Needing a victory over Panama, the Canadian men's national team delivered one of their more impressive performances to date with a sea of red supporting them.
It has been well over a year since BMO Field has hosted a game with a packed house and supporters made their presence felt. They knew what was at stake for the team with a chance to pull into the top three in Concacaf World Cup qualifying.
Fans made sure to arrive early to greet the team and made sure to proudly wave their Canada flags which provided a stunning backdrop to a crucial 4-1 win over Panama.
— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) October 13, 2021
From the start of the match to the very end, the Canadian contingent made sure to support the team as much as they could and were rewarded for it.
— Alexandre Gangué-Ruzic (@AlexGangueRuzic) October 14, 2021
— quinton leone (@qleone7) October 14, 2021
Scenes at BMO Field pic.twitter.com/1sHaapgXB4
— Daniel Barbuto (@DanielBarbuto) October 14, 2021
Did I do it right?
— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) October 14, 2021
— Tim and Friends (@timandfriends) October 14, 2021
— The Voyageurs (@thevoyageurs) October 14, 2021
— Toronto FC (@TorontoFC) October 14, 2021
After the match, there was still some tension among the players as there were words exchanged and Canadian coach John Herdman chasing the Panama coach postmatch to shake hands.
Fans in attendance and many watching from home were in awe of >Alphonso Davies who scored a world-class goal that not only put Canada ahead but started a rally that put the team well ahead.
A Canadian Heritage Moment.
Alphonso Davies x Celine Dion pic.twitter.com/jGu4z7btc9
— Rachel Doerrie (@racheldoerrie) October 14, 2021
Davies (20), Buchanan (22) and David (21) with Canada on their shoulders. The future is so bright it’s blinding. #CANMNT
— Emily Wilson (@wilson_emt) October 14, 2021
We have a super star in our midst! #CANMNT
Alphonso Davies is at a level few players anywhere ever get to. Only 20! Serial winner!!
— Craig Forrest (@craigforrest1) October 13, 2021
Alphonso Davies, what a player pic.twitter.com/gbmkXVm1Eo
— DAZN Canada (@DAZN_CA) October 14, 2021
Alphonso Davies, future member of The Order of Canada#CANMNT
— Kevin Laramee (@KevLaramee) October 14, 2021