– United States Men’s National Soccer Team (USMNT) June 19, 2023

The USA team is once again led by interim coach P.J. Callahan, who took over on May 30 and will also coach the team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup that begins next weekend. Greg Berhalter, who returned as coach on Friday 5 1/2 months after his contract expired, won’t be on the sidelines until the September exhibitions.

While the United States extended its home unbeaten streak against Canada to 22 matches dating back to 1957, Canada has remained titleless since the 2000 Gold Cup.

Reina ignited both goals, then left in the first half with a calf injury and was replaced by Luca Di Torre. Reina’s lack of World Cup training hustle and bustle and his family’s angry response sparked the controversy that allowed Berhalter’s departure in January.

Reina’s corner kick found Richards unmarked and headed home from 7 yards to the left of goalkeeper Milan Borgan for his first goal in 10 caps.

The Americans haven’t scored from a corner kick since Jordan Morris’s goal in El Salvador on June 14 of last year after Weston McKinney’s initial effort was blocked and De La Torre’s pass to Morris was blocked.

Reina fed Balogun for the second goal. Striker Scott Kennedy blocked with a right arm to get past Borgan.

Callahan made three changes as of Thursday, bringing in centre-back Walker Zimmerman for Miles Robinson, midfielder Brendon Aaronson and right-back Joe Scully for Weston McKinney and Serginho Dest, both of whom were suspended after receiving red cards against El Tre.

Notes: The game aired on Paramount+ while CBS Sports aired the Canadian Football League and sprint cars. … Mexico beat Panama 1-0 in the match for third place on a goal from Jesus Gallardo in the fourth minute. An apparent equalizer scored by AnΓ­bal Godoy on a bicycle kick in the 55th minute was ruled out on video review for offside, and a 76th-minute penalty awarded to Mexico by Jamaican referee Danon Parchman was reversed on video review.


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