It took all of two minutes for the U.S. to get chances at a goal. It started when a long ball over the top to Jozy Altidore resulted in Andre Hainault grabbing Altidore and bringing him down just outside the box. There wasn't much of a pull, but he put his arm around Altidore and the American used it as an excuse to go down. The referee awarded the free kick and the U.S. had their first chance.
Clint Dempsey took the free kick and it clipped the wall before going out for a corner kick. They couldn't get a chance right off the corner, but Canada struggled to clear. Two more shots were played towards the goal but all were blocked. The second block bounced back to Michael Bradley who had time to shoot from 15 yards. That too was blocked so the U.S. didn't get a goal, but they are really pressing early on.