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USA vs. Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Qualifier: How to Watch, TV Info, Live Stream, Preview and More

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The USWNT faces Trinidad and Tobago tonight with a ticket to Rio 2016 on the line. For the U.S., a win would assure a shot at defending the gold medals from London four years ago.

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Welcome to your live thread for tonight's United States Women's National Team semifinal match against Trinidad and Tobago. This match is the one that really counts, as a win tonight would book a ticket to Rio for the U.S.

So far in qualifying, the USWNT has been untested. The Yanks have outscored their opponents 16-0 up to this point, and tonight's match in Houston shouldn't vary much from that pattern. Overall, the U.S. is undefeated against Trinidad and Tobago, according to ussoccer.com, and the Soca Princesses have already suffered one glaring loss this tournament. Canada shut out T&T 6-0 in group play, and with the attacking talent in the U.S. arsenal, a similar scoreline is possible.

Look for the Orlando Pride's own Alex Morgan to get another start up top after getting a break in the final group match against Puerto Rico. The forward scored last time out against T&T on Dec. 10, as did captain Carli Lloyd, Christen Press and Lindsey Horan. Except for Press, the aforementioned players should all be in the starting lineup, along with Crystal Dunn, who had a banner day on Monday. The Washington Spirit standout entered the contest with five international goals, and had doubled her total by night's end. With attention focused on Morgan and Lloyd, this could be a chance for Dunn to sneak behind the back line from the wing and rack up a couple more goals.

The chance to defend their Olympic title is on the line tonight for the USWNT. Expect to see a team ready to lock up a spot in the tournament and determined to score some goals.

How to Watch:

Match Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

Venue: BBVA Compass Stadium -- Houston, Texas

TV: NBCSN, NBC Universo

Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow @StarsStripesFC or @ussoccer_wnt

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