The Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team advanced to 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup Quarterfinals as the second-place finisher after falling 0:1 to United States in their final Group B matchup on Sunday.
Both Canada and USA had already qualified to the Concacaf Gold Cup Quarterfinals after back-to-back wins against Martinique and Haiti to open the group phase, the Soccer Canada said in a statement.
Both nations will play their Quarterfinal match on Sunday 25 July in Arlington, TX.
“I think there’s pride in the effort from the guys as they showed some good adaptability, but we’re disappointed because there was a big chance to beat the US in their home and go top of Group B,” John Herdman, Men’s National Team Head Coach was quoted as saying in the statement.
Herdman further added “We have seven days until the quarters, so we’ll recoup and get these boys ready for whatever opponent comes next.”
Canada Soccer’s Men’s National Team are two-time Concacaf champions, previously winning the 1985 Concacaf Championship and 2000 Concacaf Gold Cup. This year marks Canada’s 15th participation at the Concacaf Gold Cup since 1991, according to Soccer Canada.
Along with their first-place finish in 2000, Canada reached the Semifinals in 2002 and 2007.