Canada's coach, Nick Dasovic, was perhaps justified in acting like the possibility of collusion to affect the match outcome was beneath his consideration or response, but I remember plenty of Canadians (including Ante Jazic, who spoke to me about it) were convinced that CONCACAF had screwed them in last year’s Gold Cup. Jazic thought it was a CONCACAF conspiracy to put the U.S. and Mexico in the final.
In fact, a Canadian reporter here was talking to me about that, "Yes, everyone thinks that the Gold Cup semifinals were fixed, so the Federation could have its two marquee teams in the final for better ratings.”
I mentioned that ratings climb when Mexico plays, but the U.S. isn’t much of a difference-maker, as witnessed by the very small U.S. contingent in Soldier Field for the Gold Cup. “Mexico fans are very loyal – if their team was in a final versus anyone else from CONCACAF, they would watch.”
Anyway, the point is, it’s not as if the Canadians (and any nationality who ever has had trouble with a loss) haven’t ever wondered about conspiracies themselves, so any implication that only Mexicans think that way is wrong.