USA vs Canada live score, result, updates, highlights, lineups from CONCACAF W Gold Cup semifinal

USA’s path to the CONCACAF W Gold Cup final runs through its arch-rival, Canada.

Wednesday evening’s semifinal in San Diego sees the USWNT take on Canada for the first time in a tournament setting since the latter knocked out USA in the 2020 (played in 2021) Olympics in Japan. While both teams have said goodbye to some veterans, Canada looks like it will remain a strong team moving forward, especially on defense.

The Canadians have yet to give up a goal during the W Gold Cup, scoring 14 on their opponents as well. The U.S. meanwhile has struggled at times, especially in their 2-0 defeat to Mexico.

However, the Americans found their mojo again in the quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Colombia and will look to bring the aggression and attacking presence to this game.

The winner of the match makes the W Gold Cup final, where either Brazil or Mexico will await.

The Sporting News is following USA vs. Canada live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happen.

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USA vs Canada live score

  1st Half Goal scorers
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Canada  

Starting lineups:

USA (4-3-3, right to left): Naeher (GK) — Fox, Girma, Davidson, Nighswonger — Albert, Coffey, Horan (Captain) — Rodman, Morgan, Shaw.

USA bench: Dahlkemper, Sauerbrunn, Williams, Purce, Smith, Moultrie, Sonnett, Lavelle, Murphy (GK), Dunn,  Krueger, Campbell (GK)

Canada (3-4-3, right to left): Sheridan (GK) — D. Rose, Gilles, Buchanan — Lawrence, J. Rose, Fleming (Captain), Carle — Leon, Awujo, Lacasse

Canada bench: Alidou, D’Angelo, Grosso, Huitema, Larisey, Proulx, Quinn, Smith, St-Georges, Viens, Zadorsy

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USA vs Canada live updates, highlights, and commentary

20 minutes until kickoff: Unlike Los Angeles, San Diego does actually get some rain during the year, and they’re getting some tonight. Expect the ball to be zipping around the field. 

30 minutes until kickoff: Regarding the USWNT lineup, it’s the first time all tournament that Kilgore has played the same lineup in back to back games. There was an argument to bring in the likes of Sophia Smith or Abby Dahlkemper, but Kilgore and her staff clearly felt like this younger squad played well for them on Sunday, and want to run it back with the same group. 

45 minutes until kickoff: In the other semifinal, Brazil booked a place in the W Gold Cup final with a 3-0 win over Mexico. Check out the highlights when you can, including an audacious goal by Yasmim with a backheel. 

1 hour until kickoff:

We have lineups!

Our XI to start tonight’s Semifinal in San Diego 🇺🇸

Full Lineup Notes » https://t.co/xmColIyqJE pic.twitter.com/NUahs9mkEB

— U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (@USWNT) March 7, 2024

Our starters as we take on the United States!#CANWNT #WGoldCup pic.twitter.com/DYOaPUFAyT

— CANWNT (@CANWNT) March 7, 2024

1 hour, 15 minutes before kickoff: Looks like the U.S. will be in their white kits tonight. 

◽️◻️⬜️ fresh threads in SD ⬜️◻️◽️ pic.twitter.com/fkEYqxkh0v

— U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (@USWNT) March 7, 2024

1 hour, 30 minutes before kickoff: One of the many bright spots for the USWNT 3-0 win over Colombia was the play of defender Tierna Davidson. Davidson suffered a torn ACL early in the 2022 season and missed the rest of the year and some of 2023. Against Colombia, Davidson was confident, aggressive, and played some neat passes out of pressure to help the U.S. move up the field. Later in the game, Davidson kept her nerve and didn’t dive into tackles to help Linda Caicedo win dangerous free kicks.

Davidson in the press conference spoke about how after the injury she had to find her new normal, and it seems like she has, especially partnered in the back with her former Stanford teammate, Naomi Girma. 

2 hours before kickoff: U.S. Women’s National Team interim head coach Twila Kilgore discussed in the matchday -1 press conference that the U.S. wants to be successful in both open play, in transition, on set pieces, and in capturing the ball back in the opponent’s first third to set up a quick counter. The U.S. scored via set piece, open play, and transition against Colombia, a sign of the versatility of this squad.

USA vs Canada kick off time

This W Gold Cup semifinal match kicks off at Snapdragon Stadium on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:15 p.m. local time in San Diego, CA.

Here’s how that time translates across all of the time zones in the United States:

  Date Kickoff time
Eastern Time Wed. Mar. 6 10:15 p.m.
Central Time Wed. Mar. 6 9:15 p.m.
Mountain Time Wed. Mar. 6 8:15 p.m.
Pacific Time Wed. Mar. 6 7:15 p.m.
Alaska Time Wed. Mar. 6 6:15 p.m.
Hawaii Time Wed. Mar. 6 5:15 p.m.

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USA vs Canada lineups, team news

USWNT interim coach Twila Kilgore has some huge decisions to make ahead of Wednesday evening’s match. Kilgore made six changes coming off the defeat to Mexico, bringing in Nighswonger, Shaw, Alex Morgan, Korbin Albert, Naomi Girma, and Tierna Davidson into the lineup.

On paper, it would make sense to return the likes of Sophia Smith, Rose Lavelle, and Abby Dahlkemper among others to the lineup against a higher quality opponent. But the most recent XI got the team to the semifinals, and Kilgore could be forgiven for trusting them again. 

USA predicted starting lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Naeher (GK) — Fox, Girma, Dahlkemper, Davidson — Horan (C), Coffey, Lavelle — Rodman, Smith, Shaw.

USA bench: TBD

Canada needed extra time to knock off Costa Rica in the quarterfinals, meaning that tired legs could play an impact here. Star forward Jordan Huitema only played 45 minutes in the win, so if fit, she should be ready to go. Adriana Leon was also substituted just moments after scoring the game-winner, to save her legs for the semifinals. 

Canada predicted starting lineup (3-4-3, right to left): Sheridan (GK) — Zadorsky, Gilles, Buchanan — Lawrence, Quinn, Fleming (C), Carle — Leon, Huitema, Lacasse

Canada bench: TBD

USA vs Canada live stream, TV channel

In the United States, you can stream the match in English on Paramount+ or Fubo. The match can also be streamed in Spanish on ESPN+ or seen on television on ESPN Deportes. 

In Canada, fans can watch the match streaming in English on Fubo Canada and OneSoccer. 

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