Second-half goals cost Canada in front of record crowd

Canada concedes three goals in final 20 minutes at BMO Field.

A pair of second-half goals by Alex Morgan and an insurance marker by Sydney LeRoux powered USA to a 3:0 win over Canada in front of a record crowd of 22,453 at BMO Field in Toronto.

The crowd marks the highest-ever attendance for a soccer match at the national soccer stadium.

Canada managed to limit the Americans to only a handful of clear-cut chances but Morgan and LeRoux made the most of the opportunities finishing clinically on all three occasions.

Christine Sinclair had Canada’s best chance of the game when she was played through in the first half – but her chipped effort did not make it past the on-rushing keeper.

“The heart was there, the spirit was there – but again this has proved to be a very difficult fixture for us,” said Canadian Head Coach John Herdman.

The Canadian coach added that this result will serve as a ‘reality check’ for his side as they continue their preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015.

“There is a gap – but we need to ask ourselves collectively what we can do to close that gap.

“Don’t write us off. We’ll be back.”

Canada WNT’s next schedule match is a 19 June friendly away to Germany.

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