Tajon Buchanan once again starred for Canada on Wednesday night at BMO Field, scoring the third goal in Canada's comprehensive 4-1 win over Panama in the final round of Concacaf World Cup Qualifying.
Buchanan bagged his third senior goal - and his second in World Cup Qualifying - in the 71st minute, rising to meet Richie Laryea's cross and heading back across goal, into the far side netting. The 22-year-old New England Revolution winger now has three goals and four assists in 14 appearances with the full Canada squad.
Buchanan also played a key role in Canada's opening goal from a corner kick in the 28th minute, challenging at the near post as Panama defender Michael Murillo ultimately put the ball in his own net.
Wednesday night's win keeps Canada (2-0-4, 10 pts.) unbeaten in the Octagonal and moves the Canadians into third place, just one point back of the United States (3-1-2, 11 pts.), who claimed a critical come-from-behind, 2-1 win over Costa Rica at Lower.com Field in Columbus, Ohio.
Matt Turner saw his streak of 11 consecutive USMNT starts come to an end in that match, as Zack Steffen was handed the start. Turner remains 9-1-2 with eight clean sheets and just four goals against in the red, white, and blue.
Adam Buksa was in action on Tuesday night as Poland (5-1-2, 17 pts.) also picked up three vital World Cup Qualifying points, leapfrogging Albania (5-3-0, 15 pts.) into second place in UEFA Group I with a 1-0 road win. Buksa started and played 71 minutes, marking his third start and fifth appearance for Poland's senior team, scoring five goals in that span.
Buchanan, Turner, and Buksa will now return to the league-leading Revs ahead of Saturday's meeting with Chicago Fire FC, set for a 7 p.m. ET kickoff at Gillette Stadium. TV38, myRITV, and CoziTV will have television coverage, while tickets can be purchased HERE.