to take on its northern rival in a friendly before World Cup qualifying begins in June. The official date and location of the game is expected to be announced soon.

Should it happen, the game would mark the U.S. team's fifth match against CONCACAF opposition since Klinsmann was appoined head coach last summer. The U.S. team has already played Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama under Klinsmann.

The United States last played Canada in the Gold Cup last June, with the Americans prevailing, 2-0, off goals from Jozy Altidore and Clint Dempsey in the tournament opener for both teams at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

The Americans are also rumored to be playing friendlies against Brazil and Scotland in the United States prior to their first World Cup qualifier against Antigua and Barbuda on June 8.

What do you think of a potential friendly against Canada? Would you make the trip up north? See it as a good test before qualifying?

Share your thoughts below.

78 comments
  • mlser

    In a perfect world, every country would have the white t’s i guess then…how exciting!

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  • cajun

    If I’m not mistaken, didn’t Canada (already eliminated) come 1 home win vs Mexico last WC cycle, from eliminating them from the hex? And barely lost in controversy?

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  • Casey

    Is what a joke? There was a shaved head guy who played for Canada in the 2007 Gold Cup. Got away with elbowing and late tackles.
    You must be from Vancouver.

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  • Allen23

    Canada lost 1:2 to Mexico, but they were not out at that point. They did tie Mexico 2:2 on match day 5, and if they (Mexico) had lost that game they would have had to get a result against Honduras to advance. Since they (MEX) tied, they had 3 points and goal dif. of 6 over Jamaica going into MD 6., so they were pretty much assured a spot. A loss to Canada and they would have approached the final game a little differently, I think.

    But you are correct.

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  • Fish

    Casey – you’re referring to Iain Hume. ld thought you were having a go, hence the reaction. Hume had a horrendous injury due to an elbow which left his life in danger and leaving a gigantic question mark shaped scar on his head. His combeback was quite inspirational to Cdn fans.

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  • ld

    Iain Hume was the one who came on as a sub and scored on Keller. Also he doesnt elbow people nearly as much as your golden boy Clint, or hack people like cement foot Bocanegra

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  • Casey

    Like how you admit that he did though. He should have been gone earlier in the game. His little cheap shots and late tackles. It’s called karma and which is why the call didn’t go their way.

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  • ld

    Did you forget when de guzman beat bocanegra on the dribble and so bocanegra took out his legs and got no ball at all as he tackled de guzman so hard that de guzman flipped end over end and could have broken his neck? He only got a yellow card. It should have been a red and suspension. karma?

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  • Casey

    Apparently you don’t know the definition of karma. And its one interpretation over another with what warrants a yellow versus a red.
    But keep going away from the original topic while you’re at it.

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  • LD

    Hume scored a goal in that game, Bocanegra committed a horrendous foul, watch it on youtube and if you dont think thats a red card you are out to lunch. Bradley got a red in that game, USA won the game on a blown call. Dempsey has sharpened elbows and gets away with it all the time. WTF does karma have to do with what I am talking about?

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  • troy

    de rosario is the best canadian ever, and my favorite ever MLS player. him, donovan, and ching all on the quakes was just unfair. best attacking trio in mls history without a doubt

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  • Casey

    Karma has to do with Hume should have not been playing in that game. He should have been done much earlier in that game.

    I am out to lunch? WTF does that mean?

    And it wasn’t a blown call. A deflection off a defender does not make a player in an offside position onside.

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  • ld

    Hume didnt sub into the game until the 64th minute and scored 12 min later in the 76th minute, so what you just said makes no sense. How many bad fouls could he have made in 12 minutes? Bocanegras foul was in the 29th minute. It was almost 5 years ago so maybe you forget, or maybe you never even watched the game, or more likely you dont know a damn thing about this sport.

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  • Casey

    Or maybe you’re just a homer. Hume got away with a lot of cheap shots as small guys usually do. 12 minutes is a lot of time to get a red. Look at Mario Balotelli and his quick reds.

    Canadian fans just love complain. Sorry about your cheating Sedin twins too.

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