Rose Lavelle's 2nd-half goal lifts US past Canada 1-0
AdNichelle Prince had a pair of good chances for Canada early in the second half but couldn't convert. "We created some good opportunities after a good build-up, or we were able to break them down with good creativity. The United States will be seeking its fifth gold medal in seven Olympic tournaments. The United States improved its record in the series to 51-3-7. Earlier Thursday, Brazil defeated Argentina 4-1 in the tournament's opening match.
NWSL players kneel during the national anthem
(AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)Players for the Portland Thorns and the North Carolina Courage knelt during the national anthem Saturday when the National Women's Soccer League opened the Challenge Cup tournament in Utah. In addition to the anthem, the players knelt for a moment of silence before kickoff. The league said Friday that it would play the national anthem before the Challenge Cup games and that it would support the players in whatever they chose to do. The monthlong Challenge Cup opened Saturday with a pair of games at Zions Bank Stadium in Herriman, Utah. Megan Rapinoe, who plays for OL Reign but opted out of the Challenge Cup, was criticized when she knelt at a NWSL game and a pair of national team games in 2016.