Canada’s 4-1 loss to the United States Friday in their Concacaf Nations League group stage finale was full of worthwhile talking points.
Alphonso Davies at left fullback? That always brings good debate.
Disjointed defending? That too.
How about a goal within 90 seconds? That will get people talking.
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It was a difficult match for supporters to watch since all Canada needed was a draw to win Group A and move on to the Nations League finals. Les Rouges could still qualify if the U.S. loses to Cuba (a team that has lost all three Nations League matches thus far).
While hard to watch, supporters still watched. They also posted comments on social media.
Here’s a rundown of what Canadian soccer Twitter was talking about though 90 minutes and beyond.
It’s been a long time since Canada beat the U.S. away from home.
“Does anyone remember 1958 World Cup qualifying?”
Big viewing parties were seen across the country. Hey, HFX Wanderers supporters!
The game starts and Canada concedes. Clint had a mature way of putting it
Others, such as CanPL.ca contributor Daniel Squizzato, were less adult about things …
OneSoccer’s Asa Rehman noted some interesting overheard tactics from the Canada bench.
Another goal? Let’s check on Squizz:
Davies at fullback, either left or right, was a controversial choice from John Herdman – especially considering his performance against the U.S. last month.
Is this a meme? Does this count as a meme?
A bright spot: Stephen Estaquio makes his debut for Canada
… And the reviews are in.
How about that Steven Vitoria header!
In case he looked familiar to viewers at home…