Millions of Canadians Will be Cheering for Canada's Team Today at the Olympics

The Canadian women's soccer team led by strikers Christine Sinclair and Melissa Tancredi are big underdogs in the Olympic semifinals when they take on their powerful US neighbors at Old Trafford in a few minutes in Manchester, England. Millions of Canadians will be watching and cheering from coast to coast to coast, me too.

For the first time in their history, Canada’s women will be competing in the Olympic semifinals. Folks everywhere can interact with soccer fans from across the nation by joining in on the live chat at CBC.ca  2:30 pm ET. Personally, i have a hard time chewing gum and walking at the same time so my few functioning brain cells will be totally fixated on the game.

Adding fuel to an already heated rivalry are the biting words of John Herdman. Call it a legitimate complaint. Or call it a big underdog trying to gain some sort of mental edge on the eve of a big game at the Olympics. Either way, the coach of the Canadian women's soccer team took a swipe at the Americans on Sunday, accusing the U.S. team of "highly illegal" tactics claiming some of the physical jostling done by the Americans during corner kicks and free kicks violates the rules.

Time to warm up the tube, grab a cold drink and turn off the cell phone.