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NICOSIA, Cyprus -- It wasnt the result he wanted but John Herdman was pretty happy about how Canada finished the Cyprus Cup womens soccer tournament. Air Max 95 Nere . Diana Matheson and Sophie Schmidt scored second-half goals as Canada rallied for a 2-1 win over Ireland to secure fifth place. It marked the first time in six years the Canadians hadnt reached the tournament final, but Herdman was encouraged by how his team dealt with that adversity. "The team showed a real resilience and that second-half performance was just phenomenal," he said. "This is a very unique group of women, when the chips are down they really can pull it out of the bag. "You think theyre out and then they come back and keep fighting but I thought the second half wasnt just about fight. They played just some wonderful football. The Irish were on the rocks for 45 minutes and we knew it was just a matter of time." Ireland opened the scoring early in the first half before Matheson tied it at the 56-minute mark. Schmidt highlighted a wild finish, scoring at the 90-minute mark. Canada, ranked seventh in the world, has traditionally fared well in this event. The national team won the tournament three times and was a finalist the last two years. But that streak ended with a 2-0 loss to England on Monday. And considering all the Canadians needed to advance was a draw, Herdman admitted the defeat was a bitter pill to swallow. "Absolutely," he said. "In previous tournaments we dodged the bullet of having England or France in our qualifying group and when we ended up (with England) in our group, we knew that was the game that was going to make the difference. "Getting the girls up for this one was tough because we were pretty devastated. But we tried to focus on this being a World Cup and just losing the final game in our group but still having qualified with another game to play and what strategies wed have to put in place to get things pulled around and in focus. It was a pretty good two days for our team." Despite the fifth-place finish, Herdman said the Canadian team learned many valuable lessons at the tournament. "We struggled, and Ill tell you why we did against the English and Irish defensive tactics," Herdman said. "The English held a really deep defensive block and hit us on the counter-attack, they just preyed on our sloppy play and within seconds were firing shots or crosses and I think that was the real learning this year. "Against a zone or 4-4-2 we did well, we did well against Italys 3-5-2 but against that deep 4-5-1 block, which is also what the Irish did, we struggled. But what was exciting about that last game was we were able to get hold of a tactic and the players really made a big push." The 2014 and 15 seasons are big ones for Canadian womens soccer. In August, the world under-20 tournament will be held in four cities -- Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto. Then in 2015, Canada will host the womens World Cup with games in Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Winnipeg. And following Canadas stirring bronze medal victory at the 2012 London Summer Games, there will be plenty of expectations on the national teams shoulders in 2015. That fact certainly isnt lost on Herdman, who said the squad has a definite plan in place. "Its always been said Canadians are great in the power phase, theyre good at defending and theyre good at the counter-attack," he said. "But the ability to control and develop possession through the thirds of the pitch, thats the strand thats been missing. "Weve put a massive amount of focus in that and at times it has been to our detriment. We couldve went into the England game and said, Look, well drop a deep block, well launch it from the keeper every time we get it because the only focus is about winning the tournament, but we didnt. We played our way." Herdman said playing their way meant a definite eye to the future and not just another solid Cyprus Cup showing. "If we were going to win the tournament, we were going to win it a certain way that would also help us be more successful against teams in the womens World Cup playing a brand these girls wanted to be recognized for," Herdman said. "Even after we went up 2-1 against the Irish, the girls were still doing things trying to play a certain style of football where normally youd try to kill a game off. "At this stage of our development I think thats OK but when it comes down to the World Cup, well be in a stage where we know how to play those games like we did at the Olympics." So for Herdman, his measurement for success at the Cyprus Cup goes way beyond wins and losses. "I think we definitely got better, our statistics were way better than theyve ever been," he said. "There are things we wanted to work on post-Olympics to get the team ready for 2015 and those have improved. 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PETERSBURG, Fla.After three days off — including two rained out games and one travel day — the Winnipeg Goldeyes seemed out of their groove on Tuesday night, as they lost to the Can-Am Leagues New Jersey Jackals.The Goldeyes (18-11) began their eastern road trip losing 4-1 to the Jackals (13-9) at Yogi Berra Stadium in Little Falls, New Jersey.This was the first time the Goldeyes have played at Yogi Berra Stadium since the 2002 Northern League Championship Series. The Jackals beat the Goldeyes in the final two games of that series in Little Falls to claim their second straight league championship.The Jackals took the lead early on Tuesday night, with two solo home runs in the first inning to get ahead two runs.They added another run on a sac fly in the bottom of the fourth, and tacked on their fourth run in the bottom of the fifth.Jackals pitcher Gabriel Perez kept the Goldeyes bats quiet. He went strong for seven innings, facing only 22 batters, striking out five and giving up only one hit to the Fish.“He kept us off balance for the most part,” said Goldeyes Pitching Coach Jamie Vermilyea of Perez on the Jewel 101 Post-Game Show. “He pitched a good game.”Despite beinng on the hook for all four of the Jackals runs, and the loss, Goldeyes pitcher Chris Salamida was able to retire the last seven batters he faced. Air Max 95. He also recorded six strikeouts, and only gave up one walk over his seven innings of work.“He also pitched well,” said Vermilyea. “He made a few mistakes there in the first inning, but he also got out of a few jams, and gave us a chance to win.”The Goldeyes only run came in top of the ninth. Casey Haerther reached on a single and then was driven in on a Jake Blackwood RBI double.“Its good to end on somewhat of a positive note. Hopefully we can keep the batting momentum going into the game tomorrow,” Vermilyea said.With the loss the Goldeyes move a game and a half back of the St. Paul Saints for second in the American Association North Division.The Goldeyes continue their series against the Jackals tomorrow and Thursday with both games going at 6 p.m. Tomorrow the Goldeyes will send Nick Hernandez (2-0) to the mound to face New Jerseys Keith Bilodeau (0-1). The Fish then travel to Quebec to take on the Quebec Capitales in a three-game series that goes Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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