The SheBelieves Cup’s first day of competition on Thursday closes out with the Battle of North America. After Brazil and Argentina hit the pitch at 4 p.m. ET, it’ll be a meeting of CONCACAF rivals, when the United States and Canada, face off in Orlando, Florida.
It’s been 345 days since Canada took the field due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadians’ last match was back on March 10, when the squad battled back and drew 2-2 with Brazil. COVID-19 is continuing to impact the team as a number of players were not released by their French clubs due to mandated quarantines when they return. Among the players were Kadeisha Buchanan (Olympique) and Jordyn Huitema and Ashley Lawrence (both PSG). Canada will also be without superstar and legend Christine Sinclair due to injury.
As for the Americans, the defending champs enter the tournament with a 34-game unbeaten streak and recently played on Jan. 22 against Colombia (6-0 win). The Americans will also be missing a few recognizable names: Tobin Heath and Samantha Mewis are out with injuries. They will have two players, Alex Morgan and Christen Press, returning to the lineup after missing January training.
The USWNT (No. 1 in the world) and Canada (tied for eighth) meet for the 61st time since 1986 with the Americans holding a commanding 50-3-7. While the record is lopsided, in the last 14 meetings (since 2011) there have been three draws and four one-goal wins for the U.S.
Now in its sixth year, this year’s four-team tournament will run from Feb. 18-24 at Exploria Stadium, the home of the NWSL’s Orlando Pride. Canada is making its SheBelieves Cup debut.
What channel USA vs. Canada?
- TV channel (U.S.): FS1
- TV channel (Canada): CBC, Radio-Canada
- Live stream (U.S): fuboTV
- Live stream (Canada): OneSoccer
JP Dellacamera will have the play-by-play on FS1 with Women’s World Cup veteran and two-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Wagner.
USA vs. Canada start time
- Date: Thursday, Feb. 18
- Time: 7 p.m. ET
Canada and the U.S. close out the first day of the SheBelieve Cup. At 4 p.m. ET, Brazil and Argentina hit the pitch to open up the tournament.
Who is on the USWNT roster for the 2021 SheBelieves Cup?
Head coach: Vlatko Andonovski
|Jane Campbell||Houston Dash (NWSL)||4|
|Casey Murphy||NC Courage (NWSL)||0|
|Alyssa Naeher||Chicago Red Stars (NWSL)||65|
|Abby Dahlkemper||Manchester City (ENG)||63|
|Tierna Davidson||Chicago Red Stars (NWSL)||27|
|Crystal Dunn||Portland Thorns FC (NWSL)||107|
|Casey Krueger||Chicago Red Stars (NWSL)||32|
|Kelley O’Hara||Washington Spirit (NWSL)||133|
|Margaret Purce||Sky Blue FC (NWSL)||4|
|Becky Sauerbrunn||Portland Thorns FC (NWSL)||179|
|Emily Sonnett||Washington Spirit (NWSL)||48|
|Julie Ertz||Chicago Red Stars (NWSL)||105|
|Lindsey Horan||Portland Thorns FC (NWSL)||88|
|Jaelin Howell||Florida State (USA)||1|
|Rose Lavelle||Manchester City (ENG)||48|
|Catarina Macario||Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)||2|
|Kristie Mewis||Houston Dash (NWSL)||18|
|Carli Lloyd||Sky Blue FC (NWSL)||296|
|Alex Morgan||Orlando Pride (NWSL)||170|
|Christen Press||Manchester United (ENG)||139|
|Megan Rapinoe||OL Reign (NWSL)||170|
|Sophia Smith||Portland Thorns FC (NWSL)||1|
|Lynn Williams||NC Courage (NWSL)||31|
Who is on Canada’s roster for the 2021 SheBelieves Cup?
Head Coach: Bev Priestman
|1||Stephanie Labbé||FC Rosengård (SWE)|
|12||Rylee Foster||Liverpool FC (ENG)|
|18||Kailen Sheridan||Sky Blue FC (NWSL)|
|2||Allysha Chapman||Houston Dash (NWSL)|
|3||Jade Rose||Unionville Milliken SC (CAN)|
|4||Shelina Zadorsky||Tottenham Hotspur (ENG)|
|5||Quinn||OL Reign (NWSL)|
|14||Gabrielle Carle||Florida State (USA)|
|20||Jayde Riviere||Univ. of Michigan (USA)|
|21||Jordyn Listro||Orlando Pride (NWSL)|
|22||Lindsay Agnew||NC Courage (NWSL)|
|23||Vanessa Gilles||FC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA)|
|7||Julia Grosso||Univ. of Texas (USA)|
|8||Samantha Chang||Univ. of South Carolina (USA)|
|10||Sarah Stratigakis||Oakville Blue Devils FC (CAN)|
|11||Desiree Scott||Kansas City (NWSL)|
|13||Sophie Schmidt||Houston Dash (NWSL)|
|17||Jessie Fleming||Chelsea (ENG)|
|6||Deanne Rose||Univ. of Florida (USA)|
|9||Evelyne Viens||Paris FC (FRA)|
|15||Nichelle Prince||Houston Dash (NWSL)|
|16||Janine Beckie||Manchester City (ENG)|
|19||Adriana Leon||West Ham United (ENG)|
Which countries have won the SheBelieves Cup?