NASHVILLE – Canada moved on to the semifinals at the CONCACAF men’s soccer Olympic qualifying tournament on Monday, but a goal conceded in injury time could derail its journey to the 2012 London Games.

With Canada seemingly headed for victory and a possible first-place finish in Group A, Cuba’s Maykel Reyes scored in the first minute of extra time to force a 1-1 draw.

Evan James had given Canada a 1-0 lead in the first half.

Here are the highlights from the game courtesy of www.sportsnet.ca



El Salvador scored in injury time to tie the United States 3-3 later Monday, clinching top spot in Group A and eliminating the Americans.

The late goal from Cuba goal ended up being huge. Instead of finishing first in Group A with seven points, Canada finished tied with El Salvador at five points.

El Salvador won the group with better a better goal differential, plus-4 to plus-2.

Bryce Alderson of Kitchener is a member of the Canadian squad.  Follow this link to hear his conversation with 570 News after the squad’s 2-0 win over the Americans.

Instead of advancing to play the second-place team in Group B, Canada will likely have to play the powerful Mexicans in the semifinals. Only the two tournament finalists advance to the Olympics.