FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
U.S. WOMEN’S NATIONAL SOCCER TEAM PLAYS FOR BERTH IN 2016 RIO OLYMPICS IN CONCACAF SEMIFINAL LIVE THIS FRI. AT 8:30 PM ET ON NBCSN
2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Final This Sunday at 10 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Coverage Continues Tonight with Trinidad & Tobago vs. Guyana at 6 p.m. ET & Canada vs. Guatemala at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra
All Matches Available on NBC Sports Live Extra
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 16, 2016 – NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying soccer tournament continues this week, highlighted by the U.S. Women’s National Team in the semifinal round, live this Friday, Feb. 19, at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. With a win on Friday, the USWNT will qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
The U.S. Women’s National Team secured a place in the semifinal round with a 1-0 win against Mexico on Saturday, with captain Carli Lloyd netting the rebound of her penalty kick in the 80th minute for the game’s lone goal. The team went on to defeat Puerto Rico 10-0 yesterday, featuring a national team record-tying five goals from Crystal Dunn. The USWNT will face the Group B runner-up, either Trinidad & Tobago or Guyana, on Friday, while Costa Rica, the Group A runner-up, will have their chance to qualify for Rio against the Group B winner, Canada, Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra.
Coverage continues this evening with the final Group B matches of the tournament, as Trinidad & Tobago face Guyana at 6 p.m. ET and Canada face Guatemala at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Live Extra. NBCSN presents coverage of the final match this Sunday, Feb. 21, at 10 p.m. ET.
The USWNT has qualified for every Olympics, and has won each of the past three Olympic gold medals and CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournaments. Brazil, Colombia, France, Germany, South Africa, Zimbabwe and New Zealand have already qualified for the Rio Games.
Match coverage will hosted by a combination of Philadelphia Union’s lead play-by-play announcer JP Dellacamera, CSN Mid Atlantic’s Sebastian Salazar, and analysts and former USWNT members Kate Markgraf and Danielle Slaton.
NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream all matches via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The NBC Sports Live Extra app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra.
Below is the schedule for NBCUniversal’s soccer coverage this week (all times ET):
|Tues., Feb. 16||6 p.m.||Trinidad & Tobago vs. Guyana||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Tues., Feb. 16||8:30 p.m.||Canada vs. Guatemala||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Fri., Feb. 19||5:30 p.m.||Semifinal: Costa Rica vs. Canada||NBC Sports Live Extra|
|Fri., Feb. 19||8:30 p.m.||Semifinal: USA vs. TBD||NBCSN|
|Sun., Feb. 21||10 p.m.||Final||NBCSN|
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