As tight as that game was and as much as it added to an already spicy rivalry, the Canadians have struggled to get the better of the US. The last time Canada beat USA was 20 years ago, in March 2001. Of the 61 games played between the two teams the US have won 51 times, lost three and seven have ended in draws.
That record does not mean there is any room for complacency, said Andonovksi. “They’re a very good team. They have very good individuals,” he warned.
The Chicago Red Stars defender Casey Krueger said: “Any time you’re playing Canada you’re going to be up for it because of the rivalry. We know they are going to bring their best and we have to do the same. We hope to bring that energy.”