2. Canadians assert themselves in the second half.
After the best chances in the first half fell to the USA -- Megan Rapinoe hit the post in the 11th minute -- Canada took the game to the USA and grew in confidence as it went on. It was finally rewarded in the 56th minute when first-half sub Adrianna Leon equalized.
Off a corner kick, Duke University's Rebecca Quinn fired a header that goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher couldn't punch out of danger. On the rebound, Quinn's curling shot hit the underside of the crossbar, and the ball came to Christine Sinclair, who looped it back to the far post where the open Leon put ball away.
Canada could have won the game in the 84th minute when American-born Maegan Kelly, playing her first game for Canada, hit the post with a shot she lofted over Naeher but the U.S. keeper just managed to get a fingertip on.
3. Herdman's youth movement continues.
Afterward, Canada coach John Herdman said the U.S. would probably agree that they were lucky to get out of BC Place with a draw.
Alongside the eternal Sinclair (260 caps), Houston Dash teammates Janine Beckie and Nichelle Prince and Leon threatened throughout the second half as the Canada finished with a 19-11 edge in shots and forced Naeher into seven saves.
Herdman continues to add young talent to the Canadian team. Beckie is only 23, while Prince, Quinn and Ashley Lawrence, recalled from Paris St. Germain, are only 22.
Quinn was one of three U.S. collegians to start alongside teenagers Jessie Fleming (UCLA) and Deanne Rose (Florida), while Jordyn Huitema, only 16, came off the bench in the 90th minute to earn her fifth cap.
Trivia. The USA now leads the series against Canada with a 47-3-7 record and has not lost since 2001, a span of 32 games.
Nov. 9 in Vancouver, B.C.
Canada 1 USA 1. Goals: Leon (Sinclair) 56, Morgan (Short) 31.
Canada -- Labbe; Chapman, Zadorsky, Quinn, Rose (Leon, 31), Lawrence, Scott, Sinclair, Prince (Kelly, 71), Beckie (Huitema, 90), Fleming.
USA -- Naeher; O’Hara, Sauerbrunn, Dahlkemper, Short (Smith, 66); Ertz (Sullivan, 74), Horan, Mewis (Lloyd, 65); Williams (Long, 87), Morgan, Rapinoe (Press, 66).