Carla Lloyd and her U.S. teammates will take on Jamaica in the concacaf Women’s Championship semifinals. (Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports)
MIAMI — Concacaf Thursday confirmed the pairings and kick off times for the semifinals of the 2018 concacaf Women’s Championship.
The semifinals are set to take place on Sunday, Oct. 14 at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.
The first of the two semifinals, scheduled to kick off at 5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local), will see Group A runner-up Panama, face off against Group B winner and two-time concacaf champion Canada.
Group A winner and defending champion United States will face Group B runner-up Jamaica. The match is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local).
The top three finishers of the Women’s Championship, which kicked off Oct. 4, will qualify directly for the Women’s World Cup France 2019, while the fourth-place team will advance to an intercontinental playoff vs. Argentina.
The third-place match and final are scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local) and 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local) respectively.
Fans will be able to follow all the action through the Confederation’s rights partner networks, including Fox Sports (United States & the Caribbean), Univision Deportes (United States), Fox Sports Latin America (Mexico), as well as local partners in Central America. For other territories, matches will be available on Concacaf GO (subject to territory restrictions). The web version of Concacaf GO can be accessed via the following link (cwc.concacafgo.com).
Thursday night’s action
night’s actionJamaica finds itself only one win away from reaching the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the very first time.
The Caribbean side qualified for the semifinals for the first time, at CWC at H-E-B Park. Its 9-0 victory over Cuba (0-3-0, 0 points), coupled with Canada’s 3-0 win past Costa Rica in the Group B finale, propelled the Reggae Girlz (2-1-0, 6) into the final four.
Las Ticas (1–2-0, 3), who participated in the 2015 Women’s World Cup, were eliminated from the competition.
Jody Brown recorded a hat-trick and Sashana Campbell added a brace to pace Jamaica, which secured its second consecutive shutout. Khadija Shaw, Deneisha Blackwood, Christina Chang and Marlo Sweatman also scored goals.
In the second game of the doubleheader, the Costa Ricans needed three points to reach the semifinals but fell short as Canada (3-0-0, 9) secured the group title.
Janine Beckie, Nichele Price and Christine Sinclair (her 175th international goal) found the net for the Canadians, who outscored their opposition in the group stage, 17-1.
5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local) — Panama vs Canada
8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local) — United States vs Jamaica
Third-Place Match and Final
5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. local) — Loser SF1 vs Loser SF2
8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. local) — Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2