Canuck women seek soccer revenge against U.S.

Kaylyn Kyle (back) and Sophie Schmidt react as Abby Wambach celebrates at Old Trafford in...

Kaylyn Kyle (back) and Sophie Schmidt react as Abby Wambach celebrates at Old Trafford in Manchester after the United States defeated Canada in the women's semifinal soccer match at the 2012 Olympic Games. (Reuters/Files)

KURTIS LARSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:55 PM ET

TORONTO - No one is currently doing more for soccer in North America than Canada’s women’s national team.

Sounds funny, doesn’t it? A male-dominated, global sport continues to progress in Canada due to the superstar status of Olympic heroes like Christine Sinclair and Diana Matheson, both of whom played a big part in Canada medalling at last summer’s Olympics.

Of course the Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto FC and Montreal Impact have had their moments and continue to help grow the game in their communities. And Canada’s men’s national team had a brief moment in the spotlight last fall.


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