October 21, 2014
USA vs. Mexico in CONCACAF women's semis, after Costa Rica meets Jamaica
CONCACAF Thursday night announced the matchups and schedule for the semifinals of the CONCACAF Women’s Championship at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. Friday.
The United States navigated the group stage with a perfect record, and is set to face perennial rival Mexico at 7:30 p.m. ET with a ticket to the Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 on the line.
That match will be preceded at 4 p.m. ET by the first semifinal, as Group B winner Costa Rica meets Group A runner-up Trinidad and Tobago, with both sides in search of their first trip to the WWC.
The semifinal winners earn a chance to play for the regional crown in the Championship match, scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, also at PPL Park. The semifinal losers will play off on Sunday at 3 p.m., for the region’s final direct ticket to the Canada.
The CONCACAF Women’s Championship will qualify its top three finishers directly to the Women’s World Cup, with the fourth-place team earning the right to face Ecuador – South America's fourth-place finisher -- in a playoff later this year for an additional WWC berth. As host, Canada already has secured its place in next year’s tournament.