TORONTO, ON (NEWS1130) – Both sides had excellent scoring chances in extra time, but Canada and the United States played to a 0-0 draw in a men’s international soccer friendly in front of 15, 247 fans at BMO Field.

Goalkeeper Lars Hirschfeld was named man of the match for the home side, as he made four saves in the contest.

Hirschfeld kept the game level in extra time as he tipped a header from Clarence Goodson over the cross bar which began with a dangerous cross from Michael Bradley on a free kick.

A minute earlier, Simeon Jackson missed a glorious chance for Canada right in front of the American goal off of a beautiful feed by Dwayne De Rosario. Tim Howard made three saves in the American goal.

It was the first clean sheet for the Canucks against the Americans since 2002. Hirschfeld was in goal for that match as well. Canada has not defeated the USA since 1985.

The Americans are ranked 29th in the world by FIFA. Canada is 75th.

Canada was wearing a special blue jersey to commemorate the first time the two countries met on the pitch. Canada won 1-0 in Montreal on June 27, 1925. The Canadian Soccer Association is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary.
 
Canada will start 2014 CONCACAF World Cup qualifying matches on Friday in Cuba. Honduras meets Canada on June 12 in Toronto.