TORONTO, Canada.- Canada continued its perfect start to the Concacaf Nations League, beating the United States 2-0 at BMO Field in Toronto.
It’s a historic victory for Canada, the first win over the Americans since a 1985 friendly match in Vancouver that ended 2-0.
It was the same scoreline this time around, as Canada snapped a 17-match winless streak against their North American rivals to improve their all-time record against the U.S. to 9W-11D-14L. It also marked Canada’s seventh win in 12 attempts versus the U.S. on home soil.
After a scoreless first half, Canada broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute. MF Richie Laryea picked U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley’s pocket and started a breakaway that was repelled by American center back Tim Ream.
Ream’s attempted clearance went right to a Canadian player, however and Scott Arfield floated a cross to the back post that was knocked in by Alphonso Davies.
John Herdman’s men weren’t content with just one, however, and they kept knocking on the door, eventually finding a way in moments into stoppage time.
Lucas Cavallini headed a long ball down to Jonathan Osorio who chipped a ball over the top. It bounced twice and then was fired into the net by the Puebla forward to cap off the win.