[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.