Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Unfancied Canada holds Mexico to 1-1 tie
March 13th, 2008 6:45AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[OLYMPIC QUALIFYING] After the USA, which had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Cuba on Tuesday in Tampa, it was Group B favorite Mexico's turn to be stymied when the Tri was held to a 1-1 tie by Canada in Concacaf Olympic men's qualifying action on Wednesday at the Home Depot Center in front of 9,949 fans.

Canada entered the tournament with little preparation and without many of its better players but earned the tie in a match that saw both goalscorers later red-carded.

Will Johnson, who grew up playing with American internationals Michael Bradley and Jonathan Spector with Chicago's Sockers FC, scored to give Canada the shock lead in the third minute.

Luis Angel Landin equalized on a penalty kick in the 22nd minute, but Mexico couldn't break the deadlock.

Both goalscorers were later sent off -- Landin in the 66th minute for two yellow cards and Johnson 10 minutes later with a straight red.

Goalkeeper Josh Wagenaar, who attended Hartwick College and is now a free agent after a short career in Europe, came up with a big save late in the game when he stopped New Mexico native Edgar Castillo's shot from close range.

Wagenaar got the nod against Mexico because No. 1 keeper Asmir Begovic was serving a one-game suspension.

In Wednesday's first game, Guatemala edged Haiti, 1-0.

Star Marvin Avila had the only goal for Guatemala in the 27th minute.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
ICYMI MLS: Sapong rebounds, Houston friendly cancelled    
All-Star voting is underway and fans have myriad voting options. Forward C.J. Sapong celebrated his return ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: USA's Christen Press     
Three years ago, Christen Press thought she was giving up on her lifelong dream of playing ...
TV Report: EPL's U.S. viewership is up 9 percent    
English Premier League viewership on NBC and NBCSN averaged 479,000 viewers, up 9 percent from last ...
What They're Saying: Vladimir Putin    
"It's another clear attempt by the USA to spread its jurisdiction to other states. And I ...
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati     
"Being on the wrong side of an election result -- if that's what happens -- is ...
Concacaf in emergency mode -- again    
With Concacaf president Jeffrey Webb provisionally suspended by FIFA and Concacaf from all soccer activities for ...
What They're Saying: Jack Warner    
"I want to tell you, that whatever is planned for me, negatively, shall not succeed." -- ...
What They're Saying: Diego Maradona    
"I was treated like a crazy person. Now the FBI has told the truth. There is ...
NSCAA names Lynn Berling-Manuel as new CEO    
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has named Lynn Berling-Manuel as its new chief executive ...
Defiant Blatter: 'I cannot monitor everyone'    
Sepp Blatter spoke on Thursday for the first time since the raids of Wednesday morning by ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives