Canada Women vs USA Women: TV channel, stream, kick-off time, odds & match preview

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The Americans' household names will take on a number of young Canadian stars when the rivals clash in the first match of a doubleheader on Thursday

Canada's women will host the United States on Thursday in the first game of an end-of-year doubleheader.

After this meeting at BC Place in Vancouver, Canada, the two countries will face off at the Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California on Sunday.

Both teams are continuing their preparations for the next Women's World Cup in 2019, with qualification set to begin next April.

Game Canada vs USA
Date Thursday, November 9
Time 22:00 ET / 19:00 PT

TV CHANNEL & LIVE STREAM


Christine Sinclair Canada

In Canada, the match will be available to watch live on television on TSN1 and by stream via TSN Go.

UK TV channel Online stream
TSN1 TSN Go

In the US, the match will be available to watch live on television on ESPN2 and by stream via WatchESPN.

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN2 WatchESPN

SQUADS & TEAM NEWS


Position Canada players
Goalkeepers Labbe, D'Angelo, Sheridan
Defenders Chapman, Zadorsky, Quinn, Lawrence, Riviere, Agnew, Young
Midfielders Scott, Fleming, Kelly, Grosso
Forwards Rose, Leon, Sinclair, Prince, Beckie, Huitema

Canada have left out Europe-based players Sophie Schmidt, Shannon Woeller and Kadeisha Buchanan because of clashes with their club fixture lists, but Ashley Lawrence will play.

There are six teenagers - Jayde Riviere, Ariel Young, Jessie Fleming, Julia Grosso, Deanne Rose and Jordyn Huitema - in John Herdman's squad as he continues to usher in a new generation.

Potential starting XI: Labbe; Agnew, Quinn, Zadorsky, Chapman; Scott, Fleming, Lawrence; Rose, Beckie, Sinclair.

Position USA players
Goalkeepers Naeher, Campbell, Franch, Harris
Defenders Dahlkemper, Sauerbrunn, O'Hara, Sonnett, Ubogagu, Huerta, Short, Smith
Midfielders Mewis, Ertz, Horan, Lloyd, Long, Sullivan
Forwards Williams, Morgan, Rapinoe, Press

The U.S. will be missing attacking midfielder Tobin Heath, who was forced to pull out of the squad due to an ankle injury, and Mallory Pugh, who has a hamstring problem.

Crystal Dunn has been omitted due to her club commitments with Chelsea.

Potential starting XI: Naeher; O'Hara, Sauerbrunn, Dahlkemper, Short; Ertz, Horan, Mewis; Williams, Morgan, Press.


BETTING & MATCH ODDS


Becky Sauerbrunn USA

USA are 4/9 favourites to win, according to dabblebet, with Canada priced at 9/2 and the draw available at 3/1.

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GAME PREVIEW


Ashley Lawrence Canada

This is a clash of two of women's international football's big hitters, with the United States - ranked first in the world by FIFA - taking on fifth-place Canada.

But these two teams are taking a very different route towards the 2019 World Cup and 2020 Olympic Games.

The U.S. continue to rely upon a tried-and-tested group of players, with Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan and Christen Press - all aged 28 or over - central.

Canada, on the other hand, have seen veterans Josee Belanger, Marie-Eve Nault, Melissa Tancredi and Rhian Wilkinson retire this year, and have six teenagers in their squad for these two fixtures.

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The way they have turned to the next generation is highlighted by the fact that 19-year-old wonderkid Jessie Fleming, who is still in college, already has 45 caps.

Deanne Rose, 18, has 28 and 16-year-old Jordyn Huitema, who has two goals in her first four internationals, might be the Canadians' most promising young forward since captain Christine Sinclair came through the ranks.

Add in 22-year-old PSG and Lyon stars Ashley Lawrence and Kadeisha Buchanan and while Canada may be adrift of USA for now, it is not hard to see how they hope to turn the tables by the time the next major tournaments come around.

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