Americans best rival Canada in friendly rematch

Canadian captain Christine Sinclair (right) and Ali Krieger of Team USA eye the ball during Sunday...

Canadian captain Christine Sinclair (right) and Ali Krieger of Team USA eye the ball during Sunday night's friendly at BMO Field. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:24 PM ET

TORONTO - Have Canadian soccer fans forgotten about that controversial loss the women’s team suffered against the Americans in the semi-finals at the 2012 London Olympics? As they say over in Blighty, not bloody likely.

There’s no way they’ve forgotten. In fact, every time American goalkeeper Nicole Barnhart touched the ball at BMO Field on Sunday afternoon, the Canadian fans in the south end of the stadium began to count loudly — a sarcastic reminder to London when Canadian keeper Erin McLeod was penalized for holding on to the ball for more than six seconds — a call that led to an American penalty kick, then a free kick and goal, which tied the game 3-3, setting up extra time, which the Americans won to move on to the gold medal match.


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