Hope Solo and Abby Wambach will start for the United States this evening, in the final of the 2012 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament. They will face Canada and the competition's leading goalscorer Christine Sinclair.
While both teams have secured places at the 2012 London Olympics, neither team will be resting on its laurels. These two archrivals will not only want to finish the tournament as winners but will also be looking to send a clear message to the other 10 teams that stand between them and a gold medal this summer in London.
The U.S., who are ranked number one in the world, will start as favorites, but they face an improving Canadian team who have climbed to seventh in the FIFA rankings and playing at home in front of a partisan crowd at the BC Place, Vancouver, BC.
The Canadian team won the 2010 CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup and will be hosting the 2015 Women's World Cup Finals.
Tonight's game will be a great matchup.