Welcome to your live thread for the United States Women's National Team friendly vs. Japan! The USWNT will square off with Japan in what is set to be a rematch of the 2015 Women's World Cup final. The teams have not met since, and despite the title of 'friendly,' the game is sure to be an entertaining match-up.
The match will take place at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO, where Head Coach Jill Ellis will be looking to evaluate her needs for the squad going to the 2016 Olympics. Despite being ranked only seventh according to FIFA, the storied U.S. opponents have failed to qualify for Rio and will be looking to prove that they can still hang with the likes of their former final opponents.
The U.S., on the other hand, has had a dream of a 2016 campaign. The world champions have conceded one goal and are undefeated since the beginning of the new year. With the Olympics quickly approaching, expect to see a youthful lineup against Japan, one that will most likely feature the young Mallory Pugh and Rose Lavelle. Getting these young players the experience they need to compete seriously at an international level will be key for the US going forward, even if it means risking a loss on U.S. soil.
The Pride's Alex Morgan and Ashlyn Harris are on the U.S. roster. Morgan doesn't have to prove herself but may see some action. Meanwhile, expect Hope Solo to keep getting games until she reaches that elusive milestone of 100 shutouts.
How to Watch:
Match Time: 9 p.m. ET
Venue: Dick's Sporting Goods Park - Commerce City, CO
TV: FOX Sports 1
Live Stream: Fox Sports GO, FOX Soccer 2GO USA, FuboTV
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