Under normal circumstances, a draw against the host nation in your opening match at the Olympics would be celebrated and viewed as a valuable point earned. But as soccer analyst John Molinaro writes, it’s rarely ever been that straightforward when it comes to the Canadian women’s soccer team.
When Canada badly needed someone to take the game by the scruff of the neck, Janine Beckie dutifully stepped up by scoring a brace to guide her team to a vital 2-1 win over Chile on Saturday at the Tokyo Olympics.
Canadian keeper Stephanie Labbé is questionable for Saturday's game against Chile after suffering a rib joint injury during her heroic performance against Japan.
After more than a year of pandemic delays, Canada’s women’s soccer team kicked off its Olympic tournament with a 1-1 draw against host Japan.