Team USA vs Team Canada Match Looms for Tokyo Olympic Qualification

By Matt Hetherington | Oct. 04, 2019, 9:08 p.m. (ET)

The ITTF North American Olympic Trials kick off tomorrow with Men's and Women's team showdowns 4 years in the making taking place at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford, Illinois.

Team USA will face Team Canada on home soil with the ultimate goal of qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The event promises to be an intense showdown with the thrilling 5-match Olympic team format being used.

Each 3-person team will designate a player for 2 singles matches, and a doubles pair who will play the opening doubles match and one singles each. 

The spoils of victory are the team qualification spot for Tokyo, along with 2 singles berths. For the losing team they will walk away with the remaining one singles positions on offer.

The pressure is high, but Team USA look as focused as ever, footing their best teams and ready to take on Canada's best. It is sure to be an exciting day of table tennis.

You can watch the event across tomorrow on livestream here:

- ITTF North American Olympic Qualification Livestream and Schedule

Find the event homepage on ITTF here:

- ITTF North American Olympic Qualification Tournament Homepage

Olympic Trial Homepage on GoRockford:

- Get tickets and event info here