Canada vs. USA: Live Stream, Start Time, Predictions and More

Michael JewettContributor IIMay 31, 2012

LANDOVER, MD - MAY 30:  Clint Dempsey #8 of USA heads the ball against Brazil during an International friendly game at FedExField on May 30, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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A storied rivalry that dates back to 1925 will meet once again to celebrate Canadian national soccer's 100th year in establishment.

USA will travel to the BMO Field in Toronto this summer before 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying matches will begin to square off against the Canadian team at the international "A" level.


Where: BMO Field, Toronto ON

When: Sunday June 3, 2012 7 p.m. ET

Live Stream: NBC Sports


Long Time No See

This friendly matchup is the first time USA will play on Canadian soil since 1997, in which USA was able to pull out a win. While in Canada, the USA soccer team holds a 3-6-1 lifetime record; however, USA is currently on a 14-game winning streak against Canada since losing 2-0 on April 2, 1987 in Vancouver.


Preparation Match for World Cup

June 3's match between USA and Canada will be the final match before 2014 World Cup Qualifying will begin for both teams. Canada's home qualifying matches will begin on June 12 against Honduras, followed by Panama on September 7 and finally against Cuba on October 12, all at BMO Field.

USA's qualifying matches begin June 8 against Antigua and Barbuda, followed by Jamaica matches away on September 7 and then at home on September 11. USA will finish qualifying matches in October against Guatemala.

Players to Watch For

Canada will need to build up their defense for June to stop Landon Donovan, USA's leading scorer this year. In four games, Donovan has already scored three goals, and recorded one assist. The fun fact behind this stat is all three goals and his one assist happened in one game.

The only game Landon Donovan has played in international play, and he records a hat trick, with an assist. Canada might be in trouble if they can't stop him.

Canada's threat for the USA stands as Dwayne De Rosario. Current player for D.C. United, he has been playing on the Canadian national team since 1998, and is a four time Canadian Player of the Year. His constant scoring threats and agility makes him a threat to any team trying to defend him.


Prediction: USA wins 3-1

Even with Canada holding home-field advantage and a better at-home record against USA, Canada's team has been up and down in matches. Last year, Canada's record was 6-4-2, with one of those two losses being against USA. 

The USA team has been red hot besides its recent loss to Brazil, winning its previous four games before falling to Brazil 4-1. USA has proven to be a strong competitor and will bring everything it has into Vancouver to prepare for the upcoming World Cup