U.S. women top Canada
Sunday, June 2, 2013
TORONTO — Alex Morgan scored twice and Sydney Leroux added a goal to lead the United States over Canada 3-0 on Sunday in their first meeting since the Americans’ 4-3 overtime win in the semifinals of last year’s Olympic women’s soccer tournament.
Morgan scored for the top-ranked Americans in the 70th minute when she cut inside defender Emily Zurrer and from the top of the penalty area slotted past goalkeeper Erin McLeod. Morgan scored from the same spot two minutes later, her 44th international goal.
Last August, Morgan’s goal in the third and final minute of stoppage time in overtime sent the Americans to the gold-medal game, where the U.S. defeated Japan for its third straight gold medal. Sunday’s lineups included 15-of-22 starters from the semifinal.
Leroux scored in the third minute of stoppage time on a breakaway. Born in Surrey, British Columbia, she moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., when she was a teenager and became an American citizen. She drew boos from the record crowd of 22,453 at BMO Field when she kissed the U.S. Soccer Federation badge on her jersey after she scored.
The game, along with the men’s 4-3 win over Germany at Washington’s RFK Stadium, marked the USSF’s 100th anniversary year.
U.S. forward Abby Wambach remained at 155 international goals, three behind Mia Hamm’s record. Midfielder Carli Lloyd started in her first national team appearance since breaking a bone in her left shoulder March 6.
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