Soccer

Canada's U-20 women settle for silver in Honduras

Canada's U-20 women's soccer team fell 1-0 to the United States in the gold medal match at the tournament in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Fall 1-0 to 4-time tournament champion U.S.

The United States edged Canada 1-0 in Honduras to win the CONCACAF U-20 women's tournament that served as a qualifier for the 2016 World Cup tournament. (CONCACAF Twitter photo)

Canada's U-20 women's soccer team fell 1-0 to the United States in the gold medal match at the tournament in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Ashley Sanchez scored the lone goal in the 72nd minute, the first goal that Canada surrendered in the tournament. Both the U.S. and Canadian teams qualified for next year's U-20 World Cup tournament based on their top two placements. Mexico, the third place team, also advanced.

Sanchez pounced on a weak kick by Canadian goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx to break the scoreless deadlock. at the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano.

"I think what's important is that the girls put in a good performance," head coach Daniel Worthington told The Canadian Press. "Coming into this tournament it was about as many minutes or tournament expertise for our youth and we've done that.

"We already qualified for Papua New Guinea. Today was about youth and I'm very proud of them."

Canada advanced to the championship match with wins over Trinidad and Tobago (2-0), Jamaica (7-0) and Mexico (0-0, 5-4 on penalty kicks.

The U.S, won the tournament for the fourth consecutive time and fifth all-time.

Canada and the U.S. had split four previous meetings in the gold medal match with each team scoring six goals.

With files from The Canadian Press

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