CANADA has already secured their place at the World Cup for later this year with a sensational qualifying campaign.
John Herdman’s side top the North/Central American table with eight wins, four draws and just one loss in their 13 games so far.
And the USA are closing in on their place in Qatar with one game remaining as they finish in automatic second place and ahead of Mexico on goal difference.
They are fourth in their last qualifier against Costa Rica, so they need to win it to avoid falling back to third place and facing fifth-placed South American opponents in a play-off.
However, the history of the qualifying process is that Canada reached its first final since 1986.
And they have a lot of players who would make the USA starting XI.
Among them Bayern Munich star full-back/winger Alphonso Davies, who has been out since the turn of the year due to a heart condition.
He often acts as a left winger for the national team and gets along well with star striker Jonathan David.
The Lille striker has already scored 17 goals in 39 games this season and is being linked with a big move to the Premier League.
Other key players include Porto midfielder Stephen Eustaquio and Nottingham Forest defender Richie Laryea.
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Basel striker Liam Miller, SSV Jahn Regensburg centre-back Scott Kennedy and Reading winger Junior Hoilett also play for the rising Canadians.
Meanwhile, the USA are also boasting a plethora of talent who are expected to grace the World Cup later this year.
Man City’s backup goalkeeper Zack Steffen is in between the posts for the Americans, flanked by Barcelona full-back Sergino Dest and ex-Newcastle man DeAndre Yedlin.
Hoffenheim centre-back Chris Richards is a solid defence, while Juventus’ Weston McKennie brings creativity to the team in midfield.
RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams often supports McKennie in the middle of the park, but it’s in the front areas that the USA really comes into its own.
Her talisman remains Chelsea star Christian Pulisic, who scored a hat-trick for the Americans in Sunday’s 5-1 win over Panama.
And he is supported in the attacking areas by Borussia Dortmund’s child prodigy Giovani Reyna.
The 19-year-old scored seven goals and provided eight assists for the Bundesliga giants last season but has spent much of this season injured.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/4992317/usa-canada-xi-pulisic-davies-david/ Best combination USA and Canada XI with World Cup qualification almost sealed, including Pulisic, Davies and David