Desiree Scott and Team Canada Win Bronze in Women’s Soccer
After a controversial semi-final match with the U.S., Team Canada along with Winnipegger Desiree Scott beat France 1-0 to win Bronze in Women’s Soccer.
Diana Matheson scored the lone goal in the 92nd minute to bring home the Bronze medal for Team Canada. France dominated most of the match, hitting the goal post twice.
This will be Canada’s first team medal in the Summer Olympics since 1936 Men’s Basketball!
The United States and Japan will play for Gold and Silver later on this afternoon.
Desiree Scott played for Canada for the first time in 2003 in the U-16 and represented Canada at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2006 held in Russia. Member of the National Team at World Cup 2011 FIFA held in Germany, she participated in two of three games of the training as a substitute.
She played as a regular in the semifinals and finals of the 2011 Pan American Games where the team won gold. She also represented Canada at the 2007 Universiade in Bangkok and its province, Manitoba, Canada Games in Regina in 2005.
In the summer of 2006, Desiree Scott has participated in five games for Vancouver Whitecaps FC season when the club won its second championship of the W-League. It was won again as member of the club in 2010.
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Desiree Scott stood out at the University of Manitoba, receiving numerous awards, including that of the most valuable player of the Bisons in 2005.