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  • June 3, 2012
  • • 19:20
  • • BMO Field, Toronto, Ontario
  • Referee: M. Morales
  • • Attendance: 15247
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International Friendly Preview: Canada - USA

International Friendly Preview: Canada - USA

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The USA holds a 14-match unbeaten streak against Canada, with the Canucks trying to break the spell on their Centenary.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Canada (4-2-3-1): Borjan; Klukowski, McKenna, Edgar, Jazic; de Guzman, Hutchinson; Ricketts, De Rosario, Johnson; Jackson.


ROSTER


Goalkeepers: Lars Hirschfeld (Valerenga), Milan Borjan (Sivasspor), Kenny Stamatopoulos (AIK Fotbol)

Defenders: Nike Ledgerwood (SV Wehen Wiesbaden), Mike Klukowski (Manisaspor), Kevin McKenna (FC Koln), Andre Hainault (Houston Dynamo), Dejan Jakovic (D.C. United), David Edgar (Burnley), Ashtone Morgan (Toronto FC), Ante Jazic (Chivas USA)

Midfielders: Julian de Guzman (Toronto FC), Will Johnson (Real Salt Lake), Atiba Hutchinson (PSV Eindhoven), Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Pedro Pacheco (CD Santa Clara), Samuel Piette (FC Metz), Issey Nakajima-Farran (Brisbane Roar FC)

Forwards: Iain Hume (Preston North End FC), Tosaint Ricketts (FC Politehnica Timisoara), Simeon Jackson (Norwich City), Olivier Occean (SpVgg Greuther Furth)

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
USA (4-5-1): Howard; Cherundolo, Cameron, Bocanegra, Johnson; Donovan, Bradley, Jones, Torres, Dempsey; Altidore.


ROSTER


Goalkeepers: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Tim Howard (Everton), Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra (Rangers), Geoff Cameron (Houston Dynamo), Edgar Castillo (Club Tijuana), Steve Cherundolo (Hannover 96), Clarence Goodson (Brondby), Oguchi Onyewu (Sporting Lisbon), Michael Parkhurst (Nordsjaelland)

Midfielders: Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Michael Bradley (Chievo Verona), Joe Corona (Club Tijuana), Maurice Edu (Rangers), Fabian Johnson (Hoffenheim), Jermaine Jones (Schalke 04), Jose Torres (Pachuca)

Forwards: Jozy Altidore (AZ Alkmaar), Terrence Boyd (Borussia Dortmund), Clint Dempsey (Fulham), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Herculez Gomez (Santos), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This match, the first the U.S. has played north of the border since 1997, helps celebrate the Canadian Soccer Association's Centenary. Toronto hasn't hosted a U.S.-Canada game for 43 years.
  • The Stars and Stripes dominate this matchup. The U.S. is riding a 14-match unbeaten run (eight wins, six draws) dating back to 1985 against the Canucks. The overall record is 13-8-9 in favor of the Yanks.
  • On Wednesday the United States lost 4-1 to Brazil in FedEx Field. In that match, Landon Donovan became the all-time starts leader for the U.S. national team, his 125 surpassing Jeff Agoos' record. Carlos Bocanegra took over eighth in all-time appearances and sixth in starts.

  • Five players from Canada's roster are based in the U.S.: Andre Hainault, Dwayne De Rosario, Dejan Jakovic, Ante Jazic and Will Johnson. Last season, De Rosario won the MLS MVP award despite being traded twice over the course of the year.
  • Each team will enter World Cup qualifying following this match. The U.S. hosts Antigua & Barbuda on June 8 and Canada travels to play Cuba on the same day.

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