USA Eagles
28 14
Canada
21 14
Men's Sevens
BC Place Stadium
Men's Sevens @ BC Place Stadium
March 10, 20183:36 pm PDT
Canada Sevens
Referee:  Richard Kelly
Pool Play

USA Sneaks Past Canada for Second Win at Canada Sevens

VANCOUVER, B.C. - It was nearly a draw until USA's Kevon Williams snagged the ball deep in his own territory to run the length of the field and seal a victory over rival-Canada. In a match that began with the Canadians on top and crowds valiantly cheering in their favor, the Eagles came back from a 14-point shutout to resiliently fight to the finish. 

Canada dominated play for the majority of the first half, keeping the ball in U.S. territory and scoring quickly at the start, 0-7. With an opportunity to attack moments later, Perry Baker attempted a run on the outside but couldn't make it past Canadian defenders. After a USA turnover, the home team had the ball again and drove it in for their second score, 0-14. 

Though Eagle fans across the globe would begin to grow concerned, Baker redeemed himself minutes later with a wide-open breakaway that sent him across the pitch to end the shutout, 7-14. Then, on the final play, Canada's Nathan Hirayama tried to threaten again but was stopped in his tracks allowing Baker to finish in typical "Speedstick" fashion with a 14-14 tying try. 

Now back in the game, the United States returned from their halftime huddle and immediately took the lead with a quick pass from Baker to Matai Leuta for the score, 21-14. Showing a resilience of their own in front of their home crowd, Canada answered right back and restored the tie, 21-21. 

But, just as all of BC Place was sure the match would end in a draw, Canada missed a kick to touch and gave the United States one more chance to attack. On the final play, the Eagles kept the ball alive, overcoming tackle on tackle with an offload to Kevon Williams who ran it down the stretch for the winning try, 28-21. 

With an enormous challenge against Australia ahead, the Men's Eagles Sevens will need to bring consistency to both halves of play and show rugby fans across the world exactly who they are. The final match of Pool A begins at 10:08 PM ET, LIVE on ESPN 3.