The Canadian national team took their frustration of not making the CONCACAF hex out on Mauritania, defeating them 4-0 in Marrakesh, Morocco on Thursday. The game was 0-0 at half, but something must have set of Les Rouge as they scored three of their second half goals in six minutes. Goals were scored by Toronto FC's Tosaint Ricketts (52' & 80'), former Philadelphia Union loanee Steven Vitória (55') and former Vancouver Whitecaps striker Marcus Haber (58'). It was a great all around effort by Canada, as former Whitecaps goalkeeper Simon Thomas made a PK save in the 20th minute and Adam Straith headed a ball off the line in the 50th minute, keeping a clean sheet intact.
Even though Karl Ouimette was called up to Canada for the October friendlies, he did not appear on Thursday. He is sitting on 17 caps for the national team, while being one of the few players to have appeared at all US/Canadian professional club levels in the same season (CHECK THE STAT BOOKS!). In 2016, he has seven appearances with the New York Red Bulls (MLS), seven appearances with the Jacksonville Armada (NASL) and one appearance with New York Red Bulls II (USL).
Canada will remain in Marrakesh over the weekend and play host 58th ranked Morocco on October 11th. Hopefully Ouimette gets his 18th cap since he flew halfway around the world for a friendly.