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2020 Tokyo Olympics

Three thoughts as USWNT, Canada qualify for Olympics

Photo Copyright Lewis Gettier for The Equalizer

The United States and Canada are heading to the 2020 Olympics, as just about everybody expected. Each qualified Friday with victories over Mexico and Costa Rica, respectively.

What was a lopsided bore of a group stage gave way to surprisingly (and relatively) competitive semifinals, even if the end results offered more of the same.

Canada lacks creativity, solutions

Canada was lucky to win this game in regulation. Jordyn Huitema scored the only goal of the match and it came on her own rebound of an empty net that she missed. That summed up a woeful night from Canada both tactically and technically.

If you’re going to point to Canada having 65% of the possession as a counter argument, then you really didn’t watch this one, because meaningful possession in dangerous areas was completely lacking.

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