International match-ups: Agudelo vs. Canada
Chivas USA forward Juan Agudelo is currently with the U.S. National Team for Tuesday’s friendly match against the Canadian National Team in Houston. Fans can tune into the match on ESPN2 starting at 6 p.m. PT.
Agudelo joined the national team camp in mid- January; camp will break after the FIFA World Cup Qualifying match against Honduras in San Pedro Sula scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6. After the match, Agudelo will join Chivas USA for the first time this year.
Agudelo was a key player in the U.S. National Teams’ 2-2 draw with Russia in Kuban Stadium, adding an assist in his first game of the year with the Americans and helping break Russia's 449 minutes without conceding a goal. The U.S. hold a four-game unbeaten streak, including international friendlies.
Canada was eliminated from World Cup contention after finishing third in Group C in the Semifinal Round. Les Rouges kicked off the year with a 4-0 loss to Denmark in an international friendly on Jan. 26 in Tucson. The Canadians have not won in the past two games; their last victory was on October 12, 2012, a 3-0 win against Cuba.
On Wednesday, the Mexican National Team will face Denmark in the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona in an international friendly. El Tricolor holds an unbeaten record in World Cup Qualifying contention; the last time Mexico lost was on August 15 when they faced the U.S. in a friendly match in Mexico City. Meanwhile, Denmark’s National Team sits in the fifth spot of the UEFA Group B World Cup Qualifying standings.
Mexico will then continue their journey to the World Cup hosting Jamaica in the powerful Estadio Azteca on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Denmark will match up against Czech Republic on March 22 in continuation of their World Cup contention.
What’s your prediction for these two games?