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With quarterfinals clinched, Canada goals for high seed at W Gold Cup

Having gained twice already, the Olympic champion Canadian ladies are assured of creating the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF W Gold Cup.

However a victory Wednesday over No. 43 Costa Rica in its closing Group C sport at Houston’s Shell Power Stadium and the Tenth-ranked Canadians will seemingly go into the knockout spherical as the highest seed. Below event guidelines, within the knockout spherical it is No. 1 versus No. 8, No. 2 versus No. 7, No. 3 versus No. 6 and No. 4 versus No. 5.

Canada has already dispatched No. 104 El Salvador 6-0 and No. 50 Paraguay 4-0. Costa Rica misplaced 1-0 to Paraguay earlier than defeating El Salvador 2-0.

The one different workforce on the 12-country event that may end with three wins in group play is No. 11 Brazil, which confronted No. 55 Panama late Tuesday in San Diego.

“We should always know going into our sport, apart from our group actually, the place issues sit,” mentioned Canada coach Bev Priestman. “Clearly we have now our personal goals and targets when it comes to the win and retaining the momentum going that we have got going.

“However after all as technical workers we have one eye on what is going on on elsewhere. Our goal will likely be to clearly come out of this sport with actually good differential and one other win. However finally the method the gamers have been centered on is simply maintain pushing and constructing on the performances that we have had.”

WATCH l Adriana Leon nets hat trick in shutout of Paraguay:

Adriana Leon’s hat trick leads Canada previous Paraguay at Gold Cup

Canada defeats Paraguay 4-0 as Adriana Leon’s three objectives leads the way in which. Canada earns their second straight win and stays unbeaten on the CONCACAF W Gold Cup.

It is a milestone fiftieth sport in cost for Priestman, who’s 30-9-10 on the Canadian helm since being named coach in October 2020.

The event produced a significant upset Monday when Mexico blanked the USA 2-0. in Carson, Calif. It marked Mexico’s first win over the U.S. since 2010, a span of 16 matches, and improved the Mexican document towards the U.S. to 2-40-1.

Mexico (2-0-1) tops Group A, forward of the People (2-1-0).

The loss, the primary ever for the U.S. ladies in California, snapped the People’ 33-game run of fresh sheets in CONCACAF competitors. It was additionally the primary loss in regulation time since a defeat by the hands of Germany in November 2022, snapping a 21-game unbeaten streak throughout all competitions.

WATCH l Kadeisha Buchanan helps Canada cruise previous El Salvador in opener:

Canada cruises to victory over El Salvador in CONCACAF W Gold Cup opener

Kadeisha Buchanan executed a fairly header within the field en path to a 6-0 Canada win over El Salvador of their opening match of the CONCACAF W Gold Cup.

Whereas the Canadian ladies have gained all 15 earlier conferences with Costa Rica, with a mixed 48-6 edge in objectives, Priestman says the Central American aspect will likely be a step up in school from the 2 earlier opponents.

“Costa Rica have extra threats than most likely what we have confronted,” mentioned Priestman.

And at 1-1-0, the Costa Ricans want a consequence to enhance their document for the knockout spherical.

“They are not going to, I do not assume, roll over simply,” the Canada coach added. “And we will need to maintain our requirements actually excessive whereas struggling [with] a number of administration of gamers and likewise retaining the subsequent sport in thoughts. So it may be an actual balancing act for us.

“However what I’m clear on with the gamers [is] our requirements simply maintain pushing. As a result of we all know the place we’re going and what we do now could be going to assist us come July twenty fifth for that Olympic Video games [in Paris]. And that is very a lot on the coronary heart of the way in which we’re working and the way we wish to play.”

The knockout stage will begin with the quarterfinals at Los Angeles’ BMO Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, adopted by the semifinals and closing at San Diego’s Snapdragon Stadium on March 6 and 10, respectively.

WATCH l Members of Canada Soccer’s board of administrators hit with participant lawsuit:

Members of Canada Soccer’s board of administrators hit with participant lawsuit

The Canadian Soccer Gamers’ Affiliation has filed a $40-million lawsuit on behalf of the Canadian ladies’s workforce towards 15 present and former board members of Canada Soccer alleging ‘negligence and breach of fiduciary obligation.’

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