- The United States defeated Canada to win the CONCACAF Nations League for the second time in a row.
- The men’s national team of the United States defeated Canada in the final match 2-0.
- The United States extended its 22-game home winning streak over Canada.
The United States men’s national team defeated Canada 2-0 in the CONCACAF Nations League final on Sunday in Las Vegas thanks to goals from Chris Richards and Folarin Balogun, who both received help from Gio Reyna. The United States won the CONCACAF Nations League on Sunday night with a 2-0 victory over Canada.
Interim coach B.J. Callaghan, who took over on May 30 and will also serve as the team’s head coach during the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which gets underway the following weekend, guided the Americans once more. Gregg Berhalter won’t be on the sidelines until September’s exhibition games after being restored as coach on Friday, five and a half months after his contract was supposed to expire.
? BACK-TO-BACK ? pic.twitter.com/n3lyjOX4Yc— U.S. Men's National Soccer Team (@USMNT) June 19, 2023
Canada hasn’t won a championship since the Gold Cup in 2000, while the United States extended their home winning streak over them to 22 games, dating back to 1957. Prior to leaving at halftime due to a calf injury and being replaced by Luca de a Torre, Reyna assisted both goals.
Richards scored his first goal for his country by heading in Reyna’s corner ball from seven yards to Milan Borjan’s left. Richards was unmarked as he scored his first goal for his country. Callaghan made three adjustments from Thursday, replacing right back Joe Scally for the banned Weston McKennie and Sergio Dest with central defender Walker Zimmerman in place of Miles Robinson, midfielder Bren Aaronson, and right back Bren Aaronson.
After the Gold Cup, Gregg Berhalter will continue in the same role as head coach, it was announced on Friday. Despite leading the US to the World Cup Round of 16 in December, his contract was not renewed. The dispute that resulted in Berhalter’s resignation in January was brought on by Reyna’s lack of initiative during World Cup training and the outraged response from his family.