Mar 7, 2024 - News

USWNT beats Canada on a flooded field at Snapdragon Stadium

USWNT forward Jaedyn Shaw shoots a soccer ball splashing in a puddle on the field.

Jaedyn Shaw (8) scores against Canada in the soggy Concacaf semifinals Wednesday night at Snapdragon Stadium. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The U.S. Women's National Team beat Canada in a dramatic penalty kick shootout following a 2-2 draw after extra time on an extremely soggy and arguably dangerous field Wednesday night at Snapdragon Stadium.

Why it matters: Forward Jaedyn Shaw, who also plays for the San Diego Wave, scored an historic goal to help send Team USA to the inaugural Concacaf W Gold Cup finals.

  • With that first half finish, Shaw, 19, became the first USWNT player to score in each of her first four starts on the team.

State of play: The conditions undoubtedly affected the game, so much so that stadium staff tried to squeegee water off the pitch at halftime.

  • The rain-soaked field not only steered the teams' tactics, but it contributed directly to Shaw's goal against Canada goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan, also a SD Wave player.

What's next: Get tickets to see the U.S. women play Brazil at 5:15pm Sunday at Snapdragon or watch it on Paramount+, ESPN+ or ESPN Deportes.

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