WINNIPEG -- The Canadian womens soccer team will get another chance this year to try and beat the United States when the rivals meet May 8 in Winnipeg. Authentic Soccer Jerseys . Canadian midfielder and Winnipeg native Desiree Scott is thrilled the team will play in her hometown for the first time since 1990. "Im beyond excited," she said. "Ive been waiting for this day to come." Canada lost to the No. 1-ranked Americans 1-0 in Texas on Friday and hasnt managed to beat them since 2001. "Obviously we didnt play our best match but we had our opportunities in that game and I think were inching ... closer to the Americans," said Scott, a member of the 2012 bronze-medal Olympic team. Winnipeg has already been named as one of the six host cities for FIFA Womens World Cup in 2015, but fans in the Manitoba capital wont see the home squad in that competition. Canadian head coach John Herdman was also on hand for Mondays announcement and said the team has been in a talent development and refocusing phase since the Olympics, which is starting to show results. "Last year was a huge learning curve for the team and we did all right but this years about stepping forward and I hope when we play the big teams we can get a (win) and that should put us in a good place heading into 2015," he said. "The opportunity to beat a team that hasnt been beaten in 12 years by Canada? Man, the scripts already been written I think." The Canadian team, which is ranked seventh in the world, is announcing its friendly schedule piecemeal and will make a stop in Edmonton on Tuesday. Scott said shes anxious to play in front of friends and didnt shy away from trying to twist a few arms to ensure a good crowd at Investors Group Field, the home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. "Its going to be a great game and I hope all of Winnipeg comes out," she said. "You really have no excuse not to be there." Scott currently plays for FC Kansas City as part of the new National Womens Soccer League. Meanwhile, a new study predicts womens World Cup soccer events this year and next in Canada will create about $337 million in overall economic activity. Six provinces will get a share, ranging from a high of $80 million in Alberta to a low of about $26 million in Manitoba. Tournament games will also be played Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia and New Brunswick. Most of that $337 million will be generated by Womens World Cup, with about $70 million coming this year from the under-20 womens World Cup. Winnipeg wont see any under-20 action this year. The preliminary report prepared by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance looks at out of town visitors, capital construction costs and the costs of hosting competitions. It said the net economic activity for Canada would run about $169 million. Wholesale Soccer Jerseys . Pikul Khueanpet scored early in the second half and Kanjana Sungngoen made it 2-0 in the 65th minute of the playoff. Tuyet Dong narrowed the margin with goal four minutes from time. The win gave Thailand fifth place at the Asian Cup and the last of the continents qualifying spots for the 2015 Womens World Cup in Canada. Cheap Soccer Jerseys . A wide-eyed 18-year-old visiting North America for only the second time in his young life, Caboclo immediately noticed the "big tower" his new home is best known for. BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Lauren Wildfang scored twice, including her first international goal, and goalie Kassidy Sauve made 23 saves to lead Canadas womens under-18 team to a 5-0 win over the Czech Republic in world championship action Wednesday. Victoria Bach, Sarah Potomak, and Stephanie Lalancette also scored to help Canada earn a bye into Saturdays semifinal. "Its a great feeling," Sauve said of her first shutout while wearing a Canada jersey. "But to be honest, I couldnt have done that without the team in front of me. They played great; they were very strong defensively throughout the whole game." Canada had to stay strong in their own end, as the Czechs managed 12 shots on net in the first period. The Canadian squad scored its first goal 1:42 in the second period, when Bach cracked the scoreboard on an assist from Breanne Wilson-Bennett. Wildfang followed up with her first goal just over a minute later tto make it 2-0 going into second intermission. Replica Soccer Jerseys. "The team (had) been working really hard all game, and we knew that we needed to stay focused," Wildfang said. "My first goal came from a beautiful pass from my linemate, Rebecca Leslie, and she couldnt have made a more perfect pass to me, and it found the back of the net." Canada kept up its momentum in the third as Lalancette added a goal at 4:06 in the period, Potomak scored a power-play goal at 8:16 and Wildfang added her second of the game with three minutes to go. "The second one, I got another beautiful pass from my D-partner Ainsley MacMillan, and I had a great line standing in front of the goalie to block her eyes," Wildfang said. "Were proud of our accomplishment tonight a Now we have to get refocused for whats to come." Canada will play one of two winning teams from Thursdays quarter-finals on Saturday. ' ' '
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6 déc. 2019
first time since 1990
first time since 1990