CHICAGO (April 14, 2014) –The match between the U.S. Women’s National Team and Canada on May 8 at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg will be delivered live on ESPN3 and available via espnW.com. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local) at one of the six host stadiums for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada.
Investors Group Field, which opened in 2013, is located on the University of Manitoba campus and is home to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. The stadium features an artificial field and has a capacity of just over 33,000.
The U.S. and Canada have faced each other once before in Winnipeg, with the USA posting a 4-1 victory on July 27, 1990. The match in Winnipeg will mark the fifth between the two teams in Canada. The most recent match between the neighbors on Canadian soil came on June 2, 2013, a 3-0 victory at BMO Field in Toronto.
The U.S. WNT opened its 2014 campaign with a 1-0 win against Canada on Jan. 31 in front of 20,862 fans at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Sydney Leroux scored the game’s only goal and the USA improved to 47-3-5 all-time against Canada.
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