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USA vs. Canada Women's Soccer: Start Time, Live Stream and Predictions

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistOctober 17, 2018

FRISCO, TX - OCTOBER 14: Alex Morgan of USA celebrates after scoring a goal during the semifinal match between Jamaica and United States as part of CONCACAF Women's Championship at Toyota Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)
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The United States women's national team and Canada will battle it out in the final of the 2018 CONCACAF Championship after battering their respective opponents in the semi-finals.

The Americans put six goals past Jamaica, and Canada bettered those numbers with seven against Panama.

Both have qualified for the 2019 World Cup as a result but will be eager to finish the tournament on a high note.

Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the final, which takes place on Wednesday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The match will start at 8 p.m. ET. Live-stream options can be found via Fox Soccer Match Pass

   

There's little doubt the CONCACAF Championship final will feature the two best teams in the tournament.

Both sides won all of their group-stage matches and finished with nearly identical scoring records―the Americans scored 18 and conceded zero, whereas Canada scored 17 and conceded one.

They then comfortably booked their World Cup tickets in the semi-finals. The NFL's Los Angeles Chargers congratulated the Stars and Stripes on their achievement:

Los Angeles Chargers @Chargers

World Cup Bound! Congrats, @ussoccer_wnt! #OneNationOneTeam 🇺🇸 https://t.co/Z3jFPuVaQE

The Canadian men's team followed suit for their female colleagues:

Canada Soccer @CanadaSoccerEN

#CANMNT sending their best to #CANWNT after last night's big win! 🙌🍁 #CanadaRED https://t.co/beJBX2Zsof

Canada have won their last five matches but suffered back-to-back defeats at the hands of France and Germany leading up to the CONCACAF Championship. Those setbacks underlined their position in the pecking order of women's football―they're an excellent side but sit just below the elites.

Adriana Leon has been the team's top forward in the last few matches, and she expects a difficult challenge:

Har Journalist @HarJournalist

#CanWNT’s Adriana Leon on playing the #USWNT on Wednesday at the #CWC. Video via @Ana_Futbolace. https://t.co/9M7QltYTUu

The Stars and Stripes haven't lost a single match all year and have an advantage in depth over just about any nation in the world. Alex Morgan has already bagged six goals―the same number as Leon―but behind the star forward there are a host of other players capable of finding the net with ease.

It's that depth that will likely see the Americans past their rivals―even if this match is a close one, the hosts can make the difference with their substitutes late.

Prediction: USA 3-1 Canada

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