What USA, Canada need to do to reach Concacaf Nations League semifinals What USA, Canada need to do to reach Concacaf Nations League semifinals
The US national team and Canada are still in the running to make the Concacaf Nations League semifinals after their head-to-head match in Orlando. But only... What USA, Canada need to do to reach Concacaf Nations League semifinals

What USA, Canada need to do to reach Concacaf Nations League semifinals

The US national team and Canada are still in the running to make the Concacaf Nations League semifinals after their head-to-head match in Orlando.

But only one will make it.

Here’s how the Group A standings shape up after the 4-1 win for the Americans at Exploria Stadium :

League A / Group A

 
GP
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Pts

Canada
4
3
1
0
10
4
+6
9

USA
3
2
1
0
11
3
+8
6

Cuba
3
0
3
0
0
14
-14
0

The top spot is still up for grabs and it will all come down to Tuesday’s Group A finale between the USA and Cuba to be played in the Cayman Islands (7:30 pm ET | FS1, UniMás, TUDN).

Only the group winner advances to the Nations League semifinals to join Mexico (Group B winner), Honduras (Group C winner) and the winner of Group D which will come down to the final match between Costa Rica and Haiti on Sunday. 

The formula is simple: If the USA lose or draw the finale in Cuba, then Canada will head to the Nations League semis. A win for the USA, and it will be the Americans who will join the three other teams for the inaugural Nations League title.

In the latter scenario, the USA would finish tied with Canada on points, but they would overtake the Canadians due to a superior goal difference which would be the first tiebreaker per competition regulations.

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