Canada vs China
As the host nation of this year's Women's World Cup, Canada kicks the games off against China. Group A is fairly even from top to bottom so both teams will be looking to get a jump on the competition with a win. In 2011, Canada finished last in the tournament, scoring just one goal the entire tournament. The team is expected to blow past the 2011 results and make a deep run in the tournament possibly all the way to the finals. China is a young squad this time around with 11 players under the age of 24 and no player is over the age of 26. Despite their youth China has a lot of talent and is capable of getting out of the group.
5pm CT, Saturday, June 6
New Zealand vs Netherlands
New Zealand's youth of the last tournament has turned into their experience this go around. The Netherlands has a lot of youth on this team but their youth can score. Defense will be their biggest problem particular with a team like New Zealand who has skilled forwards capable of shredding a defense.
8pm CT, Saturday, June 6
The Houston Dash have three players on Canada's roster. Erin McLeod, Lauren Sesselmann and Allysha Chapman are all in Canada for the game. Former Houston Dash player, Kaylyn Kyle is also on the squad for Canda.
What do you think of Saturday's match ups? Can any of these teams go all the way?