WNT Jan 29, 2012
After qualifying for the 2012 Olympics by defeating Costa Rica in the semifinal, the U.S. WNT has just one more task at hand and it won't be an easy one. The Americans will face Canada in the championship game of the tournament in front of a crowd expected to be more than 20,000 screaming Canadians at BC Place on Sunday evening.
A crowd of 22,954 -- the largest in CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying history -- showed up to watch Canada down Mexico in the other semifinal to earn their berth to the Olympics and a similar turnout is expected.
The match will feature two of the world's most prolific scorers, and in fact, the world's top active international goal scorers in the USA's Abby Wambach and Canada's Christine Sinclair, who both come into the game with 129 career goals.
The match can be seen on the NBC Sporst Network at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET (the other four matches were on the Universal Sports Network, which will re-air the game at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET) and streamed on Universalsports.com and CONCACAF.com.
After the match, the U.S. players will return home for just a few days before regrouping in Frisco, Texas to prepare to meet New Zealand on Feb. 11 at FC Dallas Stadium. It will be the last domestic match before the U.S. heads to Portugal for the Algarve Cup in late Feb./early March after which the players will start club play in WPS.