It’ll be an exciting week in November as the U.S. Women’s National Team and Canadian Women’s National Team are set for a pair of friendlies later this year.
The two teams will play a home-and-home pair of friendly matches in an all-CONCACAF showdown near the top of the FIFA women’s rankings. The top-ranked USWNT will first visit the fourth-ranked CanWNT at BC Place in Vancouver on November 9th before facing off in the U.S. at a to-be-announced location on November 12th.
“There is always a friendly rivalry with the USA and it’s also hard to forget London 2012 – that memory sticks with you,” said CanWNT Head Coach John Herdman. “But what this match offers us, at near the beginning of our four-year cycle, is a chance to get another true tier one test with a young team. By the end of this year we will have played the Olympic Gold and Silver Medallists and the world’s number one team, so this match will really give us a good indication of where our gaps are, two and three years out from the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics.”
The two teams last faced off in 2016 Olympic qualifying, with the USWNT seizing a 2-0 victory. Canada would have the last laugh that summer, however, as they took home the bronze medal while the USWNT was bounced in the quarterfinals by Sweden. Canada hasn’t beaten the USWNT since 2001, but has been getting closer since Herdman took over in 2011, with a draw in their match prior to the Olympic qualifier.
Individual ticket sales open on July 5th for the BC Place match, while ticketing details are yet to be announced for the U.S. match.