WNT vs. Group B â€“ 2004 CONCACAF Womenâ€™s Olympic Qualifying / Live on MatchTracker
- WNT vs. Haiti â€“ Fri., Feb. 27 â€“ 8 p.m. CT
- WNT vs. Mexico â€“ Sun., Feb. 29 â€“ 3 p.m. CT
- WNT vs. TBD (Semifinals) â€“ Wed., March 3 â€“ 1 or 3 p.m. CT
A stern reminder about an upcoming U.S. Soccer-related event, whether you plan to check it out live and in person, on the â€œtellyâ€ or that wacky world wide web.
Although the U.S.Womenâ€™s National Team is the obvious favorite in the CONCACAF Womenâ€™s Olympic Qualifying Tournament, they still have to get by three opening round opponents to get to the single elimination semi-finals.
Two of those teams will no doubt be bunkering with the best of â€˜em, packing everyone behind the ball to frustrate the American attack and catch us on a quick counter. Not a bad plan on paper, but see our 7-0 win over T&T yesterday (Feb. 25) to see how that works against arguably the top offense in the world.
Next up for the U.S. is a match tomorrow (Feb. 27 â€“ 8 p.m. CT) against Haiti, who the U.S. has met just once prior, a 10-0 win in Port-au-Prince that included a shoving match with Carla Overbeck and a rare red card shown to peace-keeper Thori Bryan (nee Staples). For a blow-by-blow retelling of the â€œBrawl in Montreal,â€ click on the following link for a â€œCenter Circle Extraâ€ exclusive.
The toughest match of the three will be against Mexico on Sunday (Feb. 29 â€“ 3 p.m. CT), where the winner will likely win the group and put themselves in a favorable position to meet likely Group A runner-up Costa Rica on March 3. While the USA-Mexico rivalry isnâ€™t close to what it is on the Menâ€™s side, the U.S. Women do have a chance to send Mexico into a difficult semi-final battle with Canada to start to make up for Mexicoâ€™s Under-23s 4-0 winner over the U.S. that robbed them of a trip to Greece in August.
Fans can follow all three matches live on ussoccer.comâ€™s MatchTracker, presented by Philips Electronics.
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