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U.S. WNT Olympic Qualifying


WNT vs. Group B – 2004 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying / Live on MatchTracker

  • WNT vs. Haiti – Fri., Feb. 27 – 8 p.m. CT
  • WNT vs. Mexico – Sun., Feb. 29 – 3 p.m. CT
  • WNT vs. TBD (Semifinals) – Wed., March 3 – 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 “telly” or that wacky world wide web.
 
Although the U.S.Women’s National Team is the obvious favorite in the CONCACAF Women’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 ‘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 – 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 “Brawl in Montreal,” click on the following link for a “Center Circle Extra” exclusive.

The toughest match of the three will be against Mexico on Sunday (Feb. 29 – 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 isn’t close to what it is on the Men’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 Mexico’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.com’s MatchTracker, presented by Philips Electronics.


Table of Contents

1.  Armchair Midfielder: A Look Back at “The Streak”
2.  In 3’s: WNT midfielder Lindsay Tarpley
3.  Gear Galore: New Nike MNT kit
4.  Queries & Anecdotes: MNT forward Josh Wolff 
5.  Mark That Calendar: WNT Olympic Qualifying
6.  Aly at the Oscars: WNT midfielder Aly Wagner
7.  Fan Point/Counterpoint: Top American in England?
8.  You Don’t Know Jack (Marshall): “Americans Overseas” Trivia


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