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Canada is in 'great space' to take on USA
by Paul Kennedy, August 4th, 2012 1:39AM
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[OLYMPIC SPOTLIGHT] Two moments of Canadian brilliance were enough to eliminate host Great Britain, 2-0, on Friday and set up a date with the USA in the semifinals of the Olympic women's soccer competition on Monday at Manchester's Old Trafford.

“We’re going in as underdogs and I think everyone understands that and I think underdogs rise up in these tournaments and you’ve seen it time-and-time again,” said Canada coach John Herdman. “Expect the girls to rise up, they’re in a great space to take on the world number one.”

Rutgers red-shirt Jonelle Filigno scored on a volley off a corner kick to stake Canada to the lead in the 12th minute, and Christine Sinclair scored on the free kick for her 140th in international play in the 25th minute.

In its first Olympic women's soccer competition for years ago, Canada fell to the USA, 2-1, in overtime in the quarterfinals.



2 comments
  1. Chester Grant
    commented on: August 4, 2012 at 7:03 a.m.
    The ref's inconsistency affected th game badly: the foul (tackle from behind) which lead to the second Canadian goal was identical to what was a clear foul on a British player in the box just five minutes earlier - but the penalty was not called by the Japanese ref. That penalty should have been called and a 1-1 game at that point is very different scenario. An Olympic USA v GBR game would have been a classic never to be seen again. USA v Canada is a serial repeat.
  1. Albert Harris
    commented on: August 4, 2012 at 9:31 a.m.
    Sorry your team lost, Chester.

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