The Canadian Men's Soccer Team will get a do-over when it comes to performing in front of their home crowd, as Canada Soccer confirmed today the men will host El Salvador at BC Place on September 6th, in World Cup Qualifying Action.
Anybody who made their way out to the stadium on March 25th went home disappointed, as the Canadians fell to Mexico 3-0. That being said, Canada has earned a somewhat recent victory in Vancouver, topping Honduras 1-0 in November.
Now, in order for the match to actually mean something, Canada will essentially have to earn at least a draw when they travel to Honduras for a match on September 2nd. I enjoy beating a dead horse, so here is your mandatory reminder of a horrendous match that was played almost four years ago.
Sure, it holds almost no bearing on this contest, but don't you love it when people bring that match up?
Canada currently sits third in Pool A with a 1-2-1 record, as they look to qualify for the World Cup in Russia in 2018. The top two teams will advance to the final round of qualifying. Mexico (4-0-0) has already booked their ticket, while Honduras is in second at 1-2-1. They have the edge over Canada due to goal differential. El Salvador, meanwhile, is at the bottom of the pile at 0-2-2.