It’ll be Canada vs. the United States on Wednesday night (8 p.m. ET, FS2 & moves to FS1 after baseball) in the final of the 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship in Frisco, Texas. Both teams have already qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, and Wednesday’s game will determine the winner of the tournament.
Earlier Wednesday, Panama and Jamaica will meet in the third-place game (5 p.m. ET, FS2), and both teams still have a chanced to qualify for their first-ever World Cup. The winner will qualify for the tournament and the loser will take on Argentina in a home-and-away playoff for a spot in France. Seventeen of 24 countries have booked their tickets to France so far: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China PR, England, France (host nation), Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Thailand and the United States.
Even though both teams are already in the World Cup, there is still a lot on the line on Wednesday night between the United States and Canada.
- Portland Thorns FC/Canada forward Christine Sinclair sits at 177 international goals, just seven behind former U.S. women’s national team forward Abby Wambach’s all-time lead of 184. Sinclair has scored four goals this tournament as she approaches the milestone.
- Canada forward Adriana Leon (Seattle Reign FC) and United States forward Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride) are tied for the tournament lead with six goals. Morgan has scored 23 goals in her last 23 games. Leon recorded four goals in Canada’s rout of Cuba in the group stage.
- United States midfielder Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC) and forward Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC) are tied with Canada’s Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash) and Sophie Schmidt for the tournament lead with three assists.
- Canada and the United States are tied with 24 goals. Canada has allowed one goal in the tournament, and the United States has not allowed a goal this tournament.
- The United States is riding a 25-game unbeaten streak, going 22-0-3 in that span.
- The United States is 48-3-7 all-time against Canada.
If the score is tied after 90 minutes in the final or third-place game, extra time and, if needed, penalty kicks will be played.
NWSL players on Concacaf Women’s Championship rosters:
Canada: Lindsay Agnew (Houston Dash), Allysha Chapman (Houston Dash), Shelina Zadorsky (Orlando Pride), Rebecca Quinn (Washington Spirit), Diana Matheson (Utah Royals FC), Adriana Leon (Seattle Reign FC), Nichelle Prince (Houston Dash), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC), Kailen Sheridan (Sky Blue FC)
United States: Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage), Kelley O’Hara (Utah Royals FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (Utah Royals FC), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars), Emily Sonnett (Portland Thorns FC), Morgan Brian (Chicago Red Stars), Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC;), Rose Lavelle (Washington Spirit), Samantha Mewis (North Carolina Courage), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Utah Royals FC), Mallory Pugh (Washington Spirit), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)
October 14 Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Canada vs. Panama | 5 p.m. ET | FS1
United States vs. Jamaica | 8 p.m. ET | FS1
October 17 Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Third-place match: Panama vs. Jamaica | 5 p.m. ET| FS2
Championship: Canada vs. United States | 8 p.m. ET| FS1
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