The American women’s team On Wednesday, she begins her Olympic journey with a Group G match against Sweden, the team that ended their hopes for a medal in 2016.
It can be the last dance for several USWNT stars, so the stakes could not be higher as they tried to complete their international career by securing their country’s fifth gold medal.
Before the match, Purpose has the details on how to watch TV, stream online, team news and more.
TV channel, live streaming and how to watch
In the United States (US) this year’s Olympic football matches can be watched live and on demand fuboTV (watch with a free 7-day trial).
New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which is accessible via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV, as well as via a web browser.
Team news and schedules
|Goalkeepers||Naeher, Franch, Campbell|
|Defenders||Sauerbrunn, Dahlkemper, O’Hara, Dunn, Sonnett, Davidson, Krueger|
|Midfielders||Ertz, Sam Mewis, Kristie Mewis, Horan, Lavelle, Macario|
|Forwards||Morgan, Rapinoe, Heath, Press, Lloyd, Williams|
The health of defensive midfielder Julie Ertz, who is considered a playing time decision, will have a big impact on the drafting plans of head coach Vlatko Andonovski.
If Ertz does return from injury, it will enable Lindsey Horan to continue in her more natural role from box to box. Otherwise, Horan would have maintained the last six tasks she had in Ertz’s absence.
Predicted USWNT start XI: Naeher, Dunn, Sauerbrunn, Dahlkemper, O’Hara, Horan, Sam Mewis, Lavelle, Rapinoe, Press, Morgan
|Goalkeepers||Falk, Lindahl, Musovic|
|Defenders||Andersson, Bjorn, Eriksson, Glas, Ilestedt, Kullberg|
|Midfielders||Asllani, Angeldal, Bennison, Hurtig, Roddar, Seger|
|Forwards||Anvegard, Blackstenius, Blomqvist, Jakobsson, Janogy, Rolfo, Schough|
Sweden are hopeful of medals that they were unbeaten in eight consecutive games and drew against the Americans earlier this year.
They are currently ranked No. 5 in the world and finish third in the last World Cup.
Predicted start XI: Falk, Eriksson, Bjorn, Illestedt, Bennison, Seger, Angeldal, Asllani, Janogy, Jakobsson, Blackstenius
Recent results and head-to-head
Last five results
|USWNT results||Sweden results|
|USWNT 4-0 Mexico (July 5)||Sweden 0-0 Australia (15 Jun)|
|USWNT 4-0 Mexico (Jul 1)||Sweden 1-0 Norway (10 Jun)|
|USWNT 2-0 Nigeria (16 Jun)||Sweden 4-2 Poland (13 Apr)|
|USWNT 4-0 Jamaica (13 Jun)||Sweden 1-1 USWNT (10 Apr)|
|USWNT 1-0 Portugal (10 Jun)||Sweden 3-0 Malta (23 Feb)|
Head to head
|10 April 2021||USWNT 1-1 Sweden|
|7 November 2019||USWNT 3 – 2 Sweden|
|20 June 2019||USWNT 2-0 Sweden|
|June 8, 2017||USWNT 1 – Sweden|
|12 August 2016||Sweden 1 (4) -1 (3) USWNT|