Canada women's soccer to put cleats to U.S. team Thursday

For midfielder Desiree Scott, Thursday's Canada-U.S. soccer match will have all the pressure of the Olympics.
Desiree Scott, midfielder for Canada's national women's soccer team, is excited to face the rival American team, but said there's added pressure to playing in front of friends, family and former teammates in her home city of Winnipeg.

For midfielder Desiree Scott, Thursday's Canada-U.S. soccer match will have all the pressure of the Olympics.

"There's also that added pressure,” said Scott. “This kind of feels like a mini-Olympics for me coming here. You know, I'm going to have old people I've coached, old teammates  family and friends all there watching and supporting."

Pressure aside, the Winnipeg native is excited to play her first international game in front of a home crowd.

"It's definitely going to be exciting — but it's a little nerve-wracking at the same time," said Scott.

Close to 25-thousand tickets have already been sold for the exhibition game at Investors Group Field.

Tickets are still for sale and range from $23.50 to $50.50

This will be the first time the women's national team has played in Winnipeg in almost 24 years.