U.S. women vs. Canada

Nairn's goal lifts U.S. women over Canada

July 22, 2009
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Christine Nairn's first international goal in the dying minutes Wednesday night gave the U.S. women a 1-0 victory over Canada and a three-game sweep of their friendly series.

Nairn scored in the 89th minute after a perfect cross from Angela Hucles deep on the right wing. Abby Wambach tapped the ball to Lauren Cheney, whose shot was saved by goalkeeper Erin McLeod.

But the ball deflected off Nairn as she charged toward the net and went into the goal.

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