Canada vs. Dominica
7:30 PM Eastern
BMO Field Toronto, ON
Score: 2-0 Canada On Aggregate
The Headliner: Can Canada take Advantage of their Home Field
Talking to people within the CSA about the game versus Dominica, there is no question that a lot of the logistics surrounding the game were difficult for the Canadian team. Obviously this is almost always the case when Canada has to play away games in CONCACAF, but this one was particularly testing.
A large part of that had to do with the field, Windsor park in Dominica, which was a transformed cricket pitch. The conditions meant that the players had to worry about the threat of injury and playing smart. Such issues won't be as pressing at BMO Field.
Canada wasn't overtly dominant at home during the last qualifiers against minnow teams like Dominica, but this team has more offensive threats. Cyle Larin is in peak form having scored in both of his last two Canadian matches and is a good candidate to find the back of the net again.
Meanwhile, Tesho Akindele wasn't exactly stellar against Dominica but will be given a warm ovation by the Canadian supporters that will hopefully lead him to open his account for the national team.
The home side will have to overcome the play of Dominica keeper Glenson Price who was fantastic for Dominica in the first leg. He was the best player for either team in the match as he stopped a number of solid opportunities for the Canadian team.