US Women know their road to the Olympics - Schedule
The teams have been divided into 2 groups of 3. The top 2 teams from each group will advance to the semifinals. Here is the full 2008 Women’s Olympic Qualification schedule:
April 2 - Mexico vs. Jamacia (7:30p)
April 4 - USA vs. Jamacia (7:30p)
April 6 - Mexico vs. USA (1:30p)
Trinidad & Tobago
April 2 - Trinidad & Tobago vs. Canada (5:00p)
April 4 - Costa Rica vs. Trinidad & Tobago (5:00p)
April 6 - Canada vs. Costa Rica (11:00a)
April 9 - A1 vs. B2 (5:00p)
April 9 - B1 vs. A2 (7:30p)
April 12 - Third Place (5:00p)
April 12 - Championship (7:30p)
All matches will take place at Estadio Olímpico Benito Juarez in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Although the US should have no problems making it through this tournament, the home pitch advantage for Mexico, combined with the short time between game number 1 & 2 (compared to Mexico), might cause a stubble in the first round.
My guess is the US will take group A with Mexico coming in second. Canada will sneaking by group B with Costa Rica claiming second. The big match will be the semifinal between Mexico and Canada as the US should easily handle Costa Rica (or T&T).
The finals are pretty meaningless in this one as both spots go to the teams in the championship match, but I still expect the US to end it on top.