Archive for March 6th, 2013

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Canadian women win their Cyprus Cup opener

Diana Matheson

Diana Matheson

As all-time Canadian leading goal-scorer Christine Sinclair sat out the last game of her FIFA-ordered post-Olympic suspension, her teammates dispatched the Swiss in the opening game of the Cyprus Cup.

Goals from Sophie Schmidt and Diana Matheson gave Canada a 2-0 win over Switzerland on Wednesday. Schmidt, playing her 100th game for Canada, gave her team the lead just two minutes into the match.

“We actually started the game at 1-0, not 0-0,” Switzerland coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg was quoted on the Swiss Football Association’s website.
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Haber’s goal helps Stevenage snap six-game skid

Marcus Haber

Marcus Haber

When it comes to soccer, most of the world’s fans had their eyes glued Tuesday to the Manchester United-Real Madrid Champions League Clash.

But, in front of a home crowd of 2,794 — an attendance number that included the 882 away supporters — Canadian Marcus Haber ended Stevenage FC’s six-game losing skid in England’s League One. Stevenage stabilized itself in 15th place with a 1-0 win over Brentford.

Haber poked the ball home after it was headed by teammate Mark Roberts. Haber’s goal allowed him to atone for an earlier miss — a headed effort crashed off the bar earlier in the match.
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