CARY, North Carolina --The United States will look to secure the Group A title when it faces Trinidad & Tobago in the final Group A of the 2018 concacaf Women's Championship at Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park on Wednesday night.
The defending FIFA Women's World Cup champions (2W-0D-0L, 6 points), who already qualified for the semifinals, need a draw to finish atop the group. The Soca Princesses (0W-0D-2L, 0) will be playing for their pride having been eliminated from semifinal contention.
The Americans have proved to be a difficult side to beat or to score upon.
In their tournament opener last week, they registered a 6-0 triumph over Mexico as Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan each secured a brace.
In their second match on Sunday, head coach Jill Ellis made nine changes to the lineup, but the team didn't miss a beat in a 5-0 victory over Panama. Two-time FIFA Women's World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd struck for a hat-trick during a 25-minute span.
Jonelle Cato has T&T's lone goal of the competition, a penalty kick in the 4-1 loss to Mexico on Sunday.
The USA owns an 8W-0D-0L mark vs. Trinidad, winning all its CWC confrontations going back to the first tournament in 1991.
In the first game of the doubleheader, Mexico meets Panama in a battle for second place and a spot in Sunday's semifinals.
Wednesday October 10, 2018
Group A, Sahlen's Stadium, 7:30 ET
R: HAMILTON, ODETTE ROCHELLE (Jamaica)
AR1: BROWN, PRINCESS FAITHLYN (Jamaica)
AR2: YEE SING, STEPHANIE-DALE CHRISTINA (Jamaica)
4th Official: GUZMAN, TATIANA AUXILIADORA (Nicaragua)
For official data in CWC for Trinidad and Tobago and the USA click here