Christine Sinclair, shown heading towards coach John Herdman, has scored Canada’s only goal in two World Cup matches, but is confident their chances to score are going to go in. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press)
Canada’s women’s soccer team has scored just once in its first two group-stage matches at the #FIFA Women’s World Cup. Canada will look to find its scoring touch in their third and final group-stage game versus the Netherlands on Monday at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium.
“As a forward, you get worried when you’re not creating chances and chances aren’t falling for you,” said Sinclair after practice on Saturday in Montreal. “Myself, but also the rest of the front line, we’ve created chances. Sooner or later they’re going to go in.
Sinclair scored from the penalty spot in stoppage time as Canada opened with a 1-0 victory over China. Against New Zealand, the teams played to a scoreless draw.
John Herdman’s team, however, have had their opportunities in open play. Canada has 10 shots on target, and only the Ivory Coast have hit more posts (3) than Canada (2).