USA vs Canada Preview
Almost forgot about this game, held tomorrow in San Diego. Our MLS players can easily take Canada's second string, as evidenced by the same fixture in 2003, an easy 4-0 win. This game isn't on tv, so there won't be anything to analyze or think about, other than what we can gather from matchtracker. From the Canadian perspective, their three forwards only have 6 caps combined, including the Fire's benchwarmer Will Johnson. I don't know if DeRosario will be used at forward or as the AM. Either way, I would be very surprised if they scored a goal against us.
A few guys like Albright and Ralston will be unavailable due to injury, while it appears that Johnson is still not 100%. From a scrimmage report on Bigsoccer, this could be our starting lineup:
Reis, Pearce, Conrad, Pope, Hejduk, Dempsey, Carroll, Donovan, Twellman, Wolff, Ching
The score isn't really important, although I expect a multiple goal win. This is all about getting experience and finding out who will make it to Germany. It's also a chance for Bruce to try out some new things (4-3-3?).
Prediction: USA 3-0 Canada