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USA vs. China International Friendly: How to Watch, TV Info, Live Stream, Preview, Lineups and More

In the final match of the USWNT Victory Tour, Abby Wambach says goodbye as she closes out her career in New Orleans. The U.S. will be looking to extend its home unbeaten streak to 105 games.

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Welcome to your open thread for the United States Women's National Team's final Victory Tour match vs. China. Not only is this the curtain call for the team in 2015, it is also the final match in the great career of Abby Wambach. The all-time top international goal scorer will look for goal 185 in New Orleans, and should have significant time in the game to do so. Expect Wambach to get the start instead of coming on in the second half like she has done in the previous games.

If Wambach gets the start up top, the Orlando Pride's Alex Morgan may have to come off the bench, although the two have played together often in the past. Morgan has started the last two matches for the USWNT and has been in good form with the squad, scoring in three of the last five games for the Red, White & Blue. Last time out, Alyssa Naeher got the start in goal for the Yanks in place of starter Hope Solo. Wednesday could be a chance for the Pride's Ashlyn Harris to get some quality time in net during the NWSL off-season.

With only one game in 2016 before Olympic qualifying, the time is now for the youngsters on the squad to impress Jill Ellis. Crystal Dunn and Lindsey Horan have had impressive games so far in the tour; both have scored goals and look prepared to step into the starting XI full-time. Jaelene Hinkle and Stephanie McCaffrey are two fringe players that have gotten playing time in the latest Victory Tour matches and good performances tonight could get them on the Olympic roster.

The Americans defeated China 2-0 on Sunday in Arizona.

Between Wambach, players fighting to make the Olympic roster, and the U.S. trying to extend its home unbeaten streak to 105, there is plenty to look forward to tonight.

USWNT Roster:

Goalkeepers: Ashlyn Harris (Orlando Pride), Alyssa Naeher (Chicago Red Stars), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)

Defenders: Crystal Dunn (Washington Spirit), Whitney Engen (Boston Breakers), Jaelene Hinkle (Western NY Flash), Julie Johnston (Chicago Red Stars), Meghan Klingenberg (Portland Thorns FC), Ali Krieger (Washington Spirit), Kelley O'Hara (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Emily Sonnett (University of Virginia)

Midfielders: Morgan Brian (Houston Dash), Danielle Colaprico (Chicago Red Stars), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin), Carli Lloyd (Houston Dash), Samantha Mewis (Western NY Flash), Heather O'Reilly (FC Kansas City), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign FC)

Forwards: Lindsey Horan (PSG), Sydney Leroux (Western NY Flash), Stephanie McCaffrey (Boston Breakers), Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride), Christen Press (Chicago Red Stars), Amy Rodriguez (FC Kansas City), Abby Wambach

How to Watch

Match time: 8:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome -- New Orleans, LA

TV: FOX Sports 1

Live Stream: FOX Sports GO

Twitter: For rapid reaction and live updates, follow along with @StarsStripesFC or via @ussoccer_wnt

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