It promises to be another compelling showdown between two teams that don’t like each other – the US women’s national team will look to get to another gold medal match when it faces a Canadian team hoping to overcome the semifinal hurdle for the first time. time. time after the bronze medal in 2008 and 2012.
Canada is eager to change the color of the medal, especially as this could be the last Olympics for 38-year-old legend Christine Sinclair, who has the most international goals of any player, male or female. The only problem is that Canadians have beaten the United States in 20 years.
No. 8-ranked Canadians are notorious for being tough to take down on defense, and a USWNT that has experienced their struggles in this tournament (1-1-2 record) could have a lot of work to do.
These two teams have met twice before in Olympic knockout stages and both were overtime affairs with the USA emerging as the winner each time. The most recent case occurred in the London 2012 Olympic semi-finals, where American Alex Morgan scored the last goal in Olympic history to secure a wild 4-3 victory for the Americans.
USWNT vs. Canada Live
(All the eastern time)
3:40 am: Hype video to get your adrenaline pumping in the first hours:
3:24 am: Oh yeah, that 2012 semi-final that no fan who saw it will ever forget. Finished 4-3 final in overtime:
6 current USWNT players made it to * that * Olympic semi-final against Canada in 2012:
4 Current CanWNT:
A lot has happened in 9 years, but none of those 10 players will forget that game.
– Vaxwell Smart (enGen_Yenter) July 30, 2021
3:21 am: Another early start, but this one promises to pay off:
USWNT vs. Canada starting lineups
USA head coach Vlatko Andonovski gives Lynn williams another outing as a winger after registering a goal and an assist against the Netherlands. But the most surprising move could be that regular central Abby dahlkemper, who had a handful of bad defensive moments in the group stage, is not even on the squad for the day.
For Canada, head coach Bev Priestman remains with the team that did it against Brazil on a penalty shootout in the quarterfinals. Vanessa Gilles, who had a sensational match against the Brazilians, retains her central position ahead of Shelina Zadorsky, Y Allysha chapman returns on the left side despite registering many minutes in extra time three days ago.
MORE: US Women’s Olympic Team Roster
Starting formation (4-3-3, from left to right): 1-Alyssa Naeher – 2-Crystal Dunn, 12-Tender 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
Substitutes: 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 (4-2-2-2, 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-Prince Nichelle
Substitutes: 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 Riviere, 20-Sophie Schmidt, 13-Evelyne Viens
How to watch the United States vs. Canada Olympic semi-final
- Date: Monday August 2
- Weather: 4 am ET
- TV channels: US Network
- Spanish television: Telemundo
- Transmission: fuboTV, NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, the NBC Sports app and the Telemundo Deportes app (with user authentication)
- Canada Transmission: CBC.ca
USA vs. Canada will air live on USA Network and Telemundo at 4 am ET. Both networks are available to broadcast in the US. fuboTV (7-day free trial).
All Olympic football games are also streamed in the US 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.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.