Both teams used the international friendly as their last preparation for their start of their qualifying campaigns for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, with Canada set to take on Cuba and the United States to face Antigua and Barbuda.
The US squad was coming off a 4-1 loss to five-time World Cup champion Brazil in Washington last Wednesday. "All in all, we're ready," USA goalkeeper Tim Howard said. "We were a little sloppy towards the end, but we're getting into a better rhythm, we bounced back from a loss, we had a clean sheet and now we're ready to get down to business."
The match was the first with Fulham striker Clint Dempsey and Los Angeles Galaxy playmaker Landon Donovan on the field at the same time since Jurgen Klinsmann took over as USA coach last July.