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Roundup: U.S. Women Beat Canada in Concacaf Olympic Qualifier

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Tobin Heath of the United States (17) and Ashley Lawrence of Canada (10) battling for the ball during the Concacaf Olympic qualifying championship on Sunday.

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Lindsey Horan and Tobin Heath scored in the second half as the United States defeated Canada, 2-0, on Sunday in Houston in the final game of the Concacaf Olympic women’s qualifying tournament.

Both teams, with semifinal victories, had already claimed the region’s two spots in this summer’s Rio Olympics.

The United States went with the same lineup it used for the semifinals, while Canada’s coach, John Herdman, rested several of his usual starters.

The match was physical, as goalkeeper Hope Solo had predicted: Carli Lloyd endured a kick to the back and was pulled to the ground with about five minutes to go before the break.

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