The U.S. girls’s nationwide soccer staff is ranked No. 1 on the earth, the defending World Cup champion and using a 44-game unbeaten run heading into the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. After all, the USWNT is the overwhelming favourite to win Olympic gold in Tokyo.
However the Individuals may have their work lower out for them of their opening Olympic match towards a Sweden staff that is ranked No. 5 on the earth. The Swedes bounced the USWNT within the quarterfinals of the final Olympics and halted a U.S. successful streak final April in a 1-1 draw. It’s the solely match the USA has didn’t win since January 2019.
The U.S. girls sometimes rise to large events, and this is able to be considered one of them though it is early within the event. Setting the tone for the remainder of the competitors, exacting revenge and sending a message to the remainder of its rivals could be the perfect begin to the event for the USA.
This needs to be an evenly matched, high-quality affair with a few of the finest gamers on the earth going head-to-head. Regardless of the end result, each groups may have two extra group-stage matches to comply with. The highest two finishers and the very best third-place staff from the teams will advance to the quarterfinals.
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USWNT vs. Sweden dwell rating
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12:30 a.m.: Watch this video and you will have all of the adrenaline you will must get you thru the 2 hours:
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12:23 a.m.: First early morning with Olympic soccer. Promise, it will not be this unhealthy:
USWNT vs. Sweden beginning lineups
All eyes are on U.S. girls’s nationwide staff head coach Vlatko Andonovski and his first beginning lineup in his first main competitors. Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd start the match on the bench alongside holding midfielder Julie Ertz, who is on the market after an extended damage layoff.
In the meantime, the Swedes are popping out in a mirror 4-3-3 formation as a substitute of a five-defender set-up. Defender Magda Eriksson is a shock absence from the matchday roster, whereas Juventus ahead Lina Hurtig begins on the bench.
USWNT starters (4-3-3, left to proper): 1-Alyssa Naeher — 2-Crystal Dunn, 4-Becky Sauerbrunn, 17-Abby Dahlkemper, 5-Kelley O’Hara — 3-Samantha Mewis, 9-Lindsey Horan, 16-Rose Lavelle — 11-Christen Press, 13-Alex Morgan, 7-Tobin Heath
USWNT substitutes: 18-Adrianna Franch-GK, 12-Tierna Davidson, 14-Emily Sonnett, 8-Julie Ertz, 6-Kristie Mewis, 10-Carli Lloyd, 15-Megan Rapinoe. Sitting out: 22-Jane Campbell-GK, 20-Casey Krueger, 19-Catarina Macario, 21-Lynn Williams
Sweden starters (4-3-3, left to proper): 1-Hedvig Lindahl — 2-Jonna Andersson, 14-Nathalie Bjorn, 13-Amanda Ilestedt, 4-Hanna Glas — 17-Caroline Seger (capt.), 9-Kosovare Asllani, 16-Filippa Angeldal — 18-Fridolina Rolfo, 11-Stina Blackstenius, 10-Sofia Jakobsson
Sweden substitutes: 12-Jennifer Falk-GK, 3-Emma Kullberg, 5-Hanna Bennison, 15-Olivia Schough, 20-Julia Roddar, 7-Madelen Janogy, 8-Lina Hurtig. Sitting out: 22-Zecira Musovic-GK, 6-Magdalena Eriksson, 19-Anna Anvegard, 21-Rebecka Blomqvist
The right way to watch USA vs. Sweden Olympic soccer
- Date: Wednesday, July 21
- Time: 4:30 a.m. ET
- TV channel: USA Community
- Spanish-language TV: Telemundo
- TV replays: NBCSN (8:30 a.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET)
- Streaming: fuboTV, NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, NBC Sports activities app and Telemundo Deportes app (with consumer authentication)
USA vs. Sweden will air dwell on USA Community and Telemundo at 4:30 a.m. ET. The match is scheduled to be replayed on NBCSN at 8:30 a.m. ET and 6 p.m. ET Wednesday. NBCSN could be streamed with fuboTV (free 7-day trial).
All Olympic soccer matches shall be streamed within the USA on NBCOlympics.com, TelemundoDeportes.com, the NBC Sports activities app and the Telemundo Deportes app — all with consumer authentication.