USMNT held to attract in World Cup qualifier vs. Canada


NASHVILLE – Brenden Aaronson scored the most important goal of his young career with the US men’s national team. But the USMNT also took the lead against Canada in the 55th minute and lost in the 61st minute.

The battle between the United States and Canada ended on Sunday in the first 2022 World Cup qualifier on American soil for this cycle in a 1-1 draw at Nissan Stadium.

Both nations have drawn two games in Concacaf qualifying, a disappointing result for a US team fighting to return to the World Cup after missing out on the 2018 tournament.

Aaronson tapped from the left after a cross from Antonee Robinson to break the shot on goal. Six minutes later Alphonso Davies hit DeAndre Yedlin for the ball, sprinted down and played the ball across the gate to center forward Cyle Larin to equalize.

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Here are a few observations from the Concacaf World Cup qualifier in Nashville:

Brenden Aaronson scores for the USMNT

The US goal sequence began with Christian Pulsic holding the ball up in midfield. He fought off the Canadian opponent, played the ball on to Kellyn Acosta, who played a lead pass to the sprinting Robinson, who assisted Aaronson.

Aaronson has scored four goals for the USA. However, the three previous goals for the 20-year-old were scored in friendly matches.

Cyle Larin equalizes for Canada

Yedlin tried to stop the fast Davies on the left when the Canadians counterattack followed. US center-back Miles Robinson ran to Davies to block his pass just 6 meters from the gate. Davies’ pass separated Yedlin and Robinson and found Larin for the equalizer.

USMNT vs. Honduras on Wednesday

The US will travel to Honduras on Wednesday (10:30 p.m. ET) for their third and final qualifier of the international window in September. Canada will return to BMO Field in Toronto to face El Salvador, who were equated with the US on Thursday.

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