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Bulls Abroad: Ouimette, Canada open World Cup Qualifying with Road Win

CanMNT in the drivers' seat for their second leg at home

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

New York Red Bulls defenseman Karl Ouimette played all 90 minutes during Canada's CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match against Dominica. Ouimette played left back for Les Rouges where he helped maintain a clean sheet while being a threat on offensive overlapping runs all game long. The Canadians won, 2-0.

Goals were scored by Orlando City SC striker Cyle Larin in the 5th minute and a PK from Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Russell Teibert in the 64th minute.

The only hiccup for Canada was in the 80th minute when goalkeeper Milan Borjan had to clean up a mistake by Julian de Guzman. Borjan was forced to come out of the penalty area, where he made a blatant play with his hands to stop a goal. He received a red card, but since the foul occurred outside the box, he didn't put his team in a PK situation. He will miss the next match.

On a positive note, Canada has put themselves in a great position for the return leg at home Tuesday June 16th at BMO Field. If they can manage a result matching a one-goal loss or better, they'll book a ticket into the third round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.