Timko leaves her mark
BANGKOK (CP) - Canada has exited the world women's under-19 championship but striker Brittany Timko has left her mark on the tournament.
The 19-year-old from Coquitlam, B.C., was chosen Friday as one of the tournament's "best and most promising players." And depending on what happens in Saturday's final between Germany and China, Timko could emerge as the tournament's leading scorer.
Timko scored seven goals in four games while Anja Mittag of Germany has six goals in five games. The next nearest players have three goals.
Depending on what Mittag does against China, Timko could follow in the footsteps of Christine Sinclair, the Canadian who led the 2002 tournament with 10 goals.
Timko was the only Canadian on the list of 11 stars from the current competition.
"Humble to the last, the lethal markswoman's control, pace and killer instincts see her scale the height's of FIFA.com's 2004 11 shining stars," the FIFA website said.
The Canadians, who tied Germany 3-3 in preliminary round play, were ousted 2-0 by China in the quarter-finals.