Quick Bit: The Canada women’s national team comfortably defeated Jamaica 3-0 in a semifinal to set up a match against rivals USA for the CONCACAF W Championship title on Monday, July 18. A direct berth to the 2024 Olympics will be at stake, in addition to regional bragging rights.

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The Canada women’s national soccer team is one step away from a rematch against the USWNT for the title of best team in North America. The Canadians face Jamaica on Thursday night in a CONCACAF W Championship semifinal with the Americans waiting on the winner.

No. 6-ranked Canada will be eager to reach the final because in addition to battling for regional bragging rights, the winner of the W Championship tournament will receive a ticket to the 2024 Olympics in Paris, where the Canadians will be hoping to defend their gold medal.

But No. 51-ranked Jamaica will be a tricky opponent with dangerous attacking players who can do damage in transition, led by captain Khadija “Bunny” Shaw. Although they lost 5-0 to the USA in the group stage, the Reggae Girlz beat Mexico 2-0 and won against Haiti 3-0. Their formula will be to defend and attempt to catch Canada on the counter.

The semifinal loser will still hold out hope of reaching the Olympics. The second-place and third-place teams in the CONCACAF W Championship will meet for the other North American berth to the women’s Olympic tournament in a September 2023 playoff.

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing score updates and commentary.

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Canada vs. Jamaica live score

1H
2H
Final
Canada



Jamaica


Goals: None

Canada vs. Jamaica live updates, highlights from W Championship

20 mins from kickoff: Bev Priestman is sounding confident ahead of this match.

60 mins from kickoff: Two Angel City teammates will be facing off in this CONCACAF W Championship semifinal.

Canada vs. Jamaica projected lineups

Canada head coach Bev Priestman sticks with the same team that overcame Costa Rica in the final group stage match. That means keeping Vanessa Gilles over Shelina Zadorsky at center back and Nichelle Prince over Deanne Rose at left wing. Younger players Julia Grosso and Jordyn Huitema start on the bench once again.

Canada starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 21-Kailen Sheridan (GK) — 10-Ashley Lawrence, 14-Vanessa Gilles, 3-Kadeisha Buchanan, 8-Jayde Riviere — 5-Quinn, 11-Desiree Scott, 17-Jessie Fleming — 15-Nichelle Prince, 12-Christine Sinclair, 16-Janine Beckie

Canada subs (12): 18-Sabrina D’Angelo (GK), 2-Lysianne Proulx (GK), 4-Shelina Zadorsky, 23-Bianca St. Georges, 2-Allysha Chapman, 21-Zoe Burns, 7-Julia Grosso, 13-Sophie Schmidt, 20-Cloe Lacasse, 19-Adriana Leon, 6-Deanne Rose, 9-Jordyn Huitema

The big surprise in Jamaica’s lineup is the absence of captain Khadija “Bunny” Shaw, who starts on the bench, with the Reggae Girlz potentially looking past this game and the third-place match. Deneisha Blackwood returns to right back after serving a one-game suspension, and Drew Spence retains her place in midfield over Chinyelu Asher after scoring against Haiti.

Jamaica starting lineup (4-3-3): 13-Rebecca Spencer (GK) — 12-Jaylor Hylton Pelaia, 17-Allyson Swaby, 2-Satara Murray, 14-Deneisha Blackwood — 6-Havana Solaun, 7-Chinyelu Asher, 8-Drew Spence — Trudy Carter, Jody Brown, Kayla McCoy.

Jamaica subs (12): 1-Schneider, 3-Sampson, 4-Swaby, 5-Bailey, 11-Shaw, 15-Van Zanten, 18-Bailey-Gayle, 20-Primus, 21-Sade, 22-Grey, 23-Jamieson

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Canada vs. Jamaica TV channel, live stream


In USA
In Canada
Date
Thurs, July 14
Thurs, July 14
Time
10 p.m. ET
10 p.m. ET
TV
CBS Sports Network
Telus (Ch. 980)
Live Stream
fuboTV, Paramount+, ViX
fuboTV, OneSoccer

USA: The CONCACAF W Championship match will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network, which can be streamed on fuboTV. It will also be streamed on Paramount+ (English) and ViX (Spanish).

CANADA: The Canada women’s soccer match will be carried by OneSoccer, which is streamed on fuboTV.

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Canada vs. Jamaica betting odds & lines

Canada, winner of all five matches played against Jamaica, is a heavy favorite to advance into the final of the CONCACAF W Championship against the USA.

Christine Sinclair scored two goals in the last meeting between these two teams at this competition, leading Canada to a 4-0 win in 2006.

Sports Interaction
Canada Win
-556
Draw
+540
Jamaica Win
+1300
Both teamsto score Y / N
+134 / -213
Over / Under3.5 goals
+150 / -204
Canada -1.5
-169
Jamaica +1.5
+127

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