Canada claims No. 1 seed for Concacaf Gold Cup quarter-finals

The Canadians finished the group stage with an unblemished record following Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Costa Rica in Houston.

Canada claims No. 1 seed for Concacaf Gold Cup quarter-finals
  • Canada 3 (Huitema 11’; Zadorsky 27’, 57’), Costa Rica 0 
  • Canada now 31-9-10 since Priestman took over in 2020
  • Canadians post their 3rd straight shutout win at Gold Cup 

The Canadian women’s team is riding a big wave of momentum into the knockout round of the Concacaf W Gold Cup. But stiffer challenges are ahead.

Canada posted a comfortable 3-0 win over Costa Rica on Wednesday at Houston’s Shell Energy Stadium to finish the group stage with a trio of shutout wins while scoring a tournament-high 13 goals.  

Shelina Zadorsky bagged a brace and Jordyn Huitema also scored to help Canada clinch first place in Group C and the No. 1 seed in the knockout stage of the tournament. All three of Canada’s goals were scored off headers. 

As a result, Canada will face No. 8 seed Costa Rica in the quarter-finals on Saturday in Los Angeles. Canada topped Group C with nine points ahead of Paraguay (six points), Costa Rica (three points) and El Salvador (zero points). Paraguay beat El Salvador 3-2 in Wednesday's Group C finale to advance to the knockout stage.