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USA vs Canada live stream: Josh Sargent #9 of the United States against El Salvador
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The USA vs Canada live stream comes at a time that was supposed to be better for the American side. Due to a positive Covid-19 test, Christian Pulisic didn't travel with the team for its tie with El Salvador on Thursday night. The good news, though, is that he's in the starting lineup tonight.

USA vs Canada live stream, date, time, channels

The USA vs Canada live stream takes place today (Sunday, Sept. 5)
Time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT / 1 a.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on FS1 and TUDN via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

The bad news, though, is that prior to the game Zack Steffen announced on social media that he can't be with his teammates because of his own positive Covid-19 test.

Since both teams have only one point to their name (each drawing one game so far), this match has a lot on the line. And since this is a home game (and the old saw goes "win at home, draw on the road"), the USA side has is definitely feeling like it needs to win this game. That said, Canada drew in its first home game against Honduras, so the pressure is everywhere.

The biggest criticism of the Americans was their inability to do much on offense. They'll want to win this game because their next match is on the road against Honduras, where the win isn't as granted. 

Here's how they line up:

USA: Turner, Dest, Adams, Robinson, Brooks, Pulisic (C), Aaronson, Robinson, Lletget, Pefok, Acosta

Canada: Borjan (C), Johnston, Henry, Kennedy, Adekugbe, Laryea, Eustaquio, Kaye, Hoilett, Davies, Larin.

Can USA get a win? You can find out by watching the USA vs Canada live stream — and we'll show you how to do that below. 

How to watch the USA vs Canada live stream from anywhere

The USA vs Canada live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?

The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.

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Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.K. and want to view a U.S. service, you'd select U.S. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Paramount Plus or another service and watch the game.

How to watch the USA vs Canada live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the USA vs Canada live stream on Fox Sports/FS1 or TUDN. The game starts at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

If you've already cut the cord, you can instead look to Sling TV. The $35 per month Sling Blue package gets you Fox Sports. Plus, Sling is also offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10 (opens in new tab) right now. 

Or you could try Fubo.TV. It's a little more expensive, at $65 per month, but you get 117+ channels here, including both Fox Sports/FS1 and TUDN.

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Sling TV (opens in new tab) offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue package is what you should pick for Fox Sports.

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If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including FS1 and TUDN. 

Can you watch the USA vs Canada live stream in the UK?

Can you watch the USA vs Canada live stream in the UK? — British flag

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In the U.K., the USA vs Canada live stream is not broadcast. 

Bad news, right? Those temporarily in the U.K. trying to watch with their existing subscription can still follow the game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

How to watch the USA vs Canada live stream in Canada

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TSN is carrying the USA vs Canada live stream for the visitors up north. It's on TSN1, TSN4 and TSN's site and app.

However, if you're in Canada temporarily you could always use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to watch the action in another country, provided you are a subscriber to the service in question.

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Henry T. Casey
Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.