It promises to be another thrilling clash between two disliking teams: the United States Women’s National Team will try to qualify for another gold medal game when they face a Canadian team that does not like each other. hopes to overcome the hurdle of the semi-finals for the first time after bronze medals in 2008 and 2012.
Canada is eager to change the color of the medal, especially since it could be the last Olympics for 38-year-old legend Christine Sinclair, who has the most international goals of any player, male or female. wife. The only problem is that the Canadians defeated the United States in 20 years.
The eighth-seeded Canadians are known to be tough to break defensively, and a USWNT who struggled in this tournament (1-1-2 record) could have their work cut out for them.
WATCH: United States vs. Canada Olympic Semi-Final Game on fuboTV (7-day free trial)
These two teams have met twice in Olympic knockout scenarios and they were both overtime deals with the United States winning each time. The most recent example came in the London 2012 Olympic semi-finals, where American Alex Morgan scored the last goal in Olympic Games history to secure a crazy 4-3 victory for the Americans.
USWNT vs Canada live score
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29 min. : Naeher falls after taking a goal kick and that knee hurts. She signals that she can’t continue, so AD Franch walks in.
26th minute: After a long wait, Naeher remains in the game even though it looked like backup goalkeeper Franch was ready to come in at some point. The game has resumed, but we will have a lot of downtime.
20th min. : US goalie Naeher came out of her line to grab a cross and injured herself as he descended. Sauerbrunn brushes aside the dangers, but Naeher is down and it doesn’t look good for that right leg. Reserve guard Adrianna Franch warms up.
18th min: As soon as the Canadians win the ball, they rush straight to the goal and look for Nichelle Prince. They gain another corner from the right. Once again, a Janine Beckie corner is finally cleared.
16th minute: Good stretch here for Canada. A cross from the Canadian Beckie is cleared by Tierna Davidson for a corner from Canada, which had started from the head.
14th minute: USWNT goalie Alyssa Naeher touches the ball after a Nichelle Prince touchdown. Moments later, Prince descends into the box, but it’s a frank tackle from American defender Becky Sauerbrunn.
12th minute: Canada’s Janine Beckie gives the ball to midfield. If Canada is to have a chance, they’ll have to do a better job of taking care of the ball.
10th minute: The USWNT continues to take center stage. The last action ends with a cross from Alex Morgan who is easily stopped by goalkeeper Stéphanie Labbe.
4th minute: Ashley Lawrence crashes into Lindsey Horan’s back and the American midfielder is shaken. She recovers, but nothing came of the set piece.
1st minute: Were out. Canada is kicking us off.
3h45: Ashley Lawrence is arguably Canada’s most influential player. Highlight moment for her:
3h40: Hype video to get your adrenaline pumping in the early morning:
3h24: Ah yes, that 2012 semifinal that no fan who watched it will ever forget. He finished 4-3 in the final in overtime:
6 current USWNT players participated in * this * Olympic semi-final against Canada in 2012:
– The Heather
4 Current CanWNT:
A lot has happened in 9 years, but none of these 10 players will forget this game.
– Vaxwell Smart (@Gen_Yenter) July 30, 2021
3h21: Another early start, but this one promises to be worth it:
USWNT starting XI vs Canada
US head coach Vlatko Andonovski gives Lynn williams another start on the wing after scoring a goal and an assist against the Netherlands. But the most surprising move might be this regular center-back Abby dahlkemper, who had some bad defensive moments in the group stage, is not even part of the day’s squad.
For Canada, head coach Bev Priestman remains loyal to the team that pulled off the game against Brazil in a penalty shootout in the quarter-finals. Vanessa Gilles, who had a sensational game against the Brazilians, retains his place as central defender ahead Shelina zadorsky, and Allysha chapman returns to left-back despite heavy overtime minutes three days ago.
MORE: List of the United States Women’s Olympic Team
Starting line-up (4-3-3, from left to right): 1-Alyssa Naeher – 2-Crystal Dunn, 12-Tierna Davidson, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 5-Kelley O’Hara – 9-Lindsey Horan, 8-Julie Ertz, 16-Rose Lavelle – 21-Lynn Williams, 13-Alex Morgan, 7-Tobin Heath
Alternates: 18-Adrianna Franch-GK, 14-Emily Sonnett, 20-Casey Krueger, 3-Samantha Mewis, 15-Megan Rapinoe, 11-Christen Press, 10-Carli Lloyd
Sitting outside: 22-Jane Campbell-GK, 17-Abby Dahlkemper, 6-Kristie Mewis, 19-Catarina Macario
Starters (4-4-2, from left to right): 1-Stephanie Labbe-GK – 2-Allysha Chapman, 14 Vanessa Gilles, 3-Kadeisha Buchanan, 10-Ashley Lawrence – 5-Quinn, 11-Desiree Scott, 12-Christine Sinclair, 17-Jessie Fleming – 16-Janine Beckie, 15-Nichelle Prince
Alternates: 18-Kailen Sheridan-GK, 4-Shelina Zadorsky, 21-Gabrielle Carle, 7-Julia Grosso, 9-Adriana Leon, 6-Deanne Rose, 19-Jordyn Huitema
Sitting outside: 22-Erin McLeod-GK, 8-Jayde Rivière, 20-Sophie Schmidt, 13-Evelyne Viens
How to watch the United States Olympic semi-final against Canada
- Dated: Monday August 2
- Time: 4 a.m. ET
- TV channels: American network
- Television in Spanish: Telemundo
- Streaming: fuboTV, NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, NBC Sports app and Telemundo Deportes app (with user authentication)
- Canada streaming: Radio-Canada.ca
USA vs Canada will air live on USA Network and Telemundo at 4 p.m. ET. Both networks are available to stream in the US on fuboTV (7-day free trial).
All Olympic football games are also streamed in the United States on NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, the NBC Sports app and the Telemundo Deportes app, all with user authentication.
The game will be broadcast in Canada live on CBC.ca.