Despite securing only one point in its first two matches, the Canadian Men’s National Team can still advance into the Round of 16 with a win over Costa Rica tonight (8:30 p.m. ET, Fox Sports 1, UniMas, UDN, Sportsnet One). To do so, the CanMNT will look for one of its two budding MLS stars—Tesho Akindele and Cyle Larin—to find the score sheet. Five of the 10 MLS players represented on the Reds’ roster have logged minutes thus far.
Two MLSers scored in Trinidad and Tobago’s 3-1 win against Guatemala last Thursday. San Jose Earthquakes’ 22-year-old midfielder opened his international account with a 14th-minute goal and Chicago Fire midfielder Joevin Jones added the insurance tally 11 minutes later.
FC Dallas’ Blas Perez picked up an assist in Panama’s opening draw with Haiti and then scored the opener in its 1-1 tie with the U.S. last night at Sporting Park, and Real Salt Lake’s Alvaro Saborio distributed a helper in Costa Rica’s 1-1 draw with El Salvador on Saturday.
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