USA Vs. Canada, Gold Cup 2011: Canada Shaky In Goal

The way that Canada goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld looks, the United States would be smart to put a shot on goal whenever they get a look at it. He was at fault on Jozy Altidore's goal that put the U.S. up 1-0 and has looked shaky ever since. He has been hesitant coming off of his line or completely glued to the spot and he hasn't handled the ball well either. That's what made it a good play when Juan Agudelo had a speculative shot at goal in the 40th minute, one that Hirschfeld almost bungled.

Agudelo had the ball at the edge of the box on the right side with a defender in front of him. He was moving towards goal slowly and searching for support, but it was nowhere to be found. Instead of dribbling aimlessly, he put a shot on frame with the outside of his right foot. It wasn't hard and it took a bit of a deflection, but it was still an easy save. Hirschfeld made it look hard though and knocked it down before grabbing it. There was never much of a threat of a goal, but the Canucks cannot feel comfortable with the way Hirschfeld has looked in goal.

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