Brampton players ready to deliver for Canada tonight against Mexico in huge qualifying match in frigid Edmonton
Published November 16, 2021 at 1:03 pm
Derek Cornelius of Ajax is not likely to get the start tonight in frigid Edmonton for the crucial World Cup match against CONCACAF power Mexico, but a bushel of Bramptonians should be in the starting lineup for Canada in what will be a packed house at Commonwealth Stadium.
The snow will have ended by kick-off but with temperatures expected to be minus 10 tonight, Canada will be set up just they want it against the Mexicans.
A win tonight will vault the Canadians over Mexico in the qualifying standings at the half-way point and coupled with a tie (or loss) for the Americans against Jamaica will place Canada alone atop the standings.
Cornelius should the first or second option off the bench at fullback for Canada but Brampton will be well-represented, with Tajon Buchanan, Cyle Larin, Doneil Henry and Jonathan Osorio slated to be in the starting 11, along with #1 goalkeeper Milan Borjan of Hamilton.
Canada is fresh off a 1-0 home win against Costa Rica while Mexico is still smarting from a 2-0 loss to the Americans. Game time is 10 p.m. EST.