• Saturday Dec 17, 2011

    Canada tops Mexico 2-0 in U-17 women's friendly

    MEXICO CITY -- A 63rd minute own-goal by Jessica Valdez gave Canada a lead it would never relinquish as it topped host Mexico 2-0 on Friday in an Under-17 women's friendly at the Centro de Alto Rendimiento.

    In an evenly contested match defined by strong midfield play on both sides, Summer Clarke added a 78th minute insurance goal for the visitors, who are in the midst of a nine-day training camp in Mexico.

    "Canada was a good measuring stick," said Leonardo Cuellar, Mexico's technical director."Since the start of this process, we knew that it (Canada) would be a rival from which we would evaluate ourselves and that puts us in a position to grow and advance."

    The Tricolor had chances of its own, but an attempt by Taylor Alvarado just after the break was saved and a late header by Diana Canales went over the crossbar.

    "The advantage we have is that we do not stop," Cuellar added."There are five months before the qualifiers in which we have the opportunity to improve our level and play better."

    Mexico and Canada, which meet again on Sunday, are preparing for the 2012 CONCACAF Under-17 Women's Championship next May in Guatemala.

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