The conditions were about as good as you could ask for during this season at Commonwealth Stadium. Though the CFL lines were still visible on the turf, the atmosphere that the crowd of over 12,000 provided made that Canadian football stadium a European football stadium.
Despite a home-field advantage, it wasn’t Canada but rather South Korea whom developed the majority of the scoring chances in the first half. However, a great save made in the eighth minute by Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod set the tone for what was to come for the rest of the half.
McLeod admitted that her teammates might not have been “game fit,” considering that this is the first time they’ve played together in a while. However, she showed no signs of rust. McLeod put on a clinic; making key saves to keep the pressing South Koreans off of the scoreboard.
“I don’t think [McLeod] ever has [any rust],” forward Christine Sinclair said.
Even head coach John Herdman was very impressed with his goalkeeper.
“[McLeod] is arguably the best [female goalkeeper] in the world,” Herdman said.
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