Carli Lloyd scored the U.S.’s final goal. (Andy Mead/YCJ Photo)
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Julie Ertz, Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd scored goals as the U.S. national team closed out play in 2017 with a 3-1 win over Canada at Avaya Stadium Sunday night.
The teams played to a 1-1 tie at BC Place in Vancouver Thursday night.
The 2016 Olympic bronze medal winners have not defeated the Americans since 2001.
“Obviously, end of the year we wanted to finish it off on a good note, and I thought tonight was well played,” U.S. coach Jill Ellis said.
Ertz, who played in college at Santa Clara, scored her sixth goal of the year and 14 international tally in the 11th minute on a header off a set piece.
Janine Beckie scored her first goal against the U.S. in the 50th minute off a pass from Nichelle Prince.
Seven minutes later Morgan put the hosts back on top, slotting home the ball past goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe. Morgan, who has seven goals in 2017, raised her international goal tally to 80.
Lloyd, who came in as a sub in the second half, added an insurance goal in the 80th minute for goal No. 98.
USA – Julie Ertz (Megan Rapinoe) 11th minute
CAN – Janine Beckie (Nichelle Prince) 50
USA – Alex Morgan (Christen Press) 56
USA – Carli Lloyd (Alex Morgan) 80
USA: 1-Alyssa Naeher; 22-Taylor Smith (14-Casey Short, 66), 4-Becky Sauerbrunn (capt.), 7-Abby Dahlkemper, 5-Kelley O’Hara; 8-Julie Ertz (6-Andi Sullivan, 75), 9-Lindsey Horan, 3-Samantha Mewis (10-Carli Lloyd, 75); 23-Christen Press (12-Lynn Williams, 82), 13-Alex Morgan, 15-Megan Rapinoe
Subs not used: 24-Ashlyn Harris; 16-Emily Sonnett, 20-Allie Long
Head coach: Jill Ellis
CAN: 1-Stephanie Labbe; 2-Allysha Chapman, 4-Shelina Zadorsky, 5-Rebecca Quinn; 11-Desiree Scott (24-Ariel Young, 71), 17-Jessie Fleming, 20-Maegan Kelly (22-Lindsay Agnew, 60); 6-Deanne Rose (15-Nichelle Prince, 31), 12-Christine Sinclair (9-Jordyn Huitema, 60), 16-Janine Beckie (23-Julia Grosso, 90), 19-Adriana Leon (14-Jayde Riviere, 71)
Subs not used: 18-Sabrina D’Angelo, 21-Kailen Sheridan
Head coach: John Herdman
Stats Summary: USA / CAN
Shots: 12 / 8
Shots on Goal: 6 / 2
Saves: 1 / 4
Corner Kicks: 10 / 2
Fouls: 12 / 12
Offside: 1 / 0
CAN – Jayde Riviere (caution) 79th minute
Referee: Karen Abt (USA)
Assistant Referee 1: Felisha Mariscal (USA)
Assistant Referee 2: Deleana Quan (USA)
4th Official: Christina Unkel (USA)
Woman of the Match: Lindsey Horan