Stephen Hart, Canada coach
If you look at the Puerto Rico team, you’ll see they’ve been together for a long time. The main thing to remember with teams like this is that when you play against them in their country, factors like the climate, the state of the pitches and the local support can cancel out any theoretical advantage you might have over them. We know we’ll soon have to face our first opponent and therefore know what’s in store. In reality, though, this doesn’t change our preparatory plan in the slightest.
Eric Labrador, President of the Puerto Rican FA
Canada’s performances in recent competitions have been inconsistent, and their biggest focus right now is on the women’s national team. All of that makes it feasible for us to reach the next round, where we’d then have to start thinking about Cuba and Honduras, as well as Panama.