U.S. friendly match with Canada ends in a 0-0 draw
The United States men’s national soccer team started 2013 off with a disappointing 0-0 draw in a friendly match Tuesday versus Canada at Houston’s BBVA Compass Stadium.
A strong defense was Canada’s strategy for the game, challenging the U.S. to attack but the Americans could not score. At halftime, they tried to spark the offense with an offense switch from a 4-4-2 to a 4-3-3, but it did not return any results.
This game was the finale of the U.S.’s winter training camp that Coach Jurgen Klinsmann said could add up to eight participating players to the team that will travel to the World Cup qualifying match in Honduras next week, according to the New York Times.
After the match, Klinsmann faulted his team’s performance on a lack of competition during the training camp.
Klinsmann told FoxSports.com, “You wish you could finish it off in a nice way in a friendly game, but it’s always difficult to start your season with a good game after you’ve only had training scrimmages.”