Olympic qualifying semis set as Canada, T&T win; USWNT learns opponent

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The United States women’s national team wrapped up group stage play with a 10-0 win over Puerto Rico on Monday, and Canada used Tuesday to serve notice there were two powers in CONCACAF Olympic qualifying.

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Canada clobbered last-place Guatemala on Tuesday, ringing up a 5-0 halftime lead en route to its own 10-0 final score. Duke University junior Rebecca Quinn (above) and Ohio State junior Nichelle Prince recorded hat tricks for Canada, which totaled the most goals of the group stage.

Earlier, Trinidad and Tobago rebounded from a blowout loss to Canada to end Guyana’s Olympic dreams with a 5-1 win thanks to a pair of goals from ex-Seattle Reign and Brisbane Roar striker Kennya Cordner.

Come Friday, the Canadians will get Group A runners-up Costa Rica while the USWNT stare down Trinidad and Tobago. Both matches will be on NBC Sports Live Extra.

And both will be played in Houston, as will Sunday’s championship. The latter is more for bragging rights, as the semifinal winners both make this summer’s Olympics in Rio.