The Mexicans defended well and limited much higher-ranked Canada's opportunities on Sunday, coming to BC Place and claiming a scoreless draw.VANCOUVER -- The Canadian women's national team played to a dull scoreless draw Sunday at BC Place against a visiting Mexico side which effectively stifled its host.
Mexico didn't generate much in the way of meaningful opportunities, but Guadalupe Worbis had the first quality chance of the match on 10 minutes, getting on the end of a cross from Stephany Mayor. Erin McLeod reacted well though, denying Worbis from point blank range.
Three minutes later, Brittany Baxter (formerly Brittany Timko), blasted a shot past Cecilia Santiago from close range – but it didn't count, as Christine Sinclair's chipped pass found her in an offside position.
Worbis zig-zagged past the Canadian defence in the 15th minute, but McLeod was equal to her effort from just inside the area.
Sophie Schmidt nearly got the second half started with a bang in the 48th minute, getting on the end of a cross from the left from Baxter, but fired over from close range at full stretch.
Santiago pulled off a brave save in the 54th minute, coming off her line well and throwing her body at a shot from Kaylyn Kyle from close range, after Sinclair sent her in alone with a splitting through ball.
The Canadians came close in the 77th minute, as Lauren Sesselmann and Sinclair both forced blocks from Santiago and her backline during a mad scramble following a corner kick.
Sinclair had one of her best chances of the match in the 87th minute, surging into the box and getting off a low effort which looked like it might sneak past Santiago, but the Mexican 'keeper did well to make the stop and prevent a rebound.
As of now, this friendly is the last scheduled match for the women's national team of the 2013 calendar.