The SheBelieves Cup’s first day of competition on Thursday closes out with the Battle of North America. After Brazil and Argentina hit the pitch at 4 p.m. ET, it’ll be a meeting of CONCACAF rivals, when the United States and Canada, face off in Orlando, Florida.

It’s been 345 days since Canada took the field due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadians’ last match was back on March 10, when the squad battled back and drew 2-2 with Brazil. COVID-19 is continuing to impact the team as a number of players were not released by their French clubs due to mandated quarantines when they return. Among the players were Kadeisha Buchanan (Olympique) and Jordyn Huitema and Ashley Lawrence (both PSG). Canada will also be without superstar and legend Christine Sinclair due to injury.

As for the Americans, the defending champs enter the tournament with a 34-game unbeaten streak and recently played on Jan. 22 against Colombia (6-0 win). The Americans will also be missing a few recognizable names: Tobin Heath and Samantha Mewis are out with injuries. They will have two players, Alex Morgan and Christen Press, returning to the lineup after missing January training.

The USWNT (No. 1 in the world) and Canada (tied for eighth) meet for the 61st time since 1986 with the Americans holding a commanding 50-3-7. While the record is lopsided, in the last 14 meetings (since 2011) there have been three draws and four one-goal wins for the U.S. 

Now in its sixth year, this year’s four-team tournament will run from Feb. 18-24 at Exploria Stadium, the home of the NWSL’s Orlando Pride. Canada is making its SheBelieves Cup debut.

What channel USA vs. Canada?

  • TV channel (U.S.): FS1
  • TV channel (Canada): CBC, Radio-Canada
  • Live stream (U.S): fuboTV 
  • Live stream (Canada): OneSoccer

JP Dellacamera will have the play-by-play on FS1 with Women’s World Cup veteran and two-time Olympic gold medalist Aly Wagner.

MORE: Stream USA vs. Canada on fuboTV in the U.S. (7-day free trial)

USA vs. Canada start time

  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 18
  • Time: 7 p.m. ET

Canada and the U.S. close out the first day of the SheBelieve Cup. At 4 p.m. ET, Brazil and Argentina hit the pitch to open up the tournament.

Who is on the USWNT roster for the 2021 SheBelieves Cup?

Head coach: Vlatko Andonovski

Goalkeepers

NAMECLUBCAPS
Jane CampbellHouston Dash (NWSL)4
Casey MurphyNC Courage (NWSL)0
Alyssa NaeherChicago Red Stars (NWSL)65

Defenders

NAMECLUBCAPS
Abby DahlkemperManchester City (ENG)63
Tierna DavidsonChicago Red Stars (NWSL)27
Crystal DunnPortland Thorns FC (NWSL)107
Casey KruegerChicago Red Stars (NWSL)32
Kelley O’HaraWashington Spirit (NWSL)133
Margaret PurceSky Blue FC (NWSL)4
Becky SauerbrunnPortland Thorns FC (NWSL)179
Emily SonnettWashington Spirit (NWSL)48

Midfielders

NAMECLUBCAPS
Julie ErtzChicago Red Stars (NWSL)105
Lindsey HoranPortland Thorns FC (NWSL)88
Jaelin HowellFlorida State (USA)1
Rose LavelleManchester City (ENG)48
Catarina MacarioOlympique Lyonnais (FRA)2
Kristie MewisHouston Dash (NWSL)18

Forwards

NAMECLUBCAPS
Carli LloydSky Blue FC (NWSL)296
Alex MorganOrlando Pride (NWSL)170
Christen PressManchester United (ENG)139
Megan RapinoeOL Reign (NWSL)170
Sophia SmithPortland Thorns FC (NWSL)1
Lynn WilliamsNC Courage (NWSL)31

Who is on Canada’s roster for the 2021 SheBelieves Cup?

Head Coach: Bev Priestman  

Goalkeepers

NO.NAMECLUB
1Stephanie LabbéFC Rosengård (SWE)
12Rylee FosterLiverpool FC (ENG)
18Kailen SheridanSky Blue FC (NWSL)

Defenders

NO.NAMECLUB
2Allysha ChapmanHouston Dash (NWSL)
3Jade RoseUnionville Milliken SC (CAN)
4Shelina ZadorskyTottenham Hotspur (ENG)
5QuinnOL Reign (NWSL)
14Gabrielle CarleFlorida State (USA)
20Jayde RiviereUniv. of Michigan (USA)
21Jordyn ListroOrlando Pride (NWSL)
22Lindsay AgnewNC Courage (NWSL)
23Vanessa GillesFC Girondins de Bordeaux (FRA)

Midfielders

NO.NAMECLUB
7Julia GrossoUniv. of Texas (USA)
8Samantha ChangUniv. of South Carolina (USA)
10Sarah StratigakisOakville Blue Devils FC (CAN)
11Desiree ScottKansas City (NWSL)
13Sophie SchmidtHouston Dash (NWSL)
17Jessie FlemingChelsea (ENG)

Forwards

NO.NAMECLUB
6Deanne RoseUniv. of Florida (USA)
9Evelyne ViensParis FC (FRA)
15Nichelle PrinceHouston Dash (NWSL)
16Janine BeckieManchester City (ENG)
19Adriana LeonWest Ham United (ENG)

Which countries have won the SheBelieves Cup?

2020: USA
2019: England
2018: USA
2017: France
2016: USA





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