Canada beats U.S. at Olympic qualifier

Canada's players celebrate their victory over the U.S. during their CONCACAF Olympic qualifying...

Canada's players celebrate their victory over the U.S. during their CONCACAF Olympic qualifying match in Nashville on Saturday, March 24, 2012. (Harrison McClary/Reuters)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:19 PM ET

The Canadian under-23 soccer team defeated the U.S. 2-0 at the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying tournament on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn.

Doneil Henry and Lucas Cavallini scored for Canada in the win, giving the team four points and a +2 goal differential. They tied El Salvador in their first game 0-0, who lead Group A with four points and a +4 goal differential.

"So far so good," Canadian coach Tony Fonseca told the Canadian Soccer Association website. "Still, it is not a job done. There is still lots ahead of us, but with the good result we look at the rest of the tournament with a positive outlook."

The win puts Canada in second place in Group A with one match remaining. Canada's next opponent is Cuba, who are in last place in the group with no points.

In Group B, Mexico and Honduras lead with three points each, while Panama and Trinidad and Tobago have yet to earn a point.

The top two teams from each group move on to the semifinals, where the winners of both matches earn a spot at the London Olympics this summer.


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