With a spot in the semifinal round already booked, Seattle Reign FC’s Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. Women’s National Team enter their Group A finale against Trinidad & Tobago needing a win or a tie to finish atop the group at the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship. The match kicks off at 4:30 PM PT and will air on FS1.
Trinidad & Tobago currently sit at the bottom of Group A, having lost to Mexico and Panama. They have given up seven goals in those two matches, but managed to score one against Mexico on a penalty. Only two T&T players are on professional clubs outside of their country: goalkeeper Kimika Forbes, who is playing in Colombia, and Kennya Cordner, who is playing in Norway and briefly played for Seattle Reign FC in 2013. Cecily Stoute is freshman at the University of Georgia.
The USWNT has played 10 matches in its history against Trinidad & Tobago, going 10-0-0 all-time, but the Soca Princesses played their best game ever during qualifying for the 2015 Women’s World Cup, holding the USA to a 1-0 win on a goal from Abby Wambach.
After heavy squad rotation on Sunday, where U.S. head coach Jill Ellis started only two players who also started in the opening match—Julie Ertz and Abby Dahlkemper—there is likely to be yet more rotation and experimentation, allowing key players to rest their bodies in preparation for the semifinals. Reign FC’s Rapinoe should get some minutes this match, as she was an unused sub against Panama.
The 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship will qualify three teams to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and a fourth into a two-game playoff with Argentina, the third-place team from CONMEBOL. The winner of Group A will play the second-place team from Group B, and vice versa, in the semifinal. These final matches will take place October 14 and 17 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The two semifinals, as well as the final, will be broadcast on FS1.
First Half Highlights
9’ - Alex Morgan gets the U.S. an early lead
41’ - Rose Lavelle makes it 2-0.
43’ - Two minutes later, Lavelle scores again.
44’ - And it’s 4-0 heading into half
Second Half Highlights
How to Watch
Date/time: Wednesday, October 10, 4:30 PM PT
Location: Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary, NC
TV: FS1, UDN
Streaming: Fox Sports Go
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