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Canada closing the gap on U.S.

Canada closing the gap on U.S.

Originally Published: September 22, 2011
By Meri-Jo Borzilleri

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Rivalry? What rivalry?

If you go by the numbers, the U.S.-Canada women's soccer series looks more like a pummeling by an older sibling.

When the teams meet for Thursday night's friendly at Jeld-Wen Field (ESPN2, 11 p.m. ET), it'll be their 50th clash. The U.S., led by stars Abby Wambach and Hope Solo, dominates the series 41-3-5.

The U.S. women have a legacy of success. Even when they lose, they win -- their runner-up finish to Japan in this summer's ...

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