LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The Canada vs. USA 2012 soccer game today will offer both countries their final pre-CONCACAF showdown before next week’s qualifying match. Canada vs. USA 2012 (en vivo 7 pm EST) is the final International Friendly fixture for both countries before their key World Cup 2012 qualifying matches begin this month.
For USA, today’s Canada vs. USA 2012 futbol match will help to indicate if they have cured their troubles with defense. Just days ago, USA fell to Brazil in a stunning 1-4 defeat before nearly seventy-thousand fans.
The next four months will be critical for Team USA. They will head into the third round of CONCACAF. And unlike the previous rounds, this time USA is facing difficult opponents. Canada, some news analysts would argue, have a far more difficult group to battle in its CONCACAF Third Round matches.
But there is one notable difference about tonight’s match. Canada, unlike Team USA, hasnâ€™t had the benefit of many Friendly matches this year. To date, they have only battled Armenia in February, and lost.
Already this week, Mexico stunned news with a masterful defeat of Brazil. Spain did the same in a 1-0 victory against China. And tomorrow, Hungary and Ireland face off.
For now, USA is hoping to deliver the type of victory they earned against Scotland. In that match, Landon Donavan delighted news analysts with a goal only three minutes into play. Donavan went on to earn a hat trick with a two later goals, starting at the sixty minute mark. That game marked Landon’s 139th appearance. Jermaine Jones earned the final goal at the seventy minute mark. For live updates tonight, click HERE.