The United States, the new Gold Cup and Nations League champions, could only draw 0-0 against El Salvador on Thursday at the start of the CONCACAF octagonal final for both representatives. Leaving a one-point tie, he tied with four other reps.
The US team, which did not have star Christian Pulisic because he has not recovered physically after testing positive for Covid-19 and has been in quarantine for 10 days, tied for a very close match in Cuscatlán de San Salvador.
North American coach Greg Berhalter said his team learned a lot from this match.
“It was a learning experience for our group. From my point of view, there are many things we need to improve. The fight was good, the intention to win was good. But we have to evolve and we need to be more connected and finish our chances better,” the American helmsman agreed. .
Now, the United States will face Canada at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday. The Maple Leaf team drew 1-1 with Honduras on Thursday.
“It’s the first time they’ve played in this kind of environment. He’s learning, I think we started the game well, in the second half we started well, but we need to finish those chances. Overall, we lacked that game that would take us to the top. We were Very individual, there wasn’t enough game changer, we couldn’t move them from side to side. But we took him and now Canada is following him.”
“I think the first minutes were good, we silenced the pitch, we went into their area and I think we had half the chances and I think we started the game well. If we see this as a learning experience, I think the boys took it well, but there is a moment where we have to calm down, as We start to dominate, but we’ve never felt so calm. There was a little here and there in the second half, but it wasn’t enough.”