Olympic Qualifying: Canada ties Mexico

Olympic Qualifying: Canada ties Mexico


Olympic Qualifying: Canada ties Mexico



Just when you thought the U.S. national team’s 1-1 tie vs. Cuba was a big disappointment comes Mexico’s less than stellar performance in a 1-1 tie against Canada on Wednesday night.

Mexico created numerous chances and controlled possession but failed to make the final pass or shot to add to Luis Landin’s first-half penalty kick. Canada’s Will Johnson opened the scoring just three minutes in but Mexico found an equalizer in the 27th minute courtesy of a penalty kick.

The result leaves Mexico tied for second in Group B with Canada, behind Guatemala, which defeated Haiti, 1-0, on the strength of a Marvin Avila goal.

The Group A race is in even more turmoil after the referee in the Mexico-Canada match issued red cards to Landin and Johnson, the game’s two goal scorers. How that will affect the remaining group matches remains to be seen.

Did you watch Mexico-Canada? What did you think? Did Mexico look vulnerable? Did Canada look pretty good? Share your thoughts on the match below.

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