We can’t ignore that the United States will be down a few key players (Weston McKennie and Sergino Dest) due to the red card frenzy in Thursday’s match against Mexico. However, USMNT looked great outside of that. They attacked with confidence, which resulted in a 3-0 win with Christian Pulisic accounting for a pair of the goals.
This will be the 40th meeting between the two teams, so they will want to start this match with a bang and come out on top, in addition to a victory and the trophy, leaving 11 wins for Canada, 12 draws and 17 for the United States.
Canada’s striker, Jonathan David, 23 years old, has had a good performance, the striker has played his thirty-seventh game in his local league, 36 as a starter and 1 as a substitute, managing to score 24 goals in the French league and 4 assists, being crucial for the team, looking to help and victory, hoping to respond for the good moment he is currently going through.
The rise of Les Rouges is in no small part down to the emergence of generational talents like Alphonso Davies and Jonathan David, alongside a group of players finding their way in European football. Davies and David were the difference in the semifinal win over Panama.
The Canadians have undoubtedly raised their game under manager John Herdman and are now in position to win their first trophy since hoisting the 2000 Gold Cup. They already finished atop the World Cup qualifying standings in the region, which few saw coming.
Christian Pulisic scored twice, before four red cards were dished out — two to each side — and the game finished with just 18 players on the field on Thursday. Those red cards will, of course, have consequences, as the USMNT will be without starters (and standout performers on the night) Weston McKennie and Sergino Dest.