USA Vs. Canada, Gold Cup 2011: Canucks Under Siege

Canada had hopes of pulling an upset over the heavily favored United States, but if the first 10 minutes are any indication they have no chance. They have barely attacked whatsoever and the U.S. has spent the entire time in the Canadian attacking third. The U.S. already has four corners kicks and have taken several shots inside the box, only to have them blocked.

It would be unreasonable for Canada to keep this up for much longer and not give up a goal. They need to get some of the ball and at least get an opportunity to breathe upon occasion. That starts with the central midfield and specifically Terry Dunfield, who has been poor. This is his first competitive international match and looks very much out of his depth. He's slow to close down and has already had poor giveaways. The injured Julian de Guzman is sorely missed by Stephen Hart's team.

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