The USA was drawn into Group A along with Jamaica and Mexico for 2008 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament that will take place April
2-12 at the Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
The U.S. will face Jamaica on April and Mexico two days later. The top two teams advance to the semifinals along
with the top two teams from Group B, which consists of Canada, Costa Rica and Trinidad & Tobago.
The winners of the April 9 semifinals will qualify for the 2008 Olympic
women's soccer tournament.
The USA has only faced Jamaica once previously, earning a 10-0 victory 14 years ago in a Women's World Cup qualifying match in Montreal. It has
dominated the rivalry with Mexico, winning the first 21 meetings before Mexico earned a 1-1 tie on Oct. 20, 2007.
The USA is preparing for qualifying at the 2008 Algarve Cup to be
held from March 5-12 in southern Portugal. Head coach Pia Sundhage
named a 20-player
to face China, Italy and Norway in group play. SCHEDULE Group A April 2
Mexico vs. Jamaica 7:30 p.m. PT April 4
USA vs. Jamaica 7:30 p.m. PT April 6
Mexico vs. USA 1:30 p.m. PT Group B April 2
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Canada 5 p.m.
PT April 4
Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago 5 p.m. PT April 6
Canada vs. Costa Rica 11 a.m. PT Semifinals April 9
Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B 5 p.m. PT April 9
Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A 7:30 p.m. PT Finals April 12
5 p.m. PT April 12
Championship 7:30 p.m. PT