Disheveled USMNT out-muscled by Canada

Disheveled USMNT out-muscled by Canada

Disheveled USMNT out-muscled by Canada

It led to some sloppy play by the visitors, who at times resembled a streetball team more than a highly-talented collection of professional soccer players. It was all part of the game plan, as the coach told the media 24 hours before kickoff that the team would bring "blood, guts and thunder" into the match, and his players publicly echoed that sentiment. "It was great to see (Davies) scoring though, I was very pleased for him". Goalkeeper Zack Steffen put a palm up to block Davies' shot but the ball still dropped over the line as Canada's players rushed to join Davies for a raucous celebration.

And Davies was all over the USA, and could've had a breakaway were it not for a ridiculously poor offside flag when Ream tried to play him offside.

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

"I think the first thing that stands out to me was desire. Too many 50-50 balls we lost, and that hurt us". Canada sent the ball to the back post, where Yedlin was absent for another lazy concession in a US shirt.

Roldan played the back towards his own net right to David, who was stopped by Steffen and then rolled the rebound wide of the net.

A backpass went straight to the feet of David, who was initially denied by US goalkeeper Zack Steffen at point-blank range before firing wide of the post.

The Canadian breakthrough came midway through the second half.

The United States had difficulty containing the speed of Davies and David up front. "That's on me. Just wasn't my day, I guess".

Davies, an 18-year-old budding star who plays at German club Bayern Munich, said he felt "millions of emotions running through me on that goal". "Everyone is excited, it's been over 30 years that we haven't been able to beat them".

Pulisic was replaced by Paul Arriola in the 60th minute.

US went up the other end moments later and nearly took the lead against the run of play, but Christian Pulisic's tame shot was easily dealt with by Milan Bojan after being played in by Jordan Morris.

"The decision to take Christian out of the game; he was struggling with flu-like symptoms and a light fever for the last two days", Berhalter said. "We made that decision based on not sure how much he had left and we wanted to inject some energy into the team".

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