CHRISTOPHER MCCOLLUM - Saturday, February 4, 2012
On June 3, the U.S. Men's National Team will be making its first trek North of the Border in over a decade as they travel to Toronto's BMO Field to take on Canada in an international Friendly.
The game will be the final warm up for both teams leading into World Cup Qualifying, which the United States begins five days later on June 8, against Antigua and Barbuda.
The Canadians will be looking for a historical win over the United States, as the game is set during the Centenary Celebration for the Canadian Soccer Association. The last time the Canadians hosted the U.S., a 3-0 win with goals from Claudio Reyna and Roy Wegerle secured advancement to the 1998 World Cup for the Americans.
The U.S. has had plenty of success against Canada, holding a a record of eight wins and six ties over the past 27 years. The U.S. leads the overall series with a 13-8-9 record.
After a dreary start to Jurgen Klinsmann's first few months in charge, the U.S. are on a three game winning streak, the two most recent victories against Venezuela and Panama coming with a makeshift lineup comprised mostly of fringe players.
Next on the table for the U.S. is a trip to Genoa, Italy to take on the Azzurri on February 29.