First place in the Concacaf World Cup qualifying standings is up for grabs in Hamilton, Ontario as the U.S. men’s national team faces Canada in a battle of the top two teams in the Octagonal standings (3 p.m., Paramount+, Telemundo, Universo).
The Americans are coming off a 1-0 win vs. El Salvador on Thursday in a match that left something to be desired as far as the USMNT’s form. Canada is fresh off a comfortable 2-0 victory in Honduras to maintain its undefeated record.
The Canadians are without Bayern Munich star Alphonso Davies, who has been sidelined by heart inflammation caused by his recent bout with Covid. The Americans are without Tim Weah, who was unable to travel for the match due to Covid vaccination requirements in Canada that Weah did not meet.
Here is a rundown of SBI’s pre-match coverage:
Can Christian Pulisic find his groove in crucial USMNT qualifier vs. Canada? (READ)
Who will, and who should start for the USMNT vs. Canada? (READ)
USMNT embracing challenge of beating Canada in clash of Concacaf leaders (READ)
The SBI Show: Episode 349 (Previewing USA-Canada) (READ)
Tim Weah to miss USA-Canada due to Covid vaccination requirements (READ)
Walker Zimmerman has solidified leadership role in USMNT defense (READ)
Concacaf World Cup qualifying preview: Mexico hosts Costa Rica, and more (READ)
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