The Gold Cup kicks off tonight as the United States, fresh off their humiliating home loss to Spain, faces their rivals to the north, Canada, at Ford Field.
While the Americans have traditionally considered Mexico their main rival, Canada is an up-and-coming soccer power in CONCACAF, as Major League Soccer has expanded to Toronto, Vancouver, and soon-to-be expansion club Montreal.
We're an older brother in the soccer sense so I think they'll come out swinging because they have something to prove, said US goalkeeper Tim Howard of Canada. We have to really be careful, but it's the first game so I think our juices will be flowing. If we get a good result on Tuesday night it can kick us off toward where we want to go.
This will be a big test for Canada. They will be seeking their first win against the U.S. since 1985, or 13 matches. The U.S. is 7-0-6 in those meetings in that span.