FOX Soccer Broadcasters Aly Wagner and JP Dellacamera Discuss Concacaf Women’s Championship

FOX Sports, the home of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, offers 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship coverage across the FOX Sports family of networks from October 4-17. For viewers on the go, matches can be streamed live via FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports app. Following this week’s Concacaf Championship Draw, FOX Sports soccer broadcasters Aly Wagner and JP Dellacamera preview next month’s qualifiers:

Aly Wagner on the United States facing Mexico in the 2018 Women’s Championship:

“With Mexico being one of the other top teams in Concacaf, the United States faces a more difficult challenge sitting in Group A. We saw what happened in 2010 when their path to the 2011 Women’s World Cup included a two-game playoff series against Italy. They will look at that experience and make sure not to find themselves in the same predicament. The team has played Mexico in multiple friendlies, so they’re familiar with their style of play under new head coach Roberto Medina. They should come out of the group and build confidence along the way. The U.S. should qualify without taking anything for granted. There’s a lot of depth in the squad with players like Mallory Pugh, Tobin Heath and Rose Lavelle who are coming back from injury, and the most potent duo of Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, who is playing the best of her career. If the U.S. takes care of business, the Americans will hope Canada wins their group and avoid them in the semifinals. That is key.”

JP Dellacamera believes Canada should qualify for the 2019 Women’s World Cup:

“Under new head coach Kenneth Heiner-Moller, Canada should not be challenged by Group B opponents Costa Rica, Jamaica and Cuba. Their biggest challenge should come in the semifinals vs. a Group A opponent. Following a sixth-place finish at the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and a Bronze Medal in the 2016 Olympics, this Canadian side should advance to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup where they could be one of the few favorites to lift the trophy. Christine Sinclair, at age 35, is still a major player here, but in this World Cup Qualifying cycle she will be surrounded by some of the best young talent in Canadian Women’s Soccer history.”