Copa América | Timbers’ Max Crépeau makes two PK stops as Canada advances

Canada is on its way to the Copa América semifinals. Timbers goalkeeper Max Crépeau made two crucial stops in the penalty kick shootout to see Canada advance.

ARLINGTON, Texas – Portland Timbers goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau made two stops in a penalty kick shootout as Canada defeated Venezuela in the Copa América quarterfinal at AT&T Stadium on Friday night.

In his fourth start of the tournament, Crépeau made two saves during regulation as the two sides finished level, 1-1, after 90 minutes. The match went straight to a penalty kick shootout. Crépeau made a diving effort to push one PK attempt off the left post. He made a stop on Venezuela’s sixth PK attempt.

Canada won the shootout, 4-3.

"It's a lot of work and now we have the fruit of our hard work,” Crépeau said to TSN in a post-game interview. “This is amazing to be in the semifinals of Copa América. I think everybody needs to realize this country and its footballers deserve respect."

Competing in its first Copa América, Canada moves on to the semifinal and will face Argentina – who they played in the Group Stage – on Tuesday, July 9, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey; kickoff is at 5 p.m. (Pacific). The match will air live on FS1.