Both teams have already booked a ticket to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, but there’s still plenty of pride on the line in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship match between the United States and Canada. The game kicks off at 5 PM PT. The broadcast will likely start on FS2 and then switch to FS1, depending on the completion of an MLB playoff game that begins three hours earlier. The game is also being broadcast on UDN.
Seattle Reign FC’s Megan Rapinoe and the rest of her U.S. teammates breezed through World Cup qualifiers, going undefeated in four matches and keeping opponents scoreless. Rapinoe notched three goals and three assists in the tournament — and she’s not the only U.S. player who has looked in form. After demonstrating some swagger and a newfound ability to creatively break down bunker defenses, tonight’s match against Canada, currently ranked fifth in the world, will certainly be the USWNT’s toughest test of the tournament.
Canada has an 8-3-0 record in 2018, with the country’s only losses coming against high-ranking Sweden, France, and Germany. In World Cup qualifiers, Canada has scored 24 goals, led by Seattle Reign forward Adriana Leon, who has six goals — four against Cuba and two in the semifinal against Panama. Close behind her is Christine Sinclair, with four goals in this tournament. Sinclair is closing in on the all-time international goal-scoring record — her 177 goals rank second behind only Abby Wambach (184 goals).
This match is for top seeding heading into the World Cup draw in December. It’s also for pride between two teams that have faced off 58 times since 1986.
First Half Highlights
2’ - Rose Lavelle GOAL!
A Star Is Born (2018)— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) October 18, 2018
Second Half Highlights
90’ - Alex Morgan is VERY offside, but scores an insurance goal.
ALEX MORGAN PUTS THE GAME AWAY! pic.twitter.com/h9ZXBRovxD— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) October 18, 2018
FULL TIME: The U.S. win the CONCACAF championship 2-0.
Megan Rapinoe gets the start for the U.S.
One more for the . You with us?— U.S. Soccer WNT (@ussoccer_wnt) October 17, 2018
Lineup notes » https://t.co/P7d8XQnhtC pic.twitter.com/zjSZSK7McV
Leon starts on the bench for Canada.
Starting XI— Canada Soccer (@CanadaSoccerEN) October 17, 2018
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How to Watch
Date/time: Wednesday, October 17, 5 PM PT
Location: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, TX
TV: FS1 (could start on FS2 depending on MLB game), UDN
Streaming: Fox Sports Go
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