Revolution stars Tajon Buchanan and Matt Turner continue to shine at the Gold Cup, as Canada and the United States booked their spot in the knockout stage. The two countries are tied atop Group B, with six points each. Canada currently has the edge with eight goals for compared to the seven of the USA, which means that if they drew their matchup this weekend, Canada would take first place in the group.
The first match of the doubleheader was between Canada and Haiti, a game that Canada took 4-1. Tajon Buchanan was dominant out of the left wing back role for the second straight game. He was able to dust the defense down the sideline and pick up another assist. His low cross to Cyle Larin in the middle of the box was good enough for a Canadian goal. Tajon has solidified his starting spot for the knockout stages.
Matt Turner, on the other hand, received some unwarranted criticism. Turner conceded his first goal as a member of the USMNT, a penalty kick given up by Kellyn Acosta. It was controversial as the foul appeared outside the box. The penalty caught Turner as he leaned left, but the finish into the opposite corner grabbed Martinique a goal. Turner was solid the rest of the way, making a massive save very late in the game, denying a Martinique scoring chance in the 92nd minute. The USA won by a resounding score of 6-1, with a brace from Daryl Dike.
The two will face off on Sunday in Kansas City, as Buchanan will face off against his goalkeeper in Matt Turner. As far as New England goes, they will visit Atlanta United on Saturday without the pair at the Gold Cup. Earl Edwards Jr. may see his Revs debut after Knighton’s blunder. Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the venue, ESPN will broadcast the match at 5:00 PM EST.