Canada Women's National Team Takes the Bronze Medal!!

Canada defeats Brazil 2-1 to capture the Bronze medal

Vancouver BC August 19, 2016 – The Canadian Soccer Women’s National Team  played Brazil to a 2-1 win in the Bronze Medal match of the Olympic Games Rio 2016 on August 16.

“The Canadian Women’s National soccer team continues to be an inspiration to all the young players throughout BC and we couldn’t be more proud of Sophie Schmidt, Christine Sinclair, and the entire team.” Said Kjeld Brodsgaard, BC Soccer President. “We want everyone to show their support for the team and cheer them on as they continue on their quest for an Olympic medal.”

Two BC player’s on the Canada Soccer National team have been instrumental in the team’s success. Christine Sinclair and Sophie Schmidt have both made the score sheet in Canada’s Olympic tournament  and Sophie Schmidt’s game-winning goal against France in the quarter-finals and Sinclair's winning goal against Brazil in the Bronze Medal game were definitely highlights of their tournament.

Canada defeated Australia, Zimbabwe, and Germany in the group matches before defeating France 1-0 in the Quarterfinals.  Following Canada's loss to Germany, they defeated Brazil 2-1 to take the Bronze Medal.

To read a full match preview from Canada Soccer please click here

To view the complete Olympic Rio 2106 Women’s Football draw click here

            To watch Canada's First Goal scored by Rose

About BC Soccer

BC Soccer is the provincial sport governing body with the mission to govern, promote and develop the game of soccer in British Columbia in a professional and progressive manner. Established in 1907, BC Soccer is the largest provincial sport organization (PSO) in BC and the third largest soccer specific PSO in Canada with over 150,000 participants.  As a professional not-for-profit society and a member of Canada Soccer, BC Soccer is committed to providing the widest opportunities for existing and potential participants, as well as provide support in the most effective and appropriate way for current players, parents, volunteers, member clubs, leagues and districts.  

BC Soccer is comprised of more than 120,000 registered players, over 2,200 registered referees, and thousands of volunteer coaches, administrators and soccer leaders. Working with its 40 member Youth Districts and 11 Adult Leagues as well as their affiliate member clubs, BC Soccer operates under the guiding principles of Professional Leadership, Passionate Service and Progressive Collaboration. In managing its relationships throughout the larger soccer community, BC Soccer’s vision is to ensure every British Columbian has the opportunity to be involved in soccer as part of a lifelong commitment to active, healthy and involved lifestyle.