USWNT vs Canada in Semi-Final at Tokyo 2020: Preview, History, How to Watch, Medal Count


At the start of last week, it looked as though the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team might fail to medal for the second consecutive Olympics. Entering a new week, however, the club’s hopes are still alive, but it hasn’t been easy for the team that has been so dominant in recent years. Looking to not just get a medal again, but going for gold, only Canada’s team stands in their way of reaching the top final. The match will take place in the early hours of Monday morning at 4 a.m. EST inside Kashima Soccer Stadium.

WhatUSA vs Canada - Women's Soccer Semi-Final Tokyo 2020
WhenMonday, August 2, 2021 @ 4 a.m. EST / 1 a.m. PST
WhereKashima Soccer Stadium - Tokyo, Japan
TV BroadcastNBC

U.S. Women’s Soccer Vs. Canada History

Per, the United States Women’s National Team is 5-0-0 against their neighbors to the north since 2003. The last two matches have gone in the favor of the Americans, with a 3-0 cumulative score, including a 1-0 USA win in February’s SheBelieves Cup.

In Olympics this millennium, the two teams faced each other in both Beijing (2008) and London (2012), in the quarter-final and semi-final respectively, and both matches went to extra time. A 28-year-old Rapinoe had scored two goals in that match, and Alex Morgan, just 23 years old, scored the deciding goal at 120+3’.

United States vs Canada Olympics Soccer Preview

Morgan has one goal in regulation this year, and both she and Rapinoe scored in PK in the quarter-final victory against the Netherlands last week. Still goalless in regulation, it was Rapinoe who tallied the deciding PK to help the U.S. advance.

As the American women earned their 2-2 victory over the Netherlands in PK, Canada took Brazil to a shootout in their quarter-final match, 0-0. After Christine Sinclair missed the first shot in the shootout, her teammates connected on the next four, while Brazil missed their final two after hitting on three straight.

Goals have been few and far between for the Canadians, scoring just four regulation goals through four contests. Their American counterparts haven’t faired much better, totaling just six goals in regulation, earning two draws in the preliminaries like Canada. This match could easily go to PK, but given the history between the two, is more likely to end in extra time with the USWNT on top.

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Tokyo 2020 Medal Count (Top 10)

Country/GroupTotal MedalsGoldSilverBronze
United States113394133
Great Britain65222122
Russian Olympic Committee71202823