Canada, U.S. play to scoreless draw in friendly
HOUSTON, Texas, Jan 29, 2013 (AFP) - Canada and the United States played out a goalless draw on Tuesday in an international football friendly designed as a preparation match for the Americans ahead of World Cup 2014 qualifying.
The US team stretched their unbeaten streak against the Canadians to 16 matches, the Americans winning eight and drawing eight, and it leads the all-time rivalry 13-8 with 11 drawn. Canada last defeated the US team in 1985.
The teams also played out a goalless draw last year at Toronto.
The US squad will open a six-team, round-robin North American qualifying tournament in Honduras on February 6.
Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and Jamaica are also chasing one of three berths on offer with the fourth-place team facing the Oceania winner for another spot in Brazil next year.