CONCACAF Women’s Soccer qualification for the London 2012 Olympics kicked off on Thursday night in Vancouver, Canada with the tournament hosts demolishing Haiti 6-0. Action will continue for the next ten days as the full strength women’s sides from North America, Central America and the Caribbean vie for two spot at this summer’s Olympics.
Since the Women’s Olympic soccer competition features full national sides, it is of similar stature to the FIFA Women’s World Cup. It has been dominated by a USA team that has won three of its four gold medals since its introduction at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
All of the CONCACAF 2012 Women’s Olympic Qualifying matches are being streamed for free (with registration) at the CONCACAF website. Matches involving the Hope Solo, Alex Morgan and the rest of Team USA are available for free at the Universal Sports website and on the Universal Sport TV channel. Here is the full qualification schedule. All times are US Eastern.
|Date||Home team||Result||Away Team|
|January 19||Costa Rica||2 – 0||Cuba|
|Canada||6 – 0||Haiti|
|January 20||Mexico||8:00 PM||Guatemala|
|Dominican Republic||10:30 PM||United States|
|January 21||Haiti||8:00 PM||Costa Rica|
|January 22||Mexico||5:00 PM||Dominican Republic|
|United States||7:30 PM||Guatemala|
|January 23||Cuba||8:00 PM||Haiti|
|Canada||10:30 PM||Costa Rica|
|January 24||Guatemala||8:00 PM||Dominican Republic|
|United States||10:30 PM||Mexico|