The United States women's national team will meet Mexico on Friday in Carson, Calif., with a berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at stake.
The matchups for the Friday semifinals of the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying were set Tuesday when Canada beat Mexico 2-0 in Edinburg, Texas. Christine Sinclair, who last week became the world's all-time leading goal-scorer, gave Canada a 1-0 in the 26th minute, and Shelina Zadorsky doubled the lead just before halftime.
Canada (3-0-0) won Group B to earn a semifinal matchup with Group A runner-up Costa Rica (2-1-0). The Group A champion United States (3-0-0) will oppose Group B runner-up Mexico (2-1-0).
The Friday winners will head to Japan this summer while the losers will miss out on the Olympics. The semifinal winners will also square off in a largely ceremonial final match Sunday in Carson, Calif.
The U.S. women's national team, the two-time reigning World Cup champion, cruised through its group with a 4-0 win over Haiti, an 8-0 rout of Panama and a 6-0 victory over Costa Rica.
Costa Rica beat Panama 6-1 and Haiti 2-0.
Canada blasted Saint Kitts and Nevis 11-0, then demolished Jamaica 9-0 prior to topping Mexico. Mexico edged Jamaica 1-0 and beat Saint Kitts and Nevis 6-0.
--Field Level Media