Welcome to your live thread for the United States Men's National Team's friendly match against our northern neighbors at the StubHub Center. The team is coming off a nice win against Iceland to start 2016 and a second win for this mostly MLS-based lineup would be a nice feather in the caps of all the players.
With March bringing two World Cup qualifiers, this is the last chance for many of these players to prove what they’ve got before the European-based guys come back for the games against Guatemala. Look for Ethan Finlay to possibly get another start and players like NYCFC’s Khiry Shelton, who didn’t see the field at all on Sunday, to get some playing time. One youngster who may have played his way into more time tonight is Jerome Kiesewetter. The Stuttgart product lit up the right flank against Iceland and could have easily earned an assist had Darlington Nagbe finished off a pin-point cross from close range.
The U.S. is 15-9-10 against Canada, according to 11v11.com, and the last two games have been scoreless draws, so hopefully we see some goals for the home side this time. While you may be cheering for the Red, White & Blue, don’t forget that Orlando City star Cyle Larin will likely be getting the start up top for the Canadians. Larin has emerged as a top forward for Canada and a goal for him tonight, while not great for the Yanks, would definitely be a nice sign for Lions fans waiting for him to come back home.
A win for Canada against the U.S. would be a big confidence boost going into the qualifiers no matter who is on the field for the USMNT. This will be a competitive game with some bragging rights on the line. Sit back and enjoy a Friday night CONCACAF treat!
Defenders: Kellyn Acosta (FC Dallas), Matt Besler (Sporting Kansas City), Steve Birnbaum (D.C. United), Eric Miller (Montreal Impact), Tim Parker (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Matt Polster (Chicago Fire), Brandon Vincent (Chicago Fire)
Midfielders: Michael Bradley (Toronto FC), Mix Diskerud (New York City FC), Jermaine Jones (Unattached), Perry Kitchen (Unattached), Darlington Nagbe (Portland Timbers), Lee Nguyen (New England Revolution), Tony Tchani (Columbus Crew SC), Wil Trapp (Columbus Crew SC)
Forwards: Jozy Altidore (Toronto FC), Ethan Finlay (Columbus Crew SC), Jerome Kiesewetter (VfB Stuttgart), Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC), Khiry Shelton (New York City FC), Gyasi Zardes (LA Galaxy)
How to Watch:
Match Time: 10:15 pm ET
Venue: StubHub Center — Carson, CA
TV: FOX Sports 1, UniMas, UND
Streaming: Fox Sports 2Go, Univision Deportes
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