Canada earns hard-fought draw against U.S. in women's friendly

Canada forward Jonelle Filigno is taken to ground by U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd during a soccer...

Canada forward Jonelle Filigno is taken to ground by U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd during a soccer friendly in Winnipeg on Thursday, May 8, 2014. (Kevin King/QMI Agency)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:48 AM ET

WINNIPEG - Considering they haven’t beaten the U.S. in 13 years, you’d think a 1-1 draw would have had Canadian head coach John Herdman relatively pleased on Thursday night in Winnipeg.

Think again.

The Canadian boss was a little perturbed that his side was unable to hang on to its 1-0 lead that lasted all the way until the 78th minute at Investors Group Field. In fact, he was “disappointed” with the outcome.

“You’re one-nil up against the number one team in the world with 15 minutes to go,” Herdman said. “I’m not going to be standing here, clapping and whooping. We should win them games.”

A draw is better than a loss, however, and it made Desiree Scott’s night one to remember. The Winnipeg native played in front of family and friends for the first time as a member of the Canadian squad, and, unlike Herdman, she was beaming afterwards.


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