Sport How to watch U.S. women's soccer team vs. Sweden: Live stream and TV info, start time, USWNT roster
Champions already on multiple fronts, the USWNT has taken up a new fight: Racial equality
Whether it’s suing their boss over equal pay or nearly shutting down the entire national team program in a boycott for equal treatment — and inspiring other women in the process — the USWNT’s focus has always extended well beyond soccer. “It’s a running joke — we’re like, ‘Yeah, we’d love to just retire young with millions and millions in the bank account sitting there,’” defender Crystal Dunn told Yahoo Sports. Whether or not the players wanted to be change agents and activists, that’s what the women on the USWNT have become, simply by asking to be treated fairly.
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.
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.
NFL eyeing onsite offseason workouts; NFLPA prefers virtual setup
The NFL indicated meetings will likely remain virtual for the foreseeable future, but this year’s offseason workouts are not expected to be fully virtual like they were in 2020. However, the union has offered pushback to an onsite offseason returning this year.As of now, teams can schedule onsite OTAs to begin April 19. This is, however, contingent on no offseason plan being agreed to between the NFL and NFLPA. The union has offered pushback to an onsite offseason returning this year, with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reporting little progress has been made between the sides on this front.
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.
On Tuesday, the USWNT will play France at Stade Océane in Le Havre (ESPN2, 3 p.m. ET).
NWSL 2021 season preview: Who to watch, new kits, key questions and more
The league is kicking off its season Friday with the 2021 Challenge Cup, a four-week tournament that will transition into the regular season beginning in May. The Houston Dash are the reigning champions, having won last summer's inaugural Challenge Cup amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be the first to take the pitch in 2021. This year's campaign features a new squad, a relocated team, out-of-this-world kits, new faces in new places, and plenty of storylines to carry through the scheduled championship match on November 20. When does the 2021 Challenge Cup start? The Challenge Cup is a 21-game tournament beginning with group play and ending with the cup final.
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)
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)
Alex Morgan Has Blunt Message For Teammates Before USWNT Game vs. Sweden
Alex Morgan and the USWNT are getting ready for a friendly against No. 5 Sweden tomorrow. And there’s no love lost between the two teams. Speaking to the media, Morgan revealed that her team’s loss to Sweden in the quarterfinals of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics “still stings”. She recognized that there are players on […] The post Alex Morgan Has Blunt Message For Teammates Before USWNT Game vs. Sweden appeared first on The Spun.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY:
USWNT will face rival Sweden at Olympics, setting up 2016 revenge match .
The women's soccer draws for the Tokyo Olympics were announced on Wednesday, and the USWNT's first match might be a barnburner. The USWNT was assigned to Group G (the three groups are E, F and G) along with Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden, and their first match of the Olympics will be against none other than Sweden. The USWNT has been outlandishly successful for many years, which is what makes the failures so memorable. Since 1991 they've wonThe USWNT was assigned to Group G (the three groups are E, F and G) along with Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden, and their first match of the Olympics will be against none other than Sweden.