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June 28, 2008

USA U-20 0, Canada U-20 1

Canada has won the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s Under-20 Championship in Puebla, Mexico. Canada won 1:0 over rivals the United States to take first place in the eight-team tournament. It is the second time in three tries that Canada has won the women’s youth confederation championship.
Canada won the final on the strength of a Karla Schacher goal late in the first half. Canadian goalkeeper Erin McNulty posted the clean sheet for the victory. Coach Bob Birarda recorded his sixth-straight win in charge of the Canadian women’s U-20 team.
'They just couldn’t get behind our back four,' says Birarda.
Behind Canada and the United States, Mexico finished third to clinch the last-remaining CONCACAF position for this year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Chile 2008. After a 2:2 draw a.e.t. against Costa Rica in the match for third place, hosts Mexico clinch third place by winning the penalty shootout.

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