Young Canada WNT finish strong tournament in Yongchuan

Canada Women’s National Team draws Norway 0:0 to finish second in its first competition of the year.

Canada’s Women’s National Team battled Norway to a 0:0 draw in the final match of the 2013 Yongchuan Cup.

The result earned Canada a second-place finish at the four-team round-robin tournament, three points behind champions Norway.

Head Coach John Herdman was pleased with the effort his team put forward in the final match that, again, featured a host of up-and-coming Canadian talent.

“The players competed well physically against a very strong Norwegian side – and we matched them,” said Herdman after the game.

“We had the better passages of play but they probably had the better chances from direct play and set pieces.

“All credit has to go to the young players, this tournament has been a good start for Canada, but there is still a long way to go.”

Canada debuted seven new players over the course of the tournament as the team laid the groundwork for the road to Canada 2015.

The Women’s National Team will next be in action at the 2013 Cyprus Cup which runs from 4 to 13 March.

Match Report: Canada WNT 0:0 Norway is the new home for official Canada Soccer apparel and fanwear, including customized National Team jerseys