When and where: The international exhibition game gets underway from BMO Field in Toronto at 7 p.m. ET. Live coverage will be provided by NBC Sports Network.
Preview: In the last of three exhibition games, before beginning the quest for points in World Cup qualifiers, the U.S. takes on Canada in Toronto on Sunday.
With just five days to go before facing off with Antigua and Barbuda, Jurgen Klinsmann's side will be looking to overcome the disappointment of a 4-1 loss to Brazil last time out. Up against more modest opposition, the U.S. should be confident of regaining the form that saw them beat Scotland 5-1 in the first of this five-game stretch.
Most intriguing for the U.S. as they go up against their neighbors to the north will be seeing their two standout players Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan start together for the first time since Klinsmann took charge last July. Fans got a glimpse of the duo in action together in the defeat to Brazil when Dempsey, recovering from injury, appeared as a second-half substitute.
Having both on the field at the same time gives you a lot of quality, Klinsmann said, according to MLSSoccer.com. It took a while to get them together. The first taste came against Brazil. Now they're ready to go in there from the beginning.
With World Cup qualifiers still the priority, Klinsmann may look to give some under-used members of his squad a run out. That could mean a first appearance in this run of fixtures for Jozy Altidore. The striker arrived late at the end of a breakthrough season with AZ Alkmaar and may have to settle for coming off the bench, especially given the impressive performance, capped by a goal, of Herculez Gomez against Brazil.
The game also carries significant importance for the home side. Not only is Canada also preparing for World Cup qualifiers, against Cuba on June 8 and Honduras four days later, but the contest with the U.S. was also scheduled as part of the Canadian Soccer Association's 2012 Centennial Celebrations.
Canada (probable, 4-2-3-1)
D: Klukowski, McKenna, Edgar, Jazic
M: De Guzman, Hutchinson
Ricketts, De Rosario, Johnson
D:Cherundolo, Goodson, Bocanegra, Johnson
M: Jones, Bradley
Donovan, Dempsey, Torres
Prediction: Celebrating their centenary, Canada have extra motivation to overturn a winless streak against the U.S. that stretches back 14 games and 27 years. But with Dempsey and Donovan in tandem, the U.S. should have just too much quality.
Canada 1-3 USA