After the dramatic 2-0 win over Mexico in Cincinnati on Friday, the US Men’s National Team slumped to a somewhat less impressive 1-1 draw against Jamaica in Kingston on Tuesday, with West Ham’s Michail Antonio canceling out an early strike from Timmy Weah. Christian Pulisic played the final 25 minutes, but this time did not see himself in mirror.
However, the draw turned out to be not too catastrophic, with Mexico then contriving to lose to Canada, 2-1, later in the day. Former Chelsea prospect Ike Ugbo did not play, but Besiktas’s Cyle Larin did, grabbing both goals. The win actually puts Canada on top of the “Octagon”, which is either a great testament to their sudden quality, or a great indictment of the weaknesses of both Mexico and the US.
In case you’re wondering, Canada qualified for the World Cup once, and only once in their history, in 1986 (Mexico). They lost all three of their group games, scoring zero goals.