Sports How to watch U.S. women's soccer team vs. Sweden: Live stream and TV info, start time, USWNT roster
COVID protocol-related absences: 03/31/21
Each day, the NHL will publicly release the list of players that are unavailable to their respective teams due to being in COVID-19 Protocol. Here is the list for today: © Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports Anaheim – Alexander VolkovBoston – Jake DeBruskFlorida – TBALos Angeles – Brendan LemieuxMinnesota – Zach PariseMontreal – Joel Armia, Eric StaalNY Rangers – Brett Howden Vancouver – Adam GaudetteAs a reminder, inclusion on this list does not mean that a player has tested positive for Coronavirus or even that they have been confirmed as a close contact to another positive person.
After extending their impressive unbeaten streak to 37 games after, the U.S. women's national soccer team will face its toughest test in quite some time at Friends Arena in Stockholm on Saturday.
NHL postpones Wednesday's Calgary-Vancouver game
The NHL has decided to ere on the side of caution as a result of Adam Gaudette’s positive COVID-19 test. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link) that tonight’s game between the Canucks and Flames has been postponed. TSN’s Frank Seravalli tweets that the decision was made after more information has surfaced regarding Vancouver’s test results; that information obviously has not yet been made public.
During the 2016 Olympics, Sweden eliminated the U.S. in the quarterfinals, advancing on penalties. That loss represented the earliest exit from an Olympic Games for the U.S. women's soccer team. Both teams are preparing for the upcoming Games in Tokyo, with the U.S. attempting to become the first women's soccer team to follow up a World Cup win with gold at the Olympics.
USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski called in 17 players from the NWSL and six others who play for European clubs; 21 of the players were on the roster when the team won the 2021 SheBelieves Cup in Orlando. Those players from the NWSL will miss the opening portion of, which kicked off Friday.
NHL postpones Canucks' next three games due to COVID
The NHL has postponed three more games for the Vancouver Canucks, shutting them down through April 6 after Travis Hamonic was added to the COVID protocol on Thursday. Hamonic joined Adam Gaudette, who has tested positive for coronavirus and a member of the team’s coaching staff. © Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports The NHL has shut down the Canucks through April 6. The league is hoping that the Canucks will be able to play on April 8 against the Calgary Flames, but games against the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets in the coming days will have to be pushed. All practices have also been canceled for the time being.
On Tuesday, the USWNT will play France at Stade Océane in Le Havre (ESPN2, 3 p.m. ET).
Sweden-USWNT: Time, TV, streaming info
Time: Saturday, 2:45 p.m. ET
TV channel: FOX
Who is on the USWNT roster?
Goalkeepers (3): Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Casey Murphy (North Carolina Courage), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars)
Defenders (8): Alana Cook (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Abby Dahlkemper (Manchester City, England), Tierna Davidson (Chicago Red Stars), Crystal Dunn (Portland Thorns FC), Kelley O’Hara (Washington Spirit), Margaret Purce (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Sonnett (Washington Spirit)
Midfielders (6): Julie Ertz (Chicago Red Stars), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Manchester City, England), Kristie Mewis (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Manchester City, England), Andi Sullivan (Washington Spirit)
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Forwards (6): Carli Lloyd (Sky Blue FC), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Manchester United, England), Megan Rapinoe (OL Reign), Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns FC), Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage)
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USWNT roster projections for 2021 Olympics: Which 18 players will make Team USA in Tokyo? .
Head coach Vlatko Andonovski faces a major challenge narrowing down a collection of world-class talent for this summer's tournamentWith a plethora of top talent to choose from, the U.S. women’s national team boss will somehow have to pick just 18 players for his Olympics roster this summer.