FRISCO, Texas -- A champion will be crowned and history will be made on the final day of the 2018 concacaf Women's Championship on Wednesday night.
The defending FIFA Women's World Cup champion United States and Canada will square off for the confederation title in the second game of the doubleheader at Toyota Stadium.
The more intriguing confrontation is scheduled to occur in the opening match between two teams that have never qualified for the world championship -- Panama and Jamaica.
The Los Canaleros are trying to follow in the footsteps of their men's side, which participated in its first World Cup in Russia in June. Goalkeeper Yenith Bailey, who was kept out of the semifinals due to an injury, is expected to return for the third-place match.
The Reggae Girlz will attempt to become the first Caribbean squad to book a spot in the Women's World Cup. They are led by forward Khadija Shaw, who has found the net 12 times in her past 11 matches, and Jody Brown, who had a hat-trick against Cuba in the group stage.
Jamaica won the lone previous encounter between the two sides, a 2-0 win in 2006.
North American rivals USA and Canada already have clinched berths for France with semifinal victories over Jamaica and Panama, respectively.
The Americans, who are on a 24-game unbeaten run (21W-3D-0L), are seeking their eighth concacaf title while the Maple Leafs will vie for their third crown.
The tournament's goal-scoring leaders will clash in the match -- USA's Alex Morgan and Canada's Adriana Leon -- who have six goals apiece.