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Despite a loss to Adelaide United in the final round of the W-League regular season, Sydney FC and Franny Ordega advanced to the semifinal round which will be held this weekend by way of finishing third in the regular season standings. Sydney will take on second place Perth Glory on the road for the chance to earn a spot in the Grand Final the following weekend. Sydney FC reached the Grand Final last season but fell 4-1 to Melbourne City FC. Perth Glory came on strong this season after finishing a disappointing 8th last year. This year’s semifinal match will take place on Saturday, February 4 at 2:30 a.m. ET.
The other semifinal between Canberra United and Melbourne City FC, the last two winners of the Grand Final, will take place on Saturday, February 4 at 10 p.m. ET.
Canada Women’s National Team
Shelina Zadorsky, Stephanie Labbé, and Lindsay Agnew were named to the roster for the upcoming CANWNT matches against Mexico. The team will play a Bronze Medal Celebration Match on Saturday, February 4 in BC Place in Vancouver and a closed door match on Tuesday, February 7. The Celebration Match will be the first match on home soil for the Canadians since their bronze medal win in the Rio Olympic Games. The 26 player roster consists of both members of the bronze medal winning team such as Zadorsky and Labbé and newcomers such as Agnew looking to find their place on the squad for the new cycle. It will also serve as the farewell match for three longtime team members – Melissa Tancredi, Rhian Wilkinson, and Marie-Eve Nault. More info
- Perth Glory vs Sydney FC (Franny Ordega): Saturday, February 4, 2:30 a.m. ET
- Canada (Stephanie Labbé / Shelina Zadorsky / Lindsay Agnew) vs Mexico: Saturday, February 4, 6:00 p.m. ET