Given that the United States women are considered one of the great CONCACAF and world powers, it may be hard to believe that the Americans have endured 16 years without winning the FIFA Women's World Cup.
It wasn’t necessarily the start that Canada head coach John Herdman had hoped for on Saturday, but it was certainly the finish.
Christine Sinclair converted a penalty kick in the second minute of second-half stoppage time to give host Canada a 1-0 win over China in the opening match of 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Saturday in front of 53,058 fans at Commonwealth Stadium.
The United States women's national team played Korea Republic to a 0-0 draw in its final warm-up game prior to the FIFA Women's World Cup before a capacity crowd of 26,467 at Red Bull Arena on Saturday.
In its last match before hosting the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Canada defeated visiting England 1-0 on Friday before a crowd of 23,197 at Tim Hortons Field.
Veronica Charlyn Corral scored three goals in the first half and the Mexico women’s national team defeated Costa Rica 3-0 in an international friendly on Thursday at the Federación Mexicana de Fútbol Asociación’s High Performance Center.