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.