November 23, 2015
OLYMPIC QUALIFYING FOES
USA women to meet Puerto Rico, Mexico, Costa Rica in the group stage in Frisco in February
MIAMI – The U.S. women's national team will play Puerto Rico, Mexico and Costa Rica in the group stage of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship.
|Carli Lloyd and her U.S. national team teammates will start the defense their 2012 Olympic gold medal in Frisco, Texas in February.
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The draw at Dorval Intercontinental, which determined the groups and match schedule for the tournament that kicks off on Feb. 10, in Frisco, Texas.
The draw sorted the eight qualified national teams into two groups of four. Defending Olympic and CONCACAF Champion United States was sorted into Group A along with Puerto Rico, Mexico and Costa Rica, while Group B will contain Canada, Guatemala, Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana.
The Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas will host all group matches for Group A, while the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas will host all of the Group B matches, the semifinals and final.
The two finalists at the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship 2016 will qualify directly to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The event was conducted with the assistance of former U.S. internationals Cat Whitehill and Tiffany Roberts.
CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship 2016 Groups
Trinidad & Tobago
The schedule (ET time, local time in parantheses)
Wednesday, February 10 – Toyota Stadium
6 pm (5 pm) Puerto Rico vs. Mexico
8:30pm (7:30pm) USA vs. Costa Rica
Thursday, February 11 – BBVA Compass Stadium
6 pm (5 pm) Guatemala vs. Trinidad & Tobago
8:30pm (7:30pm) Canada vs. Guyana
Saturday, February 13 – Toyota Stadium
1:30pm (12:30pm) Costa Rica vs. Puerto Rico
4 pm (3 pm) Mexico vs. USA
Sunday, February 14 – BBVA Compass Stadium
1:30pm (12:30pm) Guyana vs. Guatemala
4 pm (3 pm) Trinidad & Tobago vs. Canada
Monday, February 15 – Toyota Stadium
6 pm (5 pm) Mexico vs. Costa Rica
8:30pm (7:30pm) USA vs. Puerto Rico
Tuesday, February 16 – BBVA Compass Stadium
6 pm (5 pm) Trinidad & Tobago vs. Guyana
8:30pm (7:30pm) Canada vs. Guatemala
Friday, February 19 – BBVA Compass Stadium
5:30pm (4:30pm) 1B vs. 2A
8:30pm (7:30pm) 1A vs. 2B
Sunday, February 21 – BBVA Compass Stadium
5 pm (4 pm) Winner SF1 vs. Winner SF2