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Follow along and chime in as Canada’s Men’s National Team takes on the U.S. at BMO Field

Jonathan David reacts after missing a chance in the first half at BMO Field Tuesday night against the U.S. in Concacaf Nations League Group A action
(Tagwa Moyo/Waking the Red)

FT: Canada 2-0 USMNT — Well deserved from Canada. We’re going to the last stage of World Cup Qualifying!!!!!

90’ — GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2-0 CANADA!!! BMO FIELD IS BUMPING!!!! CAVLLINI!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??

88’ — Not a lot happening, which is good for Canada. Almost there...

80’ — 10 minutes from injury time and Canada is still pressing.... that goal was HUGE.

75’— 16,126 announced as attendance for tonight’s match. My guess was fire.

72’— Another chance for Canada as Hoilett’s attempt is well saved by Steffen. The Canadian striker was in a dangerous position

71’ — Clear header from about 15 yards out is easily handled by Borjan.

69’— Junior Hoilett makes his first impact on the game. Takes his defender on 1v1 before putting it nearly across the face of goal from a tight angle. I expect the U.S. to finish strong in the last 20 minutes or so...

68’ — It’s October, Toronto FC aren’t playing and BMO Field has come alive. You love to see it.

66’— SUB: Alphonso Davies makes way for Junior Hoilett. The kid got his goal. Let’s finish strong.

63’ — GOAL! 1-0 Canada!!!!!!!! THE SCENES AT BMO!!!!!!!! ALPHONSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. HE ATTACKS THE FAR POST AND GETS ENOUGH OF THE BALL TO GET IT PAST STEFFEN. CANADA LEADS THE U.S. AT BMO!

59’ — Canada winning a lot of 50-50 tackles here. You can tell how much this game means to them.

56’— Scary moment here at BMO as Sam Piette and Kamal Miller collide. Miller, who appeared to get the worst of the collision limps off. Piette seems to be okay.

53’ — Alphonso Davies has looked like the best and most dangerous player on the pitch tonight, and it’s not even close really.

51’— SAVE! Best chance of the game for the U.S. as Christian Pulisic is in one-on-one with Borjan, but he shoots it straight at the Canadian keeper. Canada escape with one there.

50’ — Another chance for Jonathan David as he redirects Richie Laryea’s cross just wide of the near post.

48’ — Davies runs at Lovitz who recovers well. Canada with another positive start to the second half.

46’ — We’re back. Biggest half for Canada’s men’s in 30 years...

All the emotions......

HT: Canada 0-0 U.S.A. — Positive start for Herdman’s side. What changes should the Reds make heading into the second half?

45’ — Great first half for Canada so far, as they’ve dictated the pace of play. It’d be nice to get that breakthrough sooner rather than later though...

40’ — Alphonso Davies comes close again, but he can’t bring the ball down in the box. His chip attempt goes straight up in the air as Steffen recovers and collects comfortably. Canadians have easily had the better chances so far.

37’ — U.S. doing well to take away Davies’ left foot. Been a couple times he’s been forced to go right and he’s lost the ball.

35’ — Bianca Andreescu gets a thunderous ovation from the crowd at BMO. She’s taking in the match tonight.

34’ — John Herdman up on the Canadian touchline for the first time. Doesn’t like something that he sees. Shouts for his team to change.

30’ — Canada knocking on the door again. They have one in them tonight.

26’ — Alphonso Davies almost puts Jonathan David in behind, but a good last ditch De Andre Yedlin prevents the counter attack for the U.S.

25’— And there’s the good old Canada-USA rivalry as the two teams come together after another foul by Canada. The Reds are still relentless as US hasn’t had a sniff at goal.

22’ — Clean tackle by Kamal Miller is seen as dirty in the eyes of the referee as USMNT earn a FK. Their first bit of positive play here in the opening 22 minutes. Canada’s started strong.

20’ — Jonathan David and Alphonso Davies are so much fun to watch together up top. This is going to be fun for years.

16’ — What a chance for Canada!! Jonathan David is in 1v1.... and he can’t finish. Twice.

15’ — More Davies magic as he shows off his speed, before cutting and winning a corner.

11’ — A little Alphonso Davies magic as the winger creates some space and cuts inside on his left foot. His shot is saved comfortably by U.S. GK Zack Steffen though.

8’ — TFC loveeeeee. Liam Fraser comes on for the injured Mark-Anthony Kaye.

7’ — MAK down injured, as he seeks some attention. Let’s hope the CM is alright for Canada... great story this year with LAFC. Great to see him walk off the field. He goes straight to the locker room, however, as Canada are down to 10 men.

5’ — Positive early start from Canada in front of a sparse BMO Field crowd. Lower bowl is fairly busy, but the upper bowl.... yeah. I’m guessing about 16,000 at this match tonight.

2’ — Canada has started with a little bit extra in their step. Two early crosses to start the match, including a poor one off a FK from Canada.

1’ — Canada kicking off. We’re off...

7:34 p.m.— Canada chants breaking out from supporters section. This game has a special feel to it tonight...Jonathan Osorio and Alphonso Davies receive the loudest ovations

7:30 p.m.— National anthems... goosebumps.

7:26 p.m.— A few minutes away from kickoff, expecting a 7:37 p.m. EST start

7:16 p.m. — No Junior Hoilett or Stephen Eustaquio to start tonight for Canada... great options to have off the bench. With their attack tonight, I hope the Reds can score a couple.

7:07 p.m.—Also, I can confirm that there is A LOT less Drake tonight. You hate to see it.

7:05 p.m.—Crowd starting to make their way in. TFC vibe on Canada soccer nights... you love to see it.

6:53 p.m.—Teams are warming up. Super weird seeing Michael Bradley as a visitor at BMO

6:45 p.m. EST—Live from BMO Field... press box is packed tonight in anticipation of a special night for Canada Soccer


Starting Lineups

Three TFC players in the starting lineups tonight at BMO Field....


Preview

Two North American rivals go head-to-head Tuesday night when Canada’s men’s national team takes on the U.S. at BMO Field.

The Canadians are coming off two wins over Cuba in the opening matches of the Nations League Group A action, while the U.S. topped the Cuban side 7-0 on Friday leaving the two North American teams to battle it out for the top seed.

A win would mean that Canada would earn 18 points in FIFA rankings and climb into the top six within the CONCACAF region, clinching a spot in the coveted “Hex” qualifying round for 2022 FIFA World Cup.

While for the U.S., this game carries a personal meaning, as the two teams haven’t squared off in competitive action since 1997. Furthemore, Toronto FC midfielder and captain Michael Bradley will be in an unfamiliar position as a visitor at BMO Field.

The Canadians are expected to have all hands on deck Tuesday, as the John Herdman named a strong squad which included Toronto FC midfielders Jonathan Osorio and Liam Fraser and defender Richie Laryea.

We’re expecting a big showing at BMO for one of the most important games in Canadian soccer history. Let’s get it Canada.


How to Watch:

OneSoccer has the right to this one, folks, which means the match isn’t televised. Follow along with our live match thread or check out the link below.

Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. EST

Stream: OneSoccer