USA-Canada rivalry resumes
1. The U.S. has an all-time record of 47-3-5 against Canada and won the lone match between the squads in 2014 with a 1-0 victory Jan. 31 in Frisco, Texas. Canadian-born Sydney Leroux, the top U.S. scorer in 2014 with five, scored the winning goal for the USA. Canadian players and fans are still smarting from a 4-3 USA win at the 2012 London Olympics.
2. U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo is one shutout away from tying Briana Scurry for the most in U.S. history with 71.
3. After back-to-back losses at the Algarve Cup in March, the U.S. has strung together three straight wins. Tonight's game will be Team USA's second match under interim head coach Jill Ellis, who took over for the April 10 match against China PR in San Diego (a 3-0 victory), after U.S. Soccer parted ways with former head coach Tom Sermanni on April 6.
4. With more than 25,000 tickets sold, both teams could be playing in front of their largest crowd of the year. Investors Group Field, located on the University of Manitoba campus, is home to the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers and will be one of the host venues for the 2015 Women’s World Cup. The rivals have met once before in Winnipeg -- a 4-1 U.S. win on July 27, 1990.
5. The U.S. will bring a 22-woman roster to Winnipeg but will be without some notable faces. Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Kristie Mewis and Rachel Van Hollebeke will not make the trip due to injuries, and Tobin Heath will be absent because of her commitment with Paris-Saint Germain in France.