Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Unfancied Canada holds Mexico to 1-1 tie
March 13th, 2008 6:45AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

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
What They're Saying: Alejandro Bedoya    
"I wouldn't do it, but if somebody else felt the need ... they should be able ...
What They're Saying: Landon Donovan    
"You have to find something meaningful. That you're passionate about and do every day. Having that ...
TV Report: Nine independent USL clubs have local deals    
As the USL grows, so has the interest of local broadcasters to carry the action. Nine ...
MLS Expansion: Garber headed to St. Louis on Monday    
With its strong soccer tradition, St. Louis is considered a hot candidate for an MLS expansion ...
USA-Honduras: Lessons from Arena's first time around    
Sixteen years after his first run through the Hexagonal, Bruce Arena returns as head coach of ...
What's new in 2017 NASL: 1-10     
The NASL, downsized from 12 teams in 2016 to eight teams, will kick off its seventh ...
MLS Week 4: Ten players missing on international duty    
MLS doesn't rest during FIFA's international fixture windows. Ten players are expected to miss action for ...
NASL: BeIN Sports, ESPN3 return as broadcast partners     
BeIN Sports and ESPN3 are returning as the NASL's 2017 national broadcast partners. On opening weekend, ...
Video Pick: Good sport admits he wasn't fouled    
Jonas Hofmann of Borussia Monchengladbach fessed up that his stumble wasn't from contact by Bayern Munich's ...
MLS Moves: Toronto FC signs veteran defender Hernandez    
Defender Jason Hernandez will play his 13th MLS season as a member of Toronto FC. Hernandez, ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives