It’s time for USA-Canada again. It will take place right before a major tournament again, too. The two sides will meet on June 30 at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, home of Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake.The game will be broadcast at 2 p.m. ET live on NBC (yes, the main, parent network).
The United States women have played Canada more than any other team in the world; 51 times, in fact. To say the U.S. has dominated is an understatement. The Americans are 43-3-5 all-time against their neighbors to the north.
One month before this USA-Canada match, Canada and China will battle in Moncton, N.B., Canada. The two teams face off in Stade Moncton 2010 Stadium – a possible 2015 World Cup venue – on May 30, three days after China plays the U.S. at PPL Park in Chester, Penn.
The U.S. women won’t get to call themselves Kirin Challenge Cup champions despite a 1-1 draw with Japan and a 3-0 victory over Brazil. Tournament host Japan beat Brazil 4-1 on Thursday to win the tournament on the tiebreaker of most goals scored.
WPSL and W-League:
There were a whole host of signings around the W-League and WPSL on Thursday…
One day after signing midfielder Sarah Huffman, the Pali Blues have added former Boston Breakers midfielder Liz Bogus.
The Colorado Rush will have a solid midfield by this one signing alone: Brittany Bock – “Brick Bock,” as some of her teammates call her – has signed with the W-League team (and that Western Conference just keeps on looking stronger).
The Vancouver Whitecaps added a trio of young Canadians: Forward Jenna Richardson and midfielders Jaclyn Sawicki and Nicole Setterlund. I’ve heard some wonder aloud whether or not full Canadian national team players will compete for the Whitecaps this year. I didn’t get that impression from them a couple weeks ago. It seems its residency (in Vancouver) for most, with a few players heading overseas. There’s always a possibility, however, especially with Canada being based in the city.
And in WPSL news, young American stars Morgan Andrews and Kristie Mewis are headed to the New England Mutiny, while Alex Sahlen and McCall Zerboni will return to the Western New York Flash in 202.
If you missed Liviu Bird’s first piece from Seattle Sounders Women’s training on Wednesday night – where Hope Solo and Stephanie Cox stopped by – you missed a lot. Check it out here.
And one more for fun: Check out this hilarious video on Megan Rapinoe, who clearly has a go-to celebration.
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