Canada U23 vant med Friend på laget skriver følgende om kampen:

The first Canadian goal came in the second minute after Rob Friend who recently signed with Moss FK, intercepted a ball 30 yards from the US goal and played a through ball toward the top of the box for Kevin Harmse. Harmse’s shot bounced toward the goal but was pushed aside by the American goalkeeper DJ Countess. Maycoll Canizalez quickly collected the ball at the left side of the goal and pounded his shot through Countess and into the side netting to give Canada a 1:0 lead.

In the 21st minute, Canada increased their lead to two when Sita-Taty Matondo collected a Matt Oliver header in the centre of the field and played an early ball forward to Friend. Friend held off his defender and then returned to the ball to Matondo who found himself one on one with Countess. Matondo side-footed his shot to the ‘keeper’s left for Canada’s second of the afternoon.

“We are pleased with the result and the way the boys have trained all week.” said Canadian head coach Bruce Twamley “As expected, the game was a battle for 90 min and we expect the same on Saturday.”