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USA v. Panama, Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying: Game thread, live stream, how to watch

Can Panama capture some of their 2018 magic and pull off another historic upset?

United States v Haiti: Group A - 2020 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Photo by Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images

Day 3 of the Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualification tournament kicks off today with the second round of Group A matches from Houston. In the first games, the United States defeated Haiti, 4-0, while Costa Rica topped Panama, 6-1. Reign FC’s Megan Rapinoe made a substitute appearance for the Americans, contributing two assists off of set-pieces.

Today’s games start with Haiti vs. Costa Rica at 3pm PT, followed by Panama vs. the USWNT at 5:30pm PT. Both games will be streamed on Fox Soccer’s website and app with authentication (if you get FS1 in your TV package, you should be able to watch online). The USWNT game will also be broadcast on FS1, which will join the match in progress immediately following the completion of the Baylor vs. Texas NCAA women’s basketball game.

This will be the third all-time meeting between the USA and Panama, with the other two matches coming in World Cup qualifying in 2002 and 2018. Although Panama failed to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, their performance during the qualification campaign was their best ever, including impressive shutout wins over Trinidad & Tobago and Mexico, anchored by then 17-year-old goalkeeper Yenith Bailey, which placed them second in their group and sent them to the knockout round.

Panama fell to Canada, 7-0, in the semifinals, then tied Jamaica, 2-2, in the third-place match but lost in penalties to miss out on automatic qualification for the World Cup. They then lost to Argentina in a two-legged intercontinental playoff series for the final berth in France.

Should Costa Rica and the United States each win their matches today, they would be assured of finishing in the top two spots in Group A and advancing to the knockout round, with the final game of the group stage between the two determining placement.

How to watch

Haiti vs. Costa Rica
Date/Time: Friday, Jan. 31, 3pm PT
Location: BBVA Stadium, Houston, Texas
TV: None
Streaming:, Fox Sports Go

Panama vs. United States
Date/Time: Friday, January 31, 5:30pm PT
Location: BBVA Stadium, Houston, Texas
TV: FS1 (following basketball)
Streaming:, Fox Sports Go (English), TUDN XTRA (Spanish)

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