Toronto FC Players' Performances in Copa America | Canada 0-2 Argentina

• No Surprises in Copa America Opener
• Canada Impresses Despite Loss in First Match
• Limited Minutes for Toronto FC Players Against Argentina
Toronto FC Players' Performances in Copa America | Canada 0-2 Argentina
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The participation of Jonathan Osorio and Richie Laryea with Canada is crucial for both players, especially as they compete in such a prestigious international tournament against the best teams in the continent.

Canada opened the Copa America on June 20th by facing the reigning champions, Argentina. In a match that promised great spectacle, it did not disappoint, with both teams delivering an intense performance. Ultimately, Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, secured a 2-0 victory.

While Argentina was the favorite, Canada surprised many with their high level of play throughout the match. Despite not scoring, they came very close on several occasions, but their finishing let them down, and Argentina’s goalkeeper, Emiliano "Dibu" Martinez, was in top form.

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Debut of Toronto FC Players in Copa America

Jonathan Osorio and Richie Laryea, called up by coach Jesse Marsch, played crucial roles, though both started on the bench.

For Richie Laryea, this match marked his 50th appearance for Canada in international competitions. He came on in the 80th minute, replacing Larin. Laryea played 10 minutes, making four touches and completing three perfect passes, one of which was in the final third.

Jonathan Osorio entered the game in the 85th minute and played six minutes. Unfortunately, he had limited opportunities to impact the game due to Argentina's control of possession.

Argentina, with Lionel Messi at the helm, is a strong contender to win the Copa America. Canada's performance was commendable, demonstrating that they can compete with top teams. However, there is a need to improve defensively and in finishing to capitalize on their chances.

We hope that Toronto FC players continue to get valuable minutes with their national team and return to the MLS in peak physical condition, ready to perform at a high level.