Canadian women’s soccer team takes second place at Concacaf championship – qualifies for 2019 World Cup

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The Canadian women’s soccer team lost 2-0 to the United States in the final of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in Frisco, Texas Wednesday. But the Canadian women earned a place in next year’s women’s World Cup in France earlier in the week with a 7-0 victory over Panama in the semifinals.

Rose Lavelle and Alex Morgan scored the only goals of Wednesday’s final. But Canadian head coach Kenneth Heiner-Møller was generally pleased with his team’s performance.

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“I was definitely pleased with the majority of our play but letting in a goal that early was definitely not part of the plan and I think that the team bounced back well,” said Kenneth Heiner-Møller, Canada head coach.  “I’m confident looking forward as I think we created chances and that in those opportunities we just need to make the final pass and we will be rewarded.  We definitely put in a solid performance.”

The Canadians had a strong tournament overall, winning four of five matches and scoring 24 goals. Canadian all-time record goalscorer Christine Sinclair scored four goals on the way to the final, taking her personal tally of international goals to 177.

The draw for France 2019 will take place in Paris on Dec. 8, 2018.

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