Canada finishes second at Yongchuan Cup

Canada rounded out the 2011 Yongchuan Cup Four-Nation Women’s Tournament with a 1:0 victory over Sweden. Canada won six points in three matches, but finished second in the competition behind first-place winner USA.

Both Canada and USA finished tied with six points (two wins and one loss), but USA finished first because they won the head-to-head battle against Canada on Match Day Two. Host China PR finished third while Sweden finished fourth. Sweden won the Fair Play award.

Canada’s Christine Sinclair was named Most Valuable Player while China PR’s You Jia was the Best Goalscorer. USA’s Nicole Barnhart won the Best Goalkeeper award.

Canada won its opening match 3:2 over China PR, but then lost its second match 1:2 to USA. Canada closed out with a 1:0 win over Sweden. Sinclair scored three goals while Tancredi scored two goals.

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