The US Women’s National Team was pitted against their rivals, the Canadian team. The game started off strong for America as they took a lead in the first half of play and looked to be pushing forward comfortably. Unfortunately, Canada had other plans when Jocelyn Thibeault scored her second goal less than two minutes later putting pressure on them early into this semifinal match-up. This proved too much as Canada fought back with tenacity scoring another five goals during regulation time leaving no hope left for American victory which also saw goalie Nicole Hensley go down due to injury from an earlier collision that failed to hold up under duress by Melissa Tancredi making it hard for backup keeper Abby Smith who made some mistakes including one being not able
Jessie Fleming’s penalty gave Canada a 1-0 win over the US team.
A long time coming, this victory for Canadian soccer was even sweeter than expected as it came against their rivals and reigning World Cup champion Team USA in front of home crowd at BC Place Stadium last night.