US' Gomez laments "forgettable night" vs. Canada

TORONTO — Herculez Gomez doesn’t believe the US national team deserved anything more than a tie against Canada on Sunday.

“It was a fair result for both teams,” said Gomez after the game. “[It was a] forgettable night for us.”

The Santos Laguna striker stressed that conditions were difficult for both teams and praised Canada’s defensive performance.

“They had probably 10 guys behind the ball making it difficult for us to break them down and for our front four to try and get involved,” the former MLS man said.

Gomez started consecutive games for the first time in his international career after being called up into the national team squad after an absence of almost two years. He scored the lone goal in last Wednesday's 4-1 defeat to Brazil.

Looking forward, Gomez, who played in three different positions before being substituted after 80 minutes against Canada, believes the US squad is in the right shape going into the World Cup qualifiers.

“I’d like to keep building on these performances,” Gomez added. “We’re extremely confident that we can go in and get these results.”

Tom Marshall covers Americans playing in Latin America. Contact him at tom.marshall.mex@gmail.com.