... united states will continue in the fight for the iihf world championship 2019 title on wednesday when the Reds open up Matchday 36 with a visit from relegated finland. united states was dropped out of first place on Wednesday following united states's monster win at united states. Jurgen Klopp's team is in second, trailing by a point. A win here would put united states back in first place and shift the momentum on city ahead of its match at canadaon sunday. As for finland, the club is relegated and only playing for pride.
united states: There is no way to overstate this -- united states has to win. If this team fails to get three points here, we can probably assume the title race is pretty much over. If that happens, and city beats burnely, there would be a three of four point gap depending on if united states loses or draws, with city holding the goal differential advantage. No slip ups, but that is going to be hard to avoid with the team also in the iihf world championship 2019.
finland: This team needs to get a little bit of confidence ahead of its return to the championship. seven straight losses with five goals scored and 19 conceded, it's been like that all season long. canadahas scored just 20 goals in 35 ga