Scott, Canada Advance to Gold Medal Match Kansas City Current

Scott, Canada Advance to Gold Medal Match

KASHIMA, Japan (August 2, 2021) - Kansas City NWSL’s Desiree Scott and the Canadian national team took on the United States Monday morning in a semifinal matchup. For the first time in 20 years, Canada beat the United States with a score of 1-0 from a penalty in the 73rd minute of play from Jessie Fleming.

Scott made the starting lineup for the third time this tournament and was a major impact player in controlling the midfield possession for Canada. She continued to show her leadership and heart on the field for her team by fighting for every midfield ball.

The first half brought a lot of back-and-forth soccer as neither squad could establish possession. Both sides had their fair share of chances, but none that were of danger for either goalkeeper, Alyssa Naeher (USA) and Stephanie Labbé (Canada). Naeher was replaced by Adrianna Franch in the 30th minute due to an injury that occurred from an awkward landing. The half concluded with both sides unable to find the back of the net and the score even at 0-0.

The second half brought the same as the first with both teams fighting for possession. A change of events finally came in the late minutes for the United States as Julie Ertz had a phenomenal header, but it wasn’t enough to get past Canadian goalkeeper Labbé who tipped it over the bar.

A change of events came in the 73rd minute of play rewarding Canada with a penalty kick after a foul in the box and VAR review. Fleming took the plate and crushed it to score the penalty that ended up being the game winning goal that sent Canada onto the championship match. The United States nearly responded in the 86th minute when Carli Lloyd rose up for a thundering header, but it went just off the crossbar, keeping the final score at 1-0 Canada.

The United States will next play against Australia for a bronze medal on Thursday, August 5th at 3 a.m. CT in Kashima, Japan. Scott and Canada will next play for the gold in the championship match opposite of Sweden on August 5th at 9 p.m. CT in Tokyo, Japan.

KASHIMA, Japan (August 2, 2021) - Kansas City NWSL’s Desiree Scott and the Canadian national team took on the United States Monday morning in a semifinal matchup. For the first time in 20 years, Canada beat the United States with a score of 1-0 from a penalty in the 73rd minute of play from Jessie Fleming.

Scott made the starting lineup for the third time this tournament and was a major impact player in controlling the midfield possession for Canada. She continued to show her leadership and heart on the field for her team by fighting for every midfield ball.

The first half brought a lot of back-and-forth soccer as neither squad could establish possession. Both sides had their fair share of chances, but none that were of danger for either goalkeeper, Alyssa Naeher (USA) and Stephanie Labbé (Canada). Naeher was replaced by Adrianna Franch in the 30th minute due to an injury that occurred from an awkward landing. The half concluded with both sides unable to find the back of the net and the score even at 0-0.

The second half brought the same as the first with both teams fighting for possession. A change of events finally came in the late minutes for the United States as Julie Ertz had a phenomenal header, but it wasn’t enough to get past Canadian goalkeeper Labbé who tipped it over the bar.

A change of events came in the 73rd minute of play rewarding Canada with a penalty kick after a foul in the box and VAR review. Fleming took the plate and crushed it to score the penalty that ended up being the game winning goal that sent Canada onto the championship match. The United States nearly responded in the 86th minute when Carli Lloyd rose up for a thundering header, but it went just off the crossbar, keeping the final score at 1-0 Canada.

The United States will next play against Australia for a bronze medal on Thursday, August 5th at 3 a.m. CT in Kashima, Japan. Scott and Canada will next play for the gold in the championship match opposite of Sweden on August 5th at 9 p.m. CT in Tokyo, Japan.

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