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Video: Matheson, Herdman talk about ‘The Rematch’

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When the U.S. women’s national team faces Canada on June 2 in Toronto — a game dubbed simply as ‘The Rematch’, an ode to the epic 4-3 Olympic semifinal last year that the US won in extra time — you can bet it will mean a lot to Canada.

That is why there was a full press conference Tuesday to announce the match. Duane Rollins, our columnist of “The View from the North, will have more analysis of this game on Wednesday. Below is some video from the press conference to give a sense of just how much this game means to Canada, who still (and forever will) feel wronged by the outcome of that August 6 match at Old Trafford.

“We need Canadians to come and leave all their politeness at home and bring their songs and bring whatever it is and come out and be loud,” Canadian midfielder Diana Matheson said.

With a 44-3-5 all-time record vs. Canada, the U.S. doesn’t rate the rivalry as highly. Which is exactly what will continue to fuel the feud between these bordering nations. It’s a record that motivates Canada, which in turn keeps the US on its collective toes.


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