The U.S. women’s national team will square off against Canada in the Tokyo Olympic semifinals on Monday at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium in Japan.
The two teams are each other’s most frequent foe in competition, and the postponed 2020 Summer Games semifinal will be their 62nd meeting all-time.
USA leads the the series with a 51-7-3 record, and are undefeated against Canada in 36 consecutive matches with 30 wins 6 draws.
The long time Concacaf rivals will meet for the third time in Olympic play, and this will be their second time against each other in semifinal action.
The two sides last met in Olympic semifinals during the 2012 London Games, where Team USA defeated Canada 4-3 in extra time to advance into the final en route to Olympic gold.
The Canadians advanced into their semifinal fashion after a penalty shootout against Brazil last week. The team is led by longtime captain Christine Sinclair.
The 38-year-old is the all-time leading international goal scorer with 187 international goals. The backline line is anchored by 25-year-old Kadeisha Buchanan, who currently leads the team with total minutes played after four consecutive starts.
Buchanan will have to help goalkeeper Kalien Sheridan keep things organized after starting keeper Stephanie Labbe was booked in the quarterfinal and is unavailable for the semifinal.
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