Canada beat U.S. men's soccer team for the first time in 34 YEARS

Mail Online | 10/15/2019 | Associated Press
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Canada beat the United States for the first time in 34 years, bringing the Americans' 17-game unbeaten streak to an end.

Second-half goals from Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini gave Canada a 2-0 victory over their listless rivals in the CONCACAF Nations League game in Toronto on Tuesday night.

Years - Americans - World - Cup - Trinidad

A little over two years after the Americans failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup by losing at Trinidad and Tobago, they saw their unbeaten streak brought to an end.

They had not even allowed a goal to the Canadians in four previous matches dating to 2007.

Thing - Desire - Desire - Canada - US

'The first thing that stands out to me is desire, the desire of Canada,' U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter said.

'Give them credit, but having said that, the minimum we expect is to match that. We need to compete on every single play in games like that, and that's important. I don't think it was lack of effort, I don't think it was purposeful, but I wasn't happy with the desire that we displayed.'

US - Men - Team - World - Canada

The U.S. men's team are ranked 21st in the world, while Canada are ranked 75th.

The U.S. already had lost to Mexico in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final in July, the first competitive tournament after Berhalter was hired last December and tasked with rebuilding the program. Just 11 months remain before the start of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.

Canada - Minute - Scott - Arfield - Michael

Canada went ahead in the 63rd minute after Scott Arfield dispossessed Michael Bradley on the edge of the center circle. After several passes, U.S. captain Tim Ream made a poor clearance.

The ball was played back toward the American goal, and Arfield's low cross went across the goalmouth. Davies got behind DeAndre Yedlin and Aaron Long, redirecting the ball in.

Sloppiness - Ball - Berhalter

'What stands out to me is just the sloppiness with the ball,' Berhalter said. 'Too many...
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