Second-Half Goals Cost Canada in Front of Record Crowd

Canadian Soccer Association

Canadian Soccer Association

A pair of second-half goals by Alex Morgan and an insurance marker by Sydney LeRoux powered USA to a 3:0 win over Canada in front of a record crowd of 22,453 at BMO Field in Toronto.

The crowd marks the highest-ever attendance for a soccer match at the national soccer stadium.

Canada managed to limit the Americans to only a handful of clear-cut chances but Morgan and LeRoux made the most of the opportunities finishing clinically on all three occasions.

Christine Sinclair had Canada’s best chance of the game when she was played through in the first half – but her chipped effort did not make it past the on-rushing keeper.

“The heart was there, the spirit was there – but again this has proved to be a very difficult fixture for us,” said Canadian Head Coach John Herdman.

The Canadian coach added that this result will serve as a ‘reality check’ for his side as they continue their preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.

“There is a gap – but we need to ask ourselves collectively what we can do to close that gap.

“Don’t write us off. We’ll be back.”

Canada WNT’s next schedule match is a 19 June friendly away to Germany.

Match Report available here.

Canada WNT to host Korea Republic in Edmonton

2 june 2013

Canada WNT will host Korea Republic in a Women’s International Friendly at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, AB on Wednesday 30 October 2013.

The match in Edmonton will be Canada’s first women’s fixture at Commonwealth Stadium since a 2005 friendly against Germany. The contest between Canada and Korea Republic will be a precursor to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 as Canada will play the Opening Match in Edmonton.

Commonwealth Stadium holds the record for the highest-ever attendance at a women’s international fixture in Canada: a crowd of 47,784 attended the final of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in 2002 between Canada and USA.

Edmonton also holds the record for highest home attendance to a Canada WNT game, with 29,953 fans attending a win over Mexico in 2003.

Canada has an all-time record of 3W-0D-1L against Korea Republic in four matches dating back to 2000.

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