Canada and the United States will meet in November in a two-game home-and-home series, Canada Soccer and U.S Soccer announced Thursday.
The first game will take place on November 9 at BC Place in Vancouver and the second game will be on November 12 at a United States venue to be determined.
The United States and Canada have a long history between the two sides, including the epic 2012 Olympic semifinal match won by the United States, widely considered one of the greatest women’s soccer games of all time.
“There is always a friendly rivalry with the USA and it’s also hard to forget London 2012 – that memory sticks with you,” Canada coach John Herdman said in Canada Soccer press release. “But what this match offers us, at near the beginning of our four-year cycle, is a chance to get another true tier one test with a young team. By the end of this year we will have played the Olympic Gold and Silver Medallists and the world’s number one team, so this match will really give us a good indication of where our gaps are, two and three years out from the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics.”
The U.S. women’s national team has fond memories of BC Place, as it was the site of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final win over Japan, featuring Carli Lloyd’s hat trick and goal from midfield.
The USWNT is 47-3-6 all-time vs. Canada, with Canada’s last win coming in 2001. The last time the two teams met was in 2016 at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, a 2-0 win for the United States as both teams qualified for the Olympics in Brazil.
The two games will be the United States women’s national team’s final games of 2017.
Tickets for the match in Vancouver will go on sale July 5 at 1 p.m. ET on Ticketmaster.ca and group tickets are available now.