In Tuesday’s CONCACAF Nationa League Group A fixture, Canada defeated the USA in what was a historic 2-0 win. This is the first win that Canada has had over the USA in 17 matches, spanning a period of 34 years.
“This is an amazing feeling and I feel like this is a new Canada. And (I’m) looking forward to the future,” said Canadian striker Jonathan David.
Even for the veteran goalkeeper, Milan Borjan, this was a monumental occasion. “This is unbelievable. Unbelievable … We showed that we have a young team who’s going to bring new football to Canada.”
Despite only retaining 43% ball possession, the Canadians outperformed their American opponents on the attack, with nine shots on goal compared to the USA’s seven.
While they went into the half time break goalless, the Canadians managed to get the lead in the 63rd minute as Alphonso Davies tapped in from close range.
Lucas Cavallini doubled the Canadians’ lead in the 91st minute, securing the three points for Canada as well as first place in their Nations’ League group.
In their next fixture, the Canadians will be traveling to Orlando, Florida, where the Americans will be looking to exact revenge.