How does an article about an upcoming Canada/Brazil match end up being mostly about the USA? I think it's called a fixation.
Frankly, I also believe the consistency of the U.S. (and the national team budget that allows the squad to compete in all the major international tournaments) sets up a rather deceiving rank. On any given day, Brazil with all its stars is at least as strong a team as the U.S. Really. But without the money to travel and compete, Brazil slips down in the rankings.
Canada should be aware that there are other threats than the U.S. out there in soccer. I guess it's hard to ignore the #1 right next door, though.
Speaking of the U.S team.