Whitecaps win game to qualify for NWSL final

Written by By Saleem Ul Hassan, CNN

“There’s a lot of competition,” said striker Armando Cooper, who scored the first goal in the 97th minute.

“There’s challenges ahead of us, in making sure we are in the right positions to attack and that will require more discipline because there’s a lot of good teams in this group. And that’s what we need to focus on. Our approach has to be different and that’s what we need to work on.”

Canada clinched a place in the 2019 Confederations Cup with a 1-0 win over Honduras in the group of five for the CONCACAF 2018-19 U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers at TD Place in Ottawa, Canada, on Sunday.

The Canadian Women’s National Team is the only major team in world football to be able to qualify for every World Cup and Olympic Games.

Last Saturday in Miami the Vancouver Whitecaps defeated the Red Bulls to clinch a spot in the inaugural NWSL final.

Donovan Ebanks-Blake scored the only goal of the game, which helped seal Vancouver’s spot in the game against FC Kansas City.

Ahead of the match, the Whitecaps goalkeeper Erin McLeod spoke to CNN about the upcoming match and why she was looking forward to meeting with young female players in the USA.

Listen to her full interview below.

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