Canada completed its training camp in southern California with a closed-door, 1-0 victory over Mexico on Thursday, one day after playing the United States to a 1-1 draw.
The Canadian Press reports that 17-year-old midfielder Jessie Fleming scored the lone goal for Canada against Mexico, while Sophie Schmidt found net against the United States on Wednesday.
The matches were not official, per terms set by the teams, so the goals will not count toward either players’ official international tally.
Canada coach John Herdman sounds happy with the results — especially the one against the United States. As a policy, the U.S. does not discuss closed-door matches.
“A really strong performance,” Herdman said of drawing the Americans. “Then we put out a completely different team today which includes some of our alternate players.”
Of concern for Canada is captain Christine Sinclair’s exit from the Mexico match with a left knee injury, but Herdman called the decision to remove her “more precautionary.”
Next up for Canada is a May 21 training match in Toronto against Nigeria and a May 29 friendly against England in Hamilton, Ontario.
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