BRADENTON, Florida.- Long-time rivals United States (2W-0D-0L, 14 GF, 1GC) and Canada (2-0-0, 5GF, 1GC) will renew their rivalry at the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Under-17 Championship with first place on the line in Group B.
Both teams have qualified for the knockout stage of the tournament and will be keen to carry their winning momentum into Sunday's semifinals.
The U.S. will be feeling plenty confident following Wednesday's 10-1 rout of Bermuda. Eight different players scored for the U.S., with Maya Doms and Sunshine Fontes each bagging a brace.
Meanwhile, bolstered by Andersen Williams's brace, Canada managed to fend off a late charge from Costa Rica to down Las Ticas 2-1 on Wednesday.
Whether at the youth or senior team level, a women's football match between the U.S. and Canada is always special and Friday should be no different.
Three of the previous four meetings between the two sides ended with a margin of two goals or less, so fans at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida can expect another tight, intense affair from two of North America's best.