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USWNT to face Costa Rica, Panama, Haiti in Concacaf Olympic qualifiers

Houston’s BBVA Stadium, H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas and Dignity Health Sports Complex in Carson, Calif. are the tournament sites

Megan Rapinoe prepares to take a free kick for the USWNT in Charlotte, N.C. vs. South Korea on Oct. 3, 2019. (Mitchell Northam / Pro Soccer USA)

The draw for the 2020 Concacaf Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship has been revealed, with the United States women’s national team set to face Costa Rica, Panama, and Haiti with a spot at the Olympic Games in Tokyo on the line.

The teams were drawn into Group A on Thursday, and will play each other at Houston’s BBVA Stadium, home of the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash. Group B is comprised of Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, and St. Kitts and Nevis, and will play at H-E-B Park in Edinburg, Texas.

The competition takes place from Jan. 28-Feb. 9. 

The top two teams in each group at the end of the group stage will qualify for the tournament’s semifinals, which will take place at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif., home of the LA Galaxy. The winner of Group A will face the second place team in Group B, and the winner of Group B will take on the second place team in Group A. The two winners of the semifinal matches will qualify for the Olympics.

The tournament will be the first competitive matches for Vlatko Andonovski, who was hired as USWNT head coach late last month. It will also be his first chance to make his mark on the team, with a roster size of 20 for the tournament, three fewer than the World Cup roster.

The United States will have recent experience to draw from when facing two of its group stage opponents. The team will play Costa Rica on Nov. 10 in its final international friendly of the year, and previously beat Panama 5-0 during last year’s World Cup qualifying tournament.

Here is the schedule for the tournament; times are yet to be confirmed:

Tuesday, Jan. 28 (Houston)
Costa Rica vs. Panama
USA vs. Haiti

Wednesday, Jan. 29 (Edinburg)
Mexico vs. Jamaica
Canada vs. St. Kitts & Nevis

Friday, Jan. 31 (Houston)
Haiti vs. Costa Rica
Panama vs. USA

Saturday, Feb. 1 (Edinburg)
St. Kitts & Nevis vs. Mexico
Jamaica vs. Canada

Monday, Feb. 3 (Houston)
Panama vs. Haiti
USA vs. Costa Rica

Tuesday, Feb. 4 (Edinburg)
Jamaica vs. St. Kitts & Nevis
Canada vs. Mexico

SEMIFINALS
Friday, Feb. 7 (Carson)
Group B winner vs. Group A runner-up
Group A winner vs. Group B runner-up

FINAL
Sunday, Feb. 9 (Carson)
Semifinal winners

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