"The USMNT is afraid of Canada" - goalkeeper Milan Borja
Out of the 8 teams in the round-robin tournament, only Canada remains undefeated after 10 match days and they are on the verge of returning to a World Cup.
When the World Cup qualifiers in CONCACAF started last year, no one thought that Canada would be the team to beat with only four games left in the round-robin tournament. Mexico and the United States were the two top teams prior to the start of the campaign, but they are struggling to secure their spot in the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
This is the new Canada
Canada remains undefeated after 10 matches and they are four points away from returning to a World Cup for the first time since 1986. Also they managed to defeat the United States men’s national team 2-0 on Sunday for the first time since 1980. Now they are full of confidence and Les Rouges’ captain, goalkeeper Milan Borja, said that the USMNT is afraid to play against them.
“Whenever we went to [United States], they have 50-60,000 people screaming at us and everything, and we're tired of that, not respecting us,” declared Milan Borjan. “So whenever we play them it’s something special and we give our all-best just to make our country proud, and not be humiliated like before.
“Before it was like, you play US, and they're like, ‘Oh, we play Canada, it’s easy, yeah, blah, blah, blah’ and this and that. But now when they come to us, or we go there, they're scared. They're scared. Last four or five matches, they've been scared of us. Because we have an amazing team,” he added. “This is new Canada. This is new soccer Canada, and we’re just going to keep pushing and fighting for the future generations. And we will change football here in Canada.”