Canadian National Team

International Roundup | Buchanan goes full 90 in Canada's big win over Costa Rica

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Tajon Buchanan made his 15th appearance with Canada's senior national team on Friday night, going the full 90 minutes in the Canadians' critical 1-0 win over Costa Rica in 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying. Jonathan David scored the game's only goal in the 57th minute, as Canada (3-0-4, 13 pts.) hold down third place as the only unbeaten team in Concacaf's Octagonal, just one point behind the United States (4-1-2, 14 pts.) and Mexico (4-1-2, 14 pts.).

Buchanan - who finished the MLS regular season with eight goals and five assists for the New England Revolution - so nearly made highlight reels around the world in the 54th minute, reacting to a deflected shot by trying the most acrobatic of bicycle kicks, only to see his ridiculous effort crash off the crossbar.

Canada will be back in action on Tuesday, November 16, hosting Mexico in a pivotal match at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton. Kickoff is set for 9:05 p.m. ET with coverage available on Paramount+.

Matt Turner, meanwhile, was on the bench as the U.S. Men's National Team got late goals from Christian Pulisic and Weston McKennie to claim a massive 2-0 win over archrival Mexico at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Friday night, sending the Americans to the top of Concacaf Qualifying. They'll visit Jamaica on Tuesday, November 16, with coverage on Paramount+ and Universo at 5 p.m. ET.

Arnór Traustason was also an unused substitute in Iceland's 0-0 draw with Romania this past Thursday, and the Revolution midfielder will hope to make his 41st international appearance on Sunday, November 14, when Iceland visits North Macedonia at 12 p.m. ET (ESPN+). Iceland currently occupies fifth place in Group J of UEFA World Cup Qualifying, six points back of second-place North Macedonia.