Canada frustrates Yanks in friendly 

June, 3, 2012

TORONTO -- Before the Americans embarked on a series of pre-World Cup qualifying tuneups that culminated with Sunday's scoreless draw against Canada, U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann was asked about closing the three-game exhibition slate with a trip north of the border.

"Canada will give us a real physical fight," Klinsmann said of the lone CONCACAF foe on a list that also included games against Scotland and Brazil. "And that should really give us a sense of what to expect in these two qualifiers."

Did it ever for the Yanks.

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Doug McIntyre is a staff writer for ESPN The Magazine. He has covered American and international soccer since 2002.