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When you start looking at the numbers, Canada’s recent dominance over the United States is staggering. Canada owns the all-time series with a 38-12-1 record, having won 16 of the last 20.

The United States will tie its longest-ever losing streak to any single nation with a loss Saturday. The Eagles have lost to Canada seven times in a row dating back to 2009, which already matches the longest losing streak to Canada to date. Only Argentina and Ireland have beaten the US eight times in a row.

The Eagles are also in danger of logging their second-consecutive winless June.

Mike Tolkin is 0-4 against Canada as head coach of the United States. Canadian head coach Kieran Crowley is 8-1 all-time against the Eagles.

Only five current Eagles have ever been on a team that beat Canada in a full 15s test – Chris Wyles, Hayden Smith, Louis Stanfill, Todd Clever and Mike Petri. Only Todd Clever has been on two teams that have beaten Canada.

Conversely, only eight players in the 23-man Canada roster have ever lost to the United States, and only Aaron Carpenter has lost twice to the Eagles. That means a whopping 15 Canadian players suited up at Bonney Field Saturday will have never tasted defeat against the USA.

The last time the USA beat Canada was in 2009. Before that, it was 2005. Kimball Kjar started at scrumhalf on that ’05 team. Kjar coached current Eagle Kyle Sumsion at BYU. Matt Sherman came off the bench in that ’05 win. Sherman’s coached several current Eagles in the All American program.

Only four current Eagles have ever scored against Canada. Four, and Todd Clever is the only current Eagle to have dotted down more than once.