Canada puts final touches on preparation

Canada enjoyed one final session on Monday night in advance of CONCACAF Stage 2 Match Day 2 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Qualifiers(tm). The team trained under stadium lights and in a soft drizzle at the Estadio Juán Rámon Loubriel in Bayomón, Puerto Rico. The Canada-Puerto Rico match kicks off at 20.00 ET sharp on Tuesday 6 September 2011.

Canada enjoyed one final session on Monday night in advance of CONCACAF Stage 2 Match Day 2 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Qualifiers(tm). The team trained under stadium lights and in a soft drizzle at the Estadio Juán Rámon Loubriel in Bayomón, Puerto Rico. The Canada-Puerto Rico match kicks off at 20.00 ET sharp on Tuesday 6 September 2011.



Canada’s match will again be broadcast on Rogers Sportsnet One in Canada and GolTV USA in USA. Supplemental live coverage is available via twitter.com/CanadaSoccerEN. Full post-match coverage will be available via CanadaSoccer.com and its youtube.com/CanadaSoccerTV channel.



Both Canada and Puerto Rico are expected to dress 19 players for the Tuesday evening match. Canada is coming off a 4:1 victory against St. Lucia while Puerto Rico is coming off a 0:0 draw with St. Kitts and Nevis. Also on Tuesday 6 September, St. Lucia will host St. Kitts and Nevis.



Canada dominated the opposition in its opening match on Friday 2 September. Canada maintained nearly 80% off the match possession and fired 30 shots in 90 minutes of play. Josh Simpson scored two goals while Dwayne De Rosario and Will Johnson scored a goal apiece.



Puerto Rico was also the better team in its opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Qualifiers(tm), but it could not connect for that winning goal. According to reports, Puerto Rico created five good chances, including a glorious late chance that substitute Héctor Ramos fired high from within the box.



Canada will have been in Puerto Rico for just over 48 hours by the time the match kicks off on Tuesday evening. The Monday session was the team’s one and only training session in Puerto Rico after a full day of travel on Sunday. The temperature has been 26°C with 89% humidity.







CANADA’S NEXT HOME MATCH

Canada’s next home match is Tuesday 11 October 2011 at BMO Field in Toronto. Canada hosts Puerto Rico on Match Day 4 of CONCACAF Stage 2 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Tickets to the home match are available via Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.ca / 1-855-985-5000).







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