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USWNT vs. Canada: Time, channel, TV, stream to look at Olympic ladies's soccer semifinal

The final time the U.S. ladies’s nationwide group confronted Canada in an Olympic semifinal match, it resulted in one of the memorable matches within the historical past of the ladies’s sport. Followers will anticipate nothing in need of a compelling matchup when these two rivals meet up once more on Monday with a spot within the 2021 Olympic gold-medal match on the road.

The No. 1-ranked USWNT, the defending World Cup champion, is the favourite coming into the match with its star-studded roster. No. 8-ranked Canada hasn’t defeated the USA in any match, aggressive or pleasant, in 20 years. However when the neighboring international locations play in main tournaments, you could possibly by no means inform that the all-time collection was that lopsided.

They’ve confronted one another twice in Olympic knockout matches in Beijing 2008 (quarterfinals) and London 2012 (semifinals), and each matches wanted further time, with the USA prevailing in every occasion. The epic 2012 semi, which featured a hat trick by Christine Sinclair, completed 4-3 for the People, and it was determined by the newest aim scored in Olympics historical past by Alex Morgan.

WATCH: USWNT vs. Canada semifinal on fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

That consequence nonetheless irks Canadian followers, who really feel the USA capitalized on a beneficiant quantity of stoppage time granted by the referee. However extra than simply revenge, the Canadians shall be fueled by the will to maneuver up on the medal podium from bronze (2008 and 2012) to gold or silver. Overcoming the USA, which has performed in each gold medal match aside from one (2016), would obtain that aim for Canada for the primary time in program historical past. The USA, in the meantime, is on the hunt for its fifth gold medal and first since 2012. The winner will face Sweden or Australia within the closing on Thursday.

Primarily based on leads to the match up to now, the match initiatives to be one other tight affair. Protection continues to be Canada’s sturdy swimsuit, regardless of conceding objectives in three of its 4 matches. And the No. 1-ranked U.S. ladies’s group seems to be weak at these Olympics (1-1-2 report), though roster administration by the U.S. coach has performed a task. If No. 8 Canada can stifle the proficient U.S. forwards, it should have an opportunity to tug off the upset supplied Sinclair (under), Janine Beckie or Nichelle Prince can provide you with the large play in assault.

MORE: Why the USA vs. Canada semifinal has the makings of one other epic match

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The best way to watch USA vs. Canada Olympic semifinal

  • Date: Monday, August 2
  • Time: 4 a.m. ET
  • TV channels: USA Community
  • Spanish-language TV: Telemundo
  • Streaming: fuboTV, NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, NBC Sports activities app and Telemundo Deportes app (with consumer authentication)
  • Canada streaming: CBC.ca

USA vs. Canada will air dwell on USA Community and Telemundo at 4 a.m. ET. Each networks can be found to be streamed within the USA on fuboTV (free 7-day trial).

All Olympic soccer matches are additionally streamed within the U.S. on NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, NBC Sports activities app and the Telemundo Deportes app — all with consumer authentication.

The match shall be streamed in Canada on dwell broadcast on CBC.ca.

USWNT vs. Canada beginning lineups

With Canada possible sitting deep, Vlatko Andonovski is fielding his most artistic lineup (that includes each Rose Lavelle and Lindsey Horan in midfield), however set-piece specialist Megan Rapinoe shall be beginning on the bench. The shock transfer is that common heart again Abby Dahlkemper shouldn’t be on the gameday roster. The proficient Tierna Davidson takes her place alongside Becky Sauerbrunn.

Canada coach Bev Priestman maintains the identical squad that obtained by Brazil within the quarterfinal stage. That features Allysha Chapman returning at left again on brief relaxation after she went 109 minutes within the quarterfinal in opposition to Brazil. Vanessa Gilles, who performed the whole match in opposition to Brazil and logged an excellent efficiency, stays within the beginning lineup forward of Shelina Zadorsky, who’s obtainable off the bench.

USA beginning lineup (4-3-3, left to proper): 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

Canada beginning lineup (4-4-2, left to proper): 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

USA vs. Canada: Odds & prediction

In 10 matches this calendar yr the Canadian ladies’s nationwide group has allowed a couple of aim simply as soon as (to Brazil in a 2-0 loss in February), and it has solely scored greater than a aim in three of these 10 matches. So a low-scoring match ought to be anticipated, regardless that that didn’t happen manner again within the 2012 Olympic semifinal (4-3 closing rating for the USA).

When you’re taking the traditional choose and sticking with the favourite USA, there are a number of methods to play the chances based mostly on aim totals (scored and allowed). In 16 matches performed this yr, the USWNT has solely been shut out twice: each got here in these Olympics in opposition to Sweden (3-0 loss) and Australia (0-0 draw), though that they had loads of scoring alternatives in each.

Prediction: USA 1, Canada 0

Odds courtesy of DraftKings

  • Canada to win (90 minutes): +425
  • Canada to advance: +220
  • Draw (90 minutes): +260
  • USA to win (90 minutes): -135
  • USA to advance: -285
  • USA to win by one aim: +205
  • USA win and over 1.5 complete objectives: +115
  • USA win and beneath 1.5 complete objectives: +575
  • USA beneath 1.5 objectives scored: -105
  • USA to win in shutout: +180

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