The United States’ Lindsey Horan, entrance left, vies for the ball towards Canada’s Janine Beckie, proper, and Jessie Fleming, again, throughout first half women’s pleasant soccer motion in Vancouver on Thursday, November 9, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck ORG XMIT: VCRD110
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VANCOUVER — Adriana Leon scored in the second half as Canada tied the United States 1-1 in a world women’s soccer pleasant on Thursday night time.
Alex Morgan scored for the U.S.
The recreation at B.C. Place Stadium was the opener of a two-game collection between the top-ranked Americans and No. 5 Canada, with the rematch set for Sunday in San Jose, Calif.
The Canadians at the moment are Three-47-7 all-time towards the U.S., with their final victory coming all the best way again on March 11, 2001. Canada is Zero-27-6 towards the Americans since.
Down 1-Zero after the primary half, Canada equalized in the 57th minute when Leon, who subbed in for fellow striker Deanne Rose, completed off a wild sequence following a nook.
Canadian defender Rebecca Quinn rattled the crossbar with her shot, and the ball fell to Christine Sinclair, who hooked it in the direction of objective for Leon to assist over the road.
The objective that despatched the gang of 28,Zero17 right into a frenzy was the Mississauga, Ont., native’s eighth for her nation in her 43rd look.
Morgan opened the scoring in the 31st minute when the ahead jumped on a ball performed into the Canadian space earlier than slotting residence between three defenders for the 79th objective of her worldwide profession.
The U.S. got here near retaking the lead when Megan Rapinoe noticed her deflected shot saved by Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe in the 65th minute.
Leon then fired from distance in the 71st, however her shot simply skimmed excessive of U.S. ‘keeper Alyssa Naeher’s objective.
Morgan had a shot blocked from in tight by a defender 5 minutes later at the opposite finish.
Canadian substitute Maegan Kelly, who made her first look for the nationwide workforce, almost gained it in the 84th, however Naeher received a bit of a chipped effort that hit the bottom of the submit and stayed out earlier than a defender cleared the hazard for the sport’s final clear-cut probability.
The Americans got here in with fond reminiscences of B.C. Place, the venue the place they gained their third World Cup with a 5-2 victory over Japan earlier than a crowd 53,341 on July 5, 2015.
The U.S. has additionally gained 4 Olympic gold medals, however have been upset in the quarter-finals of the 2016 Rio Games by Sweden.
Canada, in the meantime, has gained bronze at the final two Olympics.
The U.S. had the sport’s first probability in the 11th minute when Rapinoe fired a shot past Labbe that hit the within of the far submit and stayed out.
After Morgan gave the guests the lead, Canada began to point out extra bravery going ahead, with Sinclair, who made her 260th look, simply lacking a header on a harmful cross.
The 34-year-old Sinclair then had an opportunity with Naeher out of place moments later, however defender Kelley O’Hara was there for an important block.
Labbe needed to be sharp in the 39th minute, palming a Lindsey Horan free kick from 30 yards out over the bar to maintain the Canadians inside one.
The hosts had another probability in the half off a nook, however Quinn did not make a very good connection on a header in the 44th.
The Canadians referred to as up various kids as a result of the video games towards the U.S. fall outdoors the worldwide window, which means European-based gamers like Kadeisha Buchanan, Erin McLeod and Sophie Schmidt weren’t obtainable.
But Paris Saint Germain midfielder Ashley Lawrence, who gained bronze for Canada at the 2016 Olympics, was added to the Canadian roster this week and began in midfield.
Canada and the U.S. final performed in Vancouver in the championship recreation of the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic qualifying event, which the Americans gained handily Four-Zero.
The rivals then confronted off in an epic Olympic semifinal in Manchester, England, some six months later in a match the place the U.S. gained Four-Three after additional time regardless of Sinclair’s memorable hat trick.
Notes: Canada honoured former nationwide workforce members Brittany Baxter Timko, Chelsea Stewart and Kelly Parker at halftime. The trio have been a part of the group that gained Olympic bronze in 2012. … U.S. striker Tobin Heath was dropped from her nation’s roster for the two-game collection due to an ankle damage.